Java & Eclipse


Hazelcast Launches Fully Modularized In-Memory Data Grid

Hazelcast unveiled the first fully modularized version of its namesake in-memory data grid and caching solution, with 29 new plug-in modules and eight new programming language bindings, along with numerous bug fixes and other new features.

Android Nougat 7.0 Released

Google today announced Android 7.0 Nougat, a major upgrade of its flagship mobile OS, is finally rolling out to users.

Google Updates Tango Tool for Mobile Augmented Reality

Google has boosted the augmented reality functionality of its Tango mobile vision technology platform, capitalizing on the increased popularity of the cutting-edge technology stemming from its use in Pokémon Go.

Android Devs Get Better Handle on App Reviews

Google has increased the functionality of its Google Play Developer Console app to give Android developers a better handle on user reviews of their creations and to work with the results of experiments such as A/B tests.

Zulu Embedded Adds Support for 32- and 64-bit Processors

Azul Systems is expanding the range of microprocessors supported by Zulu Embedded -- its open source build of the OpenJDK aimed at Java developers in the embedded systems and Internet of Things space -- to include multiple 32- and 64-bit embedded processors.

Spring Data 'Ingalls' Release Train Leaves Station

The Spring Data team has announced the first milestone release of the Ingalls Release Train

Red Hat Integrates Help Sites in Free Developer Program

Open source champion Red Hat Inc. has integrated two self-support sites -- Stack Overflow and JBoss Developer forums -- with its free developer program, giving coders more choices to seek help with their programming problems.

Job Interview Tests Help Rank Programming Languages

Adding to the bevy of existing programming language popularity indices, developer careers company HackerRank is incorporating the job interview process into the mix.

Popular Big Data Engine Apache Spark 2.0 Released

Apache Spark, the widely used open source cluster computing framework featuring a general processing engine for Big Data analytics, has reached version 2.0, the Apache Software Foundation announced.

WSO2 Updates Microservices Framework for Java

Integration middleware maker WSO2 released a new version of MSF4J, a lightweight, open source framework for building microservices in Java that supports container-based deployments via a fast runtime and an annotation-based programming model.

Oracle's Quarterly CPU Fixes Record Number of Vulnerabilities

Oracle's latest Critical Patch Update, issued this week, fixed a record 276 vulnerabilities in a range of the company's products, including 13 in Java SE, some of which received high-severity scores.

Google Releases Final Android Nougat Preview, Answers User Questions

Google has released the final developer preview of its next mobile OS, Android 7.0 Nougat, in preparation of the final product scheduled to launch "later this summer." The Android engineering team also answered readers' questions in a Reddit "ask me anything" event today.

LinkedIn Open Sources Tech for Mobile, Big Data and Java

With open source sensibilities aligned with its new owner, Microsoft, the business-oriented social media site this week contributed technology for building iOS view layouts, analyzing Big Data and detecting URLs with a Java library.

In Turbulent Times, Google Offers Free Android Courses

Amid turbulent times for the Android ecosystem, Google is enticing new developers into its mobile OS fold through free beginner training courses presented via Udacity.

Datamill Offers Spring Alternative

Datamill, an open-source Java framework for Web applications that uses functional reactive programming, has emerged as an alternative to the Spring Framework.

11th Annual Eclipse Release Train Launches

"Neon" includes a broad range of open source projects, from an improved Eclipse JDT to new Docker Tooling to the first prime release of the Eclipse Plug-ins for Gradle (and much more).

Google Finalizes Android N APIs in New Developer Preview

Google has just finalized the APIs for Android N -- the working name for the next release of its mobile app OS -- in its 4th Developer Preview.

Java Still Top Language in an Increasingly Polyglot World

The language popularity monitors at TIOBE Software say their June Programming Community Index is something of a milestone: for the first time in the history of the Index, a language needed a rating of more than 1.0 percent to be part of the top 20. What this means, TIOBE says, is that the number of real market leaders is declining.

Jury Sides with Google in $9 Billion Oracle Lawsuit: APIs Are 'Fair Use'

A jury serving in the Federal District Court in San Francisco concluded on Thursday that Google's use of 37 Java APIs in the development of its Android operating system was a "fair use" of that technology.

A Kotlin-Based Build Language for Gradle

Gradle Inc., chief commercial supporter of the open source Gradle build automation system, is working with software development toolmaker JetBrains to provide a Kotlin-based build programming language for Gradle, the two companies announced.

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