Java & Eclipse

  • Spring Framework 4.2 Goes GA

    Pivotal Software announced the general availability of version 4.2 of the Spring Framework. The latest feature release of the 4.x line of the open source application framework for enterprise Java is compatible with Java 6, 7 and 8.

  • New Android APIs Track Human Faces, Connect Nearby Devices

    Google announced new APIs as part of a Google Play services upgrade that identify and track human faces in photos or video and connect to nearby mobile devices, along with enhancements for Google Cloud Messaging.

  • Google Big Data Beta Services Now Generally Available

    Two major Big Data components of the Google Cloud Platform have graduated from beta to general availability, the company said.

  • Android Devs Can Show Off Work -- or Borrow Ideas -- at Experiments Site

    Google unveiled Android Experiments, a site where mobile developers can show off their innovative apps and glean ideas from open source code.

  • Oracle Wants to Include New Android Developments in its Java Lawsuit

    Oracle Corp. wants to expand the scope of its complaint against Google in the long-running Oracle America v. Google Inc., Java copyright infringement lawsuit to include developments in the Android OS since the suit was filed in 2010.

  • Oracle Offers Solution for sun.misc.Unsafe in Java 9

    Oracle exec offers plan to address sun.misc.Unsafe in Java 9, described by some as an awful hack from the bad old days that should be gotten rid of, while others say its heavy use is responsible for the rise of Java in the infrastructure space and popular tools still need it.

  • Annual Java Developer Survey Focuses on Performance Testing

    RebelLabs, the research and content arm of Java toolmaker ZeroTurnaround, has published the findings of its annual Java developer survey, which focused on how performance testing is done by organizations.

  • Azul Launches New Service to Optimize Apache Cassandra

    Java runtime maker Azul Systems Inc. has announced a new consulting service for enterprises facing Java-related "barriers" that affect their deployments of the Apache Cassandra database management system.

  • Pivotal and Cloud Native Java

    On new-wave Java: microservices architecture, container technologies and new ways of writing apps.

  • WebSphere Liberty Now Java EE 7 Compatible

    IBM's WebSphere Application Server (WAS) Liberty profile, v8.5, is now Java EE 7 certified, the company announced this week.

  • Oracle Issues Quarterly CPU, Fixes Zero Day

    Oracle's latest quarterly Critical Patch Update (CPU) comprises 193 fixes for vulnerabilities in Oracle products, including 25 that address Java SE issues.

  • Oracle v. Google: Now the Fair Use Argument for Java APIs

    But what exactly is "fair use," and how do you prove it in court?

  • CloudBees Unveils Jenkins Platform

    CloudBees has announced the availability of its new Jenkins Platform, which combines the company's Jenkins Enterprise and Jenkins Operations Center products into a single platform.

  • EclipseCon Mars Released

    The Eclipse Foundation hit its annual release train deadline of June 24 for the 10th year in a row, with a record synchronized launch of 79 open source projects.

  • New Java Developer Capabilities in the Oracle Cloud Platform

    Among more than 24 new cloud-based services unveiled by Oracle are some new capabilities for Java developers, as well as new support for related languages and frameworks.

  • Oracle 'Completes' Its Cloud Platform

    All applications offered by Oracle are heading for the cloud -- if they're not there already.

  • Oracle Considers G1 Garbage Collector for Java 9

    Oracle Corp. has proposed making the Garbage-First (G1) Collector the default HotSpot garbage collector (GC) in JDK 9 on 32- and 64-bit server configurations, sparking some debate in the Java community on the pros and cons of G1 versus another supported GC: the Concurrent Mark Sweep (CMS) Collector.

  • Red Hat Takes over Stewardship of OpenJDK 7

    The open source solutions provider and longtime Java community leader is stepping in after Oracle Corp. issued its last public security update for Java 7 in April.

  • Study Says Half of Developers Not Ready for Internet of Things

    With the Internet of Things (IoT) rapidly gaining prominence as a key factor in Big Data analytics, a new survey shows that 50 percent of developers don't believe they have the skills or resident technology to deliver on expectations of IoT projects.

  • AWS Cloud Adds Java for Event-Driven Lambda Functions

    Amazon Web Services announced that cloud developers can now use Java for writing Lambda functions, which provide event-driven functionality while taking care of needed compute resources.

  • Spark Gets R Language API

    A new API for the R programming language -- used heavily in Big Data analytics -- heads the list of updates in the new open source Apache Spark 1.4, commercial steward Databricks Inc. announced yesterday.

  • Onno Kluyt on Java at 20

    In a postscript to his series on Java turning 20, John connects with Onno Kluyt, former chair of the of the Java Community Process, to discuss the importance of the open sourcing of the programming language and other topics.

  • MyEclipse Java EE IDE Integrates Tern JavaScript Tool

    Software development tools maker Genuitec has integrated the Tern stand-alone code analysis engine for JavaScript into the latest 2015 update of its MyEclipse Java EE IDE.

  • Corticon Java/.NET Business Rules Management System Updated

    Progress Software released the latest version of its Corticon BRMS. Dubbed the "Corticon Rules Without Limits System," version 5.5 supports the development of business rules for deployment on both Java and Microsoft .NET Framework platforms.

  • Oracle Pushes Java EE 8 Release Date

    Oracle has pushed the target release date of the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 8 to the first half of 2017. Updates of the target dates for the Java Specification Requests "under the Java EE umbrella" reflecting this change are forthcoming, the company said.

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