IntelliJ IDEA 10.5 Released With Full Java 7 Support
Spring Roo 1.1.4 With Updated GAE Support
Version 1.1.4 of the Spring Roo development tool for Java, is out now. In this release, GAE support has been updated to version 1.4.3, the Hibernate dependency has also been upgraded from 3.6.1.Final to 3.6.3.Final, and the SolrJ driver to version 1.4.1 . The comparability of pom related elements has been improved, and FileManager has been enhanced to create and update XML files. More information is available at the Release Notes. The next release of Spring Roo will be 1.2.0.M1.
Groovy-Eclipse 2.5.0 Released
The Groovy-Eclipse team have released version 2.5.0, which includes both Groovy 1.8.0 and Groovy 1.7.10. Support for DSL descriptors has also been added, and Groovy-Eclipse will suggest some relevant content assist proposals when filling in the arguments for methods. Here, the method declaration method(String, int) is added through content assist:
The 2.5.1 final release is currently scheduled for the end of June. More information is available at the New & Noteworthy. This release will feature enhanced DSLD support, and feature some standard DSLD files inside of Groovy-Eclipse.
Team Foundation Server SDK – for Java!
The Team Foundation Server (TFS) SDK for Java is now available for download. This SDK is aimed at developers who wish their products to integrate with Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010. The TFS SDK for Java includes the native code libraries used by the TFS API, and a redistributable JAR file containing the TFS APIs. This JAR file provides access to version control, and work item tracking.
IntelliJ IDEA 10.5 With Full Java 7 Support
IntelliJ IDEA 10.5 has been released with full Java 7 support! Groovy 1.8 and Spring 3.1 are also supported, and 'Diff Tools' has been added for comparing local directories and database objects:
Introduce Parameter/Field/Constant refactorings now also work in-place. More information on the changes, can be viewed at the IntelliJ IDEA webpage. IntelliJ IDEA 10.5 is a free update for those with a version 10 license, and for those using the Community edition.
Mono Developers Launch New Company
Xamarin is a new company dedicated to Mono, MonoTouch and Mono for Android products. Amongst other things, the Xamarin engineers will be working on building a new commercial .NET offering for Android, and will continue to contribute, maintain and develop the open source Mono and the Moonlight implementation of Silverlight. The company will also provide support and custom development for Mono. This move follows Novell's decision to lay off all of its Mono developers earlier this month.