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This week, dotCloud, Amazon Web Services, Google App Engine and CloudFoundry announced a variety of improvements from improved Rails support to the announcement of the stable version of Google's Go language. 


MongoDB 2.0 Support
dotCloud supports MongoDB 2.0 which enhances concurrency and memory capacity along with introducing geo-spacial features.  Alas, migration requires a manual upgrade (and potential downtime) for previously deployed MongoDB services.

Amazon Web Services

CloudFront Offers Improved Live Streaming
CloudFront is now compatible with Adobe Flash Media Server 4.5 on EC2, using the lower minimum content expiration period announced last week.  Live streaming tutorial here.

Google App Engine

Google App Engine 1.6.4
Release includes some system wide changes including datastore backup to Google Cloud Storage and a Memcache viewer.  

Go Version 1 Released on App Engine
Google now provides a stable version of the Go language/libraries/tools with the release of Google App Engine SDK for the Go runtime.  This provides Go APIs for services like Blobstore, Datastore, Memcache, etc. 

Cloud Foundry

Improved Ruby Support for Ruby Apps
CloudFoundry can now support Rails 3.1 and 3.2 apps as well as. . .
- JRuby
- Auto-locate initialization of Rails/Sinatra apps on Postgres, MySQL, Redis, Mongo or RabbitMQ
- Rails console in the VMC command line client
- Rack applications (http://rack.rubyforge.org/doc/)


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