Saturday, 30 August 2008

Poblano goes GA

After a pretty long gestation period and no less than 7 CR releases, JBoss Cache 2.2.0 "Poblano" is finally in GA.

2.2.0 is the recommended release for all 2.x users, as it contains a number of internal enhancements and performance improvements (particularly in replication).

It also contains a number of important bug fixes, and a few new features including an Amazon S3 cache loader implementation contributed by Elias Ross.

See JIRA for the complete release note report.

Downloads, forums, wikis are all in their usual places.


Thursday, 21 August 2008

JBCS Beta 1 released!

Some of you who may have read this blog a few weeks ago might have been excited to hear about JBoss Cache Searchable. For those of you who don't know about it - it provides a query interface on JBoss Cache. That is to say, you can now search the cache!

Why is this so cool?

You don't need to hang onto your keys to get objects out of the cache. Plus, you can now get multiple results from the cache from searching (e.g. all people named "Steve") whereas traditionally you will only get a specific object out (e.g. "Steve Jones"). Previously, the major difference between a cache and a database was the fact that you could not query it - and we've just changed that :).

Beta 1 for JBoss Cache Searchable is now out, so have a look, play around and let us know what you think about it. For more information, look at the wiki. This is available for download on SourceForge.

Also, I got to make my first proper presentation about this ( wOOt!) and it was to a team of developers at Sri Lanka's biggest mobile phone network - Dialog. Yeah you guys may not have Sri Lanka pop into your minds for cutting-edge technology (even if you know where it is) but these guys do have about 4 million subscribers and may soon use JBCS on a multi-million dollar project to maintain subscriber profiles. I have attached a pdf version if anyone wants to have a look.

'Til later,