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Brian Goetz Speaks to InfoQ on Data Classes for Java

by Michael Redlich Follow 11 Followers on  Feb 21, 2018 30

Brian Goetz, Java language architect at Oracle, introduced an experimental concept of data classes that may someday be integrated into the Java programming language. But there is much work to be done before this concept is worthy of any real attention. Goetz explored the problems and tradeoffs of data classes on the premise that sometimes “data is just data.”

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Spring Boot 2.0 Nears GA

by Tim Hodkinson Follow 11 Followers on  Feb 19, 2018 4

The release of Spring Boot version 2.0 general availability came a step closer with release candidate 1 (RC1) being announced on January 31st. Even at this late stage some noteworthy additions are still being released, alongside a huge number of issues and pull requests closed.

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From Java EE to Jakarta EE: the Java EE Guardians Rebranding Debate with Oracle

by Michael Redlich Follow 11 Followers on  Feb 18, 2018 2

Frustrated with the lack of response from Oracle, the Java EE Guardians recently submitted an open letter to Oracle expressing their concerns on the rebranding of Java EE. Despite the efforts and data collection by the Java EE Guardians, the rebranding of Java EE will move forward.

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Eclipse MicroProfile 1.3 Is Now Available

by Kesha Williams Follow 2 Followers on  Feb 16, 2018

Eclipse MicroProfile extends Java EE to better address microservices by providing an open-source community specification for enterprise Java microservices. Release 1.3 introduces the OpenAPI, OpenTracing, and Rest Client APIs and updates the Config and Metrics APIs.

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Basecamp Releases Stimulus 1.0 JavaScript Framework

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 14, 2018

Basecamp's new Stimulus 1.0 targets a modern take on HTML pages augmented with light amounts of JavaScript, rather than the creation of full-featured JavaScript applications. Basecamp calls it “a modest JavaScript framework for the HTML you already have.”

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Swift 4.1 Brings Conditional Conformance and More

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Feb 11, 2018

Swift 4.1, available in Xcode 9.3, brings a number of improvements to the language, including automatic implementation of the Equatable and Hashable protocols, conditional conformance, and more.

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Universal React Framework Next.js Releases Version 5.0

by Kevin Ball Follow 3 Followers on  Feb 09, 2018

Next.js, an open source toolkit for universal React.js applications, has reached version 5.0. This release improves configurability of Next.js applications, adding better server-side webpack support and a plugin system for modular configuration. It also adds first-class TypeScript support, better support for React alt-libs like Preact, and a multi-application composition feature called Zones.

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Roadmap for AngularJS and Angular

by Abel Avram Follow 7 Followers on  Feb 09, 2018

AngularJS will have one more major release then it will enter a three-years period of LTS, while Angular continues the cycle of a major release every six months.

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C2 Aims to Modernize the C Language

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Feb 08, 2018 2

C2 is a new programming language aiming to be an evolution of C suitable for low-level programs like bootloaders, kernels, drivers, and system-level tooling. InfoQ has spoken with C2 creator Bas van den Berg.

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Vote for Java EE's New Name

by Ben Evans Follow 21 Followers on  Feb 08, 2018

The quest to rename Java EE has reached the final phase, with the community being asked to vote for one of two final possibilities.

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JSON for Modern C++ Reaches Version 3.1

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Feb 06, 2018

JSON for Modern C++ 3.1 adds support for Universal Binary JSON (UBJSON) specification and JSON Merge Patch.

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Oracle Extends Free Support Lifetime of Java 8

by Ben Evans Follow 21 Followers on  Feb 05, 2018

Oracle has updated their roadmap for Free support of Java 8. This removes the previously reported "cliff edge" for Java 8 support but still only leaves a four-month cut over period and no long-term options for supporting Java 9 and 10.

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TC39 Finalizes Feature Set for ECMAScript 2018

by Kevin Ball Follow 3 Followers on  Feb 01, 2018

TC39 finalized the feature set for ES2018, the latest revision to the ECMAScript Language Specification, in their 23-25 January meeting. This update adds new features like asynchronous iterators and rest/spread operators for object destructuring and object literals, substantial updates to regular expressions, and additional updates to promises and template literals.

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TypeScript 2.7 Now Available

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 01, 2018

TypeScript 2.7 has been released with several major features and bug fixes. Some of the highlights include support for assignment checks on class properties, fixed length tuples, and improved type inference for object literals. Overall the changes in this release make improvements to the type system, ES2015+ features, and the overall TypeScript developer experience.

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jQuery 3.3.1 out, Team Preps for 4.0

by David Iffland Follow 4 Followers on  Jan 31, 2018

jQuery 3.3.1 has been released, which includes a new feature and several deprecations. The deprecations are in preparation for jQuery 4.0. While there isn't much new information on jQuery 4.0, it will include a complete rewrite.

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