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.
In this interview filmed during ALT.NET 2008, Glenn Block answers Greg Young's questions about Prism. Among others, Glenn talks about what is Prism, the differences between Prism and CAB, the architectural challenges met, the customers' feature requests.
Microsoft released a version of their Enterprise Library 4.0 for Visual Studio 2008 and at the same time, Unity 1.1 application block, their dependency injection container.
The Microsoft patterns & practices group has released its Dependency Injection container called Unity or the Unity Application Block. Developers can now create loosely coupled applications that are extensible using this lightweight container.
Today SpringSource announced the availability of SpringSource Enterprise, which includes a certified and indemnified version of the popular Spring software stack for enterprise Java development as well as production and development capabilities and support.
The EJB 3.1 expert group recently released an early draft of the specification, containing some significant new features as well as a continued simplification of the EJB programming model.
Today SpringSource announced the acquisition of Covalent Technologies. The acquisition comes 10 months after SpringSource (formerly Interface21) announced it had received $10 million in Series A financing from Benchmark Capital.
Whilst the public details are still a little sketchy, the general direction of Java EE 6 is becoming apparent and reflects the changing role of the Java EE standard.
Adrian Colyer from SpringSource hosted a webinar on "Spring In Production" topic three weeks ago. The presentation covered the topics on Spring Runtime Kernel architecture, how Spring supports enterprise services like transactions, data access, security, and messaging, and how to tune a Spring-powered application.
Brad Banister of Enterprise Open Source Magazine takes a look at whether Ruby is ready for the enterprise in an article focused at developers and IT managers who are considering using Ruby in an enterprise environment.