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Spring Roo 1.1.3 With Cloud Foundry Support

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, ASM 4 gets full Java 7 support.

ASM 4 Gets Full Java 7 Support

The first release candidate of ASM 4, has been made available. ASM is a Java bytecode manipulation framework that offers functionalities similar to SERP and the Byte Code Engineering Library. This release adds support for Java 7, although this introduces changes in the bytecode format, meaning that all other versions of ASM are unable to deal with ASM 4’s new format. The support of invokedynamic has been overhauled to support new encoding and bootstrap method arguments, and the API has been generified to use generics and varargs.

Spring Roo 1.1.3 With Cloud Foundry Support

Spring Roo 1.1.3 has been released with support for VMware’s new open source PaaS service and platform, Cloud Foundry. This integration allows users to build, deploy and manage Cloud Foundry applications directly from the Roo shell. Improvements have been made to the Roo shell, and Spring Roo now operates a continuous integration build server. This release also features new SiteMesh and Op4J addons. More information is available at the Release Notes.

OpenStack Cloud Project Release Cactus

The OpenStack scalable cloud operating system project has announced the release of ‘Cactus.’ The Cactus release works across OpenStack Compute, Storage and Image Service. The ‘Nova’ version for OpenStack Compute adds new virtualisation technologies, multi-cluster region support, and live migration support for KVM-based systems. Meanwhile, the Glance version for OpenStack Image Registry and Delivery features a new command line interface tool, and support for multiple image formats. Finally, ‘Swift’ for OpenStack Object Storage adds the option to serve static website content directly from a Swift installation.

Beta for Xtend JVM Language

A beta of the Xtend statically-typed programming language for the JVM, has been announced. Xtend particularly focuses on implementing dependency-injected components, and is tailored for performing code generation. The language features support for Java Generics, closures, and advanced type inference. Xtend users are able to enhance closed types with new functionality injected via JSR-330. The Xtend library interacts with Java, in the same way it interacts with Xtend code.

Eclipse Community Survey – Now Open!

The Eclipse Community Survey is now open for 2011! The survey will close on May 13th, at 5pm ET. The results are expected to be published in early June.

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