Daily Roundup

Lift 2.0, Scala 2.8.0 RC7 and Google Updates for GWT and App Engine SDK

Jessica Thornsby

Lift 2.0 gets new NoSQL support with built-in support for MongoDB and CouchDB, and GWT 2.0.4 fixes an issue with GWT-based apps crashing in Safari 5.

Lift Gets NoSQL Support

Lift version 2.0 is out now.

Lift is a web framework for building and maintaining scalable
web applications. Lift applications deploy as WAR files, and can be
monitored and managed with the same infrastructure used to manage
and monitor any Java application. The Lift framework is built on
Scala and compiles to JVM byte-code.

This version adds in-built support for MongoDB and CouchDB, and
support for JSON, REST, JTA and LDAP. This release also improves
Lift support for Comet and testing, including dependency injection
and run-mode injection.

New RC for Scala 2.8.0

A new Release Candidate for Scala 2.8.0 is out – Scala 2.8.0

This release fixes a few problems with the RC6 release. The
partially implemented Jenkins hashcode has been removed, and a
problem with remove in JavaConversions has been rectified. Further
null checks have also been added.

GWT 2.0.4 Fixes Safari Crashes

Google Web Toolkit (GWT) 2.0.4 is out now.

This release includes a bug fix targeted at Apple’s
recently-released Safari 5, after numerous reports of GWT-based
applications crashing when running in Safari 5. The changes in
2.0.4 are compatible with existing 2.0 apps. If you have been
experiencing Safari crashes, Google advises recompiling and
deploying your GWT app.

New Google Maps Emacs Extension

google-maps-el is a new google-maps Emacs
extension that allows users to displayGoogle Maps directly inside
Emacs. It implements the Google Static Maps API and the Google Maps
Geocoding API.

……And another Google Update

Hot on the heels of GWT, Google release Google App Engine SDK 1.3.5.

With this update, the user can specify the amount of storage
available to the taskqueue, and the Blobstore gets a new, file-like
interface for reading blobs. In the Java edition of the SDK, Google
have also implemented the BlobstoreInputStream class for providing
an InputStream view of the blobs stored in the Blobstore.

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