February 2019 reports on programming language popularity from TIOBE and PYPL are out, with the former tracking the rise of Groovy and the latter contrasting the trends of Python (up) with PHP (down).
Red Hat announced the general availability of the 7.2 release of its JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, which comes with greater compliance with Java Enterprise Edition 8, JDK 11, Java SE 11 and additional support for Microsoft Windows and enterprise Java microservices.
Oracle has added some serious Internet of Things muscle to today's release of Java Card 3.1, with new features to address use cases across markets ranging from telecom and payments to cars and wearables.
Python continued its rise in the TIOBE index of programming language popularity, clocking in at No. 3 in the January 2019 report and being named programming language of the year for 2018.
Microsoft's oft-maligned Visual Basic .NET was the big mover in the December TIOBE index of programming language popularity -- and even TIOBE was surprised.
The much-anticipated IntelliJ IDEA 2018.3 update of the popular development environment comes with a range of new features, bug fixes, and early support for features in the upcoming Java 12.
GitHub has identified three features that make a programming language popular in 2018.
The new version is a major update and will be the first to provide support for Java EE 8 and Eclipse Jakarta EE.
Gartner analyst Anne Thomas says combining the IBM and Red Hat teams eliminates some conflicts between the two organizations' enterprise Java activities, but she also warns of an almost inevitable decline in the total amount of resources allocated to supporting enterprise Java.
IBM announced on Sunday plans to acquire leading enterprise open source software provider and long-time Java Community Process leader Red Hat in a $34 billion stock deal.
The new R&D Showcase Kit addresses an ongoing enterprise challenge: interoperability issues between Azure Logic Apps and existing JMS-based messaging infrastructure.
Azul Systems and Microsoft announced a new strategic partnership that will allow Java developers on Azure and Azure Stack to build and run production Java applications using the commercially supported edition of Azul's flagship Java runtime, Zulu Enterprise.
This release comes with several developer productivity enhancements, along with new support for modern cryptographic and Internet standards, including TLS 1.3 and HTTP/2.
This version of the one-year-old platform has been optimized for Kubernetes cluster deployment.
Oracle on Friday announced the first release of Project Helidon, a new collection of Java Libraries for writing microservices, and officially joined the Eclipse MicroProfile effort.
JDK 11, the latest reference implementation of the Java SE Platform, is now in the Release Candidate Phase, and if Oracle's new rapid release cadence holds (as it did between JDK 9 and 10), we should be seeing it move into general availability on or about Sept. 25.
Google and the Spring Team at Pivotal just announced the general availability of Spring Cloud GCP 1.0, a joint project aiming to make life easier for Java developers building Spring Boot applications that consume GCP services.