Java & Eclipse


Java Closes 2019 as Most Popular Language, Python Still Hot

It's been up, it's been down, but the venerable Java closes out 2019 at the top of the TIOBE Index as December's most popular programming language.

Eclipse Foundation Launches Edge-Native Working Group

Described as “a vendor-neutral and code-first industry collaboration,” the new Edge Native Working Group was created to drive the evolution and broad adoption of open source software for edge computing.

JetBrains Releases Major IntelliJ IDEA Update

Software development toolmaker JetBrains has released a major update of its flagship code-centric Java IDE, IntelliJ IDEA.

AWS Cloud Development Kit Adds Support for .NET, Java

Amazon Web Services announced that support for .NET and Java is now generally available in the AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK), which uses an infrastructure-as-code approach to help AWS cloud developers model and provision cloud application resources via services such as AWS CloudFormation.

Open Source Hazelcast Data Grid Optimized on Intel Optane for AI, IoT Workloads

The latest release of Hazelcast's namesake Java-based in-memory data grid (IMDG 4.0) has been optimized for Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory.

Supreme Court Agrees To Decide Google v. Oracle

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has agreed to decide whether Google should have to pay Oracle billions of dollars for infringing on its copyright of 37 Java APIs Google used in its Android operating system.

Parasoft Addresses CWE Software Weaknesses

Software testing tools maker Parasoft announced this week that the latest versions of its Jtest, dotTEST, and C/C++ solutions provide coverage of critical vulnerabilities laid out in the newly updated 2019 Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) list.

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Microsoft Formally Signs Up for OpenJDK Project

Microsoft signed the Oracle Contributor Agreement last week, which means Redmond has officially joined the OpenJDK project.

Quarkus 1.0 Kubernetes-Native Java Stack Set for GA

Red Hat today announced that Quarkus 1.0, the Kubernetes-native Java framework the company introduced in a beta release in March, will become generally available at the end of November.

Oracle's Latest CPU Includes 20 Security Patches for Java SE

Oracle’s latest quarterly <a href="https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpuoct2019-5072832.html" target="_blank">Critical Patch Update</a> (CPU) provides 219 new security patches across Oracle’s product line, including 20 new patches for Java SE. But none of the Java patches in this CPU earned a CVSS risk score of greater than 6.8 out of 10.0.

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Eclipse Launches Cloud Dev Tools Working Group

The Eclipse Foundation unveiled a new working group focused on software development tools for and in the cloud. The aptly named Eclipse Cloud Development Tools Working Group (ECD WG) "will drive the evolution and broad adoption of emerging standards for cloud-based developer tools," according to the group's charter.

Jakarta EE 8 Compatible WildFly 18 Released

The latest version of WildFly, the open-source, Java EE 8 and Jakarta EE 8 certified application server originally created by Red Hat's JBoss division, is now available for download. WildFly 18 now runs on JDK 13, adds a range of security upgrades, and is now "better aligned" with the Jakarta EE API projects.

Parasoft Uses Java for New AI-Powered UI Testing Solution for Open Source

Even for development teams with an agile practice, testing, especially testing of a constantly evolving user interface can be a bottleneck if test scripts have to be manually rewritten to account for even trivial changes like the placement of the log-in button.

Eclipse Che 7 Strengthens Link Between Java and Kubernetes

Oracle wrapped up its annual OpenWorld and Code One events in San Francisco on Friday, ending a week filled with of Java- and Cloud-focused announcements from Big O and the 350+ vendors exhibiting at this literally traffic-stopping user conference.

Java 13 Goes GA

Oracle this week announced the general availability of the Java Standard Edition 13 Platform (Java SE 13) and its open source reference implementation, the Java Development Kit 13 (JDK 13), at its annual Oracle OpenWorld conference in San Francisco.

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Dart Cracks IEEE Spectrum Programming Language Popularity List

Programming language popularity lists always include basically the same cast of the usual suspects like Python, Java and so on, but the latest IEEE Spectrum ranking sees newcomer Dart debuting at No. 16.

Spring Boot 2.2.M6 Released

Spring Boot is a rapid application development framework designed to simplify the development of stand-alone, production-grade, Spring-framework-based apps that run with little Spring configuration.

Eclipse Foundation Releases Jakarta EE 8 Spec

The Eclipse Foundation today announced the released the Eclipse Jakarta EE 8 specification during a live-streamed online event. This is the first enterprise Java spec released by the foundation since it took over the stewardship of the platform two years ago.

GraalVM v.19.2 Released with Preview of Java Flight Recorder Support

The GraalVM 19.2 feature release, announced last week, comes with a number of significant enhancements, including improved profile-guided optimizations, an LLVM toolchain, and preview of new Java Flight Recorder support.

Kotlin 1.4 Coming with NPE Optimization

The Kotlin community released the 1.3.5 update of the language earlier this month, and along with it, plans for the upcoming 1.4 release and an explanation of a potential impact on Java developers.

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