Oracle has reversed their decision to remove the method sun.reflect.Reflection.getCallerClass(int) in Java 7u40. The method is planned to remain at least through Java 7.
Doug Schaefer, project lead for Eclipse CDT, the Eclipse project that provides Eclipse-style execution, editing, and refactoring to C and C++ projects, laments about the scarcity of resources in the Eclipse community resulting in Eclipse bugs going unaddressed for years.
Google launches another Android IDE built on IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition, sharing many features with the Eclipse-based tool.
JetBrains has begun shipping IntelliJ IDEA 12.1 which sees the IDE gaining full support for JavaFX 2.0, the latest incarnation of the Java client platform. Version 12.1 of popular IDE also includes new features for Gradle, Scala, Groovy and Play Framework users.
jEdit version 5.0.0 was recently released. It has new editing modes for Scala and Dart, and improved Mac OS X support regarding the UI and keymappings. All keyboard shortcuts are now configurable and presets are offered for Emacs and IntelliJ IDEA. This is also the first version that supports localization (French, German, Russian, Czech and Japanese are offered).
JetBrains has announced IntelliJ IDEA 12 having a better compiler, support for Java 8, an Android UI Designer, a new look, better Spring and Play 2.0 support, and a large number of enhancements across supported languages and frameworks.
JetBrains have open-sourced their Kotlin language, compiler and have offered a free plugin for IntelliJ users to write Kotlin code. The language is also buildable with Ant, Maven and Gradle builders. How does it compare to the other JVM based languages on the scene? Read on to find more.
JetBrains released IDEA 11 before Christmas, bringing improvements to performance, Groovy and Grails support, and to Version Control plugins. InfoQ took a detailed look at what is new.
JetBrains have released IDEA 10.5 with support for Java 7, Groovy 1.8 and Spring 3.1 as well as further usability improvements. Version 10.5 is a free update for developers with a version 10 license, and the Ultimate version is now offered at a lower price for new licenses and for personal license upgrades.
This month, JetBrains announced it released Intellij IDEA 10, a major upgrade to its integrated development environment. As a major revision, the new Intellij has a long list of changes and improvements. A selection of the improvements include: performance improvements, enhanced support for various frameworks and technologies, improved version control support.
Half a year ago, Meta-Programming System (MPS) version 1.0 was released by JetBrains. Following up on this, the 1.1 release occurred in December. InfoQ revisited the current state of the language workbench, which is provided as an open source product under an Apache 2.0 license (with the exception of the JetBrains IDE framework, which was extracted from IntelliJ IDEA and which is not open source).
Since the last bundle.update, a number of interesting events have occurred in the OSGi and modular Java space. JSR 294 has been (automatically) marked as inactive, the Enterprise Expert Group has released draft 4, WebSphere will allow direct running of OSGi applications and upcoming OSGi conferences have early bird discounts and call for speakers finishing soon.
It's been a month since OSGi 4.2 was released. What's been happening in the OSGi space since then?
Today Jetbrains announced the creation of an open source community edition of IntelliJ as well as a new commercial Ultimate Edition.
JetBrains has been continuously improving their award winning Java IDE, Intellij IDEA. However, it has gone way beyond just a Java development tool, especially with this latest release.