Java & Eclipse

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7: Final Full Support Update

    This is the final release of the platform with full support, and marks the transition of RHEL 7.7 to Maintenance Support 1, the second of the four phases of the RHEL 10-year lifecycle.

  • Visual Studio Code Gets Java Refactorings, Semantic Selection

    The latest monthly update of VS Code Java functionality includes new refactoring capabilities, support for Semantic Selection (or Smart Selection) and more.

  • Oracle and JetBrains May Join on Java Graphics Pipeline for macOS

    Engineers from Oracle and software development toolmaker JetBrains may be joining forces to create a new, Java-based 2D rendering pipeline for the Mac operating system (macOS).

  • Proposal to Migrate JDK from Mercurial to Git Gets a JEP

    Mercurial is a free, cross-platform, distributed version-control system (SVM), and current host of the source files and change histories of most JDK projects since 2008. Git is the free, cross-platform, distributed version-control system that is almost certain to become the new home of those repositories

  • Oracle's Summer CPU Fixes 10 Java Security Vulnerabilities

    Oracle's summer Critical Patch Update is expected to contain 322 patches across the company's product line, including 10 security fixes for Java Standard Edition (Java SE).

  • GraalVM v.19.1 Released

    The GraalVM team at Oracle Labs announced the latest release of the GraalVM (version 19.1), a point release that nevertheless comes with some significant fixes and updates for the extension of the JVM designed to run applications written in a range of languages.

  • Rebooting OpenJDK Mobile

    Is it time to "reboot" the OpenJDK Mobile Project, which focused on porting the JDK to iOS, Android, and the now deceased Windows Mobile? Johan Vox, co-founder of Gluon, a Belgium-based mobile solutions, and a Java Champion, thinks so.

  • IBM Completes Historic Red Hat Acquisition

    IBM completed its acquisition of open source solutions provider and long-time Java community leader Red Hat yesterday. The $34 billion deal was Big Blue's largest acquisition to date, and one of the largest tech company acquisitions in history.

  • Compuware Adds Machine Learning DevOps Muscle to Mainframe CI Solution

    Compuware is integrating its machine-learning-driven zAdviser analytics tool with is ISPW mainframe continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) solution.

  • Java 13 Enters Rampdown Phase

    Java 13, the upcoming update of the reference implementation of the Java SE Platform, has entered the Rampdown Phase, which means the overall feature set is frozen and no further JDK Enhancement Proposals (JEPs) will be targeted for this release.

  • Eclipse SimRel-2019-06 Now Available

    The Eclipse Foundation's latest stepped-up simultaneous project release comprises 76 projects, including the latest Eclipse IDE.

  • Zulu Mission Control 7.0 Goes GA

    Azul Systems announced this week the general availability of Zulu Mission Control 7.0, the Java performance management and application profiling tool based on the OpenJDK Mission Control project. The free tool is designed to work with Azul's Zing JVM and its Zulu build of OpenJDK, and it supports both Java SE 8 and 11.

  • Open Source Kotlin Continues to Climb

    Kotlin is continuing its "meteoric" rise in the software development world, with recent research providing new insights into its increasing popularity.

  • Oracle to Eclipse Hand-Off: The Enterprise Java Community Moves Forward

    John checks in on the status of negotiations between Eclipse and Oracle on the final details of the enterprise Java handoff agreement.

  • Python's Simplicity Drives Rise in Programming Language Popularity Index

    The TIOBE Index, which tracks programming language popularity based on Web searches, is out with a new report that shows Python reaching new heights, driven by its simplicity that attracts a new wave of software engineers.

  • Apache Storm 2.0: Re-Architected in Pure Java

    Apache Storm 2.0 comes with a number of fixes and enhancements, but the most striking change in this release is that it has been re-architected in pure Java.

  • Pivotal Adds Support for OpenJDK to its Spring Runtime

    The company's new release also extends its commercial support for open source Apache Tomcat servers and all major open source Spring projects, including Spring Framework, Spring Boot, Spring Cloud and Spring Cloud Dataflow.

  • Java-Based RPC 'Dubbo' Now a Top-Level Apache Project

    Apache Dubbo, a high-performance, Java-based remote procedure call (RPC) framework originally developed at the Alibaba online marketplace and open sourced in 2011 and open sourced last year, is now a Top Level Project (TLP).

  • Open Liberty 19.0.0.4 Adds Support for JDK12, Reactive Streams

    The latest version of Open Liberty, the open source implementation of Eclipse MicroProfile and enterprise Java from IBM and the foundation of the WebSphere Liberty app server, adds features to support the MicroProfile Reactive Streams Operators 1.0 API, JDK 12, and Oracle Universal Connection Pool.

  • Eclipse Enterprise Survey Shows What Java Devs Want in 2019

    What do enterprise Java developers want the Eclipse Foundation to prioritize as the new shepherd of Jakarta EE? According to the results of the foundation's newly published 2019 Jakarta EE developer survey they want better support for microservices, native integration with the Kubernetes container orchestration platform, and a production-quality reference implementation.

  • Eclipse IoT Surveys Developer Community

    The Eclipse Foundation's IoT Working Group has published the results of its 2019 IoT Developer Survey, and though much has stayed the same since the last survey, a few things have changed.

  • Apache NetBeans Is Now a Top-Level Project

    It took two and a half years, but the NetBeans Java-based IDE has finally graduated to Top-Level Project (TLP) status at the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). The popular open source development environment, tooling platform and application framework now comprises the largest codebases at the ASF. (It's 20 years old, after all.)

  • Oracle Releases GraalVM Enterprise

    GraalVM Enterprise is the commercial version of the open source, polyglot JVM designed to provide better isolation and greater agility for enterprises in cloud and hybrid environments.

  • JNBridge Makes the .NET Core-to-Java Connection

    Java/.NET interoperability solutions provider JNBridge has released version 10 of its flagship JNBridgePro tool, the first version to support Java interoperability with both the .NET Framework and the upcoming .NET Core 3.0. It also supports the new Visual Studio 2019, which was released in April.

  • Google Goes Kotlin-First for Android Mobile Development

    Two years after tapping Kotlin for use in Android mobile development -- long dominated by Java -- Google is making it the No. 1 option.

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