Weld 1.1 Solidified
Based on the CDI 1.0 API, Weld 1.1 has reached GA status. Weld is the reference implementation for Contexts and Dependency Injection for Java EE 6. The major changes to this release include 140 bugfixes, easier view-layer integrations, a new pastecode example, significant memory usage improvements, and the ability to exclude classes from scanning and deployment as beans by Weld. JBoss also just released version 1.0.4 of the CDI TCK.
Scala Wins Funding from Europe!
The European Research Council, a department of the EU, has agreed to pay €2.3 million to the Scala project over the next five years. This funding will allow the project to double the size of its team! The focus of this funding will be to surmount some of the challenges surrounding parallel programming. Congratulations, Scala!
jQuery 1.5 Beta Hits the Wires
Not only is jQuery's 5th birthday this week, it's also the week of the jQuery 1.5 Beta 1 release. Although it may seem like 1.5 GA is far away, the tendencies of jQuery's release schedule indicate that a release candidate will be out in ten days and the final release is expected by the end of the month. New features include memory leak fixes, performance improvements, better cross-browser compatibility, a rewritten Ajax module, and the ability to subclass jQuery.
Apple Says Steve Jobs Will Take a New Medical Leave
A year and a half after his liver transplant, Steve Jobs is having health problems once again.