• Q&A with Heather VanCura, Chair of the Java Community Process

    John revisits Heather VanCura, chair of the Java Community Process, to find out how the language and platform standards organization keeps up with all of the unprecedented changes lately in the Java community. Constant communication helps, she says. 03/13/2019

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    SAP Builds Its Own Java Distro

    SAP's new SapMachine was created to allow its customers and partners to build and maintain an SAP-supported version of OpenJDK. 03/13/2019

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    Red Hat Releases Kubernetes-Native Java Framework

    Quarkus is a lightweight, high-performance framework designed to significantly reduce the footprint and latency of Java applications, specifically for cloud-native architectures such as microservices, containers and serverless. 03/13/2019

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    Perfecto Unveils AI-Driven, No-Code Automation Testing

    Perfecto, specializing in cloud-based DevOps testing of Web and mobile apps, unveiled a new solution that uses machine learning to automatically write and maintain test scripts. 03/13/2019

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    Android Studio 3.4 Release Candidate Ships

    Google's Android team has shipped the first release candidate for the next edition of its flagship IDE, Android Studio 3.4, which continues the Project Marble push to reduce bugs and improve quality in response to developer complaints. 03/12/2019

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    Low-Code Appian Update Addresses Enterprise Mobility

    Appian last week updated its low-code app development platform, with enterprise mobility one of the key areas of focus. 03/11/2019

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    Xamarin.Forms 3.6 Boosts Material Design Look-and-Feel

    Microsoft's Xamarin team announced an update to its Xamarin.Forms UI toolkit -- for cross-platform iOS and Android projects -- that makes it easier to implement Material Design look-and-feel in such apps. 03/11/2019

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    IBM Launches Security Testing Service for Blockchain-Based Products

    This week IBM's X-Force Red security division announced it has launched a new testing service to help find weaknesses and fix vulnerabilities in Blockchain-based releases. 03/06/2019

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    Microsoft Open Sources Windows Calculator

    Microsoft has open sourced the code for its Windows Calculator app, inviting developers to help improve the tool's user experience while at the same time learning about and possibly adopting its technological underpinnings. 03/06/2019

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    Database Trends Report: SQL Beats NoSQL, MySQL Most Popular

    Good old-fashioned SQL still rules the database roost even though popular offerings in the NoSQL camp are closing the gap, while MySQL is the most popular of the whole bunch in a new report from ScaleGrid. 03/05/2019

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    Block Stack

    Microsoft Releases Azure DevOps Server 2019

    On Tuesday Microsoft announced the commercial release of the new Azure DevOps Server 2019. 03/05/2019

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    PowerShell Usage Increases in Microsoft's Era of Openness

    One byproduct of Microsoft's embrace of openness and interoperability may be a boost in popularity for PowerShell, the company's venerable scripting language. 03/05/2019

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    Software Engineers Want to Learn Machine Learning, Love Python, Survey Says

    A new survey of software engineers from careers firm Hired shows they want to learn machine learning, love Python, hate PHP and make a lot of money, especially in San Francisco where search engineer salaries average about $157,000. 02/28/2019

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    Eclipse MicroProfile 2.2 Continues Alignment with Java EE 8

    The latest release of the Eclipse MicroProfile continues to align itself with Java EE 8 as the foundational programming model for the development of Java microservices. It builds on the last release with numerous updates, additional features and greater functionality for implementing enterprise Java microservices. 02/27/2019

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    Helidon Java Microservices Framework Hits 1.0 Release

    Project Helidon, Oracle's nascent Java Microservices Framework, which was unveiled less than five months ago, is now available in a 1.0 release that includes full support for Eclipse MicroProfile 1.2 (Helidon MP), support for Eclipse Yasson and Jackson (Helidon SE) and numerous bug fixes and performance improvements. 02/26/2019

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    In-Memory Data Grid 'Puts Java Locks on Steroids'

    Hazelcast today announced the beta release of the latest version of its namesake in-memory data grid, Hazelcast IMDG 3.12. With this release, the company adds new features focused on data integrity, cloud interoperability and performance-sensitive data storage. 02/26/2019

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    Google Updates Flutter Mobile App SDK, Dart Programming Language

    A year after unveiling the first Flutter beta at the Mobile World Congress, Google announced the first feature update for the open source mobile application development SDK at this year's edition of the show. 02/26/2019

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    Google Adds UI Tools to ARCore Kit for Augmented Reality Apps

    Augmented reality, commonly identified as one of the major trends in mobile app development for 2019, gets a boost in the Android camp with an update of Google ARCore SDK that features new UI tools among other enhancements. 02/25/2019

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    IBM Says Automated Testing Tool Completes Mainframe CI/CD Pipeline

    IBM continues to modernize development on its z/OS mainframe operating system, announcing an automated unit testing tool that builds on previously introduced Git functionality. 02/21/2019

  • Q&A with JCache Spec Lead Greg Luck

    Greg Luck is co-spec lead on JSR 107 and the CTO of Hazelcast, which develops, distributes and supports a leading open source in-memory data grid (IMDG), also called Hazelcast. 02/13/2019

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