China’s e-commerce giant, Alibaba, has unveiled its own Java distribution. Based on OpenJDK and Java SE 8, Dragonwell8, currently in preview, is the open source version of the company’s in-house implementation.
Ionic, a six-year-old project seeking to make a bigger name for itself in the world of mobile app development, recently shipped an update to its major v4.0 release and soon after appealed to PhoneGap developers to get on board.
LinkedIn open sourced a tool it developed to convert Apache Spark-based Big Data into a format consumable by TensorFlow, the popular open source platform for machine learning.
Google announced an upgrade to its open source AMP initiative to improve mobile Web browsing by speeding up page loads, improving the testing tools associated with the project.
Last week's Java 12 release wasn't the only byproduct of Oracle's faster release cadence. The Eclipse Foundation also announced the third quarterly release of the Eclipse IDE, along with 75 participating projects.
Apple announced Swift 5, which it describes as a major milestone release of the increasingly popular open source programming language used for iOS and other Apple Oses, and an independent developer has created an Xcode playground to try out its new features.
The React Native Community recently conducted a survey via GitHub to ask mobile developers "What do you dislike about React Native?" and found that the two biggest complaints are upgrading and debugging.
The Linux Foundation has added a new project to foster and advance best practices for data teamwork, borrowing from the Agile approach to software development.
The hottest project on GitHub right now comes from Coder, which recently open sourced its cloud-hosted port of the open source Visual Studio Code editor, providing browser access to one of the most popular programming tools in the world.
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.
SAP's new SapMachine was created to allow its customers and partners to build and maintain an SAP-supported version of OpenJDK.
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.
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.
One byproduct of Microsoft's embrace of openness and interoperability may be a boost in popularity for PowerShell, the company's venerable scripting language.
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.
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.
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.
Jib is a fast and simple container image builder that consolidates all the steps involved in packaging an app into a container image, and allows developers to build containers using familiar Java tools.
The Apache Software Foundation's release of NetBeans 10.0 (incubating) at the end of December launched the venerable Java (now polyglot) IDE into 2019 with a slew of enhancements, including support for JDK 11, the addition of a JUnit 5 library and new PHP features.
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