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).
Speaking at the Hot Chips Conference, HSA Foundation president Phil Rogers has provided more details on plans to bring GPU acceleration to Java in time for Java 9 in 2015.
Ruby’s creator announced the move to generational garbage collection in Ruby 2.1 in what is expected to be an important performance boost for the language. The announcement took place during Barcelona Ruby Conference where Ruby’s GC was singled out as a major pain point in large scale Ruby deployments.
After active annotations were introduced in Xtend 2.4, they received an API for accessing the file system with version 2.4.3. Active annotations let developers influence the way, Xtend source code is translated to Java source code. With the help of the new file system API, further artifacts like property files or fingerprints and digests can be derived from Xtend sources.
Oracle has released Java 7 update 40, with some major new features for a minor release. They include the JVM monitoring tool Mission Control, Rule Sets for Java applets and Web Start applications, and a huge number of bug fixes.
Oracle has released the first developer preview of Java 8 for the full range of platforms (Windows, Max OS X, Linux, Solaris).
The recently released OSGi 5 Compendium specification adds new APIs, such as Subsystems (for running partitioned applications in OSGi), a Repository and Resolver API and a means to interact with the Service Loader in Java. Read on to find out more.
FP Complete has launched Haskell Center, their new Haskell IDE and application server. The IDE is browser based, and together with their application server, should make it much easier to create and run web based Haskell programs.
Oracle is removing the sun.misc.Compare interface and sun.misc.Sort class in Java 8. These are old, residual classes that are no longer used within the JDK. sun.misc.Compare is an interface that allows you to compare two Objects and return an int. sun.misc.Sort is a class that takes in a sun.misc.Compare and sorts an Object array using the quicksort algorithm.
London-based start-up jClarity announces the general availability of their flagship product for locating Java performance problems in both Cloud and Enterprise environments.
Russ Miles recently shared some thoughts and ideas about the needs for adaptability in a system and how his implementation of the Hexagonal Architecture can help in achieving this. He used a Java and Spring based application to exemplify how such a system can be implemented.
TechEmpower, a custom application development company based in El Segundo, CA, has posted a blog entry titled "Everything about Java 8". The blog post is a comprehensive summary of the developer-facing changes coming in Java 8. Here's a quick overview of the blog post.
In a mail to the jigsaw-dev list, Mark Reinhold posted news of a reboot of the Jigsaw project to provide modularity for the JDK. Read on to find out more about what's happening, and what to look out for.
UK based Contemplate Ltd. has announced the first public release of their flagship product ThreadSafe, a static analysis tool for locating concurrency bugs and inefficiencies in Java code. InfoQ applied ThreadSafe and FindBugs to a multithreaded project and reports the results.
Reactive programming (RP) is based on data flows and the propagation of change, with the underlying execution model of a programming language automatically propagating changes through the data flow. With the popularity of event-driven, scalable, and interactive architectures both on the server and the client, the concept of “reactiveness” is increasingly gaining attention.
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