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Clojure 1.9 Brings Spec and More Language Features

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Dec 11, 2017

As InfoQ previously reported, the most interesting new feature in the recently released Clojure 1.9 is Spec, which provides a standard and integrated system for the specification and testing of data and functions.

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SpringOne 2017 - Day 2 - Juergen Hoeller on Spring's Mission

by Victor Grazi Follow 14 Followers on  Dec 07, 2017 2

The SpringOne Plaform Conference Day 2 keynote was well organized and replete with surprises, including keynotes by SpringFramework lead Juergen Hoeller and Microsoft Distinguished Engineer - one of the Gang of Four - Dr. Erich Gamma, among many notable others.

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SpringOne 2017 Key Announcements

by Victor Grazi Follow 14 Followers on  Dec 06, 2017

The second annual SpringOne Platform conference had dozens of major announcements in the areas of Spring and Pivotal CloudFoundry. In this article we cover the major announcements from the keynote address by Pivotal head of cloud research, Onsi Fakhouri.

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SpringOne 2017 Platform Conference - Day 1

by Victor Grazi Follow 14 Followers on  Dec 06, 2017

The second annual SpringOne Platform Conference has kicked off in San Francisco. This is a no-nonsense event with roughly 10 parallel tracks, celebrity speakers, food, drink, and lots of technology.

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Servlet vs. Reactive: Choosing the Right Stack - Rossen Stoyanchev Presents at QCon SF 2017

by Amit K Gupta Follow 5 Followers on  Dec 02, 2017

Spring Framework 5 introduced a brand new reactive web framework spring-webflux, which resides alongside the traditional servlet based web framework spring-mvc.In his presentation, Rossen Stoyanchev talked about the differences in these two frameworks’ execution models, and how to decide when to select spring-webflux over spring-mvc.

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Kotlin 1.2 Introduces Multi-Platform Projects

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Nov 30, 2017

The latest version of Kotlin makes it possible to share code for the JVM and the JavaScript platform using multi-platform projects. Additionally, it includes a number of language and library improvements, and better compiler performance.

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What's New in MicroProfile 1.2

by Michael Redlich Follow 10 Followers on  Nov 30, 2017

The Eclipse Foundation recently released MicroProfile version 1.2. New APIs added to this release include improved communications among microservices, response to system faults, and the JSON Web Toolkit (JWT). Emily Jiang, CDI and MicroProfile development lead at IBM, and Michael Croft, Java middleware consultant at Payara, spoke to InfoQ about this latest release.

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Design of Java Value Types Makes Progress

by Ben Evans Follow 16 Followers on  Nov 30, 2017

Project Valhalla has posted a major update and has announced some initial, very early-stage design concepts for value types in the JVM.

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Kotlin Native Adds Objective-C Interop, WebAssembly Support

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Nov 28, 2017

Kotlin/Native 0.4 makes it possible to build native apps for iOS and macOS, writes Nikolay Igotti, Kotlin/Native tech lead at JetBrains. Additionally, it introduces experimental support for the WebAssembly platform.

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Oracle Joins Eclipse MicroProfile Project

by Tim Hodkinson Follow 7 Followers on  Nov 27, 2017

Following its decision to move stewardship of the Java EE technologies to the open-source Eclipse Foundation, creating the EE4J project, Oracle has now joined IBM, Red Hat and others in the Eclipse MicroProfile project.

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Java 10 - The Story So Far

by Ben Evans Follow 16 Followers on  Nov 21, 2017 22

Java 10 is now only four months away. This article examines the currently known and expected features of Java 10.

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Fresh Async with Kotlin: Roman Elizarov Presents at QCon SF

by Amit K Gupta Follow 5 Followers on  Nov 20, 2017 4

Roman Elizarov, team lead in Kotlin libraries at JetBrains, presented “Fresh Async with Kotlin” at QCon San Francisco. Elizarov demonstrated how Kotlin addresses the difficulties faced in writing asynchronous code in languages such as Java, C# and Javascript. Async code in Kotlin looks very much like the normal synchronous code that most developers are used to writing in languages such as Java.

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Microsoft Open Sources Java Debugger for VS Code

by Tim Hodkinson Follow 7 Followers on  Nov 16, 2017 1

Visual Studio Code has made the code for the Java Debugger it released in September open source.

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ZGC - Oracle’s Large-Heap Garbage Collector

by Amit K Gupta Follow 5 Followers on  Nov 14, 2017 4

Oracle has announced its intention to make Z Garbage Collector (ZGC) open source. Per Liden, creator of ZGC at Oracle and member of Hotspot (and formerly JRockit) project, has proposed a new project in OpenJDK community to make ZGC open source.

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IBM Release IBM Cloud Private, a Hybrid Cloud Computing Platform Using Kubernetes and Cloud Foundry

by Daniel Bryant Follow 443 Followers on  Nov 12, 2017

IBM has released IBM Cloud Private, a platform designed to enable companies to create on-premises cloud capabilities similar to public clouds, with the goal of accelerating "cloud native" application development and supporting modernisation of existing applications running on IBM technology such as WebSphere Liberty, Db2 and MQ. 

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