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Riptano Becomes DataStax, and NetBeans Released Minus JUnit?

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, Spring Security Core 1.1 and MyFaces CODI 0.9.2

Spring Security Core Plugin 1.1 Released

The Spring Security Core plugin has reached version 1.1. This release upgrades the Grails
spring-security-core from Spring Security 3.0.3 to version 3.0.4,
and adds a SpringSecurityService utility method for getting domain
class instance from authentication. The handling for misconfigured
securityConfigType has also been improved. Please see the Release Notes for more information.

Debug Visualisation 0.8.2 Fixes Serious Bug

Version 0.8.2 of the Debug Visualisation plugin has been released. This
Eclipse plugin aims to provide a better structural view for
variables in debug mode and give the developer an overview image of
the structures in memory, using the Zest framework. This release
fixes a bug that could cause exceptions and crashes in relation to
opening new nodes.

Riptano Becomes DataStax

Riptano, the company providing support, software and services
for users of Cassandra, Apache Cassandra, Cassandra database and
Cassandra DB, has changed its name to DataStax. “As we’ve grown –
in experience, customers, and employees – we wanted our name to
accurately reflect what we are, what we do, and what we stand for.
We wanted a name that you could identify with. DataStax is that
name,” writes co-founder & CEO Matt Pfeil, on the name-change.
DataStax will also announce some new products over the upcoming
months, and have already announced a ‘OpsCenter for Cassandra’
management product, which they claim will make Cassandra “easier
and more efficient to operate.”

Two New Releases for MyFaces Trinidad

The Apache MyFaces Trinidad team have announced the release of
Apache MyFaces Trinidad Core 1.0.13 and Apache MyFaces Trinidad
Core version 1.2.14. MyFaces Trinidad Core 1.2.14 comes with a new
Trinidad Components Showcase demo application and the ‘Casablanca’
Trinidad Default Skin. Per page state saving settings are also
allowed. More information can be found at the Release Notes. Meanwhile, Trinidad Core 1.0.13
is a bug fix release, addressing three issues. Please see the
Release Notes for more information.

IntelliJ IDE 10 Bug Fix EAP

The first IntelliJ IDEA 10 EAP release of the year
is now available. This EAP is a bug fix update for IntelliJ IDEA.
As the scope of the upcoming final 10.0.2 build is “larger than of
10.0.1,” the team will go through a series of EAP builds before the
release is made final. This EAP features new macros in external
tools, support for the @AspectJ template, and renames the “Column
Mode” action to “Column Selection Mode.” Users can also now copy
the URL from Changes panel > Subversion Working Copies
information. A full list of the changes is available at the
Release Notes.

Bug Fixes for Abdera Java Implementation

Apache Abdera version 1.1.2 is out now. Abdera is a Java
implementation of the Atom Syndication Format and Atom Publishing
Protocol, and this release addresses numerous bugs and introduces
performance improvements. It can be downloaded from the Abdera
website.

NetBeans Minus JUnit?

NetBeans Platform Architect Jaroslav Tulach has posted on the
JUnit message board, seeking a way around a licensing issue with JUnit and NetBeans. As JUnit uses
the Common Public License, it may have to be removed from NetBeans’
standard installation. The upcoming release of NetBeans is being
held back while a solution is sought.

Third Outing for MyFaces CODI

The third release of Apache MyFaces Extensions CDI (aka CODI)
has been announced. CODI 0.9.2 adds support for injecting
java.util.logging.Logger and dependency injection support for JUnit
tests. ‘invalidValue’ is also supported as implicit key in bv
violation messages. Please see the Release Notes for more information. Apache
MyFaces CODI provides portable CDI extensions for Java. Be sure to
check out our
interview with project lead Gerhard Petracek
, for more
information on the project!

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