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IntelliJ IDEA 2017.2: Smarter, Neater, and Faster

by Matt Raible Follow 4 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 6 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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Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference 2017: Day One Recap

by Michael Redlich Follow 6 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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Lightbend Speaks to InfoQ on Their Acquisition of OpsClarity

by Michael Redlich Follow 6 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 6 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 6 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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The New Scala Center Focuses on Education and the Scala Community

by Michael Redlich Follow 6 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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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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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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IntelliJ IDEA 15 Released

by Matt Raible Follow 4 Followers on  Nov 20, 2015

JetBrains has released IntelliJ IDEA 15, with improved Java 8 lambda debugger support, a better user interface for running tests, enhanced JVM frameworks support (Spring 4.2, Hibernate 5.0, Grails 3.x, and Arquillian), TypeScript 1.6 and TSLint integration, and initial support for Angular 2.

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Scala Experimental Platform Dotty Bootstraps

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers on  Oct 31, 2015

Dotty, a platform aimed to develop new technology for Scala tooling as well as try out new concepts for future Scala versions, has reached bootstrap status. This means that its compiler is written in Dotty and can compile itself, thus providing a drop-in replacement for the original one. InfoQ has spoken with Dotty major contributor Dmitry Petrashko.

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Bazel Enters Beta, Supports Groovy, Rust and Scala

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Sep 10, 2015

Bazel, the build system that Google open sourced six months ago, has reached the first beta milestone as planned, adding support for several languages and technologies.

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Play 2.4 Moves to Dependency Injection and Java 8

by Mirko Stocker Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 01, 2015 2

Typesafe's Play team has released version 2.4 "Damiya" of their web framework. By embracing dependency injection, the refactoring towards better modularization that was started in 2.3 has continued in this release. Play 2.4 requires Java 8 and uses Lambdas and Default Methods in Play's Java-API.

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