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Jun 21, 2010


  • Java
  • Farewell Google Collections - Welcome Google Guava. Guava release 05 is out and in maven central.
  • Spring Tool Suite 3.0.3 is out - more than 100 bug fixes. Spring still suffers from no separation of api from implementation and so each dependency is bloated with implementations for libraries you will never use. Yay.
  • HyperSQL 2.0 released - not H2 (which is a different db).
  • Eclipse 3.6 due for release June 23rd (US) - Helios.
  • Marketplace
  • Ability to export more options as you agree on them as a team
  • Lots of fixes in the editor
  • Clojure
  • Mark released clojure-maven-plugin 1.3.3 this week, minor fixes, 1.3.4 should be out soon fixing some other minor things discovered
  • Groovy
  • Groovy 1.7.3 released - mr haki as usual goes through whats in 1.7.3, hilights include @InheritedConstructor, some new methods on dates, extra facilities around string handling
  • GContracts 1.1 - a framework for design by contract that uses Groovy AST and annotations to take contracts and insert asserts that fulfill them into your method bodies. It currently supports both pre and post conditions and condition inheritance.
  • Spock 0.4- bring on the mocking. Spock is a Groovy based Unit testing DSL which really ramps up the use of the AST in Groovy to make testing expressive. RV: also makes it look way too perl like for my reading.
  • Tools
  • Breaks a lot of plugins - new version of enclojure will be out shortly for clojure fans


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