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Friday November 20, 2015

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 20 November 2015

Here's to another productive week at The Apache Software Foundation! Below is a summary of what the community has been working on:

ASF Board –the ASF Board is responsible for management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's Bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 16 December. Board calendar and minutes available at http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 6M weekly checks yielded a meritorious 99.98% uptime over the past week http://status.apache.org/ Check against established SLAs http://status.apache.org/sla/

Apache Apex (Incubating) –an enterprise grade native YARN big data-in-motion platform that unifies stream processing as well as batch processing.
 - Apache Apex Malhar 3.2.0-incubating released http://apex.incubator.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Commons™ Collections –a project to develop and maintain collection classes based on and inspired by the JDK collection framework.
 - Apache Commons Collections 3.2.2 released http://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-collections/download_collections.cgi

Apache Flex™ –the server-based Java remoting and Web messaging technology that enables developers to easily connect to back-end distributed data and push data in real-time to Adobe Flex and Adobe AIR applications or more responsive rich Internet application (RIA) experiences.
 - Apache Flex BlazeDS 4.7.2 released http://www.us.apache.org/dist/flex/BlazeDS/4.7.2/

Apache Flink™ – an Open Source system for expressive, declarative, fast, and efficient data analysis. It combines the scalability and programming flexibility of distributed MapReduce-like platforms with the efficiency, out-of-core execution, and query optimization capabilities found in parallel databases.
 - Apache Flink 0.10.0 released http://flink.apache.org/news/2015/11/16/release-0.10.0.html

Apache Qpid™ Proton –an AMQP 1.0 messaging library. It can be used in a wide range of messaging applications including brokers, clients, routers, bridges, proxies, and more.
 - Apache Qpid Proton 0.11.0 released http://qpid.apache.org/download.html

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies.
 - Apache Tomcat 9.0.0.M1 released http://tomcat.apache.org/download-90.cgi

Apache Wicket™ – an Open Source Java component oriented Web application framework.
 - Apache Wicket 6.21.0 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/wicket/6.21.0

Apache Zeppelin (Incubating) –a collaborative data analytics and visualization tool for distributed, general-purpose data processing systems such as Apache Spark, Apache Flink, etc.
 - Apache Zeppelin 0.5.5-incubating released http://zeppelin.incubator.apache.org/download.html


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that you can index tweets with Apache Solr using one line of code? http://lucene.apache.org/solr/

 - Did you know that CIO Magazine recommends that small businesses consider using Apache OFBiz and OpenOffice as Open Source software options for full-blown ERP and productivity systems? http://ofbiz.apache.org/ and http://openoffice.apache.org/

 - Did you know that the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services uses Apache Wicket? http://wicket.apache.org/


Apache Community Notices:

 - The list of Apache project-related MeetUps can be found at http://apache.org/events/meetups.html

 - The Emerging Technologies Conference will be holding a Spark Bootcamp on 21 November in San Ramon http://www.meetup.com/Emerging-Technologies-Conference/events/226246926/

 - Big Data Developers Bangalore will present an introduction to Apache Spark on 21 November 2015 http://www.meetup.com/Big-Data-Developers-in-Bangalore/events/226419828/

 - The Metroplex Mesos Group will meet 23 November 2015 in Addison http://www.meetup.com/Metroplex-Mesos-Group/events/226162140/

 - The Chicago Apache Flink Meetup will be held 24 November 2015 http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Apache-Flink-Meetup/events/226602856/

 - The Toronto Cassandra Users Group will meet 24 November 2015 http://www.meetup.com/Toronto-Cassandra-Users-Group/events/226725003/

 - "Get to know CouchDB" will be presented 27 November in Hamburg http://www.silpion.de/event/externes-silpion-knowhowcamp-no1/

 - The ASF will be at FOSDEM 2016 in Brussels 30-31 January 2016 https://fosdem.org/

 - The ASF Operations Summary: First Quarter, Fiscal Year 2016 (May-July 2015) is available at http://s.apache.org/c2P

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos http://www.apache.org/foundation/press/kit/#poweredby

 - Show your support for Apache with ASF-approved swag from http://www.zazzle.com/featherwear and http://s.apache.org/landsend --all proceeds benefit the ASF! 

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