Episode 27 – May 2015

Kito and Daniel are joined by special guest Seb Rose (co-author of The Cucumber for Java Book: Behaviour-Driven Development for Testers and Developers). They discuss new releases from Polymer, ICEfaces, PrimeFaces,  JBoss EAP, SonarCube, Pitest, IntelliJ IDEA, Serenity, and more. They also discuss Behavior-driven-testing (BDD), Cucumber, Geb, Spock, and Test-Driven Development (TDD).

UI Tier

AngularFaces 2.1.3 has been released!

Polymer 0.8 Release

ICEfaces EE 4.0.0.GA  

Includes ICEfaces Mobile Device Simulator

ICEpdf 5.1.2: Now With Enhanced Asian Font Capabilities

PrimeFaces Sentinel 1.2 Released

PrimeFaces 5.2.RC1 Released

Introducing PrimeFaces Spark

Services (Middleware & Microservices) Tier

JBossWS 5.0.0.Final is available!

JBoss EAP 6.4 now available


AeroGear iOS SDK v2.3 is out!


SonarQube 5.1 released  – http://www.sonarqube.org/sonarqube-5-1-in-screenshots/

Pitest 1.1.5 released  – http://pitest.org

Sonar Pitest Plugin 0.5 released  – https://github.com/SonarCommunity/sonar-pitest

JOSRA Git Automated Branching Strategy & Jenkins Plugin  – http://www.josra.org/blog/An-automated-git-branching-strategy.html

IntelliJ IDEA 14.1 released  – decompiler with extended debugging facilities

Gherkin 3 development continues  – https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/cukes/YLKsqbBMBoI/DYhfFx8GBegJ

Serenity 1.0.47 released  better Cucumber integration – http://thucydides.info/docs/serenity-staging/


Testing with Cucumber and comparison to Geb and Spock – [Cucumber is a collaboration tool – https://cukes.info/blog/2014/03/03/the-worlds-most-misunderstood-collaboration-tool]

Teaching TDD with CyberDojo – http://cyber-dojo.org

  1. What’s coverage good for? A. Killing mutants efficiently.


No Fluff Just Stuff


Claysnow Limited (Seb Rose’s company)

Liz Keogh’s blog

Growing Object-Oriented Software, Guided by Tests – book by Freeman/Pryce


Episode 26 – Mar 2015

Kito, Ian, and Daniel cover new releases from Oracle, PrimeFaces, RichFaces, Hibernate, Spring, Apache, and more. They also discuss AngularJS 2.0’s decision to use TypeScript, Microsoft dropping IE, and testing with Selenium and Geb.

Correction: PrimeFaces Sentinel Layout  + Theme pricing is $79 (basic) and $479 (extended); Theme only pricing is $49 / $249.

UI Tier

Oracle MAF 2.1

PrimeFaces Sentinel Premium Theme

PrimeFaces Elite 5.1.14 and 5.0.18 Released

AngularJS 2.0: Built on TypeScript

TypeScript Loves AngularJS

RichFaces 4.5.3 Released

FaceBook Open Sources React Framework  

Microsoft to discontinue IE

Persistence Tier

Hibernate Search 5.1 Released

Hibernate Search 5.1.1 Released

Hibernate JPQL Bug Fixes and Hibernate OGM 4.1.2

Apache Jena 2.13.0 release, with features Elephas and Fuseki2.

Apache Camel 2.15.0 released

Services (Middleware & Microservices) Tier

Spring Cloud 1.0

Spring Security 4.0.0 Released

Spring Security and Single-Page Applications with AngularJS

Spring Framework 4.1.6 released

Spring Security Kerberos 1.0.0.RC1 Released


Java SE 7U75 / 7U76 Now Available

Java SE 8u31 Now Available  

Java SE 8u40 Now Available

Oracle Java SE Embedded 8u33

metrics-clojure 2.5.0 is released


Testing with Selenium WebDriver and Geb.

Events No Fluff Just Stuff

Episode 25 – Feb 2015

Episode 24 – Jan 2015

Kito, Ian, Daniel and Reza cover new Enterprise Java releases, including Jersey, RichFaces, AngularJS, TypeScript, JMS, Akka, Spring, Hibernate OGM, JSF, Scala and more. They also discuss Oracle’s new Alta UI project, as well as Adopt-a-JSR, JavaOne videos, and more.

UI Tier

Oracle Ulta UI


JSF 2.3 initial milestone

Jersey 2.5

RichFaces 4.5.2

AngularJS 1.3.9 Released

Planning AngularJS 1.4

TypeScript 1.4 Released

Persistence Tier

Infinispan 7.0.2

Hibernate OGM 4.1.1

Services Tier (Middleware & Microservices)

JMS 2 errata release

Java EE Security JSR

Java EE Management JSR

WebLogic Maven Repository

Akka 2.3.8 Maintenance Release

Spring Framework 4.1.4 & 4.0.9 & 3.2.13 released


Apache Validator Released  

Maven 3.2.5 Released

Scala 2.11.5 Released  

Spring Boot 1.2.1 released

Spring Session 1.0.0.RELEASE

Spring IO Platform 1.1.1 released

Spring Batch and Spring Batch Admin Releases



JavaOne Videos for Free

What about the other Java EE 8 launched JSRs?


No Fluff Just Stuff

Additional Notes:

JSON Web Token

Episode 22 – October 2014

Kito, Ian, and Daniel discuss JavaOne, JSF, web frameworks, mobile development, Internet of Things, and new JBoss, Apache, PrimeFaces, Spring, MySQL, and TypeSafe releases.

UI Tier

JavaOne Update: Kito’s JSF sessions

When the PrimeFaces Bootstrap Theme Isn’t Enough

What’s Next for JSF?

eBay, Connecting Buyers and Sellers Globally via JavaServer Faces

JavaOne Update: ankor.io

JavaOne Update: Web Framework Smackdown

JavaOne Update: Oracle Mobile Application Framework (MAF) (sessions)

JavaOne Update: JSF 2.3 – Integration with Front-End Frameworks

PrimeFaces 5.1 Released

New in RichFaces 4.5: Charts

Middle Tier

JBossWS 4.3.1 Released

Infinispan 7.0.0.CR1 Released

JBoss BPM 6.0.3 Released

Apache Lucene/Solr 4.10.1 Released

Apache Cayenne 3.1 Released

Apache Tomcat 8.0.14 Released

Apache UIMA Ruta 2.2.1 Released

Apache Storm Released as top-level project

Apache TomEE wins Duke’s Choice award at JavaOne

Spring Framework 4.1.1 released

Spring XD 1.0.1 released

Spring Boot 1.1.7 released

Persistence Tier

MySQL REST API introduced

Slick 2.0 GA released


Arquillian ShrinkWrap 2.2.0-beta-1 released

Arquillian AngularJS 1.2.0-beta-1 Graphene Plugin released


JavaOne Update: Java 8 Embedded

JDK 8 for Mobile iOS and Android Devices

JavaOne Update: Internet of Things

Universal Development Kit for Creating and Deploying Smart Home/Building Applications

Gateway One


JavaOne highlights: Portlet EG meeting, Servlet EG meeting, Java Hub, Java Community Keynote, Duke’s Cafe


No Fluff Just Stuff

Episode 21 – Aug 2014

Kito, Ian, and Daniel change up the format to involve more discussion. They discuss the new Java EE JSRs (JSF, JMS, Servlet, CDI, Java API for JSON Binding, etc.) plus entirely new proposals such as MVC and Java API for JSON Binding. Other topics include RichFaces, PrimeFaces, Apache TomEE, Delta Spike, QUnit, Angular.js. Hibernate OGM, Spring Boot, JBoss Errai, and more, plus upcoming conferences.

If you have feedback on the new format, please let us know.

UI Tier

Mojarra 2.2.8 released

PrimeFaces 5.0.5, 4.0.18, 3.5.28 released

RichFaces 4.5.0.Alpha3 released

ICEfaces EE 3.3.0.GA_P02 released

JSF 2.3 JSR proposal

Servlet 4.0

Java API for JSON Binding

Spring Framework 4.1 — Spring MVC Improvements

Java EE MVC 1.0 JSR

Middle Tier

Apache TomEE JAX-RS / Arquillian starter project

Delta Spike 1.0 Released

Contexts and Dependency Injection for Java 2.0

It’s time to begin JMS 2.1.

Persistence Tier

Hibernate OGM nominated for Duke’s Choice Award

Apache Hadoop 2.5.0 is released

Apache Sqoop 1.4.5 released


Jena 2.12.0 released

Spring XD 1.0 GA Released

Spring Boot 1.1.5 released

Errai 3.1.0.CR1, 3.0.2.Final and 2.4.5.Final released!


  • JavaZone – Oslo, Norway – September 9th-11th
  • JavaOne – San Francisco, CA September 28 – October 2, 2014
  • Devoxx – Antwerp, Belgium – November 10th-14th

No Fluff Just Stuff

Episode 20 – May 2014

Kito, Ian, and Daniel discuss new releases from Spring, JBoss, ICEsoft, PrimeFaces, Apache, IBM, and TypeSafe. They also discuss build tools, the future of JSF, Daniel’s languagematrix project, and the Mojarra web site.

Daniel’s project: language-matrix: Code snippets to do useful things for 11 languages: C, C++, Groovy, Ruby, Java, Scala, Python, Haskell, Javascript, Lisp, Clojure.

New Releases Spring

Spring Framework 4.0.4 released

Spring Integration 4.0 Released

Spring Social 1.1.0 Released

Spring Boot 1.0.2.RELEASE Available Now

Spring Batch 2.2.6.RELEASE is now available

Spring AMQP 1.3 Released

Groovy 2.3 Released


Teiid 8.7 Final Released  

Weld 2.2 (CDI 1.2 reference implementation) released!

JBoss Tools Integration Stack 4.1.4.Final / JBoss Developer Studio Integration Stack 7.0.1.GA

ModeShape 3.7.2.Final is available

Hibernate ORM 4.2.12.Final Released

Immutant 1.1.1 Released

Forge 2.4.1.Final (Roasted) Released

Arquillian AngularJS 1.2.0.Alpha1 Released

JavaServer Faces

MyFaces Core v2.2.3 Released

PrimeFaces 5 Released

PrimeFaces Elite 4.0.13 Released

PrimeFaces Extensions 2.0 Released

RichFaces 4.3.6.Final Released

ICEfaces 4.0 Beta Released!


Apache Lucene 4.8.0 released

Apache Solr 4.8.0 released

Apache Portable Runtime 1.5.1 released  

Apache Archiva 1.3.8 released

Apache jClouds 1.7.2 released

Apache Commons Lang 3.3.2 released

Apache CouchDB 1.5.1 released

Apache Syncope 1.0.9 and 1.1.7 released

Apache Tomcat 7.0.53 released

Apache Struts Zero Day Vulnerability


Announcing IBM Codename: BlueMix for Eclipse Beta

WebSphere Application Server Migration Toolkit – Liberty Tech Preview

Announcing: April betas for Liberty profile and WebSphere Developer Tools


Scala 2.11 Has Arrived!

Typesafe announces Akka Streams, a part of the Reactive Streams Initiative

Activator 1.1 Integrates App Inspection and a New UI


Guava 17 Released

jQuery 1.11.1 and 2.1.1 Released

Git 1.9.2 Released  

IntelliJ IDEA 13.1.2 Update is Available

Updated: Eclipse Foundation Announces Java 8 Support

Java ME 8 Arrives


Mojarra site gets a facelift


No Fluff Just Stuff

Episode 19 – Mar 2014

Kito, Ian, and Daniel cover new releases from Spring, MyFaces, TypeSafe, JBoss, Oracle, and Apache. They also discuss the ThoughtWorks Technology Radar, the state of JavaServer Faces, Angular.js, Eclipse, and more.

New Releases Spring

JavaServer Faces

Apache (Gutted most of it, so Kito can finish up)

RedHat / JBoss





Events No Fluff Just Stuff

Episode 18 – Jan 2014

Kito, Ian, and Daniel cover new releases from Spring, MyFaces, ICEsoft, JBoss, Oracle, and Apache. They also discuss responsive design, the Java EE 8 survey, and James Gosling’s Oracle Report Card.

New Releases Spring

Announcing Spring Framework 4.0 GA Release

The Spring Framework 4.1 plan – and 4.0.1 & 3.2.7 releases coming up next week

Spring AMQP 1.3.0.M1 and 1.2.1.RELEASE Available

Spring LDAP 2.0.0.RELEASE Released

JavaServer Faces

MyFaces Core 2.2.0, 2.1.14, 2.0.20 released

What’s new in MyFaces 2.2

RichFaces 5.0.0.Alpha2 Release Announcement

RichWidgets 0.1 Release Announcement

PrimeFaces 4.0.6 and 3.5.22 Released

PrimeFaces 5.0 Roadmap

PrimeFaces Certification Program

Mojarra 2.2.5 and 2.1.27 released  

JSF 2.1.22 major performance improvement


Commons Lang 2.3.1 Released

JMeter 2.11 Released  

Commons Exec 1.2 Released

Apache Cloudstack 4.2.1 Released

Apache Tomcat 7.0.50

Commons Beanutils 1.9.1 Released

Apache Wicket 6.13.0 Released

Apache Camel 2.11.3 Released

RedHat / JBoss

Portlet Bridge 3.3.1.Final released

ModeShape 3.7.1.Final is available

Red Hat and the CentOS Project Join Forces


Java SE Development Kit 7, Update 51 (Includes Jar timestamp warning)

James Gosling Oracle Report Card


Introducing BridgeIt!

Java EE 8 Survey (Part 1) (Part 2)

Jenkins 1.547 Released


GlassFish commercial supported versions – January updates

Events No Fluff Just Stuff