Thursday, 1 December 2016

A Vision for the Microservice Revolution

Is there only one way to develop Microservices? Or is there another that can take us even further?

We at the Jolie team believe that there is a second way. We have started piecing together a presentation of what makes us think so. See it here:

Jolie 1.6.0 released

Jolie 1.6.0 has been released!

Important: This is the first stable release of Jolie that requires Java 8. A Java 6 compatible branch is still available on GitHub, to support contributors with the possibility of backporting important bug fixes. A link to the latest stable version of Jolie supporting Java 6 is provided in the download page of the Jolie website.

Changelog from Jolie 1.5.0

New from Jolie 1.6.0 beta1:
  • Improved error message compatibility with Windows (now the Jolie plugin for Atom works correctly in Windows 10).
  • New for-loop construct for iterating over arrays without explicit indexes: for( x in array ) { ... }.
  • Bug fix for interface extenders affecting OneWay operations.
  • Improved support for HTTP methods.
  • Added pi@MathService
  • Fix null pointer in TimeoutHandlers.
  • Improved File service for handling absolute paths.
  • Added replaceFirst@StringUtils
  • Add support for sqlite in Database.
  • Bug fix in alias replacement in HTTP.
  • Fix race condition in ValueVector.
New from Jolie 1.5.0 (already posted as part of Jolie 1.6.0 beta1):
  • 3000th commit reached!
  • Lots of improvements to the handling of concurrent data structures, using lambdas.
  • Codebase ported to make use of the new features and libraries found in Java 8.
  • Various performance improvements: objects for tracing are not allocated if --trace is not in use, type checking runs faster thanks to safe sharing of string builders, improved management of sockets, faster evaluation of logical conditions by using lambda-based implementations.
  • New asynchronous implementation of AbstractCommChannel for simpler handling of solicit-responses.
  • Improved performance of the interpreter test suite.
  • Support for type choices (also known as type sums)! This merits its own blog post, to be written.
  • Numerous bug fixes and minor improvements.
  • Fix a race condition on the usage of internal links.