Tuesday Sep 16, 2008

... JRuby Pools, Mural, JSF 2.0 EDR2, MacBooks, and Sun Hardware from Dunnington to Hadrons

A compilation of today's news of interest:

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Jacob explains the (simple) configuration options for JRuby Pool.

Srenga does a Shallow Dive into Mural, the Open Source MDM engine in the GlassFish community.

The JSR314 EG has released the Expert Draft 2 for JSF 2.0 (Download). This version includes Section 13.3 on JavaScript API (thanks for the tip, Roger), as well as Section 3.6 on Composite UI Components (see the Enterprise Tips on this feature: Part I and Part II).

Our household owns several aging Apple laptops so I am keeping an eye on the MacBook Shipments rumor, although OpenSolaris continues to make progress and that may soon be a realistic option for us.

Intel has announced the new high-end Dunnington processors ( InternetNews), and Sun already has machines to accompany them (Marketwatch).

And in all the noise about the LHC I had missed that the CERN is Thumpers and StorageTek products to store the data - through the Customer Ready program.

Friday Sep 12, 2008

... GlassFish ESB M1, Kenai and JRuby, SocialSite News, OpenDS and Intel Dave

A compilation of today's news of interest:

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From OpenESB, the first milestone for GlassFIshESB. Andi will post a longer entry later in the weekend but in the meantime check the Announcement and the Welcome from Bill.

Kenai beta is out, a very strong proof that JRuby on GlassFish (v2) is ready for the prime time. The event deserves a full spotlight and I'll do one this weekend.

SocialSite continues making progress. Vijay provides a list of the projects Recent Changes which include a new security model, full support for OpenSocial RESTful APIs, and more. The team will also start following the GlassFish usual model of regular milestones.

From OpenDS, Terry more reports on the Logger Analyzer. I need to spend more time in the OpenDS mailing lists - or convince Ludovic et al to blog more often!

And, from Intel Dave a nice screencast describing Role of Wireless in OpenSolaris. Neat to see an Intel guy talking about your Intel centrino-based OpenSolaris laptop!. Yeah for OpenSource!