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.
Version 4.0 of JArchitect by CoderGears, a tool used to manage Java code bases and application development, is now available. JArchitect allows architects and developers to analyze a code base, automate code reviews, and facilitate refactoring and migration.
Om is a new a ClojureScript interface for Facebook’s React HTML UI library. Om uses Clojure(Script)'s persistent data structures and requestAnimationFrame to further improve React's rendering. InfoQ talked to Om's creator, David Nolen, about Om and the benefits of functional concepts for application programming.
Oracle has launched the second part of its Java EE 8 community survey with cloud, security, logging, deployment, testability, pruning, and profiles amongst the topics.
Effektif is launching version 1 of its cloud-based BPM product today. Effektif was started and is lead by Tom Baeyens, the original creator of JBoss' jBPM (acquired by Red Hat) and Activiti, owned by Alfresco. It was set up in partnership with Signavio who invested €1.2m to accelerate development, and who will also be selling the product using their existing channels.
Stimulsoft Reports.Fx 2013.3 has been released with support for delivering reports through e-mail with e-mail address, subject and text options in addition to a new chart type, Funnel Weighted Slices. It also includes AutoPageScale and a new bands filter option with which you can apply relevant filter to the report in CSV format.
AppFuse 3.0 has been released. AppFuse uses the Maven Archetype plugin to generate a starter Java project, which allows you to quickly get started with a full-stack Java EE application. Version 3.0 is using Mojarra and PrimeFaces for its JSF framework and library, Mockito for its test mocking framework, Bootstrap 3 for its front-end framework, and added Apache Wicket as a Web Framework option.
It's one thing having an in-house training program. But there is a certain deeper insight that can be gained from attending a Q-Con conference in person. Which may be one reason why attendance at the globe-hopping event continues to grow.
Mitchell Hashimoto, creator of Vagrant, gave a talk last month at Velocity Conf London about his vision for a “FutureOps” with immutable infrastructures and built-in failure recovery.
The final version of the Object-Relational Mapping, ORM framework Hibernate 4.3 was recently released and is now a certified implementation of the JPA 2.1 specification, (JSR 338), released in May 2013.
The RESTful Web Services Framework Jersey 2.5 was recently released, bringing support for the latest version of Jetty web server, an upgrade of the Apache Connector and numerous defects corrected. Features added in earlier releases, after the major 2.0 release in June, include support for OAuth and Spring 3.
Last Thursday, Pivotal released Spring 4.0, the first major release since 2009. The new release supports Java 8 with expression of callbacks using lambdas, JSR 310 Date and Time API, and parameter name discovery.
In an ongoing effort to improve Java performance, Oracle has announced a change in the internal representation of Strings as of Java 1.7.0_06.
Jetbrains has announced the release of IntelliJ IDEA version 13 Community Edition and Ultimate edition. Both feature a completely revamped user interface, including support for Android, Java 8 (including Lambda expressions) and many other development technologies introduced this year.
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