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JCP Approve Java EE 7 JSR

Jessica Thornsby
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PLUS, Spring Data Graph 1.0 M5 and first RC for Scala 2.9.

Fifth Milestone for Spring Data Graph 1.0

The fifth milestone of the Spring Data Graph 1.0 project
with Neo4j support, has been released. This milestone adds a new
default NodeTypeStrategy based on indexing, and updates Neo4j to
1.3.M05 and AspectJ to 1.6.11.RELEASE. The Spring Data project was
designed for developers wishing to build Spring-powered apps that
use data access technologies, such as map-reduce frameworks and
non-relational databases.

First RC for Scala 2.9

The first release candidate of the new Scala 2.9
distribution is now available. Scala 2.9.0 RC1 includes the new
Parallel Collections, which utilise multicore processors by
implementing bulk operations – for example, ‘filter’ and ‘map’ – in
parallel. Currently available parallel collections include parallel
arrays, parallel ranges and parallel hash maps. This release also
features new REPL commands, traits and packages.

Version 1.2 of Errai Message-Oriented
Framework

Errai 1.2 has been announced. The Errai
Message-Oriented framework provides a set of components for
building rich web applications using GTW. This maintenance release
includes better support for CDI integration, in addition to bug
fixes. It can be downloaded now from the JBoss website.

JavaFX 2.0 – Only on Windows?

According to an interview with Oracle’s architect for client software,
Richard Bair, JavaFX 2.0 will only be officially supported on
Windows. Max Katz sees this as a “huge problem” for
JavaFX, writing that it will make the adoption of version 2.0
“extremely challenging.”

Gosling Moves to Google

James Gosling has announced that he begins work at Google today.

“I find it odd that this time I’m taking the road more travelled
by, but it looks like interesting fun with huge leverage. I don’t
know what I’ll be working on. I expect it’ll be a bit of
everything, seasoned with a large dose of grumpy curmudgeon.”

Gosling
resigned from Oracle
last year.

Sonar Eclipse 2.0 RC1 Released

The first release candidate of Sonar Eclipse
version 2.0 has been announced with support for local analysis for
violations and a new ‘ProjectConfigurator’ extension point. This RC
uses Mylyn to report bugs and enhancements, and the slf4j OSGi
bundle for logging. More information on the release is available at
the Release Notes.

JCP Approve Java EE 7 JSR

The JCP Executive Community have approved JSR 342,
which will develop Java EE 7. Java EE 7 will aim to enhance the
Java Enterprise Edition platform for cloud environments.
Consequently, Java EE 7 based products and apps should be able to
operate on private and public clouds more easily. As part of the
Java EE 7 submission, the JCP Executive Community also approved JSR
340, JSR 341, JSR 343 and JSR 344.

NetBeans Governance Board Nominees – Now
In!

The five nominees for the NetBeans Governance Board are
now in! The NetBeans community can vote for Java consultant Michel
Graciano; Dream Team member Alex Kotchnev; Senior System Engineer
and Software Architect Sven Reimers; Mick Wever, Senior Developer
at FINN.no; or Principal Software Engineer with Object Computing,
Tom Wheeler. The voting process will run until midnight on Monday,
April 11th in the last time zone.

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