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Google Releases Spring Model for Java on Cloud

Google and the Spring Team at Pivotal just announced the general availability of Spring Cloud GCP 1.0, a joint project aiming to make life easier for Java developers building Spring Boot applications that consume GCP services.

TestArchitect Makes Test Automation Simple for Oracle Applications

LogiGear today announced that its flagship test automation solution, TestArchitect, now integrates with, and provides native support for, Oracle E-Business Suite applications and Oracle’s JD Edwards.

Swift Falls from Top 10 in RedMonk Programming Language Rankings

RedMonk noted the "relatively static nature of the top 10 languages" in its new programming language popularity report, but one notable change in that higher echelon is the exit of Swift.

Open Source Visual Studio Code Extension Helps Create Alexa Skills

The Amazon Alexa dev team has published an open source extension for developers using the Visual Studio Code editor to create and deploy Alexa skills.

Open Source Dart 2 Revamp Focuses on Mobile, Web Development

After a nearly eight-month pre-release preview, the Dart 2 programming language has emerged as a stable release that includes many breaking changes in a revamp that focuses on mobile and Web client-side development.

Google Bakes Machine Learning into New Android 9 Pie

Succeeding Android 8 Oreo, Android 9 Pie has launched, sporting by a bevy of new developer/user features enabled by machine learning.

Python, Java Top New Programming Language Popularity Rankings

New programming language popularity reports from <I>IEEE Spectrum</I> and TIOBE are out, showing perennial leaders Python and Java holding on to the No. 1 spots in two indices.

Microsoft's F# Functional Programming Language Shaped by Open Source Community

Much has been made of Microsoft's embrace of open source and shift toward interoperability and collaboration, and that trend is exemplified in the new preview release of F#.

Microsoft Ships Open Source TypeScript 3.0

Microsoft shipped TypeScript 3.0, the latest edition of the open source programming language that provides a strict syntactical superset of JavaScript with the addition of optional static typing.

Blockchain Again Reigns as Hottest Freelancer Skill

Freelancing Web site Upwork said blockchain is again the hottest technology on its quarterly skills index, marking the first time a skill has ranked No. 1 twice.

Google Launches New Continuous Delivery Platform

On Tuesday Google announced Cloud Build, a new continuous delivery platform for building, delivering and testing cloud-based applications.

Java SE Patches in Latest Oracle's CPU Mark a 12-Month Low

This CPU includes eight new Java SE patches, which is a 75 percent drop from a 30-month high set in July 2017.

Oracle Adds Nashorn Support in Java-Based GraalVM

The GraalVM team at Oracle Labs has announced new support in the polyglot virtual machine for users of the Nashorn JavaScript engine.

AWS SageMaker Upgrades Again

Amazon Web Services yesterday rolled out yet another new set of capabilities for its SageMaker end-to-end machine learning development and deployment service, including new streaming algorithms and batch job improvements.

OutSystems Launches Low-Code App Intelligence Tool

OutSystems announced it's testing a low-code app intelligence tool designed to help organizations monitor performance and other metrics for mobile and other apps and quickly implement needed updates.

Hasura GraphQL Service Targets Existing Postgres Apps

GraphQL-as-a-Service provider Hasura unveiled its new open source GraphQL Engine, which reportedly sports the unique capability of working on existing apps based on the popular Postgres database.

Google Simplifies Java Containerization with New Tool

The new tool, called Jib, is a fast and simple container image builder that consolidates all the steps involved in packaging an app into a container image, and allows developers to build containers using familiar Java tools.

Most Kotlin Devs Are Java Jocks, Survey Finds

Pusher, a UK-based maker of communication and collaboration APIs, has released the results of a new developer survey, which found that most Kotlin developers come from a Java background and/or also work with Java.

IBM Doubles Down on Enterprise Java with WebSphere Liberty

With the release last week of WebSphere Liberty 18.0.0.2, the latest version if its Java application server, IBM became the first commercial vender to provide a certified Java EE 8 runtime.

Airbnb, Udacity Abandon React Native

Within the space of two weeks, two major enterprise dev teams announced they have abandoned React Native, the Facebook-originated technology unveiled five years ago as a new way to code native mobile apps using JavaScript.

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