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Spring Data JDBC Extensions Project Adds Oracle Database Support

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, US Veterans Integrated System Technology Architecture to use open source?

Bug Fixes for Apache ActiveMQ 5.5.0

Apache ActiveMQ 5.5.0 has been released. This
is primarily a maintenance release, but it does upgrade to Camel
2.7.0, adds ‘MBeans,’ a new network connector, and introduces
support for Apache Commons Daemon. The support for Guest login via
JAAS has been improved, alongside the support for recovery of
durable subscribers with priority support.

Apache ActiveMQ is a JMS 1.1 provider and complete message
broker. It features distributed destinations, clustering, and XA
support with pluggable persistence.

First RC of Spring AMQP 1.0 for Java

The first release candidate of Spring AMQP 1.0 for Java is
now available. Spring AMQP offers a template as a high-level
abstraction for sending and receiving messages, and provides
support for Message-driven POJOs. This release candidate adds a
Log4j Appender and an advice-chain to MLC XML configuration. There
is also a list of bug fixes, including fixes for compiler warnings,
Tomcat shutdown and a fix which makes parsers consistent with
attributes in XSD. More information is available at the Release Notes.

Spring Data JDBC Extensions – Now With Oracle Database

The Spring Data JDBC Extensions 1.0 project have announced their
first milestone release of version 1.0 with Oracle
Database support
. Spring Data JDBC Extensions provides
vendor-specific JDBC extensions. For this release, code and
features have been ported from Advanced Pack for Oracle Database,
which was previously available for support subscription customers
only. Features include RAC “Fast Connection Failover,” which allows
Spring application to transparently failover when a database node
fails, and a custom datasource connection preparer.

Oracle XE 11.2 Beta Released

A beta of Oracle Express Edition (XE) 11.2 is now
available to download. Oracle Database XE allows users to generate
reports, administer the database, create views, tables and
additional database objects, run queries and SQL scripts. The beta
can be downloaded now.

Eclipse.Org GitHub Mirror

A mirroring of the eclipse.org repositories has been setup on GitHub. “I think this is an important step to
making the eclipse.org codebase more accessible for people to fork
and contribute changes,” says Chris Aniszczyk.

JVx Enterprise Application Framework 0.9

A new version of the JVx Enterprise Application Framework, is out
now. JVx 0.9 offers both manual and automatic
quoting via DBStorage, and PK, FK, and UK detection with or without
JDBC driver, as required. DBCredentials and DataSourceHandler have
been introduced to change DB connections without changing the
source code. Users can create DBCredentials or read the
configuration programatically. Please see the Changelog for a full list of the estimated 190
changes made in this release.

VistA To Be Modernised Using Open Source?

The US Veterans Affairs Department have issued a draft request
for a contractor to modernise the Veterans Integrated System
Technology Architecture (VistA,) using open source software. VistA is an
information system built around an Electronic Health Record, and is
used throughout the US Department of Veteran Affairs medical
system. Veterans Affairs assistant secretary for information and
technology, Roger Baker, said that the agency aims to ensure
vendors of proprietary products will be able to “easily and
confidently integrate their products” with VistA.

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