Java & Eclipse


Spring Boot 2.2.M6 Released

Spring Boot is a rapid application development framework designed to simplify the development of stand-alone, production-grade, Spring-framework-based apps that run with little Spring configuration.

Eclipse Foundation Releases Jakarta EE 8 Spec

The Eclipse Foundation today announced the released the Eclipse Jakarta EE 8 specification during a live-streamed online event. This is the first enterprise Java spec released by the foundation since it took over the stewardship of the platform two years ago.

GraalVM v.19.2 Released with Preview of Java Flight Recorder Support

The GraalVM 19.2 feature release, announced last week, comes with a number of significant enhancements, including improved profile-guided optimizations, an LLVM toolchain, and preview of new Java Flight Recorder support.

Kotlin 1.4 Coming with NPE Optimization

The Kotlin community released the 1.3.5 update of the language earlier this month, and along with it, plans for the upcoming 1.4 release and an explanation of a potential impact on Java developers.

Microsoft Acquires jClarity, Furthers Java Mission

Microsoft today announced the acquisition of jClarity, a UK-based provider software performance and analytics solutions and a leading contributor to the AdoptOpenJDK project.

Zing Java Runtime Optimized for Containers and Cloud Deployments

Azul Systems has released a new version of Zing, its flagship Java runtime, optimized for container and cloud deployments. Zing 19.07 eliminates the requirement for Zing's ZST memory management kernel module, and extends its performance and throughput advantage when executing ad hoc and query-based workloads.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7: Final Full Support Update

This is the final release of the platform with full support, and marks the transition of RHEL 7.7 to Maintenance Support 1, the second of the four phases of the RHEL 10-year lifecycle.

Visual Studio Code Gets Java Refactorings, Semantic Selection

The latest monthly update of VS Code Java functionality includes new refactoring capabilities, support for Semantic Selection (or Smart Selection) and more.

Oracle and JetBrains May Join on Java Graphics Pipeline for macOS

Engineers from Oracle and software development toolmaker JetBrains may be joining forces to create a new, Java-based 2D rendering pipeline for the Mac operating system (macOS).

Oracle's Summer CPU Fixes 10 Java Security Vulnerabilities

Oracle's summer Critical Patch Update is expected to contain 322 patches across the company's product line, including 10 security fixes for Java Standard Edition (Java SE).

GraalVM v.19.1 Released

The GraalVM team at Oracle Labs announced the latest release of the GraalVM (version 19.1), a point release that nevertheless comes with some significant fixes and updates for the extension of the JVM designed to run applications written in a range of languages.

IBM Completes Historic Red Hat Acquisition

IBM completed its acquisition of open source solutions provider and long-time Java community leader Red Hat yesterday. The $34 billion deal was Big Blue's largest acquisition to date, and one of the largest tech company acquisitions in history.

Compuware Adds Machine Learning DevOps Muscle to Mainframe CI Solution

Compuware is integrating its machine-learning-driven zAdviser analytics tool with is ISPW mainframe continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) solution.

Zulu Mission Control 7.0 Goes GA

Azul Systems announced this week the general availability of Zulu Mission Control 7.0, the Java performance management and application profiling tool based on the OpenJDK Mission Control project. The free tool is designed to work with Azul's Zing JVM and its Zulu build of OpenJDK, and it supports both Java SE 8 and 11.

Java 13 Enters Rampdown Phase

Java 13, the upcoming update of the reference implementation of the Java SE Platform, has entered the Rampdown Phase, which means the overall feature set is frozen and no further JDK Enhancement Proposals (JEPs) will be targeted for this release.

Open Source Kotlin Continues to Climb

Kotlin is continuing its "meteoric" rise in the software development world, with recent research providing new insights into its increasing popularity.

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.

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.

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