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Google App Engine Gets New Runtime for Go

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, PrimeFaces and JSF get brand new logos!

Experimental Release of GAE for Go

The 1.5.0 release of Google App Engine has been announced, with an experimental new runtime for the Go programming language. The Go runtime environment for Google App Engine provides goroutines, but not parallel execution. This single-thread restriction may be removed in future releases of Google App Engine for Go. Apps can use the App Engine Datastore, and the Go Datastore API provides an idiomatic method for storing and retrieving Go data structures. The 1.5.0 release also introduces ‘Pull Queues’ for pulling tasks from a queue as applications are ready to process them, as oppose to relying on Task Queues to push tasks at a pre-configured rate.

New PrimeFaces and JSF Logos!

The PrimeFaces and JSF specification teams have both been running logo contests – and the results of both are in! Thirty-two entries were made in the JSF contest, and the winner is:

Meanwhile, the new PrimeFaces logo can be seen below:

“When I look at it, it inspires and motivates me even more. It manages to have both a mature and a modern feeling at the same time. Just like what PrimeFaces aims, rock solid and innovative,” says Cagatay Civici, about the new logo. “Thanks for everyone who spent time on their logos.”

Scala 2.9.0 RC5 Addresses Regressions

The Scala team have announced a fifth release candidate to address two regressions discovered in the Scala 2.9.0 RC4 release. They are calling for the Scala community to test RC5 and notify them of any issues they encounter with these two fixes.

STS 2.7.0M1 with Groovy and Grails Goodies

SpringSource have made the first milestone of SpringSource Tool Suite (STS) 2.7.0, available. This release adds a list of features for Groovy and Grails developers, including support for Groovy 1.8, functionality for searching inside GSPs, conditional breakpoints for Groovy and early access Gradle support. STS 2.7.0.M1 can be downloaded from the SpringSource website.

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