Java & Eclipse

Java 10 Released, First in the New Faster Cadence

This release, which comes barely six months after the release of Java SE 9 and includes 12 new enhancements, is the first in the new rapid release cadence Oracle announced late last year.

Microsoft Adds JUnit 5 Testing Support, More Java Features to Visual Studio Code

Microsoft's Visual Studio Code team has added initial support for the JUnit 5 testing framework, along with other Java functionality via extensions to the open source, cross-platform code editor.

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."

What's New in Programming Language Popularity

Both the TIOBE Index and RedMonk Programming Language Rankings issued new reports this week to track the popularity of programming languages, with old favorites -- especially Java and JavaScript -- continuing to dominate, though Ruby and Kotlin were called out for special attention.

After Oreo, Developer Preview of Android P Arrives

Let the candy nickname speculation begin: Android P has arrived in the form of an early developer preview, less than seven months after Android Oreo (8.0) shipped.

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.

Java EE Name Change To Jakarta EE

It's official: the new name for the technology formerly known as Java Enterprise Edition (and Project EE4J) is Jakarta EE.

ARCore 1.0 Ships for Augmented Reality Android Apps

With the announcement that Google's ARCore augmented reality SDK has emerged from preview in version 1.0, developers can now use it to create augmented reality apps for distribution through the Play Store.

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.

New 'Virtual Patch' Targets Java, .NET Vulnerabilities

Waratek announced a new security tool for Java and .NET applications that uses virtualization to quickly apply patches for long-term and newly discovered vulnerabilities.

Android KTX Provides Kotlin Extensions for Easier Mobile Development

"Kotlin on Android is here to stay, and we have big plans for it," said Florina Muntenescu, an Android developer advocate at Google, in announcing the preview of new extensions designed to ease the Kotlin coding experience for creating Android mobile apps.

Rust Never Sleeps: Community Grows, Eclipse-Based IDE Planned

Rust is on the rise, with the "most loved" open source programming language's community growing and a new Eclipse-based IDE in the works.

Oracle's First CPU of 2018: Smallest Since Last April, Except for Java

Oracle's first Quarterly Critical Patch Update of 2018 provided fixes for 237 vulnerabilities across its product lines, including patches for 21 security holes in the Java Platform Standard edition (Java SE), 18 of which are remotely exploitable without authentication.

Survey: JavaScripters Wanted, but Programmers Prefer Python

Technical recruiting company HackerRank says JavaScript is the top programming language sought by organizations -- narrowly edging out Java -- but developers prefer Python.

Visual Studio Code Editor Gets New Extensions for Java Programming

The Visual Studio Code team continues to add Java functionality to Microsoft's open source, cross-platform code editor via extensions, just launching a new batch for working with Maven, Tomcat and Checkstyle.

Guardians Publish Open Letter on Java EE Rebranding

"The clearest evidence that the current direction to rename and repackage Java EE is wrong-headed is community opinion," says the letter about the question of what to call Java EE when its migration to the Eclipse Foundation is complete.

Oracle Responds to Guardians Open Letter on Java EE Rebranding

An Oracle representative responded to the Java EE Guardians' recently posted "Joint Community Open Letter on Java EE Naming and Packaging," stating unequivocally that it will not be allowing the use of its trademarked "Java EE" and "javax" to be used in naming the Java EE 8-based technologies contributed to the Eclipse Foundation late last year.

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