Annual Eclipse 'release train' arrives with Java EE 7, BPM backing
This year Eclipse is unleashing dozens of open source tools and upgrades, including additional support for big data in BIRT 4.3.
Paul Krill, June 2013
The full Java life: What does a software architect really do all day?
Software architects have it easy, or so many coders and engineers believe. Find out what an architect's day-to-day working life really looks like in this <em>Full Java life</em> interview. Java programming veteren Bruce Brouwer discusses his approach to upgrading legacy Java web applications to a service-oriented front-end architecture, his rapidly evolving web UI toolkit, and why he generally prefers working with Java's constraints to opting for a less rigorous JVM language.
Matthew Heusser, June 2013
Java developer says he built, launched basic open source office suite in 30 days
Java Developer Anthony Goubard claims it took him just 30 days to build the open source office suite Joeoffice, which he hopes will someday compete with Google Docs.
Loek Essers, May 2013
First look: Android Studio eclipses Eclipse
Android mobile developers have reason to celebrate with Google's new Android development environment, which pairs rich layout and build capabilities with IntelliJ IDEA's famous ease.
Peter Wayner, May 2013
Google woos developers as software becomes more important
As hardware and design becomes less of a differentiator for smartphones and tablets, Google shifts focus to better app tooling for Android.
Mikael Ricknäs, May 2013
Google positions Gradle as the build system of choice for Android
Friday's Google I/O presentation on the Android SDK build system featured the new Gradle plug-in, which Google now prefers to Ant.
Paul Krill, May 2013
Android tooling? Yes. New Android OS? No
Developers hungry for Key Lime Pie 5.0 might have left Google I/O hungry but Android Studio, based on JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA for Java (Community Edition), received a warm welcome.
Paul Krill, May 2013
Review: Four killer cloud IDEs
Peter Wayner, April 2013
CodeMirror: Edit code in your browser
Peter Wayner, March 2013
The rise of cloud-based IDEs
Development tools in the cloud enable programming from anywhere, but they're not suited for every application development scenario.
Paul Krill, March 2013
Google stacks PaaS play with real tech support, souped-up App Engine
New support options for Google Cloud Platform give App Engine users more memory and Java 7 support.
Ted Samson, February 2013
Oracle updates NetBeans for HTML5
Joab Jackson, February 2013
IntelliJ gets a makeover for speed, Java 8
The revamped IntelliJ 12 IDE for Java features a redesigned user interface and a faster compiler.
Joab Jackson, December 2012
NetBeans 7.2 equipped with static analysis tool
NetBeans 7.2 has been reconfigured for smoother user interactions.
Joab Jackson, July 2012
Eclipse's Juno release train features tools for mobile developers
Eclipse 4.2, which deprecates Eclipse 3.x, includes Eclipse for Mobile Developers and a compatibility layer for Eclipse plug-ins and RCP.
Paul Krill, June 2012