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JavaOne 2016 – Audience Gets a Glimpse of the Power of JShell

by Monica Beckwith on  Sep 21, 2016

JShell brings about Read-Eval-Print Loop (REPL) to Java. REPL is an efficient, interactive way for developers to validate their code snippets without having to compile, run and then debug their entire program.

Android Studio 2.2: New Layout, Firebase, OpenJDK, Java 8

by Abel Avram on  Sep 20, 2016

Android Studio 2.2 comes with enhancements across all development phases - Design, Development, Build and Test -, including a new Constraint Layout, Layout Editor, Firebase plug-in, Code Sample browser, Java 8 support, OpenJDK, GPU Debugger and others.

Ethereum Security Alert Issued, Ethereum Foundation Responds with “From Shanghai, With Love”

by Kent Weare on  Sep 19, 2016

On September 18th, hours before the Ethereum Foundation devcon 2 conference was about to start, a DOS security alert was posted on the Ethereum blog. The alert was related to a vulnerability discovered on the Ethereum blockchain, in block 2283416, and was considered to have a high likelihood and severity.

Swift 3 is Out

by Sergio De Simone on  Sep 19, 2016 1

Swift 3.0 has been released, writes Apple engineer Ted Kremenek, bringing a wealth of changes to the language and its standard library, additions to the Linux port, and the first official release of the Swift Package Manager.

DeepMind Unveils WaveNet - A Deep Neural Network for Speech and Audio Synthesis

by Dylan Raithel on  Sep 19, 2016

DeepMind's WaveNet synthesizes speech and musical audio using parametric text-to-speech (TTS). DeepMind claims to have outperformed some of the leading TTS systems when rated subjectively by a group of test participants in a blind study.

Oracle Gives NetBeans to the Apache Foundation

by Abel Avram on  Sep 19, 2016

The NetBeans Community blog has announced that Oracle is proposing to entrust the development of the NetBeans platform and IDE to the Apache Foundation to “open up the government model,” reaffirming its commitment to the project.

Strange Loop 2016 Recap: Safeguards against Government Hacking, Plus Clojure and Java 9

by Wesley Reisz on  Sep 19, 2016

Strange Loop 2016 recap, highlighting Amie Stepanoich's keynote on Safeguards against Government Hacking, Simon Ritter on Clojure Spec, and Simon Ritter discussing Jigsaw with JDK 9.

QCon London 2017 Committee in Full Swing & Track Announcements Pending

by Wesley Reisz on  Sep 19, 2016

QCon returns to London for the 11th annual software conference March 6-8, 2017.

Java EE 8 Delayed Until End of 2017, Oracle Announces at JavaOne

by Abraham Marín Pérez on  Sep 18, 2016 5

After weeks of speculation, Anil Gaur, Oracle Group Vice President with responsibility for Java EE and WebLogic Server, has unveiled Oracle’s proposed roadmap for Java EE today at JavaOne. The plan involves releasing Java EE 8 by the end of 2017 with basic microservice and cloud capabilities, and then releasing Java EE 9 one year later with further features.

Google to Aquire API Management Company Apigee

by Margot Krouwer on  Sep 17, 2016

Google is acquiring API management company Apigee for $635 million.

Angular 2 Final Released, Adopts Semantic Versioning

by David Iffland on  Sep 15, 2016 1

The Angular 2 JavaScript platform has been released in its final form. In response to criticism over their versioning during the release candidate phase, Angular 2 will now follow the semantic versioning patterns.

Serverless, Microservices, Architecture, Streaming, & Culture Highlighted for QCon SF 2016

by Wesley Reisz on  Sep 15, 2016

QCon San Francisco tracks are heavily focused on architecture, including topics like: Architectures You’ve Always Wondered About, Distributed Systems War Stories, Architecting for Failure, and Next Generation Microservices. You can find tracks focused on Culture, Optimizing You, & Softskills. Additionally, there are tracks that offer deep-dives in areas like DevOps, Security, and Web Tier Apps.

Targeting Linux Made Easier in Visual Studio 2015

by Jeff Martin on  Sep 15, 2016

Microsoft continues to refine their new extension for Visual Studio 2015 which provides developers with the ability to write C/C++ code in VS2015 and then transfer it to a remote machine running Linux for compilation and debugging. This combines the benefits of Visual Studio's IDE with advantages of a Linux deployment environment.

Mozilla Discontinue Support for Firefox Hello [Interview]

by James Chesters on  Sep 15, 2016

Mozilla has discontinued and removed Firefox Hello from its flagship browser. InfoQ talked to Nick Nguyen, VP of Firefox, about the decision to stop supporting the WebRTC experiment.

Rethink Leadership: Being Ordinary to Accomplish Extraordinary Results

by Ben Linders on  Sep 15, 2016 1

Ordinariness in leadership can help us to accomplish extraordinary results, argues agile/lean coach Katherine Kirk. Several more people have explored approaches that suggest to rethink leadership and go back to behaviour basics for leading people. Although these approaches are about small ordinary things, their effect may cause a revolution in the way organizations are being managed.

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