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Ceylon Is Feature Complete

by Abel Avram on  Sep 26, 2013 4

Gavin King, leader of the Ceylon project, has announced the availability of M6 release, which has also been tagged as Ceylon 1.0 Beta, the language been considered feature complete. This release includes complete language specification, a command-line toolset – compilers for JVM and JavaScript VMs, documentation compiler –, an SDK, and an Eclipse-based IDE.

JRuby 9K Expected in 2014 Ready for Production

by Manuel Pais on  Sep 23, 2013 3

Charles Nutter, one of the lead developers of JRuby, announced the release of version 9000 (9K) in 2014. The new release targets the same feature set as Ruby MRI 2.0 and possibly 2.1 as well. Better performance, concurrency support and overall availability and portability provided by the use of the JVM can make this version suitable for production systems.

Scaling Twitter to New Peaks

by Saul Caganoff on  Aug 26, 2013

For many of us Twitter has become an essential communications utility. Since experiencing scalability problems in 2010, Twitter has moved to a loosely coupled service oriented architecture based on the JVM, allowing it new levels of scalability and feature agility. Twitter engineering recently reported a new record throughput and took time out to describe their new architecture.

Windows Azure with SQL AlwaysOn, Notification Hubs, AutoScale, Enhancements to VM and Load Balancer

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Aug 26, 2013

Microsoft recently updated Windows Azure with support for SQL Server AlwaysOn, notification hubs, autoscale, virtual machines in addition to a new portal extension for operation logs and alerts.

Windows Azure SDK 2.1 with VS 2013, VM, Notification Hub, Cloud Services, PowerShell cmdlets Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Aug 02, 2013 1

Microsoft has released an updated version of Windows Azure SDK with support for Visual Studio 2013, service bus notification hub, cloud services, virtual machines including new cmdlets for PowerShell.

Windows Phone 8 to be Updated with VPN, S/MIME and Increased Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jul 12, 2013

Microsoft recently announced the proposed release of an update for Windows Phone 8 with support for S/MIME, VPN in addition to increased support lifecycle and a certificate management tool.

Windows Azure Introduces Per Minute Billing and Monetary Credits for MSDN Subscribers

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jun 25, 2013

Microsoft has updated Windows Azure with per minute billing based on actual usage, monetary credit for different levels of MSDN subscribers including the ability to check credit status from within the management portal.

lua.vm.js – Running Lua VM in a JavaScript VM

by Abel Avram on  May 31, 2013 2

Mozilla is showing off the strength of asm.js by running the entire Lua VM in a JavaScript VM, with the ability to call JS code.

Azul Systems release Zing Platform Edition for WebSphere Application Server

by Victor Grazi on  May 17, 2013

Azul Systems, Inc. announced the launch of Zing Platform Edition with WebSphere. Zing PE integrates IBM WebSphere Applications Server (WAS) with an enhanced version of its Zing Java Virtual Machine.

LMAX Exchange Getting Up To 50% Improvement in Latency From Azul's Zing JVM

by Charles Humble on  May 07, 2013

Developers at the LMAX Exchange, an execution venue for trading FX established in the City of London in October 2010, have begun testing Azul's Zing JVM as a way of improving their already impressive response times and throughput rates.

Windows Azure Adds Iaas, Virtual Machine, Virtual Network and Hourly Billing Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Apr 29, 2013 2

Windows Azure has been updated with support for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Windows and Linux virtual machine images, virtual networks with persistent private IPs, increased OS Size including hourly billing mechanism for SQL Server and BizTalk Server virtual machine images.

Will Java 8 Solve PermGen OutOfMemoryError?

by Fabian Lange on  Mar 06, 2013 10

As part of Oracle's ongoing project to merge the HotSpot and JRockit codebases, Oracle has announced that they will remove PermGen from the Java 8 version of the HotSpot JVM. The effects of the removal of PermGen can now be checked with Java 8 Early Access builds, it is time to find out if all PermGen problems have been resolved.

Microsoft’s Cloud Guidance Addresses SQL Server

by Harry Brumleve on  Feb 21, 2013

Microsoft's guidance on how to deploy a SQL solution in Azure addresses many concerns such as service level agreements, maintenance, and scalability. Additionally, a framework is offered which helps developers make this decision based upon their solution's specific needs.

Windows Azure Updates: Job Scheduler, Command Line Support, ACS and Media

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jan 09, 2013 1

Microsoft recently released several updates for Windows Azure with background job scheduler, addition of North Europe region, mobile support for command line tool and support for SQL Data Sync services.

GE Energy Uses InvokeDynamic to Bring Magik to the JVM

by Charles Humble on  Dec 20, 2012

In July, the Digital Energy unit within GE Energy Management disclosed that they were in the process of porting their Smalltalk-inspired programming language, Magik, from its own proprietary Virtual Machine, MagikSF, to the JVM. With the port now well under way, InfoQ spoke to project lead/architect George Marrows to find out more.

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