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WebSphere Application Server 8.0 With Java EE Profile Support

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, first release candidate of NetBeans IDE 7.0.1.

WebSphere Application Server 8.0 With Java EE Profile

IBM have released version 8 of their WebSphere Application Server
(WAS) with support for the full Java EE 6 profile, including EJB
3.1, Bean Validation 1.0 and CDI 1.0. It also introduces a OSGi
Applications programming model, including support for OSGi
Enterprise Specification 4.2 Blueprint Container, and
administration enhancements for updating deployed applications in a
modular way at the bundle level. The Service Component Architecture
programming model also supports Open SOA Collaboration SCA 1.0
standards. A trial is available from the IBM website.


RC of NetBeans IDE 7.0.1 Released

A Release Candidate of NetBeans IDE 7.0.1, is now
available. The final version of NetBeans IDE 7.0.1 is expected in
late July, and will be fully compatible with JDK 7.


Bug Fixes for Cassandra 0.8.1

Version 0.8.1 of Cassandra has been announced.
This release adds support for comparator parameters, a generic
ReverseType, and insert and delete in BATCH. CompositeType and
DynamicCompositeTyp have also been added, and a list of bugs have
been fixed, including a wrong purge of deleted cf during
compaction. Cassandra 0.8.1 can be downloaded


Dawn GMF Editors Project Reaches 1.0

has reached version 1.0. Dawn is a project to create a
collaborative network solution for GMF Editors, which provides
conflict-detection, conflict-removal and some conflict-avoidance

Dawn 1.0 adds support for tree-based EMF editors, and a split up
generator model. Previously, DawnGenmodel was one file that
contained generator descriptions for the target extension. Now,
this is separated into at least two files: the main DawnGenerator
model and a target-specific one, which contains information about
the target itself. Dawn also now recognises two different types of
specific generator models: Dawn EMF GenModel and Dawn GMF GenModel.
Dawn 1.0 includes an extension for the Ecore Model Editor, with
support for Graphiti planned for future releases.


Apache OODT’s Second Release as TLP

The Apache
team have announced version 0.3 of their data grid
framework. Apache OODT offers access to distributed resources, data
discovery, and query optimisation. OODT graduated to Top Level Project status in January 2011.


Bug Fixes for IntelliJ IDEA 10.5.1

A bug fix release for IntelliJ IDEA 10.5 has been released.
IntelliJ IDEA 10.5.1 fixes bugs in the quick
search UI, Search History and diff view. Support for Jetty 7.4.1
has been added, and the Firefox extension is now compatible with
Firefox 5. A full list of the bugs fixed is available at the
Release Notes.

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