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Microsoft Goes Live with Azure Sphere, Its Linux-Powered IoT Security Platform

Microsoft this week announced the general availability (GA) of Azure Sphere, marking a new phase in its effort to create an overall trusted environment for deploying and using Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

Apache's Groovy Gets a New Parser

Apache Groovy 3.0, the latest version of the open source, general-purpose programming language for the Java platform, was released in mid-February with a number of new features and capabilities, chief among them a new parser.

Microsoft Updates Java Extensions for Visual Studio Code

Microsoft has released another update of its Java on Visual Studio Code, the package of extensions used by Redmond's lightweight source code editor to support Java coding, testing and debugging.

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Oracle Backed by 32 Briefs in Java Copyright Fight with Google

Google has its supporters, too, 26 of whom filed briefs in January.

Red Hat OpenStack 16 Goes GA

Red Hat today announced the general availability of Red Hat OpenStack Platform 16, the latest version of its Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution.

Google Ships First Android 11 Developer Preview

Google announced an early developer-only preview of Android 11, inviting coders to put the next edition of its flagship mobile OS through its paces on Pixel 2, 3, 3a, or 4 devices.

Oracle Unveils New Cloud-Based Platform for Machine Learning Models

The Oracle Cloud Data Science Platform was created specifically to improve the effectiveness of data science teams, the company said, with such capabilities as shared projects, model catalogs and auditability.

Oracle Responds to Google's Appeal to the Supreme Court on Java Copyright

"Google has a problem," Oracle stated in its filing. "It committed an egregious act of plagiarism and now needs to rewrite copyright law to justify it. It cannot."

Auto Profiler for Production Java Apps Goes Beta

Application performance monitoring (APM) solutions provider Instana on Tuesday unveiled a new continuous production profiler for Java apps.

Couchbase Introduces Fully Managed Database Service

Couchbase on Thursday unveiled a new fully managed Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) designed to simplify DB management by deploying, managing and operating the enterprise edition of the company's namesake NoSQL database across multicloud environments with a few clicks.

Neo4j Updates Graph Database

Graph database pioneer Neo4j announced the latest update of its namesake product this week, and the company isn't holding back on the superlatives.

Java Compiler CheerpJ Adds Support for WebAssembly Runtime Modules

Leaning Technologies announced the second major release of its CheerpJ Java compiler for the Web this week.

Open Source Framework Enables Streaming Data Pipelines on Kubernetes

The Cloudflow framework was developed to address the growing demands of AI, machine learning models, analytics, and other streaming, data-driven workloads.

Quarkus Kubernetes-Native Java Framework Now MicroProfile 3.2 Compatible

The current version of Quarkus, the Kubernetes-native Java framework Red Hat released last year, is now compatible with the latest version of the Eclipse MicroProfile.

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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.

'Low-Code Manifesto' Lays Out Core Principles

Mendix, a division of Siemens focused on enterprise low-code development, has just published a list of core ideas and principles that define "a bona fide low-code platform."

Just Released: Kube-Scan Open Source Scanning Tool for Kubernetes

A startup focused on Kubernetes security has released an open source risk assessment tool for the popular container orchestration platform.

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.

Python 2 Officially Hits End of Life, Final Few Fixes Coming April 2020

The End of Life (EOL) deadline for Python 2 arrived with the new year, and the CPython core development community is urging users to migrate to Python 3 as soon as possible.

Updated Open Source Database Offers Cluster Restriction, Performance Improvements

Database maker ArangoDB has released the latest version of its namesake open source database with a feature that allows users to restrict individual databases to one node in a cluster.

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