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Jetty gets Speedy

by Alex Blewitt on  Mar 20, 2012 1

The Jetty project recently announced that Jetty now has SPDY support. InfoQ caught up with Greg Wilkins and Simone Bordet to find out more about the protocol, and what advantages it may bring.

LinkedIn Engineering Releases SenseiDB 1.0.0

by Kostis Kapelonis on  Mar 19, 2012 2

LinkedIn engineering releases SenseiDB 1.0.0, a NoSQL database focused on high update rates and complex semi-structured search queries, already used in production by LinkedIn in its search related pages (e.g. People/Company search)

Ruby Enterprise Edition End-of-Life, Phusion Focuses on Passenger

by Mirko Stocker on  Feb 29, 2012 4

Phusion announced that their Ruby 1.8.7 based Enterprise Edition (REE) is nearing its end-of-life. A Ruby 1.9 based version is not planned, instead the team focuses on Phusion Passenger, their solution for running Ruby on Apache and Nginx.

Apache Celebrates 17th Anniversary with HTTP Server 2.4

by Abel Avram on  Feb 22, 2012 2

Apache has released the HTTP Server version 2.4 with performance improvements, enhanced concurrency, asynchronous I/O support, lower resource footprint and others.

HP Has Open Sourced webOS’ browser, Isis

by Abel Avram on  Feb 15, 2012 3

HP has open sourced Isis, a QtWebKit-based browser, and has outlined the guiding principles for Open webOS’ governance model.

Restfuse 1.0.0 - A Library For Easy REST/HTTP Integration Tests

by Kostis Kapelonis on  Nov 25, 2011 2

EclipseSource has released the first stable version for an open source JUnit extension that automates testing of REST/HTTP services supporting both synchronous and asynchronous calls.

PhoneGap Status: Moving to Apache and Adobe, Plugin Modularization, PhoneGap/Build Service

by Werner Schuster on  Nov 24, 2011 1

Working with PhoneGap is getting easier: Plugins make PhoneGap more modular and extensible for developers. PhoneGap/Build is an online service for automatically building PhoneGap applications for different platforms. InfoQ talked to Nitobi's Brian LeRoux about the technical future of PhoneGap at Adobe and Apache.

Apache Wicket 1.5 Released

by Kostis Kapelonis on  Nov 16, 2011 5

The Apache Wicket project has released version 1.5 of its open source, component oriented Java web application framework, with new HTML 5 components, and Improvements to the message/event model.

Hortonworks Announces Hadoop Data Platform

by Abel Avram on  Nov 01, 2011

Hortonworks, a company created in June 2011 by Yahoo! and Benchmark Capital, has announced the Technical Preview Program of Data Platform based on Hadoop. The company employs many of the core Hadoop contributors and intends to provide support and training.

Cassandra 1.0.0. Is Ready for the Enterprise

by Abel Avram on  Oct 21, 2011

Apache has announced the release of Cassandra 1.0.0, the first major milestone of the distributed column-based data store coming with data compression and several performance improvements and optimizations.

One Year of Apache Karaf

by Alex Blewitt on  Jun 17, 2011 1

Apache Karaf has reached one year old today, as a top-level project at Apache. Karaf is a runtime package consisting of an OSGi framework (either Equinox or Felix), a command shell (Felix Gogo) and a number of useful utilities built in by default.

Apache promotes Libcloud to Top-Level-Project

by Michael Stal on  May 27, 2011

The Apache Foundation has announced on May 25th that it has graduated Libcloud from Incubator status to a Top-Level Project. Libcloud represents a Python library that introduces a vendor-neutral interface to proprietary APIs of various cloud providers. As a Top-Level-Project the solution will get much more awareness and support from the open-source community in the future.

Siwpas 1.0 - a Tomcat Based Server for EE6 Web Profile

by Kostis Kapelonis on  May 24, 2011 4

MechSoft releases Siwpas, a lightweight application server based on Apache Tomcat that focuses exclusively on Web applications.

Google and Oracle Case Reduced

by Alex Blewitt on  May 05, 2011

The legal case between Google and Oracle has been reduced in scope, just as Oracle subpoenas Apache to provide information about the Harmony project.

Puppet Labs Releases Faces, Relicenses Puppet Under Apache 2.0

by Michael Floyd on  May 03, 2011

Puppet Labs released a command-line interface & set of APIs last week, called Faces, that allows sysadmins to create or extend subcommands and actions for Puppet. The API is callable from Ruby and includes objects that expose Puppet’s internal subsystem. Sysadmins can access Puppet objects like report to create, display and submit reports, and catalog to compile, save, view and convert catalogs.

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