InfoWorld preview: Visual Studio LightSwitch chases app dev Holy Grail | Developer World – InfoWorld – One of the Holy Grails of application development has been to allow a businessperson to build his or her own application without needing a professional programmer. Microsoft's latest attempt at this is Visual Studio LightSwitch, now in its first beta test. LightSwitch uses several technologies to generate applications that connect with databases. It can run on a desktop or in a Web browser, and it can use up to three application layers: client tier, middle tier, and data access.
InfoQ: Deploying Java Applications on Amazon EC2 – Chris Richardson presents the details of deploying multi-tier Apache/Tomcat/MySQL applications on Amazon EC2, what it takes to access EC2, to deploy a web server, an application server, and a database, handling security, making a case for PaaS which does not require an administration effort.
Spring 3.0.4 is Now Available | SpringSource.org – Spring 3.0.4 is now available. This release addresses over 80 minor issues and updates Spring's support for some recent third-party releases including Hibernate Core 3.6, Hibernate Validator 4.1, EclipseLink 2.1, and EHCache 2.2.
For Google, the Cloud Is Its Mobile Future – If there was any doubt that mobile and the cloud will eventually converge, Google is putting it to rest. At an event in San Francisco today, the company showed off two applications that leverage Google’s back-end infrastructure and its Android OS to bring a powerful new mobile user experience. The two apps are Voice Actions and Chrome2Phone.
gwt-distcc – Project Hosting on Google Code – If your GWT compiles are getting really slow and your computer doesn't have as many CPUs as you have permutations, a distributed compiler can share the load with other computers.