JavaOne was buzzing about Java EE moving to the Eclipse Foundation, but the fact that it might not be called 'Java' there is rubbing some Java jockeys the wrong way.
You could boil down the keynote messages at this year's JavaOne conference to two phrases: Java first! and Java in the cloud! If you had a little more room in the pot, you could add: Java SE 9 and Java EE 8 are ready to rock!
Reflecting the sociopolitical unrest of our times, Mozilla made a hefty donation to an Africa-based crowdsourcing project to help people "raise their voice" amid political turmoil or government/vigilante abuse.
Academic researchers have published a study investigating the effect of programming languages on software quality, concluding the issue is hard to quantify but also identifying significant findings, such as functional languages having an edge over procedural/object-oriented languages.
Walmart Labs is continuing to open source homegrown tools it develops as part of its embrace of React Native, now offering Electrode Native to integrate the technology into existing mobile apps on a piecemeal basis, using containers.
Hell has long since frozen over for Microsoft haters of yore, but one more nail in their coffin is this week's news that the company has joined the Open Source Initiative.
With augmented reality the new hotness in the mobile development space, companies right and left are jumping on the AR bandwagon, including Progress, which just announced upcoming support in its open source, cross-platform NativeScript framework.
GitHub is morphing its open source code editor, Atom, into more of a full-fledged IDE with a new project appropriately called Atom-IDE.
It's a move many industry watchers were expecting, and further evidence to some that the company is winding down its investment in the Solaris-SPARC bundle.