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JRebel Announce Free JRebel Social Product

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, SpringSource founder joins Neo Technology board.

JAX Awards Winners Announce Free JRebel Social

JRebel, winner of the Most Innovative Java Technology at the JAX
Awards 2011, have announced the release of JRebel 4.5 and ‘JRebel Social,’ which is free to use for
non-commercial development. JRebel Social requires developers to
login into their Twitter or Facebook account, and pick up online or
offline license keys, once per month. JRebel 4.5 is also required
to use JRebel Social.

JRebel 4.5 adds support for Java 7 and JBoss AS7, alongside
support for Spring Web Services, Managed Beans, JSF components and
Oracle ADF lifecycle. It comes with an embedded JRebel for IntelliJ
IDEA plugin, and @Value annotated properties has been improved in
the Spring plugin.


Tycho 0.13.0 Overhauls Target Platform

A new release of the Tycho set of Maven plugins and extensions, has
been released. Tycho 0.13.0 separates the target platform computation
and dependency resolution, resulting in new behaviour. The concept
of an “implicit target platform” has been removed, and the content
of the p2 repository has been added to the target platform, for p2
repositories that are specified in the POM as having the layout=p2.
In addition, only the resolved content of the target definition is
now added to the target platform for target definition files, and
the OSGi runtimes for tests no longer contain the full target
platform, but only the dependencies of the test bundle. More
information, is available at the Release Notes.


MaintainJ 3.2 Released

Version 3.2 of the MaintainJ tool for reverse
engineering, is now available. MaintainJ generates the runtime
sequence diagrams for a user case, which can then be used to debug
and document Java applications. Information captured includes data
at each method call, the response time of each call, and any SQL
calls to the database. MaintainJ 3.2 adds the ability to capture
the runtime SQL statements going to a database with parameters
populated, no matter what JDBC framework is used. Support for
multiple-JVM applications has been added, and JCP calls in a use
case are now displayed in the sequence diagram. Furthermore, if one
JSP includes multiple JSPs, the runtime calls to the inner JSPs are
also displayed. MaintainJ can be downloaded either from the
MaintainJ website, or the Eclipse Marketplace.


SpringSource Founder Joins Neo Technology

Neo Technology have announced that they have raised $10.6 million in Series A venture capital
. This investment will be used in the areas of product
development, and to “further deliver on its vision for driving
NOSQL into the enterprise.” The founder and former CEO of
SpringSource, Rod Johnson, has also joined the company’s board, and
will become board Chairman.

“Spring framework made it easy for developers to create business
applications–simplifying application code while scaling to
enterprise complexity. Neo4j strikes the same balance of
simplifying the management of interconnected data, while scaling to
extreme complexity. The NOSQL space is extremely important, and I
am excited about being involved in Neo, which offers compelling
advantages as the market matures,” said Rod Johnson.

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