Developer Break: Alfresco, Microsoft, TypeSafe, TypeScript, Typo3
Developer Break – catch up on the smaller but important notes for developers, from libraries to APIs and from people to postings. This week: Alfresco's APIs, C++ polls, Accusoft's ImageGear, LinkedIn's Hackday, MariaDB's replication, Microsoft's new developer evangelist, Mono's summer of code, TypeSafe's spring, TypeScript's welcome and Typo3's new naming.
- Alfresco has announced an API for Alfresco in the Cloud based around the Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) open standard, which it believes will provide iOS, Android and cloud developers an alternative to the consumer file sharing APIs of services such as Dropbox and iCloud.
- Herb Sutter, Microsoft's representative on the ISO C++ standards committee, has called for participation in a poll to determine what developers want from their favourite C++ compiler.
- Accusoft has announced version 20.2 of ImageGear for Silverlight and .NET with new ASP.NET/HTML5 functionality and updated DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) support.
- Social/business network Linkedin is holding its first European Hackday in Berlin. The theme is "Against the Digital Ennui" and teams are challenged, over 19 and 20 October, "to come up with something that is functional, useful, elegant, and that serves a very real purpose – whether at work or in your personal lives."
- Former MySQL and now MariaDB lead developer Mony Widenius has announced that he has finished work on the first version of multi-source replication for the future MariaDB 10.0.
- According to Bloomberg, Steve Guggenheimer is taking over Microsoft's Developer and Platform Evangelism (DPE). He'd previously been working at the company's OEM division.
- Developments from the Google Summer of Code, such as Code Contracts and Task Parallel Library's DataFlow, have been incorporated in the new Mono 2.11.4 release.
- Spring co-creator Rod Johnson, who recently left VMware, has now joined Typesafe's board of directors. Typesafe is dedicated to developing Scala and a complete development stack for the JVM native language.
- The TYPO3 community has done some renaming of its internally developed products: FLOW3 is now TYPO3 Flow, TYPO3 becomes TYPO3 CMS, and Fluid is called TYPO3 Fluid.