Phusion Passenger, a popular web app server originally for Ruby, now supports Node.js apps. The feature was introduced in the Enterprise edition of Passenger earlier this year, but has been open sourced as of the recent 4.0.21 release of the free version. Phusion Passenger brings Scaling, Statistics, Supervision and Multitenancy to Node.js. InfoQ talked to Phusion's CTO Hongli Lai.
Over the past months, InfoQ published three research items on the current state of Ruby on Rails practice. Now the results are in and we're taking a look at what tools Rails developers currently use.
FP Complete has launched Haskell Center, their new Haskell IDE and application server. The IDE is browser based, and together with their application server, should make it much easier to create and run web based Haskell programs.
LeanSentry, web based server and application monitoring tool for .NET has been updated with improved alerts in addition to an ability to set custom response time with an option to ignore any least important errors.
IBM announced its support for Pivotal's Cloud Foundry last month through a partnership in the continued development of the popular, open source Platform-as-a-Service. The announcement comes as one in a string of backings from IBM for cloud-related open source projects.
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.