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The Ceylon Language Is Now Eclipse Ceylon

by Abraham Marín Pérez Follow 7 Followers on  Sep 08, 2017

The Ceylon Language, the JVM and JavaScript language created by Red Hat, joined the Eclipse Foundation to become Eclipse Ceylon on 21st August. The rationale behind this move is to distance the project from the Red Hat brand and ensure an image of vendor-neutrality, in the hope to attract more collaborators to it.

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IntelliJ IDEA 2017.2: Smarter, Neater, and Faster

by Matt Raible Follow 3 Followers on  Aug 27, 2017

JetBrains recently released IntelliJ IDEA 2017.2, the quarterly release of its flagship Java IDE. Trisha Gee’s blog post about this release notes that there are many usability enhancements; new classes of warning like if you are creating empty collections or Strings or if a number is out of range on an array. It also has improved analysis around nulls.

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IBM and Lightbend Announce Initiative to Build New Platform for Cognitive Development

by Michael Redlich Follow 5 Followers on  Jun 28, 2017

IBM has announced a strategic investment in reactive pioneer and Scala language custodian, Lightbend. The two companies will collaborate to build a new platform for cognitive development. Mark Brewer, CEO at Lightbend spoke exclusively to InfoQ about this collaboration.

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Kotlin Is Now a Supported Android Language

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  May 18, 2017 1

Announced during Google I/O 2017, Android Studio 3.0 adds full support for Kotlin which is to be moved from JetBrains to an independent non-profit organization for future development.

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Being a Polyglot Programmer

by Stéphane Wojewoda Follow 3 Followers on  May 03, 2017 2

Every programmer knows a langage or two. Being a polyglot programmer is a different mindset, fitting with the "Engineering yourself" principle. Zaiste, co-organizer of Polyconf, a conference dedicated to IT polyglotism, explains what it means to be a polyglot programmer, why it is useful, how to use it in your day-to-day job.

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Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference 2017: Day One Recap

by Michael Redlich Follow 5 Followers on  Apr 24, 2017

Day One of the 12th annual Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference was held on Tuesday, April 18 in Philadelphia, PA. This two-day event included keynotes by Blair MacIntyre (augmented reality pioneer) and Scott Hanselman (podcaster), and featured speakers Monica Beckwith (JVM consultant at Oracle), Yehuda Katz (co-creator of Ember.js), and Jessica Kerr (lead engineer at Atomist).

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Kotlin 1.1 Adds Coroutines, Type Aliases, Improved JavaScript Support

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Mar 09, 2017

Kotlin new version introduces a number of new language features – most notably coroutines – and improved support for its JavaScript target, writes Kotlin marketing manager Roman Belov.

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Lightbend Speaks to InfoQ on Their Acquisition of OpsClarity

by Michael Redlich Follow 5 Followers on  Feb 24, 2017

Nine months after acquiring BoldRadius, Lightbend announced their acquisition of OpsClarity, a company specializing in monitoring reactive applications. InfoQ interviewed Mark Brewer, president and CEO at Lightbend and Alan Ngai, co-founder of OpsClarity and now VP of cloud services at Lightbend to learn more about this new partnership.

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Java Type Inference Won't Support Mutability Specification

by Abraham Marín Pérez Follow 7 Followers on  Dec 22, 2016 7

Java type inference won't support differentiation of mutable vs immutable variables due to lack of consensus within the community regarding how this should be implemented, recent communication shows. Also, to prevent a long debate about corner cases, a number of such cases will be ruled out. Although the JEP doesn't indicate a target version, Java 10 seems likely.

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The Road to Javaslang 3.0

by Michael Redlich Follow 5 Followers on  Nov 12, 2016

Javaslang, an open-source functional library that provides persistent data types and functional control structures for Java 8 and beyond, published a roadmap for a major release version 3.0 that promises significant changes to the library to remove unnecessary and deprecated features.

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Enterprise Development Trends 2016: A Survey of JVM Developers by Lightbend

by Michael Redlich Follow 5 Followers on  Nov 08, 2016

Lightbend surveyed over 2100 JVM developers to study correlations between development and infrastructure trends. Their findings, published in a whitepaper, revealed that microservices and lightweight containers are challenging heavyweight J2EE application servers.

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Ceylon 1.3 Adds Support for Building Android Apps and More

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Sep 24, 2016 1

Ceylon, RedHat’s strongly statically typed language for the JVM, has reached version 1.3. Released one year after version 1.2, Ceylon 1.3 is a major release bringing Android support, npm integration, and a plugin for IntelliJ IDEA and Android Studio, in addition to new language features and improvements.

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Strange Loop 2016 Recap: Safeguards against Government Hacking, Plus Clojure and Java 9

by Wesley Reisz Follow 8 Followers on  Sep 19, 2016

Strange Loop 2016 recap, highlighting Amie Stepanoich's keynote on Safeguards against Government Hacking, Simon Ritter on Clojure Spec, and Simon Ritter discussing Jigsaw with JDK 9.

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The New Scala Center Focuses on Education and the Scala Community

by Michael Redlich Follow 5 Followers on  Aug 16, 2016

Details of the new Scala Center, a non-profit organization created to focus on education and the open source community, were presented by research scientist Heather Miller during her June 16, 2016 keynote address at Scala Days Berlin.

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Clojure.spec is a New Contract System for Clojure

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  May 29, 2016

Clojure has a new core library, clojure.spec, that aims to provide a standard and integrated system for the specification and testing of data and functions. Besides making it possible to automatically validate Clojure code, the new specification system can be used for a number of tasks such as generative testing, error reporting, and destructuring.

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