Oracle has released Cloud Application Foundation (CAF) 12c, an integrated middleware platform that works on both traditional data centers and cloud environments. It is a combination of WebLogic Server for Java EE, Coherence in-memory data grid, Tuxedo for C/C++/COBOL, Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder for configuration and deployment, and Oracle Traffic Director for load balancing.
Oracle Corporation released GlassFish Open Source Edition 4.0, what they are branding as the "World's first Java EE 7 Application Server".
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.
LeanSentry recently added a feature which monitors ASP.NET/IIS applications and provides alerts as and when the site hangs along with the required remedial measures.
NGINX 1.4 comes with experimental support for SPDY, WebSocket proxying, and gunzip support, while Google enters beta with PageSpeed for NGINX.
Leading Linux vendor Red Hat has announced that JBoss Application Server is being renamed WildFly, said to represent JBoss AS's "extremely agile, lightweight, untamed and truly free" nature. In a separate announcement the firm has also started to make the binaries for their Enterprise Application Platform available to developers under an LPGL license for free.
At its annual customer conference in Las Vegas, IBM unveiled a number of new enhancements to its “MobileFirst” portfolio of products including data analytics support, mobile cloud services, cross-platform testing capabilities, as well as a series of updates to their core products to better support the mobile ecosystem.
LeanSentry, formerly Sentinel has been updated with support for smart alerts, error highlighting, enhanced dashboard, classic ASP support in addition to several diagnostics features.
Microsoft Office Developer Tools - Search Configuration Template, App Validation and Azure Debugging
The recently released Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012 provides a new search configuration project template, ability to validate apps during the submission process and Windows Azure debugging.
Microsoft updated several tools for developers targeting SQL Server, SharePoint, and Office. The Business Intelligence tools support analysis, integration, and reporting for SQL Server. The Office/SharePoint tools suite bring support for the 2013 versions of each and .NET Framework 4.5.
Servant enables you to manage various settings of Internet Information Services (IIS) directly from your browser.
Mozilla is scaling websites from thousands to hundreds of millions of users through simple scaling patterns they have learned internally according to Brandon Burton, web operations engineer at Mozilla. The lessons learned include caching, scaling out web servers, asynchronous jobs, and databases.
DotNetNuke 7 has been recently released with support for Active Directory and SharePoint Lists. Richard Dumas, Senior Director of DotNetNuke Corp speaks exclusively to InfoQ on the recent release.
Visual Studio 2012 SharePoint Emulators recently released by Microsoft simplifies the unit testing of SharePoint code. It provides necessary libraries for implementing Microsoft Fakes based shims.
The addition of the app store to Office and SharePoint 2013 provides new opportunities for both users and developers. These new features provide greater awareness for Internet data sources and bring customization to users.