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JCP Approve Java EE 7 JSR

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, Spring Data Graph 1.0 M5 and first RC for Scala 2.9.

Fifth Milestone for Spring Data Graph 1.0

The fifth milestone of the Spring Data Graph 1.0 project with Neo4j support, has been released. This milestone adds a new default NodeTypeStrategy based on indexing, and updates Neo4j to 1.3.M05 and AspectJ to 1.6.11.RELEASE. The Spring Data project was designed for developers wishing to build Spring-powered apps that use data access technologies, such as map-reduce frameworks and non-relational databases.

First RC for Scala 2.9

The first release candidate of the new Scala 2.9 distribution is now available. Scala 2.9.0 RC1 includes the new Parallel Collections, which utilise multicore processors by implementing bulk operations – for example, ‘filter’ and ‘map’ – in parallel. Currently available parallel collections include parallel arrays, parallel ranges and parallel hash maps. This release also features new REPL commands, traits and packages.

Version 1.2 of Errai Message-Oriented Framework

Errai 1.2 has been announced. The Errai Message-Oriented framework provides a set of components for building rich web applications using GTW. This maintenance release includes better support for CDI integration, in addition to bug fixes. It can be downloaded now from the JBoss website.

JavaFX 2.0 – Only on Windows?

According to an interview with Oracle’s architect for client software, Richard Bair, JavaFX 2.0 will only be officially supported on Windows. Max Katz sees this as a “huge problem” for JavaFX, writing that it will make the adoption of version 2.0 “extremely challenging.”

Gosling Moves to Google

James Gosling has announced that he begins work at Google today.

“I find it odd that this time I’m taking the road more travelled by, but it looks like interesting fun with huge leverage. I don’t know what I’ll be working on. I expect it’ll be a bit of everything, seasoned with a large dose of grumpy curmudgeon.”

Gosling resigned from Oracle last year.

Sonar Eclipse 2.0 RC1 Released

The first release candidate of Sonar Eclipse version 2.0 has been announced with support for local analysis for violations and a new ‘ProjectConfigurator’ extension point. This RC uses Mylyn to report bugs and enhancements, and the slf4j OSGi bundle for logging. More information on the release is available at the Release Notes.

JCP Approve Java EE 7 JSR

The JCP Executive Community have approved JSR 342, which will develop Java EE 7. Java EE 7 will aim to enhance the Java Enterprise Edition platform for cloud environments. Consequently, Java EE 7 based products and apps should be able to operate on private and public clouds more easily. As part of the Java EE 7 submission, the JCP Executive Community also approved JSR 340, JSR 341, JSR 343 and JSR 344.

NetBeans Governance Board Nominees – Now In!

The five nominees for the NetBeans Governance Board are now in! The NetBeans community can vote for Java consultant Michel Graciano; Dream Team member Alex Kotchnev; Senior System Engineer and Software Architect Sven Reimers; Mick Wever, Senior Developer at; or Principal Software Engineer with Object Computing, Tom Wheeler. The voting process will run until midnight on Monday, April 11th in the last time zone.

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