The first release candidates of Java 8 started showing up in early February. The first, b128, on February 4, and a second announced on the OpenJDK mailing list a week later.
Elasticsearch released version 1.0.0 of its self-titled, open-source analytics tool. Elasticsearch is a distributed search engine which allows for real-time data analysis in big-data environments. The new version comes with various functional enhancements and changes to the API to make Elasticsearch more intuitive and powerful to use.
Oracle released their latest Critical Patch Update (CPU), containing 144 new security fixes across all product families, including 36 for Java SE.
Red Hat's JBoss division has today announced the availability of WildFly 8, the product formerly know as JBoss Application Server. InfoQ spoke to Jason Greene, WildFly Lead / JBoss EAP Platform Architect at Red Hat's JBoss division to find out more about the new product.
Red Hat's JBoss division has today announced the availability of WildFly 8, formerly know as JBoss Application Server. This release fully supports the Java EE 7 specification. WildFly also gains a completely new web server called Undertow, new security features, and a patching system for updates to the running system.
Google has recently released their complete definition of coding standards for Java source code. These are hard-and-fast rules that are clearly enforceable, and are followed universally within Google. It covers not only formatting, but other types of conventions and coding standards.
Oracle software engineer Paul Sandoz is asking the public to weigh in on the controversial library sun.misc.Unsafe by responding to a Survey Monkey survey. The debate centers around whether Unsafe, under scrutiny due to its divergence from the Java credo of safe memory management, should be mainstreamed.
Chris Granger has open sourced the LightTable IDE with the 0.6 release. Third party plugin support was the highlight feature of the release. InfoQ talked to LightTable creator Chris Granger.
Facebook has open sourced Conceal, a set of Java APIs for file encryption and authentication on Android. Conceal uses a subset of OpenSSL’s algorithms and predefined options in order to keep the library smaller, currently being 85KB.
Version 2.0 of Slick, a Functional-Relational Mapping, FRM, library for Scala, (corresponding to an Object-Relational Mapper, ORM, for object-oriented languages), was recently released with a code generator for reverse-engineering a database schema and new driver architecture to allow support for non-SQL databases.
Coverity has released version 7 of its testing platform with improved C#, Java, C, C++ algorithms in addition to support for SonarQube, Eclipse and Visual Studio 2013. The release also includes support for clang compiler used in the development of Objective-C and C/C++.
Azul Systems has announced that Zulu, its freely-available version of OpenJDK, now supports both Java 6 and Java 7 on Linux and Windows-based deployments. It is supported via the Zulu Community Support forums. In addition the firm is introducing Zulu Enterprise, which is a commercially supported version of OpenJDK.
Big Data is a field where even a single millisecond loss can be significant over billions of events. Yet, languages often regarded as slow like Python have gained a lot of popularity in the past year. Recent articles and discussions in the Big Data community have started reigniting the debate around the choice of a programming language for data science and Big Data.
Ten years ago today, the first release of the Scala language was announced on the comp.lang.scala newsgroup. It's come a long way in ten years; what will the next ten years be like? InfoQ looks back.
After a slight delay the long anticipated release of Java 8 is now on back on track and scheduled for release on March 18.
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