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Apache Maven JDeps Plugin 3.0.0 Released

by Abraham Marín Pérez on  Nov 25, 2015

A new maven plugin that uses the jdeps utility to find uses of JDK Internal APIs has been released. When activated, the plugin will force a failure if the code uses any internal API. Internal APIs will be unaccessible as of Java 9, therefore this plugin helps developers adapt their code to the next version of Java. Despite being labeled as 3.0.0, this is the first release of the plugin.

Brian Kernighan on Successful Language Design

by Sergio De Simone on  Nov 24, 2015 1

What makes language design successful? This is the question that Brian Kernighan, among the contributors to the development of Unix and father of Awk, tries to answer in a talk at the University of Nottingham.

Android Studio 2.0 Introduces Hot Code Swapping

by Abel Avram on  Nov 24, 2015 1

Android Studio 2.0 has hit the canary channel, and the focus of the improvements in this release is to make the development as streamlined as possible, including hot code swapping, faster builds, faster emulator, GPU Profiler and Debugger, and running multiple types of tests in the same time.

Stop Being Lazy, and Test Your Software (with the Help of Docker)

by Daniel Bryant on  Nov 22, 2015

At DockerCon EU 2015, Laura Frank presented “Stop Being Lazy, and Test Your Software”. Frank proposed that testing software is necessary, no matter the size or status of your company, and introducing Docker to the development workflow can assist with writing and running testing frameworks more efficiently, and ultimately facilitate the delivery of high quality software products to customers.

Redux: An Architectural Style Inspired by Flux

by Abel Avram on  Nov 21, 2015

Redux uses a unidirectional data flow similar to Flux, but it has a single store which is changed by cloning the original store and applying some functions without side effects. There is no Dispatcher.

Erik Meijer’s Hacker’s Way

by Sergio De Simone on  Nov 21, 2015 6

At GoTo 2015, Erik Meijer, computer scientist whose name is linked to functional programming and reactive asynchronous programming, recounted the last couple of years in his life, including his cancer diagnosis and how it changed his way of looking at life, and shared his view on the Hacker’s Way.

IBM Commits to Advance Apache Spark

by Alex Giamas on  Nov 20, 2015

Earlier last month in Las Vegas, at IBM Insight 2015, IBM announced a major commitment to the Apache Spark project. Referring to it as “potentially the most significant open source project of the next decade” tells a lot about how important IBM believes Apache Spark is. With IDC reporting that 80% of cloud applications in the future will be data intensive, Apache Spark can unlock previously...

IntelliJ IDEA 15 Released

by Matt Raible on  Nov 20, 2015

JetBrains has released IntelliJ IDEA 15, with improved Java 8 lambda debugger support, a better user interface for running tests, enhanced JVM frameworks support (Spring 4.2, Hibernate 5.0, Grails 3.x, and Arquillian), TypeScript 1.6 and TSLint integration, and initial support for Angular 2.

Apigee Technologists Explain API Trends, Products, and Standards

by Jerome Louvel on  Nov 19, 2015

Following the “I love API” conference in San Jose, InfoQ had a chance to speak with Ed Anuff and Marsh Gardiner from Apigee to explain their view on new developments with Swagger and changes to API use in IoT, healthcare, and mobile. They also discuss open source projects like Swagger Editor, potential changes to how API security is handled, and the unrealized ideal of hypermedia.

Human Refactoring: Applying Refactoring to Your Life

by Ben Linders on  Nov 19, 2015

Bryan Beecham gave a keynote about Human Refactoring at the Agile Testing Days 2015. InfoQ interviewed him about how Human Refactoring can help us to improve our lives, how it relates to refactoring code, why he considers eating healthy food to be important, how agile teams can benefit from human refactoring, and where people can find more information about self improvement and individual growth.

Linux Debugging Comes to Visual Studio

by Jeff Martin on  Nov 19, 2015

Visual Studio 2015 continues to expand its reach into non-Windows development scenarios. A new extension enables Visual Studio to be used to debug C++ code being run on Linux-based systems.

Release of MBrace 1.0, a Distributed Programming Framework for .NET

by Pierre-Luc Maheu on  Nov 18, 2015

After several years of development, MBrace 1.0 was released last week. MBrace is a programming model for scalable cloud data scripting and programming with F# and C#. The project consists mainly of code libraries and cloud providers runtime.

Preview of New Features in Ruby 2.3.0

by Sergio De Simone on  Nov 18, 2015

Nearly one year after Ruby 2.2.0 release, the first preview of Ruby 2.3.0 has been announced. Ruby 2.3.0 Preview1 introduces new features such as immutable string literals, null coalescing operator, and more.

Visual Studio Code Now Extensible and Open Sourced

by Jeff Martin on  Nov 18, 2015

Microsoft's multi-platform code editor, Visual Studio Code, now supports extensions and is fully open source. The November release of VS Code has been designated a beta release and includes a number of additional enhancements.

JavaOne 2015 Keynotes (Part 2)

by Monica Beckwith on  Nov 18, 2015

We continue our report of the JavaOne 2015 keynotes, with a glimpse into Brian Goetz' crystal ball on Java 10 and beyond.

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