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IntelliJ IDEA 2018.2 Supports Java 11, MacBook Touch Bar and More

by Diogo Carleto Follow 41 Followers on  Aug 29, 2018

JetBrains recently released the IntelliJ IDEA 2018.2. This version brings support for the upcoming Java 11, breakpoints intentions, MacBook Touch Bar, enhancements for Spring Boot, Scala and Docker plugin, and more.

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Elixir 1.7 Improves Error Handling, Logging, and Testing

by Sergio De Simone Follow 18 Followers on  Aug 06, 2018

Elixir 1.7 is focused on quality of life improvements, writes Elixir creator José Valim. Those include a new __STACKTRACE__ construct to retrieve the stacktrace, integration with Erlang’s new :logger module, improvements to Elixir’s unit testing library ExUnit, and support for metadata in documentation.

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Haskell Adoption and User Satisfaction Growing

by Sergio De Simone Follow 18 Followers on  May 31, 2018

The 2018 Haskell User Survey shows very high satisfaction with Haskell’s security, quality, reliability, maintainability, and advanced capabilities, writes FP Complete’s CEO Aaron Contorer. InfoQ has taken the chance to speak with him about Haskell’s current and future landscape.

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F# 2017 Retrospective

by Sergio De Simone Follow 18 Followers on  Dec 28, 2017

During 2017 F# reached version 4.1 and grew its user community, mostly in coincidence with the release of .NET Core 2.0, while getting stronger tooling and wider conference presence, writes Microsoft program manager Phillip Carter.

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Refinement Types and Dependent Functions Stable in Racket 6.11

by Sergio De Simone Follow 18 Followers on  Nov 13, 2017

Racket 6.11 brings refinement types and dependent function types to its Typed Racket variant.

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Elixir 1.5 Improves Developer Experience

by Sergio De Simone Follow 18 Followers on  Sep 12, 2017

Recently released Elixir 1.5 brings many improvements to the developer experience. An interview with José Valim, Elixir creator and maintainer.

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IntelliJ IDEA 2017.2: Smarter, Neater, and Faster

by Matt Raible Follow 13 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 15 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 Two Recap

by Michael Redlich Follow 15 Followers on  Apr 30, 2017

Day Two of the 12th annual Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference was held in Philadelphia. This two-day event included keynotes by Blair MacIntyre (augmented reality pioneer) and Scott Hanselman (podcaster), and featured speakers Kyle Daigle (engineering manager at GitHub), Holden Karau (principal software engineer at IBM), and Karen Kinnear (JVM technical lead at Oracle).

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Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference 2017: Day One Recap

by Michael Redlich Follow 15 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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Dependent-Types Language Idris Reaches 1.0

by Sergio De Simone Follow 18 Followers on  Apr 06, 2017

A few months after reaching what could be considered alpha stage, Idris 1.0 is out, writes Idris creator Edwin Brady, Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of St Andrews, UK.

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Lightbend Speaks to InfoQ on Their Acquisition of OpsClarity

by Michael Redlich Follow 15 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 9 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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Idris Getting Close to Version 1.0

by Sergio De Simone Follow 18 Followers on  Dec 19, 2016

Dependent types-based language Idris will soon reach version 0.99, which can be viewed as an alpha release of 1.0, according to the Idris team. Idris 1.0 is expected sometime around February 2017.

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The Road to Javaslang 3.0

by Michael Redlich Follow 15 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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