Daily Roundup

Lift 2.2 Released and No Minimum Hardware Requirements for Android 3.0

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, new projects: Spring Hadoop framework and Scala-wicket!

ClojureQL Gets Complete Overhaul For 1.0.0 Beta Release

After two and a half years of developing the ClojureQL database abstraction library Lau Jensen has decided to start from scratch, deleting the project and re-writing everything in under three weeks. The new-look ClojureQL 1.0.0 beta is out now.

New Spring Hadoop Framework

Spring Hadoop is a new framework extension for writing Hadoop jobs with the benefit of features from Spring, Spring Integration and Spring Batch. Please note that the feature set is currently limited to support for dependency injection in simple Hadoop jobs.

Wicket Comes To Scala!

According to a forum post by Richard Emberson, Wicket has been ported to Scala. Currently, the port is 1.5 M3, and Emberson has replaced all of the Java collection classes with Scala collection classes, and changed many method return types from the Java returning “object” or “null,” in an attempt to eliminate nulls. He decided on this port, after being impressed with Scala and wanting to get more Java developers using it. “I looked for a significant Java application with a strong support and user community that I could port to Scala. I ended up with Wicket,” he writes. More information on the port, can be found at the Wicket forum post.

Lift Reaches 2.2

Version 2.2 of the Lift framework has been released. Lift is built on Scala and compiles to JVM byte-code. New features for 2.2 include support for parsing HTML5 input files and rendering HTML5 to the browser, and support for migratory sessions. Scala 2.8.1 is supported, alongside MVC-style development.

Bamboo Artifactory Plugin Extends Support for Gradle, Ivy and Bamboo

The Bamboo Artifactory Plugin has reached version 1.1.0. This plugin provides support for Maven 3, Invy/Ant and Gradle builder, whilst providing improved CI and Build Integration capabilities for Bamboo users. It can capture information about deployed artifacts, and resolved dependencies and environment data. This version adds support for Gradle builds, custom Ivy patterns and Bamboo 2.7.x

No Hard Minimum Requirements for Android 3.0

Dan Morrill from the Android term has confirmed that there will be no hard minimum for Android 3.0, codenamed Honeycomb. This ends the rumours that Honeycomb would require a dual-core processor.

Google Add Datastore Configuration Option

Google have announced a new Datastore configuration option, the ‘High Replication Datastore,’ which they claim offers “the highest level of availability” for reads and rights. This option increases the number of data centres maintaining replicas of your data, using the Paxos algorithm. When creating an app, users will now have the option of selecting Datastore configuration for their application. Please note that the current Datastore configuration default remains Master/Slave.

The High Replication Datastore will be available with the introductory pricing of 3x that of the Master/Slave Datastore, until the end of July 2011.

First RC for Sonar 2.5

The first RC of version of Sonar 2.5 has been announced. This version adds share rules configuration to the common quality profile and support inheritance of quality profiles in backup of global configuration. There are also new SQUID rules and support for differential rules.

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