This release is a major revision of the core framework, the most comprehensive update since version 4.3.
Google yesterday promised the next version of its flagship Android mobile OS -- nicknamed Android O for now -- is "coming soon" as it announced the release of its final Developer Preview 4.
In a steady climb over the past three years, it now tops C, Java, C++ and C#.
"We're already using it ourselves to write code in Android Studio," says director of product management for Android. "We're so glad we did this."
This year's coordinated release includes 83 open source projects comprising approximately 2 million net new lines of code (for a total of 71 million) from 287 committers and 664 contributors.
SmartBear, a provider of software quality tools, is the latest company to join the Eclipse MicroProfile Project, an effort to create a baseline platform definition that optimizes enterprise Java for microservices architecture.
Amazon Web Services is soliciting developer feedback for its updated Java SDK, built on Java 8, with new features and API changes.
IBM's new Microservices Builder tool is billed as a "complete user experience for creating, testing and deploying applications built with microservices."
Lightbend and IBM are teaming up to develop a complete toolchain for Java and Scala developers building and deploying AI and cognitive applications in on-premises and cloud environments, the two companies announced today.
In-memory data grid specialist Hazelcast Inc. announced the release of an updated version of its relatively new distributed processing engine for Big Data streams.
In the latest Programming Language Rankings from the industry watchers at RedMonk, Kotlin, a language that didn't make the Top 20, was given special attention in its discussion section.
Mark Reinhold, chief architect of Oracle's Java Platform Group, believes the heated concerns bubbling up recently in the Java community about the readiness of the Java Platform Module System specification, better known as Jigsaw, for the upcoming release of Java 9 are based on a number of misconceptions.
Android developers were already able to use Kotlin through a plug-in, but from now on it'll ship alongside Java and C++ with the official Android IDE.
Java runtime solutions provider Azul Systems has just released Zing 17.03, the latest version of its Java Virtual Machine, with full support for its Falcon just-in-time compiler.
The Eclipse Foundation's Internet of Things Working Group released a new version of its Kura IoT framework last week, announced the first milestone release of its Kapua platform and announced the creation of a new initiative to drive the adoption of IoT open source and open standards.
The final vote count was 10 for, 13 against, but the decision of the Executive Committee of the Java Community Process to reject JSR 376 doesn't mean we won't be seeing the long awaited, much delayed modularization of Java in the next release.
Here's a roundup of recent news and product announcements around Java and Java-related technologies.
The latest release of OpenShift, Red Hat's packaged distribution of the open source Kubernetes container management and orchestration system, comes with new support for cloud-native Java.
It's designed to integrate with existing IDEs and abstract some of the steps needed to build a toolchain for continuous integration/continuous deployment on the cloud computing service.