- Big news this week was of course that Google App Engine now also supports Java, though still in closed beta. Other reports of this news can be found here, here, and this summary from the related Campfire '09. A nice two pager overview can be found here. Also immediately available is an Eclipse plugin. Groovy is supported too btw.
Note that the Java 1.6 support is not (yet?) 100%:
- It hasn't passed Sun's Java certification tests
- Over 7 items of what's not supported are listed here.
- 9 mostly similar are listed here.
Here's a runthrough of getting a Wicket Hello World example running on GAE.
- Google also tries to introduce a new standard to easily take your contacts with you to other sites: Portable Contacts. It's used in combination with OAuth.
- Talking about scanners and security, here's a free HP Flash .swf scanner that decompiles it and searches for well known leaks.