Topic: java 8

Report: Java 8 remains the most dominant version of Java

A majority of Java developers are using Java 8 or lower. This is based on a newly released report that revealed 79 percent of developers are using Java 8, 9 percent are using Java 7 and 3 percent are using Java 6 or below. The JVM Ecosystem Survey Report was designed to look at the … continue reading

Spring releases Spring Boot 2.0

The 2.0 version of Spring Boot is now available. Spring Boot is a solution from Pivotal designed to help developers build production ready apps with minimal upfront configuration of Spring. Version 2.0 was 17 months in the making and received input from more than 215 individuals. According to the company, the previous version was released … continue reading

ElectricFlow 7.2 released, ASF’s projects used in the Panama Papers investigation, and Android Studio 2.4 Preview 6 — SD Times news digest: April 17, 2017

Electric Cloud is bringing built-in container and microservices support in the latest release of its DevOps release automation solution. ElectricFlow 7.2 focuses on improving speed, efficiency and flexibility. It includes more distribution options for users, and support for modern container technologies and microservices architecture. Newly added support includes Docker, Kubernetes, Amazon Container Service (ECS), Google … continue reading

Rollout.io’s Apple App Store proposal, DeepMind’s continual learning AI, and Java 8 support in Android–SD Times news digest: March 15, 2017

In an open letter, Rollout.io is proposing a secure JavaScript Injection approval process to Apple in order to address App Store concerns. Rollout.io recently came under fire for its framework that allows developers to deploy updates directly to their live iOS apps. According to Apple, developers should not be able to change their applications after … continue reading

Android 7.1 Developer Preview, GitLab 8.14, and IntelliJ IDEA 2016.3—SD Times news digest: Nov. 23, 2016

Google has announced its final developer preview as it gets ready to release the Android 7.1.1 platform. This preview is designed to help developers complete their app development and testing for Android 7.1.1. It features near-final system behaviors, bug fixes, API level 25, and an update to the SDK and tools in Android Studio. Developers … continue reading

Yext’s location data developer platform, Scala 2.12.0, and ClusterHQ’s FlockerHub and Fli—SD Times news digest: Nov. 3, 2016

Yext, a database for location data, has announced a new developer platform designed to take location data out of spreadsheets and into a more centralized solution. The Yext Location Cloud Platform is designed to give businesses the control and ability to manage their location data across the organization. It features open APIs, a developer console, … continue reading

Confluent Platform 3 brings new Kafka, control center

Confluent this week introduced its first commercial product, Confluent Control Center, as part of the newly released Confluent Platform 3.0 and Apache Kafka 0.10.0. The combined package is aimed at operationalizing Kafka-based streaming applications and near real-time data processing efforts. Neha Narkhede, cofounder and CTO of Confluent (and one of the creators of Kafka), said, … continue reading

Microsoft is working on a Chrome extension porting tool, a CSS tutorial, and Searchkit 0.8—SD Times news digest: March 21, 2016

Shortly after Microsoft previewed the first set of extensions for Microsoft Edge, it was revealed the company is also working on a porting tool to allow developers to run Chrome extensions on the Edge browser. Jacob Rossi, an engineer for Microsoft Edge, tweeted: “Lots of questions on this: yes we’re working on a porting tool … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: VS Code

Microsoft has announced Visual Studio Code is now open sourced. VS Code is a new tool that aims to provide the simplicity of a code editor with necessary tools developers need for their core edit, build and debug cycle, according to the project’s GitHub page. It features editing and debugging support, an extensibility model, and lightweight integration with existing tools. The project … continue reading

Eclipse Foundation announces Mars release train

The Eclipse Foundation has announced the release of Mars, the 10th annual coordinated release train of Eclipse projects. The Mars release train encompasses 79 open-source projects, 65 million lines of code, and the work of 380 Eclipse committers. It includes new support for Java 8 quick fixes in the Eclipse IDE, early support for Java … continue reading

2014: Clear the decks, full steam ahead

For all its surface frenzy, 2014 was a year in which the biggest news stories in the programming language community were about acknowledging reality and bowing to the inevitable. First, there was Java 8. For Java developers, this release is the most important since before the turn of the century—probably the most important release since … continue reading

Gear VR Innovator Edition, Microsoft Imagine, Typesafe’s Java survey, and Google Cloud Platform’s support for Microsoft apps—SD Times news digest: Dec. 9, 2014

Samsung’s first development kit for its wearable virtual reality device, powered by Oculus, is now available. “With Gear VR Innovator Edition, Samsung is putting the device in the hands of creators to craft amazing experiences as we define this new mobile category together,” said Justin Denison, vice president of product strategy and marketing at Samsung. … continue reading

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