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Sneak Peek at Nexus 1.9 and CloudBees Acquire Stax Networks

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, JSF – still relevant?

JSF – “Still Relevant”

According to the specification lead for JavaServer Faces, Ed
Burns, JSF is still relevant, despite being more than
six years old. This is due to the new features in JSF 2.0, which Ed
Burns believes make JSF unique: ” I can confidently say that no
other server-side Java framework has as simple and powerful Ajax
integration as JSF 2.0.” He also talks about the composite feature,
which he views as enabling “true” UI abstraction for the first time
in Java EE. The JSF team are currently drafting the JSR for JSF
2.2.

CloudBees Acquire Stax Networks

CloudBees have acquired Java PaaS company Stax Networks.

“What that means is that CloudBees is now the first and only
JVM-based PaaS that spans the entire application lifecycle, from
development, build, test to production, in a completely integrated
fashion, in the cloud. This clearly positions CloudBees as the PaaS
innovation leader,” reads the press release.

The Stax Networks team will also be joining CloudBees.

JSON-lib 2.4 Moves to GitHub

JSON-lib has reached version 2.4. JSON-lib is a Java library for
transforming maps, beans and XML to JSON, and then back again to
beans and DynaBeans. With this release, bean processors can now use
json-lib’s default processor, and the support for parsing numbers
has been enhanced. The project’s source code has moved to
github.

DataNucleus AccessPlatform Reaches 2.2

Version 2.2 of the DataNucleus AccessPlatform
has been announced. This tool provides persistence and retrieval of
data, and allows access to a range of datastores using both JDO and
JPA. In JDO, DataNucleus AccessPlatform now supports specifying the
position of a column and specifying the allocation size and initial
value of a sequence. When it comes to JPA, fetch plans/group is now
supported.

Sneak Peek at Nexus 1.9

The first milestone of Nexus 1.9 has been
announced. For this milestone, Sonatype moved from JSecurity to
Apache Shiro, and Sonatype are reporting performance improvements
in regards to retrieving and deploying artifacts.

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