Topic: jvm

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

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

Kotlin 1.2 released with the ability to share code between JVM and JavaScript

JetBrains is on a mission to bring Kotlin to all modern application components. The company just announced version 1.2 of the statically typed programming language for modern multiplatform applications. According to the company, this is a major release that gives developers the possibility to reuse code between the JVM and JavaScript. “Now you can write the … continue reading

Analyst Watch: Can Graal be the Holy Grail of polyglot runtime?

Virtualization has proven its value to IT and to developers through technologies such as server virtualization and the venerable JVM. Operating system virtualization is about providing protection and isolation/security from other operating systems while maximizing system utilization. In the case of the JVM, the value is arguably more about providing an insulation layer that abstracts … continue reading

Google introduces A.I. Duets, ReactOS 4.4 comes with improvements; and Kotlin 1.1 RC released—SD Times news digest: Feb. 17, 2017

Google wants to show developers what Project Magenta can do with its new interactive experiment A.I. Duet. The company launched Magenta into the open-source community last year as a way for developers to explore music with neural nets. A.I. Duet is designed to let users play a duet with their computers. “Just play some notes, … continue reading

LogiGear acquires True North Service, AI driving business growth, and Lux currently in beta—SD Times news digest: Jan. 17, 2017

LogiGear completed its acquisition of True North Service (TNS), a provider of contract staffing and software testing services to technology companies. TNS will allow LogiGear to expand its customer base, adding new companies like Amazon, Cisco, DocuSign and T-Mobile. LogiGear will also be able to expand its presence in the Pacific Northwest, and continue to … continue reading

Gradle embraces Kotlin language

Gradle Inc., the company behind the Gradle build automation system, announced today that it will be bringing the Kotlin language, developed at JetBrains, onto its platform. Originally unveiled in 2011, Kotlin is a statically typed language that runs on the JVM. While Kotlin is not syntax-compatible with Java, it is able to interoperate with Java, … continue reading

Vulkan 1.0 specification announced, Kotlin 1.0, and Rackspace unveils Data Connectors—SD Times news digest: Feb. 16, 2016

The Khronos Group has announced the immediate availability of Vulkan 1.0, a royalty-free open standard API specification. Vulkan has been in the making for 18 months, and is designed to provide high-efficiency, cross-platform access to graphics and compute on modern GPUs used in a wide variety of devices such as PCs, consoles, mobile phones and … continue reading

Kotlin 1.0 RC announced, the Visa Developer Platform, and Python 3 comes to Scrapy—SD Times news digest: Feb. 5, 2016

JetBrains has announced the 1.0 release candidate of its statically typed programming language for the JVM, Android and browsers: Kotlin. The language is designed to reduce the amount of code developers need to write; avoid entire classes or errors; provide versatility; leverage existing frameworks and libraries with 100% Java Interoperability; and support command-line compilers or … continue reading

Google Places API for Android and iOS, Android Wear device locator, and Atlassian’s new Snippets feature—SD Times news digest: March 20, 2015

Google has launched the Places API for Android as well as a beta program for the Places API for iOS. The release of these APIs is meant to provide developers with the ability to enhance their mobile experiences through device location signals. “People don’t think of their location in terms of coordinates on a map. … continue reading

Checking in with OpenJDK 9

OpenJDK 9 doesn’t yet have a set release date, but the project is continuing apace. With project Jigsaw as the headliner of the effort, the developers working on OpenJDK 9 have been tweezing apart the bits and pieces of Java to make the platform more modular overall. Project Jigsaw is no small effort. At JavaOne … continue reading

The Bitcoin Developer Guide, Plumbr locked thread detection and JetBrains Kotlin M10—SD Times news digest: Dec. 17, 2014

Bitcoin.org has released the Bitcoin Developer Guide, a list of detailed information about the bitcoin protocol and related specifications. The guide provides basic information about bitcoin as well as the steps and resources needed to start building bitcoin-based applications. The guide spans bitcoin-related development topics such as block chains, block height and forking, transactions and … continue reading

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