Microsoft has issued a "Call for Action" to Java developers using its Visual Studio Code (VS Code) source-code editor to make sure their code runs on Java 11 or above, soon.
As part of the first phase of the in-progress port, Microsoft will push its development work upstream to the OpenJDK project.
The Jakarta EE 9 release marks the final transition away from the javax.* namespace (which Oracle refused to give up) to Eclipse's jakarta.*.
The Java programming language continued to be the most popular primary programming language among developers during the past 12 months, according to a new survey, but Python topped the list of most used languages overall during that period.
Software development toolmaker JetBrains, creator of the Java dev fav IntelliJ IDEA, today unveiled the full public access preview of Big Data Tools, a new plugin designed to allow developers to work with Zeppelin notebooks, Spark applications, and S3 files from within that popular IDE.
Red Hat announced that its Quarkus Kubernetes-native Java framework is now fully supported in Red Hat Runtimes. The move advances Java on Kubernetes, the IBM subsidiary said in a statement, “bridging the gap between traditional Java applications and cloud-native environments.”
The latest version of the Gradle open-source build automation tool, just announced, comes with a number of upgrades, bug fixes, and highly anticipated support for building and testing Java modules.
Microsoft has open sourced the Java language extension it added to SQL Server 2019 last year.
A new project just proposed for consideration on the OpenJDK mailing list would address the "long-term pain points" of Java's slow startup time, slow time to peak performance and large footprint.
The latest Critical Patch Update (CPU) from Oracle, published today, addresses 397 security vulnerabilities across the company's product suite, including 15 patches for Java SE.
Software development toolmaker JetBrains has released IntelliJ IDEA 2020.1, a major update of its flagship code-centric Java IDE.
The Eclipse Foundation has released Eclipse Theia 1.0, which it is promoting as "a true open source alternative" to Microsoft's lightweight Visual Studio Code (VS Code) source code editor.
Quarkus 1.3 isn't a major release, but it comes with some important infrastructure tweaks and a list of bug fixes.
Oracle this week announced the general availability of the Java Standard Edition 14 Platform (Java SE 14) and its open-source reference implementation, the Java Development Kit 14 (JDK 14).
It's now available for download, just a week ahead of the release of Java 14 on March 17.
The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) announced the availability of NetBeans 11.3, the third update of the popular Java-based IDE in its recently implemented quarterly release cycle.
Apache Groovy 3.0, the latest version of the open source, general-purpose programming language for the Java platform, was released in mid-February with a number of new features and capabilities, chief among them a new parser.
Microsoft has released another update of its Java on Visual Studio Code, the package of extensions used by Redmond's lightweight source code editor to support Java coding, testing and debugging.
Google has its supporters, too, 26 of whom filed briefs in January.