Seam adoption rate
Gavin King notices an uptick in Seam adoption rates:
Until recently, they had been tracking pretty much level - Seam downloads had been growing slightly slower than Hibernate downloads did, about one month behind. But recently, the downloads jumped up, and Seam after 18 months is now where Hibernate was after almost 2 years. So, for now, we are doing better than Hibernate did.
One programmer’s Velocity vs. FreeMarker comparison
In (older news), also on the Hibernate team blog, read this interesting comparison of Velocity vs. FreeMarker, while this is from last February, it’s a summary comparison of one programmer’s experience with Velocity and FreeMarker.
JRuby News: ActiveRecord Fully Supported, JRuby nearing 1.0
Charles Nutter updates us on the progress toward a JRuby 1.0 release expected “within the next several weeks”.
Also over at Charles Nutter’s blog is a status update on JRuby ActiveRecord support, and performance. Summary, ActiveRecord is 100% implemented and there are zero test failures against MySQL. The JRuby folks have seen a doubling of performance benchmarks in the last month.