Java & Eclipse

Google Doubles Allowable Size of Android Apps

Google announced it was doubling the Android app file size limit from 50MB to 100MB, while warning developers to not use the additional leeway just because it's available, as it could degrade the UX.

Java OSGi Framework for M2M/IoT Released

Eurotech, an Italy-based provider of embedded computing platforms, has released a new version of its ESF 3.1 development framework, "an inclusive and targeted Java OSGi framework for machine-to-machine multiservice gateways, smart devices and Internet of Things solutions applications."

JVM Language Kotlin M13 Released

Software development toolmaker JetBrains has announced a new milestone release of Kotlin, its open source, JVM-targeted programming language.

AOT Compiler for Java RoboVM Gets an Upgrade

The latest edition of the RoboVM ahead-of-time (AOT) compiler and runtime library for Java is now available, coinciding with the release of Apple's iOS 9 mobile OS and Xcode 7 IDE.

JFrog Releases 'Universal' Artifact Repository

JFrog today announced the release of Artifactory 4, its cloud-based binary repository manager, which the company is billing as the first "universal" artifact repository, and the biggest product announcement in the company's history.

New Java API for App Delivery Controller

KEMP Technologies has expanded the automated application deployment capabilities of its LoadMaster product with a new Java API.

Today's Devs: Polyglot, More Women, Plagued by Faulty Requirements

The non-profit Application Developers Alliance published a new study of the modern development scene, pointing to polyglot programmers using multiple languages, more women joining the ranks and failed software projects caused by faulty requirements.

NetBeans 8.1. Beta Released

The beta version of NetBeans 8.1 is now available, supporting developers working with Java SE 8, Java SE Embedded 8 and Java ME Embedded 8, with a number of new tools and enhancements.

Spring Framework 4.2 Goes GA

Pivotal Software announced the general availability of version 4.2 of the Spring Framework. The latest feature release of the 4.x line of the open source application framework for enterprise Java is compatible with Java 6, 7 and 8.

New Android APIs Track Human Faces, Connect Nearby Devices

Google announced new APIs as part of a Google Play services upgrade that identify and track human faces in photos or video and connect to nearby mobile devices, along with enhancements for Google Cloud Messaging.

Google Big Data Beta Services Now Generally Available

Two major Big Data components of the Google Cloud Platform have graduated from beta to general availability, the company said.

Android Devs Can Show Off Work -- or Borrow Ideas -- at Experiments Site

Google unveiled Android Experiments, a site where mobile developers can show off their innovative apps and glean ideas from open source code.

Oracle Wants to Include New Android Developments in its Java Lawsuit

Oracle Corp. wants to expand the scope of its complaint against Google in the long-running Oracle America v. Google Inc., Java copyright infringement lawsuit to include developments in the Android OS since the suit was filed in 2010.

Annual Java Developer Survey Focuses on Performance Testing

RebelLabs, the research and content arm of Java toolmaker ZeroTurnaround, has published the findings of its annual Java developer survey, which focused on how performance testing is done by organizations.

Azul Launches New Service to Optimize Apache Cassandra

Java runtime maker Azul Systems Inc. has announced a new consulting service for enterprises facing Java-related "barriers" that affect their deployments of the Apache Cassandra database management system.

WebSphere Liberty Now Java EE 7 Compatible

IBM's WebSphere Application Server (WAS) Liberty profile, v8.5, is now Java EE 7 certified, the company announced this week.

Oracle Issues Quarterly CPU, Fixes Zero Day

Oracle's latest quarterly Critical Patch Update (CPU) comprises 193 fixes for vulnerabilities in Oracle products, including 25 that address Java SE issues.

CloudBees Unveils Jenkins Platform

CloudBees has announced the availability of its new Jenkins Platform, which combines the company's Jenkins Enterprise and Jenkins Operations Center products into a single platform.

EclipseCon Mars Released

The Eclipse Foundation hit its annual release train deadline of June 24 for the 10th year in a row, with a record synchronized launch of 79 open source projects.

New Java Developer Capabilities in the Oracle Cloud Platform

Among more than 24 new cloud-based services unveiled by Oracle are some new capabilities for Java developers, as well as new support for related languages and frameworks.

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