Enterprise Architecture News & How-To

Jakarta: The Community Reacts to a New Brand with an Old Pedigree

Under the aegis of the Eclipse Foundation, the technology formerly known as Java Enterprise Edition (and Project EE4J) is Jakarta EE. Given the community's reaction -- positive but with lingering disappointments -- this one is probably going to stick.

Oracle Plans to Decouple JavaFX from the JDK

Oracle says it will separate JavaFX from the core JDK distribution beginning with JDK 11, stating that making the technology available as a separate module will make it easier to adopt and will "clear the way for new contributors to engage in the open source OpenJFX community."

Developer Report Compares Agile vs. DevOps

One interesting aspect of the new survey-based developer report from GitLab Inc. -- a company based on the open source GitLab project -- is a comparison of two popular development approaches: Agile and DevOps.

Enterprises Can't Get Enough AI Talent

Artificial intelligence is one of the hottest areas in software development right now and employers just can't get enough AI skills, confirms a new report on enterprise hiring trends.

Zing Java Runtime Added to JBoss Data Grid

Azul Systems and Red Hat today announced that the Zing runtime for Java will be available as a free upgrade with JBoss Data Grid subscriptions

Apache NetBeans (Incubating) 9.0 Beta Released

The Apache Software Foundation announced the beta release of the still incubating version of Apache NetBeans 9.0.

AWS Named Most 'Developer Friendly' Platform in Accenture Survey

Accenture is out with a new developer ecosystem study investigating what's important to developers and how they access resources, finding -- among many other things -- that Amazon Web Services ranks highly when it comes to friendliness.

Oracle Extends Public Updates for Java SE 8

Oracle has updated its Java SE Support Roadmap to include, among other things, extended support for Java SE 8, with updates available until at least January 2019.

Still Time to Vote on New Eclipse Java EE Name

The rebranding of enterprise Java continues, with "Jakarta" and "Enterprise Profile" emerging as the final two options offered by the Eclipse Foundation to the community in the second phase of the process, and the Foundation is accepting votes until Feb. 23.

Eggplant AI 2.0 Bringing Machine Learning to Software Testing

New offering from Testplant aims to disrupt software testing by bringing artificial intelligence to the thankless task of comprehensively checking the infinite number of ways a user can navigate through any application.

AWS Boosts Encryption for Amazon DynamoDB, its NoSQL Database Service

Amazon Web Services added encryption-at-rest to Amazon DynamoDB, increasing security options for its NoSQL cloud database service in the wake of publicized wide-open data stores found on the cloud platform.

AWS IoT Core Provides Solution to Keep Devices from Hitting Firewalls

Internet of Things device-makers utilizing AWS IoT Core, Amazon's managed platform for IoT, have a new option to help avoid having communications blocked by corporate firewalls or home routers.

Database DevOps Adoption Accelerates, Lags in Some Industries

While more enterprise developers and their teams are adopting DevOps practices across both applications and databases, a Redgate Software survey suggests some industry verticals are "turning their backs on DevOps."

For Business Applications, Artificial Intelligence Needs Intelligent People

Popular consumer products that rely on artificial intelligence, such as the Roomba vacuum cleaner, work with the touch of a button, but business applications of AI are not plug and play, says Pedram Abrari, CTO of Pramata Corp.

Dev Firm Provides Guidance on Cost, Time Frames for Creating Mobile Apps

A mobile app development company has published guidance on the cost and time frames involved with building different kinds of mobile apps.

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