WaveMaker Drop Enterprise Edition Following VMware Acquisition
PLUS, JRebel 4.0 M2 and Spring Android 1.0.0 M3 released.
WaveMaker Drop Enterprise Edition
The WaveMaker team have announced that, beginning with the upcoming 6.3.1 Beta release, there will only be a Community Edition of WaveMaker, which will contain all of the new features. Previously, WaveMaker was available in Community and Enterprise editions. WaveMaker 6.3.1 Beta will be open source under the Apache 2.0 license.
WaveMaker is a rapid application development environment. It was acquired by VMware in March, 2011.
JRebel 4.0 M2 Extends EJB Support
The second milestone of JRebel 4.0 has been announced with support for adding new EJBs and references to EJBs, whilst developing with WebSphere Application Server. The support for JBoss Seam, Spring Security and the Equinox class loader integration has been improved, and support for Jetty 8 has been added. JRebel 4.0 M2 comes with the Hibernate Validator plugin included. More information is available at the Changelog.
Initial Release of GitHub Mylyn Connector for Eclipse
An alpha release of the GitHub Mylyn connector for Eclipse is now available. This connector uses the new Issues and Gist API, and supports creating, updating, searching, monitoring and commenting on issues from within the Eclipse IDE. GitHub Mylyn connector for Eclipse also supports the Gists method of sharing snippets and pastes; users can highlight text or select a file and run Create Gist from the context menu. Eclipse users can also browse and search for Gists from within the IDE.
Bamboo 3.1 – Now With UMP
Version 3.1 of the Bamboo continuous integration server has been announced. This release introduces ‘Plan Variables’ for specifying variables, and improves the integration with Bitbucket and GitHub. Bamboo 3.1 comes with the Universal Plugin Manager, which allows users to perform plugin compatibility checks, manage existing plugins, and view and track updates through the audit log:
More information is available at the Release Notes.
Third Milestone for Spring Android 1.0.0
The third milestone of Spring Android 1.0.0 has been announced. In this milestone, the RestTemplate support has been updated, and support for Spring Social 1.0.0.M3 has been introduced through the Spring Android Auth module. The Spring Android project supports using the Spring Framework in an Android environment, and features a Rest Client for Android and Auth support for accessing APIs.
JCP EC Approve JSR 347
The JCP Executive Committee has approved the JSR Review ballot for JSR 347, Data Grids for the Java Platform, which proposes an API for interacting with in-memory and disk-based distributed data grids. The JSR was passed with eight yes votes, and one no vote. VMware voted against the JSR, stating that:
“VMware has serious concerns around the proposed JSR’s relationship with JSR-107. While we note that some other EC members hope that the necessary harmonization can occur after the approval of this JSR, we would prefer to see such discussions take place before another potentially competing JSR is approved, and see that path as less risky.”