Daily Roundup

Lift 2.2 Released and No Minimum Hardware Requirements for Android 3.0

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, new projects: Spring Hadoop framework and Scala-wicket!

ClojureQL Gets Complete Overhaul For 1.0.0 Beta

After two and a half years of developing the ClojureQL database
abstraction library Lau Jensen has decided to start from scratch,
deleting the project and re-writing everything in under three
weeks. The new-look ClojureQL 1.0.0 beta is out now.

New Spring Hadoop Framework

Spring Hadoop is a new framework extension for writing
Hadoop jobs with the benefit of features from Spring, Spring
Integration and Spring Batch. Please note that the feature set is
currently limited to support for dependency injection in simple
Hadoop jobs.

Wicket Comes To Scala!

According to a forum post by Richard Emberson, Wicket has been
ported to Scala. Currently, the port is 1.5 M3, and Emberson has
replaced all of the Java collection classes with Scala collection
classes, and changed many method return types from the Java
returning “object” or “null,” in an attempt to eliminate nulls. He
decided on this port, after being impressed with Scala and wanting
to get more Java developers using it. “I looked for a significant
Java application with a strong support and user community that I
could port to Scala. I ended up with Wicket,” he writes. More
information on the port, can be found at the Wicket forum post.

Lift Reaches 2.2

of the Lift framework has been released. Lift is built on
Scala and compiles to JVM byte-code. New features for 2.2 include
support for parsing HTML5 input files and rendering HTML5 to the
browser, and support for migratory sessions. Scala 2.8.1 is
supported, alongside MVC-style development.

Bamboo Artifactory Plugin Extends Support for Gradle,
Ivy and Bamboo

The Bamboo Artifactory Plugin has reached version 1.1.0. This plugin provides support for
Maven 3, Invy/Ant and Gradle builder, whilst providing improved CI
and Build Integration capabilities for Bamboo users. It can capture
information about deployed artifacts, and resolved dependencies and
environment data. This version adds support for Gradle builds,
custom Ivy patterns and Bamboo 2.7.x

No Hard Minimum Requirements for Android

Dan Morrill from the Android term has confirmed that there will
be no hard minimum for Android 3.0, codenamed
Honeycomb. This ends the rumours that Honeycomb would require a
dual-core processor.

Google Add Datastore Configuration Option

Google have announced a new Datastore configuration option, the
High Replication Datastore,’ which they claim
offers “the highest level of availability” for reads and rights.
This option increases the number of data centres maintaining
replicas of your data, using the Paxos algorithm. When creating an
app, users will now have the option of selecting Datastore
configuration for their application. Please note that the current
Datastore configuration default remains Master/Slave.

The High Replication Datastore will be available with the
introductory pricing of 3x that of the Master/Slave Datastore,
until the end of July 2011.

First RC for Sonar 2.5

The first RC of version of Sonar 2.5 has been
announced. This version adds share rules configuration to the
common quality profile and support inheritance of quality profiles
in backup of global configuration. There are also new SQUID rules
and support for differential rules.

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