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Buildship 2.2 Release Supports Java 9, Runtime Classpath Separation and More

The Eclipse Foundation has just announced the release of a new version of the Eclipse Buildship project, which integrates the Gradle build tool with Eclipse. Version 2.2 supports Java 9 and introduces runtime classpath separation based on the dependency scope information supplied by Gradle.

Hazelcast Joins Eclipse Foundation

In-memory data grid specialist Hazelcast to bring its "extensive Java-driven community experience to a host of open source projects," focusing primarily on JCache, Eclipse MicroProfile and the Eclipse Enterprise for Java Project.

17-Year Microsoft Vet Joins Google's Flutter Team, Leaving a Few Parting Shots

Seventeen-year Microsoft dev leader Tim Sneath is joining Google to work on the Flutter mobile app development framework, leaving a few parting shots at the failures of his former company on the way out.

NativeScript Gets 'Sidekick' to Boost Mobile Business App Development

Progress announced new components for its open source NativeScript mobile app development framework, including Sidekick for faster and easier development of mobile business apps.

Facebook Revamps Open Source Tool for Faster Android Builds

Facebook has completely revamped a four-year-old open source tool it developed for code builds, resulting in faster compile times for Android projects.

Linux Foundation Publishes Enterprise Open Source Guides

The Linux Foundation added to its collection of enterprise guides for the development and use of open source software with three new offerings.

AI Dev Watch 10/31: HPE Goes for Deep Learning, AT&T Announces Open Source Marketplace, Avaya Connects, More

Here's a round-up of news in the artificial intelligence development space.

Microsoft Adds React Native Code Signing to Visual Studio Mobile Center

Company supports React Native even though it might be seen as a competitor to its Xamarin technology and built-in Apache Cordova projects in Visual Studio.

Study Examines Open Source Risks in Enterprise Software

Amid increasing reports of cyberattacks and data breaches, open source security company Flexera has published the results of a study examining the risk of using vulnerable open source code in enterprise applications and systems.

Microsoft Open Sources Java Debugger for Visual Studio Code Editor

Debugger donated to the community along with Java Debug Server to work with other Java-support tools like Red Hat's Language Support for Java extension.

GitHub Details Year's Most Popular Programming Languages, Active Projects, More

GitHub, mission control for today's open source software development, published its annual report detailing a wealth of data including the most popular programming languages used in its hosted projects, the most active repositories and much more.

GitHub Intros Dependency Graphs, Security Alerts Coming Soon

GitHub is boosting the security capabilities of its software development platform, introducing new open source project dependency graphs and promising alerts when bad actors show up in those graphs.

JavaOne Recap: Java First! Java in the Cloud!

You could boil down the keynote messages at this year's JavaOne conference to two phrases: <i>Java first!</i> and <i>Java in the cloud!</i> If you had a little more room in the pot, you could add: <i>Java SE 9 and Java EE 8 are ready to rock!</i>

Mozilla Funds 'Governmental or Vigilante Abuse' Crowdsourcing Tool

Reflecting the sociopolitical unrest of our times, Mozilla made a hefty donation to an Africa-based crowdsourcing project to help people "raise their voice" amid political turmoil or government/vigilante abuse.

Code Quality Research: Functional Languages Beat Procedural/Object-Oriented

Academic researchers have published a study investigating the effect of programming languages on software quality, concluding the issue is hard to quantify but also identifying significant findings, such as functional languages having an edge over procedural/object-oriented languages.

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