There is a discussion in the Eclipse ide-dev mailing list on how to make Eclipse more competitive. This was prompted by the blog post Why we dropped Eclipse in favour of IntelliJ.
Since the Java 7 Update 40 release, Mission Control and Flight Recorder are shipped with the JDK. Mission Control is the starting place for monitoring, management and troubleshooting, while Flight Recorder is the facility to collect and evaluate profiling data. Both tools have been available for JRockit and are now finally ported to HotSpot.
Latest version of open source Java In-Memory Data Grid Hazelcast supports entry processing, multi-thread execution, continuous queries and lazy indexing. They have also re-implemented all of the existing distributed objects like map, queue, executor service using Service Provider Interface (SPI).
core.typed adds an optional type system to Clojure, aiming to combine the best of both worlds: the brevity and flexibility of Clojure and the safety guarantees that a type-checker provides.
Yesterday, the Eclipse Virgo project was given a last minute reprieve, as several people put their names forward to prevent Eclipse Virgo from being archived at Eclipse. InfoQ caught up with Glyn Normington, the ex-project lead, to find a bit more about its history and its future.
Azul Systems and Gil Tene have been named Java Community Process (JCP) Member of the Year at the JavaOne 2013 conference, held last week in San Francisco. The award recognizes the corporate or individual member who has made the most positive impact on the Java community in the past year.
Following an announcement of their partnership in July this year, Azul Systems and Microsoft Open Technologies have now release a GA version of Zulu for Windows Azure. Licensed under the terms of the GPLv2 open source license with the ClassPath Exception, Zulu is an OpenJDK-based JVM for Windows Server on the Windows Azure Cloud.
During this year's JavaOne conference, Oracle engineers unveiled a prototype tablet made with off-the-shelf parts and an interface built on Java SE 8. The "DukePad", as it is known, was revealed to attendees during the conference's technical keynote.
Stating that “NPAPI’s 90s-era architecture has become a leading cause of hangs, crashes, security incidents, and code complexity”, Google intends to remove the Netscape Plug-in API. This is the plug-in technology used host application runtimes such as Silverlight, Java, and Unity. They are beginning the process in January by disabling all plugins not a small whitelist.
Charles Nutter, one of the lead developers of JRuby, announced the release of version 9000 (9K) in 2014. The new release targets the same feature set as Ruby MRI 2.0 and possibly 2.1 as well. Better performance, concurrency support and overall availability and portability provided by the use of the JVM can make this version suitable for production systems.
The 2.3 GA version of the Grails web framework was released this week. The release came in the midst of the SpringOne 2GX conference, and some of the new version's features were demonstrated during the second night keynote by Grails project lead, Graeme Rocher.
The London Java Community, London's most famous Java meetup, published the results of their survey about the Java Community Process that expose some surprising trends. The LJC, represented by member Ben Evans, currently holds one of the 24 seats on the JCP Executive Committee, and the LJC has been very active in promoting their "Adopt A JSR" initiative promoting community support for the JCP.
Open source in-memory data grid company Hazelcast received funding from Bain Capital Ventures. Joining the board of the company are Rod Johnson (founder of SpringSource), Salil Deshpande (a prominent venture capitalist who focuses heavily on open source and software infrastructure) and Ali Kutay (former CEO of WebLogic).
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