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Lightbend Speaks to InfoQ on Their Acquisition of OpsClarity

by Michael Redlich Follow 7 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 6 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 7 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 7 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 5 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 9 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 7 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 5 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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JetBrains Releases IntelliJ IDEA 2016.1

by Abraham Marín Pérez Follow 6 Followers on  Apr 13, 2016

JetBrains has released IntelliJ IDEA 2016.1, the latest version of their most popular IDE. The new version seems to have the polyglot developer in mind, with multiple enhancements over a variety of languages and technologies; however, the most noticeable changes are aimed at Java, particularly at helping developers take full advantage of Java 8.

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IBM Kick-Starts Eclipse OMR, a Toolkit for Creating Language Runtimes

by Abraham Marín Pérez Follow 6 Followers on  Apr 05, 2016

IBM has created Eclipse OMR, an open-source virtual machine toolkit to create runtime environments for any language. OMR aims at leveraging general improvements in virtual machine technology across languages, like garbage collection or hardware integration. To achieve this, IBM is generalising its own JVM, J9.

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Jenkins 2.0 Beta Available, Adds New Pipeline Build System

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Mar 30, 2016 1

Jenkins 2.0 beta is now available which includes a new Pipeline build delivery system using a DSL built on Groovy. That feature and a new user setup process aims to give users most of what the need out of the box.

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JEP 286 Survey Results for Local Variable Type Inference

by Alex Blewitt Follow 2 Followers on  Mar 22, 2016

Brian Goetz has published the results of the local variable type inference survey and the results point to enthusiasm for adopting the feature. InfoQ looks at the results.

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Scala Centre Foundation Created

by Alex Blewitt Follow 2 Followers on  Mar 21, 2016

Last week, the Scala Center was created as a not-for-profit foundation, along with a list of financial backers, to improve the ongoing development of Scala and provide training courses based around the Scala language.

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Typesafe Changes Name to Lightbend

by Matt Raible Follow 4 Followers on  Mar 10, 2016

The company formerly known as Typesafe, inventors of the Scala programming language, has completed their renaming and is now known as Lightbend. Typesafe announced their plans to rename last May, stating at that time that it was expected to be a two month process. They invited community members to participate, and provided blog updates about their progress.

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JetBrains Releases Kotlin 1.0

by Abraham Marín Pérez Follow 6 Followers on  Feb 18, 2016

JetBrains has announced the first stable release of Kotlin, their new JVM-based language compatible with Android. As the maker indicates, the language is meant to be a "good tool", driving design decisions towards pragmatism and interoperability. The language promises to address many of the issues that can only be fixed in Java through libraries and external tools.

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