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

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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

Report: The top three programming languages of 2018 are Java, JavaScript and Python

Java remains the most popular primary programming language, but JavaScript is the most used programming language overall. That is according to a recently released report from JetBrains on the State of the Developer Ecosystem in 2018. The report surveyed more than 6,000 developers from 17 countries to reveal the trends driving the world of coding … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Progress DataRPM, Apache Flink 1.5, and Apache NetBeans 9.0 RC1

Progress is introducing a new solution for IIoT self-service anomaly detection and prediction. The company announced the availability of its DataRPM self-service anomaly detection and prediction for the IIoT market. The solution will provide research and development groups with better decision-making capabilities for IIoT proof-of-concept and pilot execution. It is hosted on AWS, allowing organizations to … continue reading

Apache Wicket 8.0.0 released

The Apache Software Foundation has announced the general availability of Apache Wicket 8.0. Apache Wicket is a open-source Java web framework designed to build complex web apps that leverage the benefits of object oriented programming. The Wicket team set out on a mission with version 8 to help developers write less, but achieve more. With … continue reading

JNBridgePro 9.0 introduces multiple proxy DLLs, Java 10 support

Java and .NET Framework interoperability tool provider JNBridge announced the release of JNBridgePro 9.0 today, which aims to address requested changes from its community of users. JNBridgePro 9.0, the latest release, addresses a longstanding user request: the ability to create .NET-to-Java projects employing multiple proxy DLLs. Users want to do this for a number of … continue reading

Pluralsight Technology Index shows Java is in demand

Java is in demand, according to Pluralsight Technology Index. Pluralsight launched the index to rank the demand and growth rate of more than 300 software development languages, tools, and frameworks. This provides CIOs, CTOs, and their teams with insights on technology trends in order to inform their technology strategies and direct their personal skill development … continue reading

SD Times news digest: TensorFlow 1.7 and TensorRT, TypeScript 2.8, and IntelliJ IDEA 2018.1

Google has announced that NVIDIA TensorRT, a library for optimizing deep learning models, is now being integrated with TensorFlow. TensorRT will bring a variety of FP16 and INT8 optimizations to TensorFlow. According to Google, TensorRT will automatically select “platform specific kernels to maximize throughput and minimizes latency during inference on GPUs.” In tests, the company … continue reading

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