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Daily Dose: First Milestone Of Grails 1.4 Released

06.08.2011
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Grails users will be happy to see that Grails 1.4, the first milestone of the open source framework, was released this week, featuring major changes such as:

- Unit test support that can be integrated into any test framework, so there are no more base classes
- A full in-memory GORM interpretation
- Stronger support for REST actions and file uploads


For a more in-depth look at this new release, click here to listen to the Grails Podcast.

Google launches Chrome 12

On Tuesday, Google launched a stable release of the Chrome 12 browser for all platforms.  Some notable features include:

-A tool that prevents the downloading of suspicious files
-The ability to delete Flash cookies from inside Chrome
-The addition of hardware accelerated CSS, which will result in higher resolution graphics to apps and websites that feature 3D effect integration.


Click here to download Chrome 12.
 

Microsoft Announces SkyDrive cloud service integration for Windows Phone Mango

In a week dominated by Apple news, Microsoft announced that SkyDrive, their own cloud service, will be integrated into the newest Windows Phone "Mango" software updates this fall. Sure, SkyDrive currently provides up to 25GB of personal storage for documents, photos, and videos for Microsoft users (and has been around since 2008), but how will it compare to Apple's publicity-soaked iCloud? Are they the same thing? What are the pros and cons of each?

Click here for a great comparison of both services [via Liveside].


Happy World IPv6 Day!

Break out the punch and party hats! June 8th marks the day that major organizations
such as Google, Facebook, and Yahoo are participating in a 24 hour test-run to provide content over IPv6

The end goal is to motivate service providers, web companies and vendors to prepare their services for a easy transition out of IPv4. Are YOU ready for the switch?

Click here to test your IPv6 connectivity.

Link of the day

Symfony2: The Best Framework Today?

Thanks to user juokaz for today's big link. 


 

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