Cloud Foundry Core is a web application that verifies public instances (Cloud Foundry Endpoints) against a common set of runtimes and services. This helps portability across companies that provide Cloud Foundry instances. At the same time a new version Micro Cloud Foundry is released with support for Java 7.0, JRuby, Play 2.0 framework and more.
The embeddable open source web-based code editor ACE has reached version 1.0, coming with support for editing very large files, syntax highlighting for 45 languages, TextMate themes, Emacs and Vi key bindings, and other features.
Node.js 0.8 is out. It is faster, more stable, has major improvements in the Cluster module, a new Domain module and a new build that depends on GYP.
Microsoft continues to invest in Node.js, this time by introducing a new, open source SQL Server Driver and new Node-specific features in WebMatrix.
Travis CI, a cloud-based continuous integration (CI) offering for open source projects on Github, has announced support for Java builds, as well as Scala and Groovy additions. After gaining traction among the Ruby open source community the project is now looking into the possibility of expansion to a hosted CI service (nicknamed Travis Pro).
Windows Azure team announced major updates including support for Node.js, better scalability for SQL Azure through Federation and higher individual DB Size limits (upto 150 GB), a limited preview for Hadoop and more.
Engine Yard joins the growing number of hosters with Node.js support. InfoQ talked to Dr Nic Williams about the nature of the Node.js support and more.
Node.js can now run on Windows without Cygwin, the performance being significantly improved both on Windows and UX systems.
Today, Facebook and Heroku announced an integration between the their respective developer platforms that simplifies the development of Facebook Apps. With just a few clicks, you can select your language and configure which type of App you want to develop (Web Site, Canvas or Page Tab).
Heroku recently announced its new Cedar stack and the addition of Node.js and Clojure as new deployment languages. InfoQ spoke with Heroku Co-Founder Adam Wiggins about this recent development, underlying principles and future plans. He compares a PAAS to an Operating System for the Cloud built atop of the combination of powerful, existing tools.
Yevgeniy Brikman, Principal Software Engineer at linked in, published a summary of his evaluation of the Play framework, a Java Web Framework that supports asynchronous programming patterns with HTTP.
Since its 1.0 release last month, the Node Package Manager has had a number of point revisions and is being increasingly used to manage Node.js runtimes.