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Java.net Projects Now on Sonatype’s Central Repository

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, Google Enterprise President joins GoodData board, and Spring Framework 3.0.6 released.

Java.net Projects – Now on Sonatype’s Central

Sonatype have announced a
partnership with Oracle that brings Java.net projects to the Sonatype Central
. This migration was achieved through a hosted
version of Sonatype Pro for Nexus, which was donated to the
Java.net community by Sonatype. Java.net projects can now automate
and synchronise their Java.net projects artifacts to the Central
Repository, and developers can download the necessary artifacts
from Java.net projects via Apache Maven.


“Developers now have access to Java.net components directly from
the Central Repository, requiring no debugging or additional
configurations. Enterprise development teams will see faster
builds, fewer integration problems and improved control of software
component usage,” said Jason van Zyl, CTO and Founder of

Spring Framework 3.0.6 Released

Version 3.0.6 of the Spring Framework, has been released. This
release restores support for String-to-ContextResource conversion,
alongside the original GenericConversionService behaviour regarding
empty collections/maps. The original FormattingConversionService
behaviour has also been restored. An “acceptProxyClasses” flag has
been added to RemoteInvocationSerializingExporter, and the WebLogic
RMI descriptor has been refined to only mark
‘getTargetInterfaceName’ method as idempotent. There is also a list
of bug fixes. More information is available at the Changelog.

New Release of Java Handlers Project

A new release of the Lombok project, which adds “handlers” to Java, is now
available. In 0.10, Lombok can generate a getter that will
calculate a value the first time this getter is called, and then
cache it for future reference. This is particularly useful if
calculating the value takes a lot of CPU, or a lot of memory. There
is also a new @Delegate annotation, which allows Lombok to generate
delegate methods that forward the call to the annotated field.
Version 0.10 also introduces support for the ‘val’ immutable
variable that infers its type from the right hand side of the
initialising expression. Please note that val works on local
variables and on foreach loops only, and not on fields. More
information on the new features in 0.10 is available at the


Google Enterprise President Joins GoodData

Google Enterprise President, Dave Girouard, and John O’Farrell,
the general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, have both joined
GoodData’s board of directors. According to the press release, Girouard will advise GoodData on
product development, service delivery and sales of cloud

In related
news, GoodData have just completed a $15 million round of funding.
According to the press release, GoodData will use this new funding
“disrupt the
$25 billion business intelligence and data warehousing market and
continue to seamlessly connect business people to business


On the Road to JavaFX 2.0

A new beta build of JavaFX is
out now. Build 40 focuses on performance improvements, and
introduces performance improvements to CSS and controls
performance. It can be downloaded now from the JavaFX Developer Downloads webpage.

New Cross-Platform Meme IDE

Meme Apps have launched a beta
of Meme IDE
, a new cross-platform tool for developing and
managing business apps. Meme IDE
is based on Eclipse, and integrates vendor SDKs with its Meme
Script programming syntax. It offers drag and drop building, and a
cross-platform screen designer that allows users to view their apps
on different devices while they build. Users can deploy Windows
Mobile 6.5 apps to Android, with Blackberry and iPhone to follow in
future releases.

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