SD Times news digest: Intel’s security pledge, VS Code Java tools, and new Skype encryption

In the aftermath of Google Project Zero’s security exploits, Intel has announced that the company will work closely with their partners with a shared goal of restoring confidence in the security of the customers’ data as quickly as possible. Last week, it was revealed one of the vulnerabilties, Meltdown, was found on Intel processors, and … continue reading

2017: Changes in Java

Over the past year, Java went through many changes. At the start of the year, Java EE was in an uncertain state and the Java 9 release had been pushed back from its originally scheduled 2016 release date. At JavaOne in 2016, Oracle announced its plans to address the platform as well as information on … continue reading

Apache Mnemonic is now a Top-Level Project

The Apache Software Foundation has announced Apache Mnemonic is graduating from the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level Project. This signifies the project’s progress and success. Apache Mnemonic is an open-source object platform for processing and analysis of linked objects, according to the foundation. It is designed to address Big Data performance issues such as … continue reading

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Coding Dojo: The top seven programming languages of 2018

As programmers prepare for the new year, they will need to stay up-to-date on the most in-demand skills employers are looking for. Coding Dojo has released the top seven most in-demand programming languages developers should be aware of over the next year. “Software development is a dynamic field. New and in-demand programming languages, frameworks and … continue reading

Rogue Wave acquires ZeroTurnaround for its Java developer tools

Rogue Wave Software is bolstering software development portfolio with new Java developer tools. The company announced it has acquired ZeroTurnaround. ZeroTurnaround is known for its products JRebel, XRebel and XRebel Hub. “Today’s announcement builds on our commitment to improving our developer toolset, and to our core mission of simplifying development complexity, improving application quality, and … continue reading

SD Times new digest: Confluent Cloud, React 16.2 and Advanced Android Development course

Confluent has announced that Confluent Cloud is now available and ready for enterprise production workloads. It offers a 99.95 percent SLA, making it highly reliable. Key features of Confluent Cloud include the latest Apache Kafka version, high throughput streaming rate, optional support for multiple availability zones, full support for clients offered by Confluent, and a … continue reading

Report: Java developers are most excited to work with Kotlin

RebelLabs wants to get inside the mind of a programmer with its 2017 Developer Productivity Report. The report focuses on why developers use certain tools over others and how satisfied they are in their selection of those tools, architecture, and other aspects of development. The report is based off of more than 2,000 from Java developers … continue reading

Qoppa releases jOfficeConvert and new version of PDF Automation Server

Qoppa has released a Java library called jOfficeConvert and the latest version of its PDF Automation Server. jOfficeConvert reads and renders Word and Excel documents and converts them to PDF or images, or prints the documents automatically. It uses the Qoppa PDF-to-HTML5 conversion library jPDFWeb to convert Word and Excel documents to HTML / SVG. … continue reading

Apache Kafka reaches milestone with version 1.0.0

Open-source software foundation Apache released version 1.0.0 of its Kafka distributed data streaming platform today, with the first full version number indicating Apache’s confidence that Kafka is ready for major professional use. “Apache Kafka is playing a bigger role as companies are moving to real-time streaming and embracing stream processing,” Jun Rao, vice president of … continue reading

Skymind to release community edition of deep learning platform

Skymind is releasing its bundle of deep-learning libraries as a free community edition tomorrow. This move is meant to help bring machine learning capabilities to enterprises using Java. As company CEO Chris Nicholson said, “We’ve created scientific computing tools for the JVM.” Nicholson explained that when you “scratch the surface of deep learning, underneath is … continue reading

SD Times news digest: AlphaGo Zero, GitHub’s 2017 State of the Octoverse, and Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.1

DeepMind is introducing the latest version of its computer program AlphaGo. AlphaGo was the first artificial intelligence to defeat a world champion Go player, and the latest version, AlphaGo Zero, is a more powerful version of that, according to the team.  While AlphaGo learned by training on thousands of human games to learn to play Go, … continue reading

Report: Majority of Java apps are susceptible to hack attacks

Java developers should be more aware of the open source software components they put in their applications if they want to avoid a security breach. A new report release by Veracode, a CA Technologies company, revealed 88% of Java apps include at least one vulnerable component, and about 53.3% of Java apps rely on a … continue reading

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