In preparation for JavaOne 2015, InfoQ held a Q&A session with a number of speakers at this year's conference that caught our eye.
JAX London 2015, which took place from 12th to 15th October at the Business Design Centre in London, United Kingdom, gathered many of the experts in the areas of Java, Microservices and other modern development practices. Although the topics were varied, the overall message seemed to indicate both that these technologies are maturing, and that users are learning to use them more effectively.
Mark Reinhold, Chief Architect of the Java Platform Group at Oracle, published a report on the State of the Module System with an emphasis on what the objectives are (and aren’t) and an explanation of how these are currently met. The publication has triggered comments among users on the apparent overlap with existing frameworks like OSGi. InfoQ looks at background and current state.
In less than a couple of weeks, a new edition of JAX London will be held at the Business Design Centre. Running from 12th to 14th October, this year’s edition has 12 tracks, covering topics from Agile and Craftsmanship to Enterprise Development through DevOps, Cloud and deep-down Java. InfoQ talked to some of the speakers at the Enterprise Java track to get a glimpse of the contents of JAX London.
Modern software increasingly operates on data in near real-time. There is business value in sub-second responses to changing information and stream processing is one way to help turn data into knowledge as fast as possible, Kevin Webber explains in an introduction to Reactive Streams.
Oracle propose a new OSS project within OpenJDK to focus on porting the JDK to popular mobile platforms such as iOS, Android, and Windows Mobile. Oracle plans on contributing build system, Hotspot and JDK source changes required to target mobile platforms with a version of Java SE.
Stephen Colebourne and OpenGamma released v1.1 of ElSql, a library and DSL for managing SQL in external files. Colebourne is well known for his work as the spec lead of Java Time, a cornerstone of last year's Java 8 release, and for his creation of the Joda Time and Joda Money API's.
Ratpack, a high performance Java web framework, has reached 1.0 status. The 1.0 release is API-stable and can be considered production ready. The main thing that makes Ratpack interesting is the execution model, which aims to make asynchronous programming on the JVM easier.
Pivotal announced a complete re-design of Spring XD, its big data offering, during last week’s SpringOne2GX conference, with a corresponding re-brand from Spring XD to Spring Cloud Data Flow. The new product is focussed on orchestration.
During the second technical keynote at SpringOne2GX last week Guillaume Laforge talked about plans for Groovy 2.4.x and 2.5. Perhaps the most significant is improved compiler performance with a new Abstract Syntax Tree (AST) class reader in place of using class loading tricks.
During the opening night keynote at SpringOne2GX Juergen Hoeller, Principal Engineer at Pivotal Inc and Spring Framework project lead, outlined the company's high level plans for the Spring Framework.
Bazel, the build system that Google open sourced six months ago, has reached the first beta milestone as planned, adding support for several languages and technologies.
Oracle shocked the Java world this week by announcing the dismissal of some of their top Java evangelists including Cameron Purdy and Simon Ritter.
JetBrains, publisher of IntelliJ IDEA and ReSharper, among others, has announced sweeping changes to its licensing practices. Under these new changes, all of their developer based tools will be switching to a subscription based model, requiring continuous payment in order to be used.
As recently published in InfoQ, the Apache Software Foundation announced the end of life of version 1 of Log4j, encouraging users to upgrade to version 2 of the popular logging framework. InfoQ reached out to the members of the Apache Logging Services Team to find out more about the transition to the new version of Log4j and about its future.
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