Amazon Announces Simple Queue Service (SQS) Support in Management Console

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Amazon just announced support for their Simple Queue Service (SQS) within the main web based Management Console. Previously you would have needed to use the API to manipulate SQS resources.

From the announcement:

We’re excited to announce today that we’ve added support for Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS) to the AWS Management Console.

Amazon SQS offers a reliable and highly scalable queue-based messaging service which supports distributed application and makes it easy to exchange time-sensitive data between components or EC2 instances. The AWS Management Console adds the simplicity of a point-and-click web interface.

You can now create queues, set configurations and manage access – all from your browser.

DZone Launches New HTML5 Zone

Posted in: Enterprise Java

DZone launched a new microzone today that will focus on the evolving HTML5 standard, along with CSS3, ECMAScript, and other emerging web standards through blogs, tutorials, videos and news.

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JavaOne 2011 – Monday Keynote

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JavaOne 2011 got off to a bit of a shaky start this morning with there being a lack of seating in the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton, leading to the escalators eventually being blocked by physically meek, yet surly, security guards and having people being redirected to smaller rooms somewhere else in the rabbit warren that is the Hilton’s conference and event space. However that didn’t happen until after a couple hundred poor souls were left standing at the back of the room to endure a 2 hour-long dry and technical keynote.

Then Mark Reinhold went missing. Not sure what happened there but awkwardly is name was announced and someone else took the stage with no real explanation about why. He then went on to introduce Doug Fisher, VP Intel, who was supposed to be the 2nd half of the keynote. The Intel guys and their Oracle counterparts presented myriad of numbers and graphs to prove that Java runs well on the Intel architecture. Not really sure anyone needed a lot of convincing of that, but their results were impressive nonetheless.

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Mobile App for JavaOne

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The JavaOne Mobile App is now available! Keep connected on your BlackBerry, Droid, or iPhone while at JavaOne. You now have a flexible and convenient way to manage and organize your JavaOne experience. You can access Schedule Builder, exhibitor listings, daily updates, and more. Find out what’s happening and where at JavaOne: all of the activities you need to attend, all of the people you want to meet—all on your mobile device.

via Mobile App for JavaOne JavaOne Conference Blog.

Java developers, meet Heroku

Posted in: Cloud Computing, Enterprise Java

Heroku, the popular Platform-as-a-Service offering initially for Ruby developers only, now supports Java. Actually, Heroku has added support for both the Node.js framework and the Clojure programming language over the past few months, but Java is in a whole other league. If it’s not the world’s most popular programming language, it’s certainly among the most popular — especially among enterprise developers.

via Java developers, meet Heroku — Cloud Computing News.

Amazon Announces ElastiCache Service

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Amazon ElastiCache is a web service that makes it easy to deploy, operate, and scale an in-memory cache in the cloud. The service improves the performance of web applications by allowing you to retrieve information from a fast, managed, in-memory caching system, instead of relying entirely on slower disk-based databases. Amazon ElastiCache is protocol-compliant with Memcached, a widely adopted memory object caching system, so code, applications, and popular tools that you use today with existing Memcached environments will work seamlessly with the service.

via Amazon ElastiCache.

JavaOne 2011 Schedule Builder is LIVE!

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JavaOne Schedule Builder is live at last! Don’t get shut out – go to Schedule Builder NOW to reserve your space in the must-attend sessions on your list.

via JavaOne 2011 Schedule Builder is LIVE! (JavaOne Conference Blog).

Cloudbees lands $10.5M to move Java development into the cloud

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CloudBees, which offers a Java platform as a service (PaaS) for developers, has raised $10.5 million in a funding round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners.

CloudBees was founded by Sacha Labourey, the former chief technology officer of JBoss. Its first investors included JBoss founder Marc Fleury. Kohsuke Kawaguchi, creator of Hudson, the most popular continuous-integration tool in the Java world, also works for the company, making CloudBees something of a Java dream team.

via Cloudbees lands $10.5M to move Java development into the cloud | VentureBeat.

JavaOne 2011 Content Catalog Now Availble

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Amazon Announces 2 New Features for Elastic Beanstalk

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Using the AWS Management Console, you can now save an environment’s configuration, launch a new environment with a saved configuration, and apply a saved configuration to an existing environment. This allows you to seamlessly launch multiple environments with your preferred settings.


By using the URL swapping functionality, end users of your web application should not experience downtime when you deploy a new application version. You can stage your new application version on a test environment and swap the URLs with the production environment.

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