Enhancements in Orion 5 include: syntax highlighting for several languages, content assist for several Node.js libraries and databases, better syntax validation, cloud deployment and others.
Mono 3.2.7 is out, with a lot of new features such as an improved JIT, new interpreter for LINQ, use of native instructions for 64 bits, and more.
This article overviews the latest most important Android forking attempts which offer developers new opportunities but also some challenges.
Yesterday the Eclipse foundation celebrated its tenth anniversary. The original press release in February 2004 declared the not-for-profit organisation was created from its prior stewardship role to bring together independent parties from developers, consumers and add-in providers to form a board responsible for the long-term direction of Eclipse. Read on for more.
Chris Granger has open sourced the LightTable IDE with the 0.6 release. Third party plugin support was the highlight feature of the release. InfoQ talked to LightTable creator Chris Granger.
Facebook has open sourced Conceal, a set of Java APIs for file encryption and authentication on Android. Conceal uses a subset of OpenSSL’s algorithms and predefined options in order to keep the library smaller, currently being 85KB.
Coverity has released version 7 of its testing platform with improved C#, Java, C, C++ algorithms in addition to support for SonarQube, Eclipse and Visual Studio 2013. The release also includes support for clang compiler used in the development of Objective-C and C/C++.
Isaac Schlueter recently announced his departure from the Node.js open source project, handing the reigns of leadership over to TJ Fontaine. Isaac also announced plans for a startup focused on npm. TJ shares some of his plans for Node over the upcoming year.
It's one thing having an in-house training program. But there is a certain deeper insight that can be gained from attending a Q-Con conference in person. Which may be one reason why attendance at the globe-hopping event continues to grow.
Twitter has developed and open sourced CocoaSPDY, a framework for OS X (Cocoa) and iOS (Cocoa Touch) based on the implementation they previously contributed to Netty, updating in the same time their iOS application to use SPDY instead of plain HTTP. Twitter has noticed up to 30% decrease in communication latency, the improvement being more noticeable when an “user’s network conditions get worse.“
Neo Technology has announced the general availability of Neo4j 2.0, coming with a new graph browser, node labels, an optional schema and an improved Cypher.
Writing code to compare objects can be tedious, especially when dealing with large objects or deep graphs. And when the classes change errors often slip in. One way to reduce the potential for error is to rely on a library such as Greg Finzer’s Compare .NET Objects. This library offer reasonable performance for up to 10,000 objects.
Apigee Edge now supports Node.js and has open sourced Volos, a project containing a set of API management modules.
The recently released version 5.9 of the message broker Apache ActiveMQ adds among other features support for replication of the LevelDB Store and a new Hawtio web console together with more than 200 issues resolved.