Salesforce.com has open sourced Phoenix, a Java layer enabling developers to run SQL queries on Apache HBase. Update: An interview on Phoenix with James Taylor, Lead Developer at Salesforce.com, has been appended.
VMware's SpringSource team have recently announced plans for Spring 4.0, the next update to the framework, with new features including support for Java SE 8, Groovy 2, parts of Java EE 7, and WebSockets. InfoQ spoke to Spring framework co-founder Juergen Hoeller to find out more about the plans.
Oracle throws weight behind London JUG Adopt a JSR Program
SAP AG announced on the 16th December that its NetWeaver Cloud product, a Java-based platform-as-a-service, has achieved Java EE 6 Web Profile Compatibility. NetWeaver Cloud runs on top of OSGi using Eclipse Virgo as the OSGi container. The product includes an Eclipse-based SDK for building, testing, and deploying applications in the cloud.
Java Enterprise Edition version 7 is well under way. Late last month JSR 339 and JSR 349 were adopted by the public review ballot, making them the first two JSR's to be ratified. InfoQ spoke to Marek Potociar, JSR 339 co spec lead about the latest version of the RESTful Java API.
Spring Migration Analyzer is a command line utility, that takes as input the binary archive of a JavaEE application (e.g. an EAR file) and creates a report, containing JavaEE technologies used, along with advice on effort required to migrate them to Spring/Tomcat. It attempts to create an easier migration path for those who wish to migrate an existing JavaEE application to the Spring framework.
In a recent Zapthink article the author discusses why Java and JAX-RS 2.0 are not always appropriate for building RESTful services. Much has been said about the improvements in JAX-RS 2.0 but it is the Java object model which the author believes is at the heart of at least one of the problems, with REST being shoehorned into Java or vice versa.
As JSR 342, the specification for Java EE 7, makes its way through early draft review the expert group is keen to get community feedback on a number of open issues. These include which of the new APIs should be added to the Java EE Full/Web Profile, as well as how to better align CDI with Java EE.
InfoQ's research initiative continues with an 10th question: "Top 20 Web Frameworks for the JVM". This is a new service we hope will provide you with up-to-date & bias-free community-based insight into trends & behaviors that affect enterprise software development. Unlike traditional vendor/analyst-based research, our research is based on answers provided by YOU.
Oracle has today made a free, cut-down version of their Java EE based Application Development Framework (ADF) available for download through the Oracle Technology Network.
In a move that is becoming rather familiar, Oracle has announced that it is looking to reduce the scope of Java EE 7 in order to keep development on track, by deferring PaaS and multi-tenancy support to Java EE 8.
JBoss Developer Framework is a central documentation resource for JBoss related technologies. The emphasis is on showing a developer how to use the whole software stack at all layers (e.g. user interface and persistence layer) in a single place. It contains Maven quickstarts, tutorials, migration documentation and other resources related to web development for the JBoss Application Server.
Prime Technology clarified its plans for a new version of PrimeFaces Mobile amid strong reactions from the mobile community over its intent to develop its PrimeFaces application for the .NET environment. No stranger to controversy, Prime Technology was embroiled in a disagreement chronicled earlier this year in InfoQ about a competitor, Icesoft Technologies, forking from their PrimeFaces code.
OmniFaces is a utility library attempting to ease JSF development for Enterprise applications. It offers several solutions for common issues encountered in JSF, including validation for component groups, a renderkit for HTML5, full Ajax exception handling and more. It complements existing JSF implementations such as ICEFaces, PrimeFaces and RichFaces.
The Common ReusAble SHell (CRaSH) is an interactive shell (with history support and autocompletion) that attaches to a running JVM and can execute several commands for retrieving JVM statistics or changing JVM internals on the fly. It can be used for remote monitoring and administration of existing Java applications and it is fully extensible via custom Groovy scripts.