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Java Devs Using Microsoft VS Code: Upgrade to Java 11 Now

Microsoft has issued a "Call for Action" to Java developers using its Visual Studio Code (VS Code) source-code editor to make sure their code runs on Java 11 or above, soon.

Red Hat Runtimes Gets an Update

Red Hat this week announced the latest release of its Red Hat Runtimes product suite, which includes updates of Quarkus, Red Hat Data Grid, and the Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) expansion pack.

Microsoft Collaborating with Red Hat on OpenJDK Port for Windows 10 ARM

As part of the first phase of the in-progress port, Microsoft will push its development work upstream to the OpenJDK project.

Eclipse Jakarta EE 9 Reaches Milestone 1

The Jakarta EE 9 release marks the final transition away from the javax.* namespace (which Oracle refused to give up) to Eclipse's jakarta.*.

Python Edges Out Java in Annual Usage Survey

The Java programming language continued to be the most popular primary programming language among developers during the past 12 months, according to a new survey, but Python topped the list of most used languages overall during that period.

BMC Acquires Mainframe Toolmaker Compuware

BMC's acquisition of Compuware brings together BMC's Automated Mainframe Intelligence offering and Compuware's Topaz suite, ISPW technology, and classic product portfolios to modernize mainframe environments.

AWS Boosts Mobile App Development with Amplify Libraries

Cloud giant Amazon Web Services extended its Amplify family of cloud tools/services for developing mobile apps with new iOS- and Android-specific libraries.

JetBrains Plugs IntelliJ IDEA Into Big Data

Software development toolmaker JetBrains, creator of the Java dev fav IntelliJ IDEA, today unveiled the full public access preview of Big Data Tools, a new plugin designed to allow developers to work with Zeppelin notebooks, Spark applications, and S3 files from within that popular IDE.

Red Hat Advances Java on Kubernetes with Quarkus

Red Hat announced that its Quarkus Kubernetes-native Java framework is now fully supported in Red Hat Runtimes. The move advances Java on Kubernetes, the IBM subsidiary said in a statement, “bridging the gap between traditional Java applications and cloud-native environments.”

Project Reunion Unifies Win32 and UWP for Developers

The project aims to make it easier for developers to build Windows applications by providing a unified platform for new and existing Win32 and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps.

IBM Watson AIOps Helps CIOs Facing Pandemic Disruptions Automate

IBM Watson AIOps uses artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to automate how enterprises self-detect, diagnose, and respond to IT anomalies in real time.

New No-Cost Tool for Devs To Secure Kubernetes Deployments

DevSecOps solutions provider Alcide has released a beta version of a new solution designed to provide "end-to-end continuous security guardrails" for Kubernetes deployments.

Gradle 6.4 Released with Support for Java Modules

The latest version of the Gradle open-source build automation tool, just announced, comes with a number of upgrades, bug fixes, and highly anticipated support for building and testing Java modules.

3rd Annual 'Call for Code' Yields Promising Front Runners

2020's Call for Code recently highlighted three promising front runners with a new second track on solutions that have the potential to contribute to the COVID-19 response.

Open Source Automation Platform Lets DevOps Teams Define Infrastructure as Code

This release adds half a dozen new features, including support for YAML, a new Unified mode, an automation upgrade for its "cookbooks," and expanded platform support.

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Microsoft and Red Hat Extend Azure Integration with OpenShift

Microsoft and IBM subsidiary Red Hat are extending their integration of Azure and OpenShift to include support for Azure Arc for OpenShift and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

Microsoft Open Sources Java Language Extension for SQL Server

Microsoft has open sourced the Java language extension it added to SQL Server 2019 last year.

Proposed Project Addresses Long-Term Java Pain Points

A new project just proposed for consideration on the OpenJDK mailing list would address the "long-term pain points" of Java's slow startup time, slow time to peak performance and large footprint.

Cormier at Red Hat Summit: 'Hybrid Isn't a Trend; It's a Strategic Imperative'

The leading enterprise open source software provider, longtime Java community leader and IBM subsidiary laid out its hybrid cloud strategy and product news to an estimated 38,000 distant attendees.

NIST Tech Contests: IoT and AR for First Responders

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is sponsoring a dual track national competition to spur innovation of Internet of Things (IoT) and augmented reality (AR) technologies for the country's first responders, with up to $1.1 million in cash prizes.

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