Prismatic have added data coercion in the 0.2 release of their Clojure data description library, Schema. The addition of coercion means that the library doesn’t just reject data that has the wrong types, but it can be configured to modify instances to fit the schema. InfoQ talked to Prismatic's Jason Wolfe about Schema.
InfoQ spoke to VersionOne CEO Robert Holler about the 8th State of Agile survey results which were recently released.
Telerik recently renamed OpenAccess ORM as Telerik Data Access with Improved User Interface and colored visual designer in addition to Telerik.DataAccess.Core NuGet, Telerik.DataAccess.Fluent and Telerik.DataAccess.Fluent.Sample NuGet packages.
Hazelcast, an open source in-memory data grid solution introduces a MapReduce API for its offering.
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.