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JBoss AS 6 is Final and ZK SpreadSheet 2.0 Released

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, IBM to patent the patent?

JBoss Release Angry Kitten

JBoss have announced the release of version 1.0.0Alpha1 of their project generation
and enhancement ‘Forge’ tool. Forge is designed to speed up
application development, and plugin and tool development. It offers
shell-style interaction, single-command style interaction via
native command line, and supports internationalisation and
localisation. Maven artifact discovery and version selection are
also supported. There is also potential to add a scaffolding
framework, and a plugin or toolkit for Seam2 to Seam3 migration, in
future releases of Forge. Those wishing to get involved in the
project should visit the Forge homepage.

IBM To Patent The Patent?

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office have published a patent
application from IBM, in which they cover broad strategies on how
to file and protect a patent, including “defending against
infringements and invalidations of said IP rights based on said
business strategies and monitoring market and competitor actions to
develop risk management plans.” Wolfgang Gruener has read the
patent and come to the conclusion that, essentially, IBM are
attempting to patent the patent.

“So, this particular patent is, in fact, approved by the USPTO,
and you file for a patent in the future, you may want to contact
IBM, because you may infringe on at least one ingenious idea IBM
laid out in its filing,” he warns.

One Year Later – Where Are They Now?

It’s been nearly a year since Oracle acquired Sun, and it’s been
a year packed with high profile departures. But what happened to
those who left Sun/Oracle for pastures new? Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart
has published a roundup of where the former employees have
wound up, ranging from VMWare, to Sonatype and Red Hat. And, in
related news, are Facebook eyeing up Sun’s old Menlo Park offices
for their new HQ? According to the “multiple sources” cited by
TechCrunch, this could be the case.

Nimrod Reaches 0.8.10

Version 0.8.10 of the Nimrod programming language has
been released. This is primarily a bug fix release, which updates
the keyval example and addresses various bugs concerning exception
handling. Nimrod is a statically typed, compiled,
garbage-collected, systems programming language. It offers
cross-module inlining and dynamic method binding with inlining and
without virtual method table.

Nimrod in action:

echo("Hello, World!")

JBoss AS 6 is Final

JBoss Application Sever 6 version 6.0.0Final has been announced, with EJB3.1
embedded support and improved support for EJB3.1 @Asynchronous
functionality. Please see the Release Notes for more information. Currently planned
for version 7.0 is a MSC update, bringing it to 1.0.0.Beta5, and
support for legacy MC configuration.

ZK Spreadsheet Hits 2.0 Milestone

The ZK Spreadsheet has reached version 2.0. ZK Spreadsheet is an embeddable Ajax
spreadsheet that brings Excel functionality into browsers using
pure Java. With the 2.0 release, users can import Excel 2003/2007
files into ZK Spreadsheet, and make them collaborative online. Ajax
spreadsheet can also be integrated with Java EE and additional
back-end services, and ZK Spreadsheet can be used as a JSF
Component.

Leonardo Sketch Remix Available

The ‘Glowing Green’ release of Leonardo Sketch is still under
development, but Leonardo fans can still get their hands on a new
release. Ruby Red Remixed comes with an infinite canvas that
will grow automatically as you add new objects, Flickr upload
support for sharing your creations with the world, and a new
rectangle UI. Unfamiliar with Leonardo Sketch? Be sure to check out
our
interview
with creator Josh Marinacci to get the low-down on
the new project.

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