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  • Eclipse IDE Working Group Established to Ensure Continued Sustainability

    After 17 years, the Eclipse IDE established a working group to ensure its "continued sustainability, integrity, evolution and adoption". According to its charter, the working group establishes and drives funding, oversees the release plan, coordinates the simultaneous releases, helps to grow and evolve the ecosystem and Eclipse Marketplace, and provides governance for related open source projects.

  • Java News Roundup - Week of May 3rd, 2021

    This week’s Java news roundup features news from OpenJDK, the GA release of Kotlin 1.5, point releases on Eclipse projects, Micronaut Coherence 1.0.0-M1, Quarkus-2.0.0-Alpha2, updates on Spring projects, and developer surveys from Jakarta EE and Payara Platform 2021.

  • OSGi Working Group Settles into New Home at Eclipse Foundation

    After shipping the OSGi Core Release 8 in December, the OSGi Working Group (WG) is now incubating at the Eclipse Foundation. The OSGi WG (previously named “OSGi Alliance”) announced the move to Eclipse last October. It has already ratified the charter, created two committees and two working groups, and migrated its code repositories.

  • Java News Roundup - Week of March 22nd, 2021

    A roundup of last week's news in the OpenJDK and wider Java ecosystem.

  • Eclipse Credentials Leak Affects Snapshot Builds

    Deployment credentials on the Nexus Repository Manager have leaked in GitHub. The issue received broad attention when a vulnerability report was submitted in mid-February. The credentials were encrypted, however, the master password was leaked as well. Although the master password wasn’t stored in plain text, it’s relatively easy to decode and can then be used to decrypt the other credentials.

  • OSGi Alliance to Transition to Eclipse Foundation

    The OSGi Alliance announced that after 21 years of being an independent foundation, they would be transferring their assets into the Eclipse Foundation, and continuing work under the OSGi Working Group. InfoQ reached out to Dan Bandera, president of the OSGi Alliance, to find out more about the move.

  • AdoptOpenJDK to Become Eclipse Adoptium

    The AdoptOpenJDK project is to move under the Eclipse umbrella as Eclipse Adoptium as part of a transition to an open-source foundation. Having a vendor-neutral open-source foundation to steward the AdoptOpenJDK project will give a strong basis for the future. Read on to find out what it means from a practical perspective and how the transition will play out.

  • Theia Framework 1.0 Enables Web IDEs

    Theia is a framework for building multi-language IDEs upon JavaScript, and powers, Arduino's new Pro IDE, and Arm's new mBed Studio. Earlier this week they released 1.0 signifying that they had reached stability and the vendor-neutral open-source framework was ready for use. Read on to find out more about what Eclipse Theia delivers and how it differs from VS Code.

  • Developer Surveys Survey: Including a Spotlight on Java Results

    JRebel and Snyk have recently published their Java/JVM technology reports, and Codingame and Tiobe have published reports into language usage and adoption. InfoQ looks at the state of play of these reports, and what is happening in the Java and wider ecosystems today.

  • The Java EE Guardians Rebrand as the Jakarta EE Ambassadors

    Under the auspices of the Eclipse Foundation, the rebranding of the Java EE Guardians to the Jakarta EE Ambassadors has been completed. They were a driving force that ultimately led to Oracle open-sourcing Java EE and transferring ownership to the Eclipse Foundation. Reza Rahman, program manager, Java on Azure at Microsoft, spoke to InfoQ about this rebranding.

  • Eclipse Foundation Proposes Vulnerability Assessment Tool

    The Eclipse Foundation is evaluating a proposal to incorporate a Vulnerability Assessment Tool that would help identify libraries with known security issues. The possible result would help inform developers when their application faces a downstream risk from using vulnerable components.

  • Eclipse Introduces New IDE-Agnostic Tools for Building and Deploying Cloud-Native Applications

    Eclipse Codewind is a new developer-centric project from the Eclipse Foundation that aims to assist developers by providing ways to quickly and consistently accomplish tasks that are common to cloud-native application development.

  • Eclipse and Oracle Unable to Agree on Terms for javax Package Namespace and Trademarks

    The Eclipse Foundation and Oracle were unable to agree on a path forward for enhancing Java EE's javax namespace, requiring all applications to be ported to a new namespace for Jakarta EE.

  • Red Hat Releases Eclipse Che-Based IDE CodeReady Workspaces

    On February 5th Red Hat released their Kubernetes-native, cloud-based development environment CodeReady Workspaces. CodeReady Workspaces is built upon the Eclipse Che project and has been optimized for OpenShift and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. This release includes shareable templates that contain all runtime components, developer tooling, and source code required to work on an application.

  • Eclipse Releases MicroProfile 2.2 for Java Microservices

    The Eclipse foundation recently released MicroProfile 2.2, helping developers to create microservices on top of EE 8. This release comes at the same time that Eclipse is taking over as steward of Java EE and rebranding it to Jakarta EE.