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Apache Hadoop 2.4.0

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The Apache community has voted to release Apache Hadoop 2.4.0, so the new release is now available and consists of important improvements. The improvements are related not only to HDFS but also to MapReduce. The important improvement in HDFS is about NameNodes. Multiple independent Namenodes and Namespaces are now used that do not require coordination with each other. Datanodes are ...

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MongoDB 2.6 is out

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Introduction MongoDB is evolving rapidly. The 2.2 version introduced the aggregation framework as an alternative to the Map-Reduce query model. Generating aggregated reports is a recurrent requirement for enterprise systems and MongoDB shines in this regard. If you’re new to it you might want to check this aggregation framework introduction or the performance tuning and the data modelling guides. Let’s ...

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Apache Olingo is now a top-level project

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The Apache Software Foundation recently announced that Apache Olingo has graduated from the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level Project, thus signifying that the project’s community and products have been well-governed under the ASF’s meritocratic process and principles. Apache Olingo is an open-source, generic Java client and server library implementation of the OData (Open Data Protocol) standard for interoperable querying ...

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Spring Boot 1.0 followed by Spring Boot 1.0.1 bug fix release

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Spring Boot 1.0 release was recently announced by the Spring Boot team, and was followed by Spring Boot 1.0.1.RELEASE, a bug fix release that also includes a few new features. Spring Boot was created 18 months ago, with a purpose to improve containerless web application architectures. The new release, that is already available in Maven Central and the repo.spring.io repository ...

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NetBeans IDE 8.0 and new features for Java 8

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NetBeans IDE 8.0 is released, also providing new features for Java 8 technologies. It has code analyzers and editors for working with Java SE 8, Java SE Embedded 8, and Java ME Embedded 8. The IDE also has new enhancements that further improve its support for Maven and Java EE with PrimeFaces. Most important highlights are: tools and editor enhancements ...

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Akka Toolkit 2.3 released

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The release of 2.3.0 version of Akka toolkit was recently announced. Akka is a very useful toolkit and runtime for building highly concurrent, distributed, and fault tolerant event-driven applications on the JVM. It is distributed and provides high-level abstractions like Actors, Futures and STM. Its new release comes eight months after the 2.2.0 release and brings along new features. One ...

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Java EE 8 : What does the community want?

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Following the earlier two community surveys, the first announced in December 2013 and the second in January 2014, Oracle calls the enterprise community for a third and final survey on Java EE 8.  The closing date for the survey will be March 24, 2014 at 12 AM Pacific Time. It is worth noting that while the first two surveys revealed the ...

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Spring Data Couchbase 1.0 GA Released

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Spring Data Couchbase 1.0 GA release is here! The project is a part of the Spring Data project which aims to provide a familiar and consistent Spring-based programming model for new datastores while retaining store-specific features and capabilities. The Spring Data Couchbase project provides integration with the Couchbase Server database. There have been changes and improvements that led to the ...

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Java 8 : What do developers think?

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Since Java 8 releasement countdown is starting, Java developers seem certainly ready to get involved. According to a survey in Typesafe, 65% of developers who participated answered that they will be migrating to Java 8 in a 24 months plan, and from them 30% will try to migrate over the next 6 months. 73% of developers who participated are currently ...

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