As part of the 0.8 release the Docker.io team have announced support for installation on Mac OS X and the use of the BTRFS as an alternative to AUFS.
The GPS constellation in use today was launched twenty five years ago, and is still going strong. Today, GPS receivers can be found in most smart phones as well as commercial airliners and supertankers. InfoQ looks back at how the GPS came to be, and how locations are being used today with HTML5 and geo location services.
The first release candidates of Java 8 started showing up in early February. The first, b128, on February 4, and a second announced on the OpenJDK mailing list a week later.
SharpDevelop 5 has been released with new features such as class browser, search grouping including integration support for ILSpy. It also includes features such as insert with cursor, context actions, code inspections, enhanced scrollbar, background syntax check, link mode, suppressing issues, automatic variable naming in addition to XML based tooltips for documentation.
Elasticsearch released version 1.0.0 of its self-titled, open-source analytics tool. Elasticsearch is a distributed search engine which allows for real-time data analysis in big-data environments. The new version comes with various functional enhancements and changes to the API to make Elasticsearch more intuitive and powerful to use.
Oracle released their latest Critical Patch Update (CPU), containing 144 new security fixes across all product families, including 36 for Java SE.
BigQuery, a SaaS query offering by Google, seems to gain more and more momentum. It allows to query large-scale columnar data structures using a SQL-like query language, in the cloud and provides integration with other Google services such as Google Analytics and Google Apps Script.
Google have announced general availability of their Cloud SQL service. At launch the service comes with automatic encryption of customer data, a 99.95% uptime SLA and support for databases up to 500GB in size.
To incrementally develop and deliver products using agile software development, requirements are gathered and organized into a product backlog. A requirement technique that is used in agile software development is use cases. Some techniques to apply use cases for managing product requirements in agile are use case 2.0, slicing and laminating.
Pebble, maker of the successful Pebble and Pebble Steel smartwatches, opened up its appstore earlier this month. Pebble appstore aims at offering both customers and developers a centralised app distribution channel, thus becoming "the first place where Pebble users look for Pebble apps."
ComponentOne has released ActiveReports 8 with support for maps, RSS14Stacked, RSSLimited and MicroPDF417 barcodes, Windows Azure under both partial and full trust environments in addition to a HTML5 viewer which enables you to build applications optimized for various mobile devices.
Red Hat's JBoss division has today announced the availability of WildFly 8, the product formerly know as JBoss Application Server. InfoQ spoke to Jason Greene, WildFly Lead / JBoss EAP Platform Architect at Red Hat's JBoss division to find out more about the new product.
Red Hat's JBoss division has today announced the availability of WildFly 8, formerly know as JBoss Application Server. This release fully supports the Java EE 7 specification. WildFly also gains a completely new web server called Undertow, new security features, and a patching system for updates to the running system.