Daily Roundup

Akka 1.0 is Final and Groovy 1.7.8 Released

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, JIRA Studio 2.4 and Bugzilla 4.0 released.

Bug Fixes for PrimeFaces 2.2.1

PrimeFaces 2.2.1 has been announced. This version includes maintenance work for 2.2, including a fix for Ajax Post URLs, which were previously ignored by URL parameters, and duplicate records with checkbox column selection. There is also a fix for a regression issue. More information is available at the Changelog.

Second Milestone for GORM for MongoDB

SpringSource have announced a new milestone of their project for adding support for MongoDB in GORM. GORM for MongoDB M2 improves the support for nested documents, allowing users to embed other domains using the standard embedded mapping in GORM. Lists and maps of basic types can be persisted to native Mongo ArrayList and hashes, and native support for Geospacial indexing and querying has been added. Schemaless domain models and query-by-example are also supported.

New Project for Server-Side Functional Testing

Tobi is a new project that allows expressive server-side functional testing with jQuery and jsdom. Users can test interactions with their web apps via jsdom, htmlparser, and jQuery, in combination with Tobi’s Cookie Jar. More information is available at the project’s github.

Bug Fixes for Groovy 1.7.8

Version 1.7.8 of Groovy has been announced. This release addresses a regression found in 1.7.7 and fixes a bug that caused String to be incorrectly handled during array conversion. It also addresses a bug that made Groovy generate a new call site class at runtime for each method call. More information on these changes, is available at the Release Notes.

JIRA Studio 2.4 Released

Version 2.4 of the JIRA Studio software development suite, has been released. JIRA Studio comprises of Subversion hosting and JIRA issue tracking, and an annual subscription for developers is $1,250 for five users. This release contains JIRA 4.2, which allows issues to be triaged with keyboard shortcuts directly from the issue navigator; GreenHopper 5.4 and Confluence 3.4. It also comes bundled with the JIRA Wallboard plugin, Zendesk plugin and the Confluence Calendar plugin. Please see the Release Notes for more information.

Akka 1.0 is Final

Akka 1.0 is now final! The 1.0 release upgrades Scala to version 2.8.1, improves the Java APIs, and adds the Mist asynchronous bridge between HTTP and Actors, to the HTTP module. The Akka Camel and Akka AMQP modules have both been improved, and Voldemort, HBase, Memcached, Membase, SimpleDB and CouchDB have all been added as new persistence backends. The 1.0 final release can be downloaded now.

Bug Fixes for GlassFish RC3 and RC4

The GlassFish team have announced two new release candidates: RC3 and RC4. These release candidates address a regression, a bug that blocked the remote deploying of large wars, and issues with Servlet 3.0 failing to work with Comet or Websocket enabled. Please see the JIRA for a full list of the bugs fixed.

First Milestone for Spring MongoDB Support Project

The first milestone of the Spring Data Document 1.0 project with MongoDB support, has been announced. The 1.0 M1 release features BeanFactory and Namespace for basic configuration of Mongo environment, and MongoTemplate support for insert, find, save, update, remove, and basic POJO serialisation based on bean properties. There is also support in MongoTemplate for enabling logging and throwing exceptions based on value of WriteResult return value.

Bugzilla 4.0 Released

Version 4.0 of the Bugzilla bug tracker has been released. In the 4.0 release, Bugzilla will suggest possible duplicates of a bug while the user is typing in the summary field (assuming that all pre-requisites for JSON-RPC support are installed) and features a redesigned Advanced Search UI. The UI used for editing attachment details has also been redesigned, and users can specify that certain custom fields are mandatory, which ensures they must have a value when a bug is filed.

RubyMine 3.1 Gets Autopopup Code Completition

Version 3.1 of the RubyMine Ruby on Rails IDE, has been released. New in this release, is autopopup code completion, parameter refactoring for Ruby, and functionality for auto-deteching the database used by your project, which allows RubyMine 3.1 to offer a SQL console. The JavaScript debugger is now more Rails-aware, and the IDE integrates with GitHub.

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