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Red Hat Launches Developer Hub for Enhanced App Development

Red Hat announces the GA of Red Hat Developer Hub, an enterprise-grade internal developer platform (IDP) based on Backstage.

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There is Power in Thinking Small

The lines between users and citizen developers start to blur, and our columnist points to Microsoft's efforts in this area as evidence that Redmond wants to establish itself as the leader in citizen development.

OpenJS Foundation Announces Availability of Node.js 21

The OpenJS Foundation announces Node.js 21, the latest release line of the open-source, cross-platform JavaScript runtime environment and library for running web applications outside the client's browser.

New Zenhub Enterprise Release for On-Prem Teams

Zenhub releases an upgrade of the enterprise edition of its namesake productivity management and collaboration platform for organizations required to host critical data on-prem rather than in the cloud. It's "a brand-new platform experience," the company says, that removes the need for users to have a GitHub account.

Salesforce Unveils Einstein-based AI Dev Assistant

Salesforce expands the reach of its Einstein AI tech with a new developer assistant embedded within its ecosystem. Calling it Einstein Copilot all but standardizes nomenclature originated with GitHub's Copilot

AWS Requires KDP Authors to Disclose AI Generated Content

AWS is now requiring self-publishers on its Kindle platform to disclose whether their uploads are AI-generated. This new requirement unveiled as AWS’s "Addition of AI Questions to KDP Publishing Process."

JetBrains Launches New IDE Designed for Rust Programmers

Dev toolmaker JetBrains has created a new IDE called RustRover designed specifically for the Rust system programming language.

Oracle Unveils GraalOS for Faster Cloud-Native Java Apps

Oracle announces new Java-based deployment tech, GraalOS, that uses the Oracle GraalVM Native Image to run apps as native machine executables to take advantage of the latest features of Arm and Intel processors on Oracle OCI.

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Is IBM's Latest Watsonx Release the GenAI Answer to Mainframe Application Modernization?

IBM is set to preview the 'Watsonx Code Assistant for Z,' which is designed to speed up the translation of COBOL to Java on the company's line of z/Architecture mainframes.

Will Microsoft's RWA Pattern for Java Lure Devs to Azure?

Microsoft recently announced the availability of its Reliable Web App Pattern for Java Tomcat--a potentially powerful move to attract more Java developers to its Azure cloud platform.

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BellSoft Liberica Release

BellSoft releases version 23.0 of its Liberica Native Image Kit (NIK) with new features, including ParallelGC.

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JetBrains Releases New Version of Aqua IDE for Test Automation

Software development toolmaker JetBrains has released a new version of its IDE for test automation, Aqua, adding support for the open-source Playwright and Cypress web app testing frameworks.

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Apache Pulsar 3.0 is First Long-Term Support Release

The community behind the open-source Apache Pulsar all-in-one messaging and streaming platform has announced its first long-term support (LTS) release: Pulsar 3.0. This is the first of what the community promises is a new, faster release cadence.

Azul and Java on CRaC

Open-source Java platform provider Azul has announced that its Zulu downstream distribution of OpenJDK now supports Coordinated Restore at Checkpoint (CRaC) functionality.

Microsoft to Assume Legal Risks of Copilot GenAI Assistant

Microsoft says it will assume the legal risks in copyright challenges that might arise from the use by developers of its Copilot AI-powered assistants.

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Amazon AI-Assisted CodeWhisperer Now Free to Individual Developers

Amazon's CodeWhisperer AI-supported coding assistant is now available for free to individual developers who sign up with an AWS Builder ID. The Individual edition provides code recommendations, reference tracking, and security scans.

Eclipse Foundation Claims New Licensing Has Contributed Momentum to Open Source

The Eclipse Foundation and the Adoptium Working Group claim that the chief impact of its new licensing fee structures is a significant increase in momentum for the global open-source Java ecosystem.

JetBrains Releases IntelliJ IDEA, WebStorm, and RubyMine Updates

Software development toolmaker JetBrains has announced the 2023.1 versions of its three integrated development environments: IntelliJ IDEA, WebStorm, and RubyMine.

Oracle Releases JDK 20 First Under New License

Oracle's latest release of its reference implementation of the Java SE platform, Oracle JDK 20, includes seven JEPs comprising thousands of performance, stability, and security improvements.

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Gradle Inc. Speeds Scala Compiler Times with Triplequote Acquisition

Grade, Inc., the company behind the commercial version of the open-source Gradle build automation tool, Gradle Enterprise, has announced the acquisition of Swiss-based software development technology provider Triplequote.