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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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JDK 13: The new features coming to Java 13

Due in late 2019, Java 13 is tentatively slated to gain raw string literals and a tool for packaging self-contained Java apps

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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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OpenJDK proposal takes aim at verbose Java syntax

Records and sealed types would provide more compact syntax for declaring classes and a way to restrict subclasses, respectively

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Eclipse proposes Kubernetes development tools

The Eclipse Tempest project would bring tools for building Kubernetes applications to multiple IDEs and languages

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What’s new in Microsoft Visual Studio Code

Microsoft regularly updates Visual Studio Code. Keep track of the updates’ key capabilities in this changelog

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