Mobile Backend as a Service provider AnyPresence continues to hone their chops. Launching the fifth update to their self-titled platform geared for the enterprise. Co-founder Rich Mendis provides some insights for InfoQ readers…
Microsoft has released Enterprise Library 6.0 with a Semantic Logging application block, support for Unity 3.0 and Windows Store apps, simplified usage, better documentation and overall experience.
This week's Visual Studio 11 Beta release was quickly followed by the new Entity Framework 5 Beta, which has been awaiting features only supported in .NET Framework 4.5. EF 5 adds Enum and Spatial support, Table-Valued Functions, and the option to use LocalDB.
Windows Azure Integration Pack for Enterprise Library will bring support for a lot of Azure-only scenarios. One of these is auto-scaling of both web and worker roles, depending on various parameters such as CPU Utilization, message queue backlogs, specific date and time or even business metrics (such as # of unprocessed orders).
Microsoft pattern&practices has released Enterprise Library 5.0, a set of application blocks that can be used as building blocks for enterprise applications, representing Microsoft’s guidance on how to write good applications. The library contains a number of improvements, includes Unity 2.0, and supports .NET 4.0.
Following the final approval vote for Java EE 6 last week, Sun has today released the Java EE 6 SDK, GlassFish Version 3 and NetBeans 6.8. InfoQ talks to EE 6 Specification Lead Roberto Chinnici about the significance of EE 6 for enterprise Java developers, key architectural lessons gained from working on the specification, and the future direction of the platform.
The latest version of Enterprise Java, which was approved a few days ago, features a capability for function-based profiles. The first one published is the Web Profile, which aims at web developers, but it is uncertain if it will be enough to boost the platform’s adoption in a field with so many appealing offers.
The Proposed Final Draft of the Java EE 6 Platform adds standardised dependency injection and bean validation for the platform, and introduces a new specification for managed beans providing a clear indication of the future direction of the platform.
Today VMware announced they have acquired SpringSource for a mix of approximately $362 million in cash and equity plus the assumption of approximately $58 million of unvested stock and options. Industry reactions soon...
A new version of Microsoft's distributed in-memory application caching platform is available. Velocity CTP3 includes new cache notifications, peformance improvements, security enhancements, and new cluster management options.
Java EE 6 begins the process of pruning APIs from the platform, with five likely to get the chop.
In this presentation filmed during QCon SF 2008, Aditya Agarwal discusses Facebook’s architecture, more exactly the software stack used, presenting the advantages and disadvantages of its major components: LAMP (PHP, MySQL), Memcache, Thrift, Scribe.
The public draft of the Java EE 6 Platform specification has been published and will remain open for public review and feedback until the 23rd of Feb, 2009. Maybe the most notable part of this delayed draft is the Web Profile, which is first profile in the history of the Java EE platform.
ModuleFusion 1.0.2, an OSGi service stack designed for enterprise applications, was released. The distribution includes frameworks such as Google Guice, Hibernate, and Jetty, packaged as bundles.
Microsoft has just released the Composite Application Guidance for WPF-June 2008, also known as Prism.