JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform 5.1 Released
PLUS, Microsoft release new resources for Java developers.
Stack Overflow Becomes Stack Exchange
Stack Overflow has become Stack Exchange Inc, in an attempt to
emphasise that they’re more than just a website for programmer
questions. The company have also announced they’ve acquired two new
investors: Index Ventures and Spark Capital.
JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform 5.1 Released with
JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform 5.1 is now
available. JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform is an ESB and
business process automation infrastructure, and version 5.1 comes
with new extensions for data services integration. It also includes
the Apache CXF web services stack, JBoss Developer Studio version
4.0, which features updated SOA tooling for ESB and data
virtualisation, and a technology preview of WS-BPEL. There is also
a preview of the Apache Camel Gateway enterprise integration
pattern framework, and updated certifications, including Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 6 and Windows 2008.
Microsoft’s New Resources for Java
Microsoft have released a new portfolio of resources for Java developers
looking to build Windows solutions based on .NET and C#. The
learning resources include documents on Windows Azure, Windows
Client Technologies and Visual CSharp Express.
Bug Fixes with Groovy 1.7.9 and Groovy 1.8
The Groovy team have announced two bug fix-orientated releases: Groovy 1.7.9 and the second release candidate for Groovy 1.8. Groovy
1.7.9 implements a way for direct method calls, and addresses
problems with the handling of unicode escape sequences and the stub
generator failing to escape strings with mixed single and double
quotes. Groovy 1.8 RC2 now allows PrimaryClassNodeOperations to be
added to CompilerConfiguration, alongside a string of additional
Mobile Tools for Java 1.1.2 Updates
Version 1.1.2 of Mobile Tools for Java
been released as part of the second Eclipse
Helios service release, with new wizards for exporting midlet
packages and exporting buildfiles for consumption with the
Buildfiles wizard. MTJ aims to extend existing Eclipse frameworks
to support mobile device Java application development, and develop
frameworks that can be extended by tool vendors, and tools for use
by third-party developers.
New Alpha for ShrinkWrap 1.0.0
ShrinkWrap 1.0.0-alpha-12 has been released. This
release adds support for loading artifacts from a Maven repository
and support for Export/Import of TAR. The ShrinkWrapClassLoader has
been refined and moved to API, and work has been done to address
inconsistencies in the API. More information is available at the
The Shrinkwrap project provides an API for assemble archives
like JARs, WARs, and EARs in Java.