Java & Eclipse

  • Oracle to Eclipse Hand-Off: The Enterprise Java Community Moves Forward

    John checks in on the status of negotiations between Eclipse and Oracle on the final details of the enterprise Java handoff agreement.

  • Python's Simplicity Drives Rise in Programming Language Popularity Index

    The TIOBE Index, which tracks programming language popularity based on Web searches, is out with a new report that shows Python reaching new heights, driven by its simplicity that attracts a new wave of software engineers.

  • Apache Storm 2.0: Re-Architected in Pure Java

    Apache Storm 2.0 comes with a number of fixes and enhancements, but the most striking change in this release is that it has been re-architected in pure Java.

  • Pivotal Adds Support for OpenJDK to its Spring Runtime

    The company's new release also extends its commercial support for open source Apache Tomcat servers and all major open source Spring projects, including Spring Framework, Spring Boot, Spring Cloud and Spring Cloud Dataflow.

  • Java-Based RPC 'Dubbo' Now a Top-Level Apache Project

    Apache Dubbo, a high-performance, Java-based remote procedure call (RPC) framework originally developed at the Alibaba online marketplace and open sourced in 2011 and open sourced last year, is now a Top Level Project (TLP).

  • Open Liberty 19.0.0.4 Adds Support for JDK12, Reactive Streams

    The latest version of Open Liberty, the open source implementation of Eclipse MicroProfile and enterprise Java from IBM and the foundation of the WebSphere Liberty app server, adds features to support the MicroProfile Reactive Streams Operators 1.0 API, JDK 12, and Oracle Universal Connection Pool.

  • Eclipse Enterprise Survey Shows What Java Devs Want in 2019

    What do enterprise Java developers want the Eclipse Foundation to prioritize as the new shepherd of Jakarta EE? According to the results of the foundation's newly published 2019 Jakarta EE developer survey they want better support for microservices, native integration with the Kubernetes container orchestration platform, and a production-quality reference implementation.

  • Eclipse IoT Surveys Developer Community

    The Eclipse Foundation's IoT Working Group has published the results of its 2019 IoT Developer Survey, and though much has stayed the same since the last survey, a few things have changed.

  • Apache NetBeans Is Now a Top-Level Project

    It took two and a half years, but the NetBeans Java-based IDE has finally graduated to Top-Level Project (TLP) status at the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). The popular open source development environment, tooling platform and application framework now comprises the largest codebases at the ASF. (It's 20 years old, after all.)

  • Oracle Releases GraalVM Enterprise

    GraalVM Enterprise is the commercial version of the open source, polyglot JVM designed to provide better isolation and greater agility for enterprises in cloud and hybrid environments.

  • JNBridge Makes the .NET Core-to-Java Connection

    Java/.NET interoperability solutions provider JNBridge has released version 10 of its flagship JNBridgePro tool, the first version to support Java interoperability with both the .NET Framework and the upcoming .NET Core 3.0. It also supports the new Visual Studio 2019, which was released in April.

  • Google Goes Kotlin-First for Android Mobile Development

    Two years after tapping Kotlin for use in Android mobile development -- long dominated by Java -- Google is making it the No. 1 option.

  • Visual Studio Code Adds Java 12 Support, Java Code Actions and Features

    An updated extension pack for Microsoft's open source, cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor boosts Java functionality by adding support for the new Java 12 release, along with new Java code actions and language features.

  • Oracle's Latest CPU Patches 3-Year-Old Deserialization Flaw

    All of the five Java SE vulnerabilities identified in the latest Critical Patch Update are remotely exploitable, and at least one is probably exploitable without the need for authentication.

  • Red Hat Steps in to Steward OpenJDK 8 and 11

    Red Hat will "work with the community to enable continued innovation in Java," the company said about assuming stewardship of OpenJDK projects no longer supported, long-term, by Oracle.

  • Akka Nearing 10 Years Hits 200K Dev Milestone

    Lightbend, the company behind the Scala JVM language and developer of the Reactive Platform, announced a 200,000-user milestone for its Akka platform, just a few months short of the platform's 10-year anniversary.

  • Survey: Machine Learning/Data Science Propel Python Past Java

    A big new developer survey shows that Python has finally passed Java in the programming language popularity wars, propelled by its propensity for use in machine learning and data science projects.

  • NSA Releases Java-Based Reverse Engineering Tool

    The National Security Agency has open sourced its Ghidra software reverse engineering (SRE) framework.

  • Oracle Responds to Google's Supreme Court Hail Mary

    In what is sure to be the last chapter in the seemingly unending courtroom drama that is Oracle v. Google, Oracle has responded to Google's hail-Mary request, filed with the Supreme Court in January, to review the appeals court's ruling that the Alphabet subsidiary infringed on Oracle's copyrights over its use of 37 Java APIs in the Android OS.

  • Alibaba Adds to the Growing List of OpenJDK Distros

    China’s e-commerce giant, Alibaba, has unveiled its own Java distribution. Based on OpenJDK and Java SE 8, Dragonwell8, currently in preview, is the open source version of the company’s in-house implementation.

  • Eclipse IDE Keeps Pace with Faster Java Releases

    Last week's Java 12 release wasn't the only byproduct of Oracle's faster release cadence. The Eclipse Foundation also announced the third quarterly release of the Eclipse IDE, along with 75 participating projects.

  • Oracle's Georges Saab on the Impact of Faster Java Releases

    John talks to Georges Saab, VP of the Java Platform Group at Oracle and chairperson of the OpenJDK governing board, about the impact of the faster Java release cadence on the developer community and his own team at Oracle.

  • JDK 12 Released

    Oracle today announced the general availability of JDK 12, the latest update of the reference implementation of the Java SE Platform, coming with a number of new features including a preview of Switch Expressions and abortable mixed collections for the Garbage-First (G1) collector.

  • Q&A with Heather VanCura, Chair of the Java Community Process

    John revisits Heather VanCura, chair of the Java Community Process, to find out how the language and platform standards organization keeps up with all of the unprecedented changes lately in the Java community. Constant communication helps, she says.

  • SAP Builds Its Own Java Distro

    SAP's new SapMachine was created to allow its customers and partners to build and maintain an SAP-supported version of OpenJDK.

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