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Enterprise Java’s new name: Jakarta EE

The venerable Java EE name has been retired as part of enterprise Java’s move away from Oracle

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What’s new in Apache’s NetBeans IDE for Java 9

The beta of the NetBeans Version 9.0 IDE supports Java 9’s new Java Module System

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MongoDB will support multidocument ACID transactions

MongoDB 4.0 will be released in summer 2018 but is in public beta now

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Udash framework brings Scala to web development

Udash compiles code to JavaScript and can work with JavaScript libraries such as Bootstrap and jQuery

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Grand stack aims to simplify data-intensive app development

The JavaScript-centered beta stack from Neo4j uses a strict schema for the API, driving the database model, and translating GraphQL queries

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For developers, the focus is deep learning, multiplatform, and coding skills

Angular, TensorFlow, React, and Electron all have seen large increases in developer activity on GitHub

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Stack Overflow adds developer IQ scores to profiles

Developers can test—and publicize—their proficiency across 63 categories

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Android developers get programming extensions for Kotlin

The beta Android KTX extensions should make coding in Kotlin more concise and idiomatic

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Oracle extends Java JDK 8 updates to 2019

Oddly, JDK 8 will get public updates even after updates end for the later JDK 9 and JDK 10 Java releases

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What’s new in Google’s Go language

Version 1.10 offers compiler toolchain and performance improvements but no substantive language changes

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Eclipse’s enterprise Java roadmap: more services coming

The JSON-B API, more cloud and microservices support, two XML efforts, web tags, and a JavaBeans Action Framework are among the planned elements

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What’s new in ECMAScript 2018

Two new features for the specification underlying JavaScript are finalized and four others are under consideration

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C completes comeback in programming popularity

How C won 2017's Programming Language of the Year award from the Tiobe Index

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What’s new in Ruby 2.5

The dynamic web language gets faster, has quicker documentation

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Java JDK 10: What new features to expect in the next Java

Technologies from several projects will provide a pipeline of new capabilities in Java 10 and later versions

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What’s next for the Groovy language: The 2018 roadmap

Apache Foundation's plans for Groovy include upgrades for modularity and functional-style programming

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EE4J: Eclipse’s replacement for Java EE unveiled

Eclipse Foundation unveils nine EE4J proposals covering Java NIO, REST, web services, JSON, messaging, middleware, and WebSockets

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What’s new in TensorFlow machine learning

Google's TensorFlow 1.4 machine learning library adds the contributed Dataset API for working with data sources, but watch out for breakage caused by the update

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Beta JetBrains IDE moves Kotlin apps out of the JVM

The Kotlin/Native preview’s supported target platforms include MacOS, iOS, Ubuntu Linux, and Raspberry Pi

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ZGC large-heap Java garbage collector may go open source

Votes are due by November 8 to approve the project request, which could compete with Red Hat’s Shenandoah

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