Enterprise Tech News: Azure Stack Technical Preview Announced, Magento XSS Bug Fixed, Java Web Development Made Easy by Jooby

29 Jan. 2016 Enterprise Tech News

This week’s tech news roundup features: Microsoft announces the first technical preview for Azure Stack, Magento eCommerce announces security updates and Jooby framework to ease web development with Java.

Microsoft Azure Stack – First Technical Preview Announced

Microsoft Hybrid Cloud Platform - Azure Stack

Microsoft has just announced the very first technical preview for Azure Stack. The ‘stack’ is basically a package of cloud computing services that are similar to those available on Microsoft Azure public cloud. However, the difference is that they can run on an organization’s on premise data center. As hybrid and private cloud models rise in popularity and use, it is only obvious that Microsoft continues to strengthen its own cloud offerings.

As per an official statement by the organization, “Microsoft is delivering on the next phase of its hybrid cloud strategy with the first Technical Preview of Microsoft Azure Stack—the only hybrid cloud platform that is consistent with a leading public cloud,” stated Mike Neil, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Enterprise Cloud division. Born from Azure, Azure Stack helps organizations deliver Azure services from their own datacenter.”

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Crucial Security Defects Addressed in Magento eCommerce Platform

Magento Security Patch for Cross-Site Scripting

Magento is one of the world’s leading eCommerce platform that supports more than 200,000 online stores. Recently, the company made a number of security-based improvements to its platform.

The most important issue addressed was for a flaw that would let an attacker use JavaScript code in the email field. This would lead to a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack. Since the JavaScript code is saved in the form, it is triggered in cases where the user account is on the website’s back-end. The problem is serious because the malicious code can take over an admin’s authenticated session or make their browser perform rogue actions on the website.

The security vulnerability patched primarily affected the Magento Community editions prior to v. and Magento Enterprise editions that came before v.

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Jooby Framework to Simplify Java Web Development

Micro Web Framework Jooby

Programming languages have their drawbacks and Java is no exception. The language is often criticized due to its ‘bloated’ nature – which is in part due to its extensive libraries and other aspects that may not always be needed in development.

Web development has now been made easier for Java developers. Until now, Node.js had Express.js, Ruby had the Sinatra framework and now Java has the micro Web framework Jooby.

One of the biggest benefits of light-weight Jooby is that it provides module-based, stateless app development leveraging NIO (non-blocking IO) servers that include Jetty, Netty and Undertow. According to the team behind Jooby, the aim is on further simplifying web development.

As per Jooby, “Although Java is a simple and easy-to-learn programming language, building Web apps in Java has always been a challenge. Jooby fills that that gap and simplifies Web development in Java by providing an unbiased, simple, and easy-to-learn micro Web framework.”

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