Visual Studio 2012 gets rid of “VS Setup” projects. However, the WiX toolset provides a strong open alternative for creating your installation packages.
A Cisco survey shows the current level and the trend in cloud migration along with the main challenges IT decision makers associate with such operations.
On behalf of the IETF, Mark Nottingham has recently published a draft of the Home Documents for HTTP APIs specification. Intended for non-browser clients, it provides a way to describe resources available from a particular site as well as possible hints on how to interact with those services.
ZeroTurnaround brings its hotpatching technology into production deployments via LiveRebel, a solution for online updates of Java EE applications. New in this version are the improved user interface and the transactional nature of updates (fully reversible).
Microsoft recently announced the Release Candidate of Web Deploy 3.0, their tool for packaging and deploying web applications. The new version includes support for IIS8 on Windows Server 8, PowerShell cmdlets, and automated backup.
According to CGN (Government Computer News) the U.S. Army’s Architecture Services Division within the Software Engineering Center (SEC) has deployed a platform for the quick development and migration of applications to the private cloud. The engineers are using OutSystems’ Agile Platform for this purpose.
MSDeploy is a utility for migrating and synchronizing websites between servers. It can create a package to deploy web content, databases, and IIS configuration, and can also be used to keep web server farms synchronized.
ZeroTurnaround today released JRebel 4.5 and announced JRebel Social, a beta version of their popular "redeploy killer" that is free for non-commercial use, provided you are willing to give ZeroTurnaround access to your social network.
ZeroTurnaround has released the next version of their JVM plugin that allows for instant code changes without complete redeployments.
The CompArch Conference is a federated conference that brings together researchers and practitioners interested in Component-Based Software Development and Software Architecture. This year the event is held at the University of Colorado in the United States from June 20th to June 24th. As general chairs Ivica Cnrkovic and Judith Stafford were appointed.
Gartner announced their magic quadrant for Cloud IaaS and web hosting providers
John Blanco published a comparison between the iPhone and Android Development Environment. Even though he favors Java as a programming language, he believes that Xcode and the iPhone simulators are vastly superior to the tools provided by Google. Do you agree?
JRebel 3.0 was released on April 16th. It targets turnaround time in Java development by removing the need for redeployment. Instead it supports advanced class reloading. The article details updating Java classes at runtime and provides an overview of the technologies used in JRebel and especially the improvements of the recently version 3.0.