The non-profit Application Developers Alliance published a new study of the modern development scene, pointing to polyglot programmers using multiple languages, more women joining the ranks and failed software projects caused by faulty requirements.
The beta version of NetBeans 8.1 is now available, supporting developers working with Java SE 8, Java SE Embedded 8 and Java ME Embedded 8, with a number of new tools and enhancements.
Pivotal Software announced the general availability of version 4.2 of the Spring Framework. The latest feature release of the 4.x line of the open source application framework for enterprise Java is compatible with Java 6, 7 and 8.
Google announced new APIs as part of a Google Play services upgrade that identify and track human faces in photos or video and connect to nearby mobile devices, along with enhancements for Google Cloud Messaging.
Two major Big Data components of the Google Cloud Platform have graduated from beta to general availability, the company said.
Google unveiled Android Experiments, a site where mobile developers can show off their innovative apps and glean ideas from open source code.
Oracle Corp. wants to expand the scope of its complaint against Google in the long-running Oracle America v. Google Inc., Java copyright infringement lawsuit to include developments in the Android OS since the suit was filed in 2010.
RebelLabs, the research and content arm of Java toolmaker ZeroTurnaround, has published the findings of its annual Java developer survey, which focused on how performance testing is done by organizations.
Java runtime maker Azul Systems Inc. has announced a new consulting service for enterprises facing Java-related "barriers" that affect their deployments of the Apache Cassandra database management system.
IBM's WebSphere Application Server (WAS) Liberty profile, v8.5, is now Java EE 7 certified, the company announced this week.
Oracle's latest quarterly Critical Patch Update (CPU) comprises 193 fixes for vulnerabilities in Oracle products, including 25 that address Java SE issues.
CloudBees has announced the availability of its new Jenkins Platform, which combines the company's Jenkins Enterprise and Jenkins Operations Center products into a single platform.
The Eclipse Foundation hit its annual release train deadline of June 24 for the 10th year in a row, with a record synchronized launch of 79 open source projects.
Among more than 24 new cloud-based services unveiled by Oracle are some new capabilities for Java developers, as well as new support for related languages and frameworks.
All applications offered by Oracle are heading for the cloud -- if they're not there already.
The open source solutions provider and longtime Java community leader is stepping in after Oracle Corp. issued its last public security update for Java 7 in April.
Oracle Corp. has proposed making the Garbage-First (G1) Collector the default HotSpot garbage collector (GC) in JDK 9 on 32- and 64-bit server configurations, sparking some debate in the Java community on the pros and cons of G1 versus another supported GC: the Concurrent Mark Sweep (CMS) Collector.
With the Internet of Things (IoT) rapidly gaining prominence as a key factor in Big Data analytics, a new survey shows that 50 percent of developers don't believe they have the skills or resident technology to deliver on expectations of IoT projects.
Amazon Web Services announced that cloud developers can now use Java for writing Lambda functions, which provide event-driven functionality while taking care of needed compute resources.
A new API for the R programming language -- used heavily in Big Data analytics -- heads the list of updates in the new open source Apache Spark 1.4, commercial steward Databricks Inc. announced yesterday.