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Sonatype Bring JBoss Projects to Central Repository

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, Spring Social 1.0.0 goes GA!

Spring Social 1.0.0 Goes GA!

Spring Social 1.0.0 is now GA! This update includes bug fixes for all
issues reported since 1.0.0.RC3. In addition to the fixes, Spring
Social Core adds default constructor to OAuth1Parameters and
Oauth2Parameters, for those wishing to use Core standalone, and
changes applicationUrl property on ConnectController and
ProviderSignInController from a URL to a String. More information
on the changes in Spring Social Core 1.0.0 GA, is available at the

Meanwhile, Spring Social Facebook 1.0.0 updates
FacebookTemplate to match changes in AbstractOAuth2ApiBinding, and
Spring Social Twitter 1.0.0 updates
TwitterTemplate to match changes in AbstractOAuth1ApiBinding.


JBoss Projects Now Available on Central

Sonatype have announced that the JBoss Community project
components have been added to the Central Repository. This includes
Hibernate, HornetQ, Netty, RestEasy, Drools, and jBPM. According to
the announcement, more are expected to be added to the Central
Repository in the upcoming months. This follows the news that
Sonatype have formed a partnership with Oracle, to
bring Java.net projects to the Central Repository


Patrick Chanezon Leaves Google for VMware

Former API Evangelist at Google, Patrick Chanezon, has revealed
that he has left Google after six years for a Senior
Director, Developer Relations position at VMware. According to his
blog post, he will now be helping VMware to build their developer
relations team. “I love Google but this is an opportunity that I
could not resist!” he says.


C# Syntax for Lambda Expressions?

Brian Goetz has revealed that the Expert Group has “mostly” made a decision on the syntax of lambda
He describes the decision as to more or less adopt
the C# syntax, as this syntax does well with both “small lambdas”
that are used as method arguments, and large, multi-statement
lambdas. He also states that, although alternatives were
considered, all of them had negative aspects, so the Expert Group
settled on a syntax that has already proven itself in the worlds of
C# and Scala, which Goetz refers to as “the two languages that are
most like Java.”

A compiler implementation is planned for release soon.


Bug Fixes for JDK 7u2 Build 06

JDK 7u2 developer preview build 06 has been released.
This build fixes a problem with diamond and member inner classes,
and a regression that caused a difference in overload resolution
when two methods were maximally specific. The preview can be

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