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  • The Road to Quarkus 2.0: Continuous Testing

    Quarkus continues its effort to make Java enterprise applications as efficient as possible, both from the perspective of its run time, resources, start and terminate time and now also from the development of applications. Quarkus 2.0 will enrich its dev mode with the continuous testing capability. Stuart Douglas, the senior principal engineer working on it, provides us with an overview.

  • Jolie - a Service-Oriented Programming Language for Distributed Applications

    The Jolie programming language recently attracted the attention of developers on Hacker News. Jolie is a service-oriented language that encourages developers to model distributed software as composable services whose orchestration is described separately from communication protocols (SOAP, HTTP, XML-RPC) and deployment architecture. Jolie adopts services as a first-class concept.

  • JHipster 7.0: Java Application Generator Stretches beyond Spring Boot Roots

    JHipster 7.0, released March 23, updated the data model editor JDL Studio to version 2, added Snyk security vulnerability scanning, and introduced the JHipster Control Center to manage microservices. The release also updated dependencies & defaults and was followed by version 7.0.1 on April 2.

  • Convert Spring Boot Apps to GraalVM with Spring Native Beta

    Spring has released Spring Native Beta, a new tool to convert existing Spring Boot applications, written in Java or Kotlin, to GraalVM native images. The goal is to support Spring Boot applications on Spring Native. GraalVM native images are small, optimized and boot quickly. The tradeoffs, however, are longer build times and fewer runtime optimizations compared to the JVM.

  • Alibaba Cloud Uses Dapr to Support Its Business Growth

    In a recent blog post, Sky Ao, a staff engineer at Alibaba Cloud, details how Alibaba Cloud uses the Distributed Application Runtime (Dapr) to support its business growth. As Alibaba's business rapidly grows while also purchasing other companies, a clear need to support multiple programming languages across varying cloud environments rises. To support this need, Alibaba chose to use Dapr.

  • Java News Roundup - Week of March 15th, 2021

    A roundup of smaller stories in the Java ecosystem from the week of March 15th, 2021, featuring the release of Java 16, JEPs advancing from Draft to Candidate status, and news from Hibernate, Red Hat and Spring.

  • Vamp Announces Results of State of Cloud-Native Release Orchestration 2021, a company providing a release automation platform, recently published the State of Cloud-Native Release Orchestration 2021 survey results. Results show that Kubernetes and microservices are popular, and high-risk release strategies are still being used.

  • Dropbox Reveals Atlas - a Managed Service Orchestration Platform

    In a recent blog post, Dropbox revealed Atlas, a platform whose aim is to provide various benefits of a Service Oriented Architecture while minimizing the operational cost of owning a service. Atlas' goal is to support small, self-contained functionality, saving product teams the overhead of managing a full-blown service, including capacity planning, alert setup, etc.

  • Netflix Embraces GraphQL Microservices for Rapid Application Development

    Netflix engineering recently published a blog post detailing how Netflix embraced GraphQL microservices for rapid application development. In this post, Dane Avilla, a senior software engineer at Netflix, describes their key learnings in the process and how GraphQL lends itself well for proof-of-concept development.

  • Java News Roundup - Week of Feb 15th, 2021

    A roundup of smaller stories in the Java ecosystem from the week of February 15th, 2021.

  • Distributed Application Runtime (Dapr) v1.0 Announced

    The Distributed Application Runtime (Dapr) team announced today that Dapr v1.0 is now available and is considered production-ready. Dapr is an open-source runtime that allows developers to build resilient, microservices-based applications that run on the cloud and edge. With the v1.0 release, developers can deploy Dapr applications to Kubernetes clusters in production scenarios.

  • Netflix Open Sources Their Domain Graph Service Framework: GraphQL for Spring Boot

    Within a few months of implementing their Domain Graph Service Framework (DGS), Netflix has open-sourced DGS to the Java community. This framework improves the usage of GraphQL for standalone and federated GraphQL services. InfoQ spoke to Paul Bakker, senior software engineer at Netflix and committer for DGS, about open-sourcing the DGS framework.

  • The Journey from Monolith to Microservices at GitHub: QCon Plus Q&A

    GitHub needed to fundamentally rethink how they did software development due to all of the different cultures, norms, and technology stacks that their teams brought to the table. They are migrating toward a microservices architecture that enables different teams and systems and technologies to work harmoniously together.

  • Red Hat Releases OptaPlanner 8

    InfoQ spoke to Geoffrey De Smet about Red Hat’s OptaPlanner 8 release. This new version provides better support for new technologies such as Spring Boot and Quarkus, while still supporting Spring Boot and plain Java. One of the improvements for release 8 are quickstart examples showcasing the various OptaPlanner features in the supported technologies.

  • Istio 1.8 Announces Smart DNS Proxy, Support for Helm 3

    Istio recently announced the release of Istio 1.8. The fourth and final release for the open-source service mesh platform in 2020, this release focused on support for multi-cluster meshes and virtual machine (VM) workloads.