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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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