Monday, 19 January 2015

Jolie 1.1 released

Jolie 1.1 has been released!

This release is the result of more than 500 commits, which contain:

  • almost 30 new APIs in the standard library;
  • more than a hundred bugfixes;
  • almost a hundred improvements to the interpreter and its libraries.

Changelog of major changes

New features

  • Interfaces can now be referenced as constants in courier processes.
  • Programs can automatically access the subdirectories lib and include from the directory they are executed in, respectively for libraries and include files.
  • It is now possible to develop "abstract locations" for input ports, i.e., Jolie extensions that can change at runtime the location of an input port, for example by fetching it from a registry or a configuration file.
  • Tracer. Jolie now supports a "--trace" option that prints all communications on screen (useful for debugging).

Implementation improvements

  • Improved message handling in concurrent communications.
  • Faster shutdown procedure for the interpreter.
  • Better handling of memory deallocation when an embedded service terminates.
  • Improved handling of persistent channels, with a new algorithm for managing timeouts of cached channels.
  • Support for Java 8.
  • Better Windows support (path resolution and JAP files).

New APIs

  • Console management.
  • Database management. Also, support for HSQLDB and DB2 has been added.
  • File management.
  • JSON support.
  • Queue-like data structures.
  • Runtime management of the interpreter.
  • Semaphores.
  • Shell command execution.
  • String manipulation.
  • XML handling.

Improvements to protocols

  • http: default operations can now be assigned to specific HTTP methods (GET, PUT, POST, DELETE, HEAD).
  • http: improved message handling, improved JSON support.
  • json-rpc: better support, general improvements.
  • ssl: bug fixes (applies to all protocols using ssl, e.g., https).
  • xml-rpc: better support, general improvements.

Improvements to tools

  • joliedoc: types can now be documented.
  • joliedoc: bug fixes.
  • jolie2wsdl: bug fixes.
  • wsdl2jolie: bug fixes.

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