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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.

Microsoft Acquires jClarity, Furthers Java Mission

Microsoft today announced the acquisition of jClarity, a UK-based provider software performance and analytics solutions and a leading contributor to the AdoptOpenJDK project.

Zing Java Runtime Optimized for Containers and Cloud Deployments

Azul Systems has released a new version of Zing, its flagship Java runtime, optimized for container and cloud deployments. Zing 19.07 eliminates the requirement for Zing's ZST memory management kernel module, and extends its performance and throughput advantage when executing ad hoc and query-based workloads.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7: Final Full Support Update

This is the final release of the platform with full support, and marks the transition of RHEL 7.7 to Maintenance Support 1, the second of the four phases of the RHEL 10-year lifecycle.

Visual Studio Code Gets Java Refactorings, Semantic Selection

The latest monthly update of VS Code Java functionality includes new refactoring capabilities, support for Semantic Selection (or Smart Selection) and more.

Oracle and JetBrains May Join on Java Graphics Pipeline for macOS

Engineers from Oracle and software development toolmaker JetBrains may be joining forces to create a new, Java-based 2D rendering pipeline for the Mac operating system (macOS).

Oracle's Summer CPU Fixes 10 Java Security Vulnerabilities

Oracle's summer Critical Patch Update is expected to contain 322 patches across the company's product line, including 10 security fixes for Java Standard Edition (Java SE).

IBM Completes Historic Red Hat Acquisition

IBM completed its acquisition of open source solutions provider and long-time Java community leader Red Hat yesterday. The $34 billion deal was Big Blue's largest acquisition to date, and one of the largest tech company acquisitions in history.

GraalVM v.19.1 Released

The GraalVM team at Oracle Labs announced the latest release of the GraalVM (version 19.1), a point release that nevertheless comes with some significant fixes and updates for the extension of the JVM designed to run applications written in a range of languages.

Compuware Adds Machine Learning DevOps Muscle to Mainframe CI Solution

Compuware is integrating its machine-learning-driven zAdviser analytics tool with is ISPW mainframe continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) solution.

Zulu Mission Control 7.0 Goes GA

Azul Systems announced this week the general availability of Zulu Mission Control 7.0, the Java performance management and application profiling tool based on the OpenJDK Mission Control project. The free tool is designed to work with Azul's Zing JVM and its Zulu build of OpenJDK, and it supports both Java SE 8 and 11.

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