The tool you didn't know you needed

SwiftKotlin: Comes in handy when you want to translate Swift code into Kotlin

The name of the tool is self-explanatory, for sure. SwiftKotlin is a framework, a command line tool and a Mac application for translating Swift code into Kotlin. However, keep in mind that this is not a magic bullet: its goal is *not* to produce production-ready Kotlin code, but “just a Kotlin translation that will require manual edition.”

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JAX London 2017 program is now LIVE!

JAX London is back again in October! This year’s program is bigger and better than ever. Here’s a sneak peek of some of the awesome sessions, workshops, and keynotes that are already scheduled. Buy your ticket now and save up to £400. Our Very Early Bird sale ends on July 27!

Trivial pursuit

How well do you know your Java trivia?

Java has been around forever. It seems like there’s nothing about this old favorite that we don’t know about. But do you really know everything about Java? Test your knowledge about Java and find out!

a.k.a. "Time is Space"

Tisp: There’s a new functional programming language in town

There’s a new functional programming language in town and its name is Tisp — “Time in Space”. No, this is not Sci-Fi Monday: Tisp “wears” the MIT license and aims to be simple, canonical, and practical. Let’s see what it has to offer.

An open source library for C/C++

Language Server Protocol using Clangd

Visual Studio Code uses the LSP to communicate with a language server living in an external process. This language server is implemented using libraries from Clang. In this article, Marc-André Laperle explains in depth the pros and cons of the open source Clangd and what it can do for you.

Caution: This change will not magically solve every JDK 9 adoption problem

JDK 9: Proposal to allow illegal reflective access by default

Mark Reinhold, Chief Architect of the Java Platform Group at Oracle, came up with the proposal to allow illegal reflective access from code on the class path by default in JDK 9 and to disallow it in a future release. Although the idea was well received, he emphasized that the change won’t “magically solve every JDK 9 adoption problem.”

There’s no such thing as bad pizza

The two-pizza rule: Keep teams small for quality code

No one sets out to write bad code. (Presumably.) But what’s the best way to go about creating great code? A company should throw as many developers at a problem as possible, right? Not quite. Less, as it turns out, is more.

Interview with Mélanie Bats, software developer at Obeo

Eclipse Oxygen: A better workflow for editing in Sirius

Eclipse Oxygen is hitting general availability on June 28. We’re excited to see the new features and changes are happening in the Eclipse ecosystem, so we talked with Mélanie Bats about all the news.

TensorFlow Lite, TensorFlow Research Cloud, Google.ai and more

Google I/O: AI goes with just about everything

It’s an AI world! Or at least this is what Google wants us to believe. At Google I/O 2017, the tech giant announced the launch of TensorFlow Lite, TensorFlow Research Cloud, Google.ai and gave other products (I’m looking at you, Smart Reply) an AI vibe.

Google I/O

Kotlin is now a first-class language on Android

The Android team has officially added support for Kotlin, making it a first-class language. For Android developers, this means they will finally have answers to problems such as runtime exceptions and source code verbosity. As of now, Android Studio 3.0 ships with Kotlin out of the box.