The second beta for Seam 3
was released this week. This final beta
includes several enhanced features, such as consolidated API
documentation and many bugfixes. The candidate release (CR) is expected
by the end of this month. Final release could be as early as March,
2011. It's finally coming!
Search Your Cache with Terracotta Ehcache Search
is now searchable (natively!) using Terracotta's newly unveiled Ehcache
Search feature. Terracotta
says that searches can be performed against
Element keys and values using extracted attributes much like the key-value
concept behind some NoSQL databases. Attributes
are searchable in two
different ways: programmatically and by configuration. Mike Allen from
Terracotta told DZone that Apache Lucene was one of the search
technologies rolled up into this solution: “We do in fact currently make
use of Lucene behind the scenes in our distributed search
implementation (but not in the standalone implementation). Lucene isn't
exposed to users - so we may replace it in the future. Key to our
solution is that we combine Lucene with our own code to deliver
performant scale out. We don't use Solr." Ehcache Search
has been built
into the core Ehcache API and can be downloaded immediately.
Release the Kraken! Tame it with Puppet
has released a case study detailing their use of Puppet to manage
the academic supercomputer dubbed "Kraken."
In the past year, Puppet has successfully been used to manage several
massive servers. To date, servers have been consistently maintained at
over 95% and it's made security, recovery, and other things a lot easier
for Stephen McNally, the sys-admin for this beast of a computer at the
University of Tennessee.
Final Release of Spring Python 1.2
the final release of Spring Python 1.2, support has now been added for
Pyro 4 and Secure XML-RPC connections. 1.2 also improves the API for
SQL insert operations and fixes several bugs. Spring Python 1.2
is now based on
blooms over apparent repression of programming information on
Wikipedia. Thanks to Osman Pala for bringing this to our attention.