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Git might replace Mercurial for Java’s source-code management

Project Skara would provide prototypes for hosting Java Development Kit (JDK) 12

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Go Cloud aims to cement Golang in the cloud

Go Cloud offers generic APIs to build apps that can be ported across different clouds

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Oracle: Switch now from Nashorn JavaScript engine to GraalVM

Oracle says GraalVM is more capable than Nashorn, and it has laid out a migration path from Nashorn to GraalVM

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GitHub Enterprise adds anonymous Git access, improves configuration visibility

Other administrative improvements include easing of dormancy restrictions and granular permissions

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Eclipse IDE Photon release train arrives with Rust but no Jakarta EE

The 2018 release offers native Eclipse IDE capabilities for the Rust and C# languages, as well as new Java support

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What’s new in Kubernetes containers

Kubernetes 1.11 adds a new load-balancing method and provides custom resource definitions

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Oracle now requires a subscription to use Java SE

One-time licenses won’t be available for Java SE 8 or later, but separate support contracts also go away

The downsides of Node.js

Ryan Dahl’s Node.js regrets lead to Deno

Deno is an in-development secure TypeScript runtime built on the same Google V8 JavaScript engine as Node.js

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Nashorn JavaScript engine for JVM could be axed

OpenJDK proposal says maintaining Nashorn has become a challenge due to rapid changes to the ECMAScript language

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The future of Java: How Jakarta EE will unfold under Eclipse

The open source tools organization wants to adopt Docker, NoSQL, and Kubernetes in enterprise Java, while standardizing on Maven and Jenkins

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Apache Wicket Java 8 upgrade only partially supports lambdas

The open source Java web framework continues to subclasses for extensions, due to memory and performance issues

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Oracle plans to dump risky Java serialization

A “horrible mistake” from 1997, the Java object serialization capability for encoding objects has serious security issues

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Java will no longer have ‘major’ releases

The twice-yearly Java releases will get new version numbers, but they won’t have the degree of change that whole version numbers have historically indicated

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Python, Scala climb the ranks of language popularity

Python’s rise has been steady, while Scala’s rise this time may last longer than before

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Dojo 2: What the JavaScript toolkit’s new version offers

14 years after the first version's debut, the revamped Dojo Version 2 provides a widget system and support for progressive web apps

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Scala roadmap: What features to expect in Scala 3

A new compiler is the main new feature of the functional, object-oriented language—as well as binary incompatibility with Scala 2

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Oracle sets date for end of Java 8 updates

After January 2019, businesses will need a commercial license to receive updates for Oracle Java SE products

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What’s new with Eclipse’s Jakarta EE Java

GlassFish app server, Jakarta EE Java implementation set to move forward with cloud native focus

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What’s new in Oracle’s GraalVM multilanguage virtual machine

The universal virtual machine enters production status

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What’s new in the Sails Node.js framework

Sails.js 1.0 features async/await capabilities and a web template

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