Topic: java

BellSoft teams up with VMware to improve OpenJDK

OpenJDK usage has ramped up significantly in the past few years, and even more so in the past year after Oracle’s decision in 2019 to change their licensing model for Java so that only paid subscribers would get updates for Java SE. A Snyk survey from 2020 revealed that only 34% of Java users utilized … continue reading

SD Times news digest: DeepCode’s JetBrains IDE plugin, Rust 1.44, and Microsoft updates its PowerToys project

Static code analysis company DeepCode announced the DeepCode plugin for IntelliJ, PyCharm, and WebStorm, designed to find bugs and critical vulnerabilities in code. The plugin comes with Java, C/C++, Python, JavaScript and TypeScript support. DeepCode is also working on adding CLion support. According to the company, it uses a new symbolic AI technique called Ontology … continue reading

Google Cloud Functions adds support for Java 11

Google has announced support for Java 11 on its serverless computing platform Cloud Functions. As a serverless platform, Cloud Functions run snippets of code without a developer needing to manage servers. Cloud Functions for Java 11 allows developers to write code in JVM languages like Java, Kotlin, Groovy, and Scala through the Functions Framework for … continue reading

Report: 80% of Oracle JDK users considering alternative support options

In 2019, Oracle made a decision that shook up the Java community. The company changed their licensing model so that only those with a paid commercial subscription plan would receive updates to Java SE.  While some companies using Java have stuck with Oracle and dealt with increased support costs, many are jumping ship.  According to … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Java Client roadmap updates, Xs:code and Redis’ partnership, and Venafi acquires Jetstack for digital transformation

The Java Client roadmap extends the availability and support timelines for many Java Client-related technologies. Commercial support and updates for Java SE 8 have shifted from March 2025 to at least December 2030. Also, personal use of Java SE 8 has been extended indefinitely from the previously announced date of December 2020. Additional details on … continue reading

Java 14 is now available

Oracle has officially released Java 14. According to Oracle, this release marks two years since switching to the new biannual release schedule, “bringing innovation and predictability to developers.” This release introduces new features for developer productivity, including language support for switch expression, new APIs for continuous monitoring of JDK Flight Recorder data, and extended availability … continue reading

What’s coming in the Java 14 release

Java 14 is expected to be released laster this month. The latest update to the programming language features a number of changes. Here is a breakdown of upcoming changes: JEP 305: Pattern Matching for instanceof (Preview): Pattern matching allows common logic to be expressed “concisely and safely.” According to OpenJDK documentation, the motivation for introducing … continue reading

The changing landscape for Java tools

Over the past 25 years, the Java tool landscape has changed quite a bit. As Java is such an integral part of many companies’ development environments, there are a lot of vendors who provide support for Java in the form of tools for working with Java.  For example, over the years a number of companies … continue reading

Java celebrates 25th anniversary following the release of Java 14

The two major Java releases are often the biggest news for the Java community each year, but this year brings another thing for the Java community to celebrate. This month brings the latest Java release, JDK 14, but in May, the programming language will celebrate its 25th anniversary.  The first Java release was on May … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Applause’s Accessibility Tool, Instana’s continuous production profiler for Java apps, and Apache Groovy 3.0

Applause has released a new tool to find and fix key issues in development. The Applause Accessibility Tool automatically detects and addresses accessibility issues earlier in the SDLC.  The tool integrates into the web development process and provides automated fixes or recommendations to resolve each issue. While the tool can help identify and fix common … continue reading

Report: Kotlin becomes second most popular JVM language

Kotlin continues to grow in popularity among Java developers, a new report from Snyk revealed. In its annual JVM ecosystem report it found that Kotlin is now the second most popular JVM language.  Java still holds a large majority, with 86.9% of developers saying they use it as their main programming language for building JVM … continue reading

JRebel: Majority of Java developers now working with microservice architectures

Microservices have had a major impact on Java in the past few years. JVM plugin JRebel recently released their 2020 Java Developer Productivity Report, and a main focus of their finding was the impact of microservices adoption in Java.  According to JRebel, application architecture is one of the determining factors for which technologies developers use. … continue reading

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