Developer Break: From Red Hat tools to .Net HTTP clients
Open Source Languages and Tools
- The beta version of the Red Hat Developer Toolset 2.0 contains components such as Eclipse 4.3.0, Dyninst 8.0, Strace 4.7, MEMSTOMP and GCC 4.8.
- A further beta version of Qt Creator 2.8.0 has been released. The new version of the IDE includes a Python code editor and enables return values to be assigned to local variables.
- Camunda has launched a project aimed at developing a PHP SDK for camunda BPM. Once completed it will encompass a PHP client library for the REST API, documentation and a demo application and will facilitate development of PHP applications connecting to camunda Business Process Management middleware services.
- Browser IDE qjide (Qooxdoo J IDE) for the programming language J can be used to write both native J applications and web applications in J. Version 2.0 of the development environment is compatible with Python 2 and 3 and now has a separate configuration file.
Open Source Libraries
- Version 3.0.1 of open source Java EE application server Apache Geronimo has been released; it now supports the full profile of Java EE 6 and can be executed using Java 7. The development team has also updated components such as ActiveMQ, Tomcat and Yoko with the latest versions.
Other Libraries and Tools
- Microsoft has made a release candidate of its portable HttpClient available. HttpClient is a collection of .NET APIs for connecting internet services able to be addressed via HTTP.
- StrongLoop, a Node.js distribution with commercial support, has entered the beta phase and is available to the general public in the form of version 1.0.
Resources and Information
- Want to learn Erlang? Ward Bekker has compiled a handy beginners' guide with useful resources, books, meetups and other events.