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  • Java Community Aims to Quantify Java 9 Adoption

    The Java community, led by the London Java Community and several Java Champions, has launched an effort to quantify the adoption of Java 9 across popular open source projects.

  • DevOps Workbench Launched by ZeroStack

    Private cloud provider, ZeroStack, has announced a self-service capability from which developers can create their own workbenches. Forty developer tools from a mix of open source and commercial providers are available to users of the DevOps Workbench through Zerostack’s Intelligent Cloud Platform.

  • Solving Fat JAR Woes at HubSpot

    Spring Boot 1.4 and Dropwizard 1.0 were both released at the end of July, using fat JARs. As adoption of such frameworks and microservices increases, fat JARs are becoming a more common deployment mechanism. Earlier HubSpot cited issues where Fat JARs deployments experienced problems with the maven-shade-plugin, and efficiency problems when packaging 100,000 tiny files as a JAR.

  • ZeroTurnaround Releases RebelLabs Developer Productivity Report

    Today, ZeroTurnaround's RebelLabs released their biannual developer productivity report, which asked over 2000 respondents what their tools of the trade were. InfoQ has been given access to the report and summarises its findings.

  • Twitter Releases Pants 1.0 Polyglot Build Tool

    Five years in the making, Twitter has released the milestone version 1.0.0 of their Pants build tool, offering multi language support and improved scalability.

  • Apache Maven JDeps Plugin 3.0.0 Released

    A new maven plugin that uses the jdeps utility to find uses of JDK Internal APIs has been released. When activated, the plugin will force a failure if the code uses any internal API. Internal APIs will be unaccessible as of Java 9, therefore this plugin helps developers adapt their code to the next version of Java. Despite being labeled as 3.0.0, this is the first release of the plugin.

  • Maven Central Now Mirrored by Google

    Takari, the Maven-focused company started by Maven founder Jason van Zyl, announced that Maven Central is now mirrored on Google Cloud Storage. Maven Central is the central repository where many open source Java libraries publish their artifacts.

  • RedHat Microservices Architecture Developer Day London

    Last week, RedHat hosted a "Microservices Architecture Developer Day" in London, and presented a set of technologies and patterns that can be used to create microservice-based applications using open-source solutions like Kubernetes, Docker, Fabric8 and Maven. Read on for more details about the day, including links to the presentations and demo videos.

  • Maven Escapes from XML

    The recently released Maven 3.3.1 adds support for core extensions to be added to a project through additional metadata as well as using alternatives to the eponymous pom.xml file for building. This has been used to create build scripts for JRuby that build upon Maven but use a JRuby script to represent dependencies and plugins.

  • Details of NetBeans Day at JavaOne 2014

    Oracle have announced details for NetBeans Day 2014. Particular topics of interest include Maven, a new Education initiative and an appearance by James Gosling.

  • Maven Central Enables SSL

    Responding to recent concerns that hackers could upload rogue versions of common libraries to Maven Central, Sonatype has released a patch that closes a security vulnerability, enabling SSL by default.

  • The Spring IO Platform Released to Simplify Dependency Management

    Pivotal last week released the first version of their new Spring IO Platform 1.0. At its core, the Spring IO Platform is a list of dependencies (and their versions) that work well together. Its implementation is a Maven POM file that you can import into your projects to set the versions for dependencies. These dependencies are curated and harmonized across Spring projects.

  • SpringFramework Removes OSGi Metadata in Move to Gradle

    SpringSource have been an advocate backer of the Groovy-powered Gradle build system for some time. Now that the development of 3.2 is nearing completion, it appears that a casualty of that decision is to stop generating OSGi metadata for the Spring Framework.

  • Project Jigsaw Late for the Train: Deferment ratified

    JSR 337 expert group has ratified Oracle chief architect Mark Reinhold's proposal to defer Project Jigsaw to Java 9. Were the stated reasons sufficient motivation for this deferment?

  • IG Group Open-Sources RESTdoclet

    IG Group has open-sourced its RESTdoclet Maven plugin for generating web documentation from Spring REST based services.

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