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JavaOne 2016 Keynotes Cover the Future of Java Near and Far

by Monica Beckwith on  Sep 22, 2016

JavaOne 2016 opened with reminiscence of the past 21 years of Java, with mentions of JavaSoft and Sun. From there on it was all about Java's future - near and far. In this article InfoQ summarizes the Keynotes by the industry leaders.

Scaling Scrum to Build a New-Technology Printer

by Ben Linders on  Sep 22, 2016

When developing a high speed printer based on a new print technology things change often; you need an effective and flexible solution for managing a large project with many different disciplines. Océ Printing Systems decided to customize Scrum and scale it to enable collaboration and make progress transparent.

Spring Releases Versions 2.3.1 and 2.4.0 Web Services

by Michael Redlich on  Sep 21, 2016

Spring recently announced multi-version updates of their Web Services project with release version 2.3.1 featuring minor patches and a new version 2.4.0 rebased to run on Spring Framework 4.3 and Spring Security 4.1 and designed to be forward compatible with Spring 5.0.

Refactoring and Code Smells – A Journey Toward Cleaner Code

by Ben Linders on  Sep 21, 2016

Refactoring helps to move towards cleaner code that is easier to understand and maintain. It takes practice and experience to recognise code smells: symptoms of bad design which indicate deeper problems in the code. Tools can be helpful to refactor in small steps and prevent breaking the code.

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.

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