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Daily Dose: Mobile Couchbase for IOS Debuts Today!

05.02.2011
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Apache's Mobile Couchbase for IOS allows users to sync application data across their various mobile devices.  They can also easily backup their user data to the cloud. While other cloud storage databases store data exclusively on the cloud network, Apache CouchDB stores data both to the cloud and to the user's mobile device.  This unique feature allows the user to access stored data when the network is down. You can find information about the release on GitHub.

OpenBSD 4.9 Release

The newest release of OpenBSD, the BSD-based, high security operating system, has several new features:

  • New extended platforms
  • Improved hardware support
  • Network stack improvements
  • OpenBGPD, Open OSPFD and other routing daemon improvements

More information about the release can be found on OpenBSD release announcement page, and the change log.  

New CoffeeScript 1.1.0

CoffeeScript, version 1.1.0, is here!  The new version of the JavaScript compiler has better compatibility with Node.js 0.4.x module loop lookup changes.  Bug fixes include a fix made to "an exponential slowdown with long chains of function calls." According to the change log, "Globals no longer leak into the CoffeeScript REPL".  A series of CoffeScript change logs can be found here.

Azul's Zing 4.1 Has Better Performance

Azul has announced the release of the new Zing Elastic Software Platform at the 2011 RedHat Summit. The release of the platform provides support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.0, Kernal-based Virtual Machine (KVM), and JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) 5.1.  In their official press release, Azul Systems states that Zing 4.1 will allow "Java applications to unitize heap sizes greater than a half-terabyte without garbage collection pauses".  The Zing 4.1 team claims to have recorded a 10-80% performance increase compared to Zing 4.0.  More information about the JBoss/Azul Java interface project can be found here.

38 Life Lessons I've Learned in 38 Years

Sometimes it's easy to lose sight of what matters in the rush to achieve our goals. This link might not be dev-related, but it has a certain universal appeal. Thanks for sharing Tony Thomas!
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