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  • Groovy 4.0.0 Introduces Switch Expressions and Sealed Types

    Version 4.0.0 of Apache Groovy introduces switch expressions, sealed types, built-in type checkers, built-in macro methods and incubating features such as records, JavaShell, POJO annotation, Groovy contracts, Groovy-Integrated Query and TOML support. This release also contains several smaller improvements and breaking changes due to features removed from this latest version.

  • Java News Roundup: Loom and Panama Updates, Groovy 4.0, GraalVM 22.0 CE, Jakarta EE RPC

    This week's Java roundup for January 24th, 2022, features news from OpenJDK, JDK 18, JDK 19, Projects Loom and Panama, Jakarta EE, Groovy 4.0, Spring Framework updates, Micronaut 3.3.0, GraalVM 22.0 CE, Liberica NIK, MicroProfile Reactive Streams Operators 3.0-RC1, Hibernate updates, JHipster 7.6, IntelliJ IDEA 2021.3.2, JReleaser early-access, Apache Camel and Camel K, and at FOSDEM.

  • JetBrains Releases IntelliJ IDEA 2021.3 with New Remote Development Feature

    IntelliJ IDEA 2021.3 is the last release for 2021 and now includes support for Groovy 4 and Selenium 4. The release contains bug fixes, generic improvements and more specific improvements for languages and tools like Java, Kotlin, Docker and Kubernetes. This version introduces remote development as a beta feature, to use a remote machine as if it was a local machine.

  • Java News Roundup: IntelliJ IDEA, JEP 421, Groovy, Open Liberty, Hibernate ORM, Eclipse Collections

    This week's Java roundup for November 29th, 2021, features news from OpenJDK, JDK 18, Project Loom Build 18-loom+7-288, multiple Spring project point releases, Quarkus 2.5.1.Final, WildFly 26 Beta 1, Open Liberty, Hibernate ORM 6.0.0-Beta2, Eclipse Mojarra 2.3.17, GraalVM Native Build Tools 0.9.8, Groovy 4.0.0-RC1, Eclipse Collections 11.0.0, IntelliJ IDEA 2021.3, and JReleaser 0.9.0.

  • Grails 5.0 Updates Underlying Frameworks and Consolidates Features

    Grails 5.0 has been released, featuring deprecation of the "dot"-Based Navigation to configuration, default autowire by type in Data Services, the decoupling of Grails Gradle Plugin from the grails-core and the Grails Gradle Publish plugin was removed from the Grails plugin applications. Also, this release includes Apache Groovy 3, Micronaut 3, Gradle 7, Spring Boot 2.5, Spring 5.3 and Spock 2.0.

  • Java News Roundup: Jakarta EE 10 Core Profile, OpenJDK, Open Liberty, Payara, Groovy and Quarkus

    This week's Java roundup for September 6th, 2021, features news from Jakarta EE 10 introducing a new core profile, JEP 417, JDK 18, Open Liberty, Payara August 2021 Roadmap Update webinar, Quarkus 2.2.2.Final, a new Micronaut Java library, Hibernate Search 6.1.0.Alpha1, GraalVM Native Build Tools 0.9.5, updates to versions of Groovy, and the JakartaOne Livestream 2021 conference.

  • Grails Foundation Established to Advance Adoption of Grails Framework

    Object Computing, Inc. (OCI) has announced the creation of the Grails Foundation, a not-for-profit company established to advance innovation and adoption of the Grails framework. The foundation will receive initial funding of $200,000 from OCI for development and evangelism. Jeff Scott Brown and Puneet Behl spoke to InfoQ about the formation of the foundation.

  • The Long Road to Groovy 3.0 Featuring Their New and Improved Parser

    The Apache Foundation has released version 3.0 of Groovy, with new features including: a new parser, package namespace changes, an enhanced Elvis operator, and support for Java syntax such as the do/while loop, array initialization, lambdas, and method references. Paul King, principal software engineer at Object Computing (OCI) and Groovy committer, spoke to InfoQ about this latest release.

  • Apache Releases NetBeans 10.0 Featuring Enhanced Support for JDK 11

    The Apache Software Foundation recently released NetBeans 10.0 featuring enhanced support for JDK 11, adding support for JUnit 5, and the reintegration of the PHP, JavaScript, and Groovy modules. Apache has committed to two releases in 2019 to include support for JDK 12 and JDK 13.

  • Apache Releases Groovy 2.5 and Preview of Groovy 3.0

    Apache recently released Groovy 2.5 featuring improvements in AST transformations and introducing support for macros. Groovy 3.0 development is also well underway with release candidates scheduled to be ready by the end of 2018. Dr. Paul King, principal software engineer at OCI and Groovy committer, spoke to InfoQ about this latest release and the upcoming release of version 3.0.

  • IntelliJ IDEA 2017.2: Smarter, Neater, and Faster

    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.

  • JetBrains Releases IntelliJ IDEA 2016.1

    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.

  • Jenkins 2.0 Beta Available, Adds New Pipeline Build System

    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.

  • IntelliJ IDEA 15 Released

    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.

  • Remotely Exploitable Java Zero Day Exploits through Deserialization

    According to a recent security analysis by Foxglove Security suggests that applications using deserialization may be vulnerable to a zero-day exploit. This includes libraries including OpenJDK, Apache Commons, Spring and Groovy. InfoQ investigates.