• Oracle JDK 21 LTS Release: More Features from Loom, Panama, and Generational ZGC

    The latest implementation of Oracle's Java Development Kit (JDK) has arrived. Oracle JDK 21 is a long-term support release (LTS) focused on serious performance improvements, stability enhancements, and security upgrades.

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    JetBrains Launches New IDE Designed for Rust Programmers

    Dev toolmaker JetBrains has created a new IDE called RustRover designed specifically for the Rust system programming language.

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    Oracle Unveils GraalOS for Faster Cloud-Native Java Apps

    Oracle announces new Java-based deployment tech, GraalOS, that uses the Oracle GraalVM Native Image to run apps as native machine executables to take advantage of the latest features of Arm and Intel processors on Oracle OCI.

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    Help Your Citizen Developers Succeed and Thrive: Start Small!

    If you want your fledgling developers to succeed and thrive, our columnist advises, give them some "band-aid" projects they are likely to solve. It will build their skills and their enthusiasm for the role.

  • New Spring AI Project Aims to Streamline App Development

    VMware unveils a new the Spring AI project, which aims to streamline the development of Java apps that incorporate AI functionality.

  • Will Azul's ReadyNow Orchestrator Finally Solve Java’s Warmup Problem?

    Open-source Java platform provider Azul announces ReadyNow Orchestrator, a new feature of its Platform Prime designed to reduce warmup time for Java applications.

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    Is IBM's Latest Watsonx Release the GenAI Answer to Mainframe Application Modernization?

    IBM is set to preview the 'Watsonx Code Assistant for Z,' which is designed to speed up the translation of COBOL to Java on the company's line of z/Architecture mainframes.

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    Will Microsoft's RWA Pattern for Java Lure Devs to Azure?

    Microsoft recently announced the availability of its Reliable Web App Pattern for Java Tomcat--a potentially powerful move to attract more Java developers to its Azure cloud platform.

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    Artificial Intelligence and the Citizen Developer

    The evidence of the growing impact of AI on the tools and platforms used by citizen developers is inescapable, our columnist observes. If the low-code/no-code platform providers are embracing the value of this "collision of computing crazes," shouldn't you?

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    Climbing Out of the Skills Gap: What a Citizen Developer Needs to Know

    The "software skills gap" is nothing new, and it keeps getting wider because we can’t seem to train enough coders fast enough. The solution a growing number of organizations are turning to is the citizen developer. But according to our columnist, a great citizen developer needs more than basic training.

  • Waratek Adds Log4J Scanner and API Security to its Java Security Platform

    Waratek combines a Log4J Vulnerability Scanner and API security in its Java Security Platform to provide users with the ability to scale strategic risk mitigation in the enterprise.

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    BellSoft Liberica Release

    BellSoft releases version 23.0 of its Liberica Native Image Kit (NIK) with new features, including ParallelGC.

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    JetBrains Releases New Version of Aqua IDE for Test Automation

    Software development toolmaker JetBrains has released a new version of its IDE for test automation, Aqua, adding support for the open-source Playwright and Cypress web app testing frameworks.

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    The Citizen Developer’s First Challenge: Choosing a Development Platform

    It’s safe to say there are hundreds of low-code/no-code application development platforms currently available, with more on the way. Having so many choices can be as much of a challenge as it is an advantage. Our columnist offers advice and strategies on the critical task of evaluating and selecting an LCAP.

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    Apache Pulsar 3.0 is First Long-Term Support Release

    The community behind the open-source Apache Pulsar all-in-one messaging and streaming platform has announced its first long-term support (LTS) release: Pulsar 3.0. This is the first of what the community promises is a new, faster release cadence.

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    Azul and Java on CRaC

    Open-source Java platform provider Azul has announced that its Zulu downstream distribution of OpenJDK now supports Coordinated Restore at Checkpoint (CRaC) functionality.

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    10 Characteristics of an Ideal Citizen Developer

    Anyone could become a citizen developer, but it's not for everyone. Our columnist offers a list of 10 essential personal traits of the model citizen developer.

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    One on One with Automated Software Testing Expert Phil Japikse

    The upcoming Visual Studio Live 2-Day Hands-On Training Seminar (June 5-6, online) led by Phil Japikse promises to be a killer opportunity for developers to update their skills and knowledge on an increasingly important topic with the potential to make their lives much easier: automated software testing.