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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.

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    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.

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    10 Characteristics of an Ideal Citizen Developer

    Anyone could become a citizen developer, but it's not for everyone. Our columnist offers a list of 10 essential personal traits of the model citizen developer.

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    One on One with Automated Software Testing Expert Phil Japikse

    The upcoming Visual Studio Live 2-Day Hands-On Training Seminar (June 5-6, online) led by Phil Japikse promises to be a killer opportunity for developers to update their skills and knowledge on an increasingly important topic with the potential to make their lives much easier: automated software testing.

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    Open-Source Leadership to the European Commission: CRA Rules Pose Tech and Economic Risks to EU

    New cybersecurity rules for digital products proposed by the European Commission pose "unnecessary economic and technological risks to the European Union," according to a group of 12 open-source software leadership organizations.

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    Coming to a Low-Code Platform Near You: Artificial Intelligence

    AI is everywhere--even in your low-code development platforms. Or it will be soon. Our columnist looks at the potential of this technology for citizen developers.

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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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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    How to hire a Citizen Developer

    What should you look for in a Citizen Developer, and how should you go about hiring one? Our columnist explores this challenging aspect of an evolving job title.

  • Microsoft Unveils Copilot-Assisted Future for Devs

    Along with its announcements about NL-powered versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Teams, Microsoft gave developers a peak at its plan to AI-enable components of the Microsoft Power Platform with GitHub's Copilot tool.

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    The Citizen Developer as Ideal Digital Transformer

    Our columnist explores the idea that the Citizen Developer can be a much-needed catalyst for digital transformation in the enterprise.

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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.

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    The Chatbot Wars Begin!

    Microsoft took the next step in its ChatGPT strategy this week, but Google introduced its LaMDA-based Bard. The conversation over conversational AI just got interesting.

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    Payara Now Part of the Eclipse Foundation's MicroProfile Working Group

    Payara, the company behind the popular fork of the open-source GlassFish application server, has joined the Eclipse Foundation's MicroProfile Working Group.

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    Red Hat-Oracle Collaboration Brings Red Hat Enterprise Linux to OCI

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux is now certified to run on Oracle's cloud services platform as a supported operating system. The move is part of a multi-stage alliance to offer customers a greater choice of operating systems to run on OCI.

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    My 'Conversation' with ChatGPT about What Devs Need to Know

    ChatGPT is so hot right now, our columnist couldn't get an interview at OpenAI, so he went to the source, so to speak, and queried the tool itself about the opportunities and challenges it presents to developers.