After few night without proper sleep – I’m proud to say that GigaSpaces 5.2 RC is out.
Please refer to the release notes for a full description of the changes coming up.
Our next delivery is 5.2 GA – coming out by the end of the year.
We used scrum as our methodology for 5.2. It took us three sprints moving from 5.1 to 5.2. Over all, I’m very happy with the way we implemented scrum. We were able to show monthly incremental advancements and to constantly monitor both progress and quality. During this time the team was also able to respond to many customer requests coming in, and actually implement many of those in 5.2.
Some of the newest and coolest features of 5.2 are:
- POJO enabled product
- Support for slow consumer messaging scenarios
- Continuous local view
- Embedded workers bound to the space life-cycle
- JMX focal server
- Many SQL improvements
- .NET PONO (Plain Old .NET Object) client
- UI is now much more explicit on the information gives (notifications, transactions)
- SELECT_FOR_UPDATE support
For a comprehensive list, please refer to the release notes.
I’m very proud of the team being able to execute in such great quality at this stressful time frame.
We have so many great plans for the future, and I believe we have found the balance between constant improvement of the little things to make our existing customers happy and moving forward with implementing on the Space Based Architecture road map.
Please feel free to try it out. Your feedback, as always is highly appreciated, and in this case extremely valuable for us to make 5.2 GA a great success.
I’m going to sleep the entire weekend, so until later …