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Javalin Framework for Kotlin and Java Updated

The latest release of Javalin, the lightweight Web framework for Kotlin and Java, is a minor, mostly bug-fix release, but the steady evolution and growing popularity of this open-source project are a kind of validation of this type minimalist framework.

Oracle's CPU Includes Only 12 Security Patches for Java SE

Oracle's first Critical Patch Update (CPU) of 2020, due this week, will include only 12 new security patches for Java Standard Edition (Java SE), just over half the patches published in October 2019.

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AWS CodeGuru Uses ML to Optimize Java Code

Unveiled by AWS CEO Andy Jassy, the new CodeGuru service uses models and algorithms built on millions of code reviews Amazon has done in-house over the last 20 years.

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JetBrains Launches 'Space' Dev Team Environment

JetBrains launched an early-access program for a new integrated team development environment called Space, which combines communication, team and project management, internal blogs, meeting scheduling, and software development processes into a single solution.

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Oracle's Goetz Provides Update on State of Java Project Valhalla

Brian Goetz, Oracle's Java language architect, has posted a "State of Valhalla" update to the OpenJDK mailing list on the progress to date on this now five-year-old effort to bring more flexible flattened data types to JVM-based languages and to bring the Java programming model back in line with the performance characteristics of modern hardware.

Java Closes 2019 as Most Popular Language, Python Still Hot

It's been up, it's been down, but the venerable Java closes out 2019 at the top of the TIOBE Index as December's most popular programming language.

Eclipse Foundation Launches Edge-Native Working Group

Described as “a vendor-neutral and code-first industry collaboration,” the new Edge Native Working Group was created to drive the evolution and broad adoption of open source software for edge computing.

JetBrains Releases Major IntelliJ IDEA Update

Software development toolmaker JetBrains has released a major update of its flagship code-centric Java IDE, IntelliJ IDEA.

AWS Cloud Development Kit Adds Support for .NET, Java

Amazon Web Services announced that support for .NET and Java is now generally available in the AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK), which uses an infrastructure-as-code approach to help AWS cloud developers model and provision cloud application resources via services such as AWS CloudFormation.

Open Source Hazelcast Data Grid Optimized on Intel Optane for AI, IoT Workloads

The latest release of Hazelcast's namesake Java-based in-memory data grid (IMDG 4.0) has been optimized for Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory.

Parasoft Addresses CWE Software Weaknesses

Software testing tools maker Parasoft announced this week that the latest versions of its Jtest, dotTEST, and C/C++ solutions provide coverage of critical vulnerabilities laid out in the newly updated 2019 Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) list.

Supreme Court Agrees To Decide Google v. Oracle

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has agreed to decide whether Google should have to pay Oracle billions of dollars for infringing on its copyright of 37 Java APIs Google used in its Android operating system.

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Microsoft Formally Signs Up for OpenJDK Project

Microsoft signed the Oracle Contributor Agreement last week, which means Redmond has officially joined the OpenJDK project.

Quarkus 1.0 Kubernetes-Native Java Stack Set for GA

Red Hat today announced that Quarkus 1.0, the Kubernetes-native Java framework the company introduced in a beta release in March, will become generally available at the end of November.

Oracle's Latest CPU Includes 20 Security Patches for Java SE

Oracle’s latest quarterly <a href="https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpuoct2019-5072832.html" target="_blank">Critical Patch Update</a> (CPU) provides 219 new security patches across Oracle’s product line, including 20 new patches for Java SE. But none of the Java patches in this CPU earned a CVSS risk score of greater than 6.8 out of 10.0.

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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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