JAX London 2014: A retrospective
Daily Roundup

JRebel 3.6 Launched on Eclipse Marketplace and Sonatype Sticks with Hudson

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, Spring Data Graph 1.0.0.M2 and Salesforce.com acquire Manymoon.

JRebel 3.6 Launched on Eclipse Marketplace

A few months after launching JRebel 3.5, the JRebel team have followed it up with version 3.6, which is also available from the Eclipse Marketplace. For this release, the team have improved the debugging behaviour for Eclipse and IntelliJ IDEA, and Lift, Logback and JUEL integration have all been added. EJB 3.1 on GlassFish 3 is now supported, and a list of bugs have been fixed. Please see the Changelog for more information.

Android 3.0 ‘Honeycomb’ – Biggest Change Yet

Honeycomb lead designer Matias Duarte has told Mobilized that Android aren’t solely targeting tablets with their upcoming 3.0 release: “Tablet was the focus, but the changes we did also free it up to be more flexible for other contexts as well. It’s about really eliminating all the barriers to all the different kinds of form factors that people might want to interact with.” He also referred to Honeycomb as Android’s biggest change since its debut.

A preview of the Honeycomb SDK was released earlier this month.

Sonatype – Sticking With Hudson

Sonatype’s Jason van Zyl has posted his thoughts on the Hudson-or-Jenkins debate: “while I’m sure we’re not going to be very popular in the short term, continuing the Hudson with Oracle is what we feel is best.” He urges the community to follow the @hudsonci twitter account to keep up-to-date with the work being done at Hudson, and he plans to run a series of blog posts about the work Sonatype are planning to contribute to the project. “I believe it is truly regrettable what has happened, but life goes on and I’m sure both projects will do well catering to their users.”

Liferay Add Live Preview

Liferay users can now access a live preview for the Document Library. This live preview functionality works for both thumbnails of files in the file listing, and previews of the actual document, which can be viewed without downloading the file. This preview works by converting files to PDF format, using OpenOffice. Therefore, OpenOffice is required for the preview functionality to work.

Spring Data Graph 1.0 Reaches Second Milestone

The second milestone release of the Spring Data Graph 1.0 project with Neo4j support has been announced. Spring Data aims to make it easier for developers to build Spring-powered apps that use data access technologies. The Graph Neo4j module provides integration with the Neo4j graph database, and this release adds support for the removal of node and relationship entities, and dynamic projection to arbitrary graph entities. The dependency has been updated to Neo4j 1.2. For more information on the release, please see the Changelog.

Big Fixes for Apache Tomcat 5.5.32

Version 5.5.32 of Apache Tomcat has been announced. This version updates to Commons Daemon 1.0.5 and commons-pool 1.5.5, and improves the documentation of database connection factory and filtering of Manager display output. There is also a list of bug fixes, listed at the Changelog.

Salesforce.com Get Manymoon

The Grails based social project management company Manymoon, has been acquired by Salesforce.com. Manymoon have previously launched their social productivity app on Google Apps Marketplace, LinkedIn, and the Google Chrome Web Store. According to the announcement, the Manymoon team will remain intact and operate as a separate business within Salesforce.com. The free Manymoon Standard edition will continue to be available for existing and new customers, while premium features, subscriptions and price points will remain unchanged.

Firefox 4 Beta for Android and Maemo

Firefox have announced 4 Beta for Android and Maemo. This beta strives to improve readability with zooming, and fixes some keyboard issues, in addition to reportedly faster start-up and page load times. Firefox 4 Beta for mobile is based on the same technology platform as Firefox 4 for the desktop, optimised for the mobile environment. Mozilla Firefox 4 Beta is available from the Android Market.

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