Java & Eclipse

  • What's New in Android Studio 3.1

    Android Studio 3.1 is now stable and available, featuring enhanced Kotlin support, smaller builds, recent IntelliJ platform updates and more.

  • Java 10 Released, First in the New Faster Cadence

    This release, which comes barely six months after the release of Java SE 9 and includes 12 new enhancements, is the first in the new rapid release cadence Oracle announced late last year.

  • Microsoft Adds JUnit 5 Testing Support, More Java Features to Visual Studio Code

    Microsoft's Visual Studio Code team has added initial support for the JUnit 5 testing framework, along with other Java functionality via extensions to the open source, cross-platform code editor.

  • Purdy on Java EE Becoming Jakarta

    John reaches out to Cameron Purdy, currently the CEO and founder of stealth mode startup and former vice president of development at Oracle, to get his reaction to the rebranding of Java Enterprise Edition to Jakarta EE.

  • Jakarta: The Community Reacts to a New Brand with an Old Pedigree

    Under the aegis of the Eclipse Foundation, the technology formerly known as Java Enterprise Edition (and Project EE4J) is Jakarta EE. Given the community's reaction -- positive but with lingering disappointments -- this one is probably going to stick.

  • Oracle Plans to Decouple JavaFX from the JDK

    Oracle says it will separate JavaFX from the core JDK distribution beginning with JDK 11, stating that making the technology available as a separate module will make it easier to adopt and will "clear the way for new contributors to engage in the open source OpenJFX community."

  • What's New in Programming Language Popularity

    Both the TIOBE Index and RedMonk Programming Language Rankings issued new reports this week to track the popularity of programming languages, with old favorites -- especially Java and JavaScript -- continuing to dominate, though Ruby and Kotlin were called out for special attention.

  • After Oreo, Developer Preview of Android P Arrives

    Let the candy nickname speculation begin: Android P has arrived in the form of an early developer preview, less than seven months after Android Oreo (8.0) shipped.

  • Apache NetBeans (Incubating) 9.0 Beta Released

    The Apache Software Foundation announced the beta release of the still incubating version of Apache NetBeans 9.0.

  • Zing Java Runtime Added to JBoss Data Grid

    Azul Systems and Red Hat today announced that the Zing runtime for Java will be available as a free upgrade with JBoss Data Grid subscriptions

  • Java EE Name Change To Jakarta EE

    It's official: the new name for the technology formerly known as Java Enterprise Edition (and Project EE4J) is Jakarta EE.

  • ARCore 1.0 Ships for Augmented Reality Android Apps

    With the announcement that Google's ARCore augmented reality SDK has emerged from preview in version 1.0, developers can now use it to create augmented reality apps for distribution through the Play Store.

  • Oracle Extends Public Updates for Java SE 8

    Oracle has updated its Java SE Support Roadmap to include, among other things, extended support for Java SE 8, with updates available until at least January 2019.

  • Still Time to Vote on New Eclipse Java EE Name

    The rebranding of enterprise Java continues, with "Jakarta" and "Enterprise Profile" emerging as the final two options offered by the Eclipse Foundation to the community in the second phase of the process, and the Foundation is accepting votes until Feb. 23.

  • Java in 2018: The Year of Eclipse, Containers and Serverlessness

    John Duimovich, IBM Distinguished Engineer and Java CTO, who has been watching the evolving Java ecosystem for more than 20 years, shares his expectations about the future of Java.

  • New 'Virtual Patch' Targets Java, .NET Vulnerabilities

    Waratek announced a new security tool for Java and .NET applications that uses virtualization to quickly apply patches for long-term and newly discovered vulnerabilities.

  • Android KTX Provides Kotlin Extensions for Easier Mobile Development

    "Kotlin on Android is here to stay, and we have big plans for it," said Florina Muntenescu, an Android developer advocate at Google, in announcing the preview of new extensions designed to ease the Kotlin coding experience for creating Android mobile apps.

  • Open Source Initiative Turns 20

    The OSI will celebrate its 20th anniversary on Friday, Feb. 2, and the global non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and adoption of open source software is gonna par-tay. By which I mean, the OSI has scheduled activities around the world this year to commemorate the event. (I'm hoping there will be snacks.)

  • Azul Steers Clear of 'Support Cliffs' Caused by Faster Java Releases

    Azul Systems unveiled a new support roadmap for users of Zulu Enterprise -- the commercially supported edition of its flagship Java runtime -- laying out the company's plan to cope with what it calls "support cliffs" that will be created in the ramp up to Oracle's new faster release cadence for the Java SE Platform and OpenJDK.

  • Oracle's First CPU of 2018: Smallest Since Last April, Except for Java

    Oracle's first Quarterly Critical Patch Update of 2018 provided fixes for 237 vulnerabilities across its product lines, including patches for 21 security holes in the Java Platform Standard edition (Java SE), 18 of which are remotely exploitable without authentication.

  • Survey: JavaScripters Wanted, but Programmers Prefer Python

    Technical recruiting company HackerRank says JavaScript is the top programming language sought by organizations -- narrowly edging out Java -- but developers prefer Python.

  • Java in 2018: Eclipse Rises, Containers Converge, Kotlin Heats Up, More

    Our Java bloggist has never seen so many predictions about Java offered for a new year. Here, he shares some thoughts from John Duimovich, Java CTO and Distinguished Engineer at IBM, who has been working with Java for all of its 20 years.

  • Oracle Responds to Guardians Open Letter on Java EE Rebranding

    An Oracle representative responded to the Java EE Guardians' recently posted "Joint Community Open Letter on Java EE Naming and Packaging," stating unequivocally that it will not be allowing the use of its trademarked "Java EE" and "javax" to be used in naming the Java EE 8-based technologies contributed to the Eclipse Foundation late last year.

  • Guardians Publish Open Letter on Java EE Rebranding

    "The clearest evidence that the current direction to rename and repackage Java EE is wrong-headed is community opinion," says the letter about the question of what to call Java EE when its migration to the Eclipse Foundation is complete.

  • Visual Studio Code Editor Gets New Extensions for Java Programming

    The Visual Studio Code team continues to add Java functionality to Microsoft's open source, cross-platform code editor via extensions, just launching a new batch for working with Maven, Tomcat and Checkstyle.

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