Java 11 delivers high-quality features at speed

Java 11, which will be released this month, is the second and final major release of Java this year, following Oracle’s new schedule of putting out a major release every six months. According to the company, one of the goals of this new release schedule was to be able to deliver new features faster. Oracle … continue reading

JRebel speeds all Java app development

Which version of Java should you use? If you’re not sure, you’re not alone. Since the cadence of Java version releases shifted from three or four years to six months as of the Java 9 release, lots of developers have been confused. Many of them have avoided Java 9 and Java 10 because they were … continue reading

Eclipse Foundation adds new Jakarta EE and IoT community members

The Eclipse Foundation is welcoming 16 new members today. According to the foundation, this comes at a time where the Jakarta EE and Eclipse IoT developer communities are surging. The foundation is built around a platform for open collaboration and innovation. It aims to provide a vendor-neutral governance framework, mature development processes and IP services. … continue reading

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SD Times news digest: Android 9 security, Javalin 2.0, and the Amazon Alexa Fellowship

Google has announced updates on the state of security updates in Android 9. It is recommending monthly security updates as a best practice. According to the company, it delivers monthly Android source code patches to manufacturers in order to incorporate those patches into firmware updates. It also introduced the Android Enterprise Recommended program earlier this … continue reading

Report finds Java and JavaScript remain the top languages for enterprise development

In today’s polyglot programming world, enterprises are no longer restricted to one specific programming language. However, a new report does find that businesses seem to be sticking with Java and JavaScript for their enterprise application development needs. The report comes from the open-source project for cloud computing, the Cloud Foundry Foundation. “As companies transition from … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Android Pie SDK, Contrast Security’s free DevSecOps solution, and Status partners with Nim

Following this week’s announcement of Android 9 Pie, Google is releasing a new Android SDK that offers more Kotlin features. According to the company, Android developers often run into problems with the Java programming language when accessing a null reference. Kotlin addresses this problem by providing nullable and non-nullable types in the type system, the … continue reading

Google releases Jib for containerizing Java applications

Google is introducing a new open-source project for Java developers. Jib is an Java containerizer designed to help Java developers build containers using the tools they already know. The company explained while containers can make developing Java workflows easier, Java developers are often not container experts, which can make the process of containerizing their apps … continue reading

Kotlin gains ground in Android, but no current threat to Java, experts say

Kotlin continues to gain momentum among Android developers. In case you’re not familiar with Kotlin, it’s a statically typed, JVM-based language that’s interoperable with Java.  It was developed by IntelliJ IDE provider JetBrains, which introduced the language in 2011. Version 1.0, the first officially stable release was introduced in February 2016. However, Kotlin’s status was … continue reading

IBM continues to bet on Java with WebSphere Liberty

IBM has announced the latest release of WebSphere Liberty, its Java application server solution. The company says WebSphere Liberty 18.0.0.2 is the most significant functional release in years, and comes with the first compliant Java Enterprise Edition (EE) 8 runtime. “Over the past 22 years, Java has remained a top programming language, and it continues … continue reading

Eclipse Photon IDE now available

The Eclipse Foundation has announced the latest version of the Eclipse IDE. The Photon release is designed to expand on polyglot capabilities based on the Language Server Protocol plugins. “The Language Server Protocol (LSP) ecosystem delivers editing support for popular and emerging programming languages. Combined with the move to a quarterly rolling release cadence, the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: V8 6.8, Google Play developer features, and Oracle’s donation to Apache NetBeans

V8 version 6.8 is now available. V8 is an open-source JavaScript engine developed by Google and used in Google’s open-source browser Chrome. The latest release focuses on memory, performance, WebAssembly and APIs. To avoid memory leaks, the latest version lets the context point to a ScopeInfo in order to break down dependencies. According to the … continue reading

Report: Can Kotlin compete with Java?

Java continues to dominate the programming language space for developers, but a new report reveals that Kotlin may soon knock it out of the top spot for mobile development. Packt released the results of its 2018 Skills Up report designed to look at the trends and tools software developers are using today. The 2018 Skills … continue reading

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