DZone Daily Dose - 2009/11/19
New SDKs are on the way for Windows Azure. Azure development kits were just released for Java and PHP. Tools for using Eclipse on Windows Azure were also released. It seems that Microsoft is moving forward on its strategy to make Windows Azure open and interoperable.
The second beta of MacRuby 0.5 is now available. MacRuby 0.5 beta 2 can run Sinatra, Rack, rdoc, and ri. The developers say this is an early step towards harnessing multiple cores. The beta also has experimental support for JSON, OpenSSL, and BigDecimal.
"Closures after all?" is the top link on DZone currently. Alex Miller's blog has a running list of tweets and comments related to the big news about closures coming to Java 7.