It's been a long wait, but it's finally here: Oracle announced today the general availability of Java SE 9, the Java Platform Enterprise Edition 8 and the Java EE 8 Software Development Kit.
Oracle has chosen the Eclipse Foundation to be the new home of the Java Platform Enterprise Edition (Java EE).
The API is designed to make it easy to set and manage environment configurations for enterprise Java microservices.
Oracle's proposal to move Java EE to an open source foundation drew mostly positive reactions from the enterprise Java community.
Company considering move "to make it more agile and responsive to changing industry and technology demands."
The new versions of Azul's open source development and runtime platform for server-side Java applications are designed for the Qualcomm Centriq 2400 Server Processor.
Jtest Unit Testing Assistant for Java is designed to help developers with the creation, assessment, and enhancement of unit tests.
Not surprisingly, support for the upcoming release of Java 9 is a focus in this version of the IDE -- specifically, support for the Java Platform Module System specification, better known as Jigsaw.
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.