In a recent article, Alex Payne, organizer of the Emerging Languages Camp, provides insight on how the language landscape has changed in the last five years and how it might change in future. InfoQ has talked with him.
Oracle execs hail community involvement in success and adoption of Java 8, announce better security features, but small number of new features.
Late running caused considerable disruption of JavaOne's opening keynotes. Eclipse have made a major IoT announcement.
A Java REPL will soon be coming to a JDK near you. Robert Field, engineer on the Langtools team at Oracle, recently proposed the creation of a Java REPL ("Read-Evaluate-Print-Loop") project. After a vote, the project, known as Project Kulla was approved. A REPL is essentially a scripting shell or console, such as a UNIX shell or Groovy console, that can be used for algorithm exploration.
CloudBees have announced they are exiting the PAAS business to focus on Enterprise Jenkins. With this new focus, they have resigned from the Java Community Process Executive Committee.
Spring Data release train Evans is now generally available. The release train includes 11 Spring Data modules that help developers build data access layers on top of both relational and non-relational data stores.
One of the first Java 9 features to be announced is core support for JSON. We spoke to early adopters to find out more.
Oracle have announced the relaunch of Project Jigsaw, devoted to bringing full modularity to the Java Platform.
Oracle have announced details for NetBeans Day 2014. Particular topics of interest include Maven, a new Education initiative and an appearance by James Gosling.
Oracle recently announced a JSR for MVC 1.0. JSR 371 was motivated by results of a Java EE 8 Survey, covered by InfoQ in March of this year. 61% of those surveyed supported the idea of providing support for an action-based MVC framework, alongside JSF. Only 26% felt there was an existing framework that could do the job, and 42% of those mentioned Spring MVC.
A week after floating the idea of a community sponsored fork of Scala, Miles Sabin, principal engineer of the shapeless library and active member of Typelevel, announced a fork of the Scala compiler on the Typelevel blog. Three days later, Paul Phillips, a Typesafe co-founder who left the company in 2013, announced his own Scala compiler fork.
Vaughn Vernon describes a reactive process manager supervising the process of finding the best loan quotes from banks with a focus on the reactive part, using Actor model for the implementation with examples written in Scala using Akka and C# using his recently published Dotsero toolkit.
The Scala Team recently published a "Scala: Next Steps" article describing the future of the language, and detailing the features of the next three major Scala releases and main goals: to make the language and its libraries simpler to understand, more robust, and better performing.
The Joda-Time 2.4 date and time Java library has been released. It's the first Joda-Time release for 2014, and it contains enhancements, bug fixes and a time zone update. No deprecations have been introduced. Joda-Time 2.4 is released under the Apache License Version 2 and requires JDK 5+.
Oracle has announced the first set of enhancement proposals that will deliver features for Java 9. They include HTTP/2 support, enhanced JSON support and a first step towards modularity.
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