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Microsoft Adds JUnit 5 Testing Support, More Java Features to Visual Studio Code

Microsoft's Visual Studio Code team has added initial support for the JUnit 5 testing framework, along with other Java functionality via extensions to the open source, cross-platform code editor.

AWS Puts Documentation on GitHub, Solicits Pull Requests

As part of an ongoing effort to open source developer guides and other documentation, Amazon Web Services has just published many more repositories on GitHub, inviting community developers to contribute with edits, bug fixes and other improvements.

Stack Overflow Developer Survey: Dangers of AI, DevOps, Ethics, Python, More

With more than 100,000 developers weighing in, the 8th annual Stack Overflow Developer Survey breaks new ground this year, exploring subjects such as the dangers of artificial intelligence, coding ethics, the growing DevOps and machine learning movements and much more.

Oracle Plans to Decouple JavaFX from the JDK

Oracle says it will separate JavaFX from the core JDK distribution beginning with JDK 11, stating that making the technology available as a separate module will make it easier to adopt and will "clear the way for new contributors to engage in the open source OpenJFX community."

Developer Report Compares Agile vs. DevOps

One interesting aspect of the new survey-based developer report from GitLab Inc. -- a company based on the open source GitLab project -- is a comparison of two popular development approaches: Agile and DevOps.

What's New in Programming Language Popularity

Both the TIOBE Index and RedMonk Programming Language Rankings issued new reports this week to track the popularity of programming languages, with old favorites -- especially Java and JavaScript -- continuing to dominate, though Ruby and Kotlin were called out for special attention.

After Oreo, Developer Preview of Android P Arrives

Let the candy nickname speculation begin: Android P has arrived in the form of an early developer preview, less than seven months after Android Oreo (8.0) shipped.

Enterprises Can't Get Enough AI Talent

Artificial intelligence is one of the hottest areas in software development right now and employers just can't get enough AI skills, confirms a new report on enterprise hiring trends.

AI Dev Watch 3/1: Google's Free Machine Learning Course, Microsoft Genomics for Azure, Intel Program for Bringing AI IoT Products to Market, More

A round-up of the latest artificial intelligence-related development news from Google, Microsoft, Intel, IBM and more.

Flutter Beta Arrives with New Way to Create Native Mobile Apps

Flutter, the open source mobile UI framework backed by Google, has emerged into beta with a new way to create native iOS and Android apps with one codebase.

Zing Java Runtime Added to JBoss Data Grid

Azul Systems and Red Hat today announced that the Zing runtime for Java will be available as a free upgrade with JBoss Data Grid subscriptions

Java EE Name Change To Jakarta EE

It's official: the new name for the technology formerly known as Java Enterprise Edition (and Project EE4J) is Jakarta EE.

Google's Dart 2 Reboot Targets Client-Side Mobile, Web Development

Google has revamped its Dart programming language, adding strong typing and other optimizations for client-side development of mobile and Web apps.

ARCore 1.0 Ships for Augmented Reality Android Apps

With the announcement that Google's ARCore augmented reality SDK has emerged from preview in version 1.0, developers can now use it to create augmented reality apps for distribution through the Play Store.

AWS Named Most 'Developer Friendly' Platform in Accenture Survey

Accenture is out with a new developer ecosystem study investigating what's important to developers and how they access resources, finding -- among many other things -- that Amazon Web Services ranks highly when it comes to friendliness.

Still Time to Vote on New Eclipse Java EE Name

The rebranding of enterprise Java continues, with "Jakarta" and "Enterprise Profile" emerging as the final two options offered by the Eclipse Foundation to the community in the second phase of the process, and the Foundation is accepting votes until Feb. 23.

Oracle Extends Public Updates for Java SE 8

Oracle has updated its Java SE Support Roadmap to include, among other things, extended support for Java SE 8, with updates available until at least January 2019.

Eggplant AI 2.0 Bringing Machine Learning to Software Testing

New offering from Testplant aims to disrupt software testing by bringing artificial intelligence to the thankless task of comprehensively checking the infinite number of ways a user can navigate through any application.

AWS Boosts Encryption for Amazon DynamoDB, its NoSQL Database Service

Amazon Web Services added encryption-at-rest to Amazon DynamoDB, increasing security options for its NoSQL cloud database service in the wake of publicized wide-open data stores found on the cloud platform.

After a Big Data Scaling 'Crisis,' LinkedIn Open Sources Scale Testing Tool

LinkedIn engineers have open sourced a homegrown Big Data scale testing tool following a "crisis" they experienced after adding 500 machines to a Hadoop Distributed File System cluster, resulting in disastrous slowdowns.

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