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OpenJDK proposal: Dump Mercurial for Git

Proposal would migrate single-repo OpenJDK projects from Mercurial to Git for smaller repo sizes and superior tooling

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Eclipse enterprise Java is due in September 2019

Eclipse says Jakarta EE 8 will be fully compatible with Java EE 8, with better cloud and microservices support slated for future versions

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Facebook JavaScript engine boosts React Native on Android

Open-source Hermes JavaScript engine could be used to improve performance of all JavaScript-based mobile applications

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Golang 1.13 adds number literal prefixes

Go language extensions should make it easier for programmers to move between Go and other C-family languages

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OpenJDK Mobile: A plan to bring Java to iOS

OpenJDK Mobile would use ahead-of-time compilation to create Apple-approved executables that run without the JVM

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MacOS targeted for new Java graphics pipeline

The Lanai Project would use Apple’s Metal graphics APIs instead of the deprecated OpenGL

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Oracle Java updates have become easier to ignore

If the five new features in the new JDK don’t excite you, just remember the next JDK is only six months away

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Google App Engine adds Java 11 runtime

Beta release gives developers access to the latest long-term support version of Java on the Google PaaS

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Ruby language upgrade improves garbage collection, pattern matching

Preview release of Ruby 2.7 also includes enhancements to the REPL and an experimental just-in-time compiler

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Scala 2.13 overhauls collections, improves the standard library

The functional and object-oriented language with JVM and JavaScript runtimes gains performance, safety, and simplicity improvements

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Python popularity reaches an all-time high

At the current pace of growth, Tiobe estimates Python could surpass Java and C in popularity in three to four years

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Pivotal answers Oracle with supported Java distribution

Pivotal Spring Runtime includes ongoing updates and support for Pivotal’s OpenJDK distribution, Spring Java projects, and Apache Tomcat

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Dubbo Java RPC project graduates to Apache top level status

High-performance, lightweight RPC framework offers fault tolerance, load balancing, runtime routing, and automatic service registration and discovery

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GitHub launches GitHub Package Registry

GitHub Package Registry allows developers to publish private or a public packages alongside their source code

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Oracle steers GraalVM to the enterprise

GraalVM Enterprise brings performance and security extras to the shared runtime supporting JVM languages, JavaScript, and native code

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Google: Use Kotlin for new Android apps

At the Google I/O conference, Google announced that Android development will become increasingly ‘Kotlin-first’

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Oracle: Eclipse can’t use Java EE trademarks

But Oracle ‘remains committed’ to working with the Jakarta EE working group and Jakarta EE specification process

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OpenJDK proposal addresses scarcity of keywords for new features

Java enhancement proposal embraces hyphenated keywords for the sake of compatibility and readability

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