Boosted support for testing using the Spring framework

IntelliJ IDEA 2017.1: Spring is here

IntelliJ IDEA 2017.1 is now available for download. It brings countless improvements to supported languages, frameworks, and built-in tools such as Java 8 and 9, Gradle, Kotlin 1.1, Spring, JavaScript and the list goes on.

Invisible-makeover, to be precise

Angular 4 is here

Better late than never! Angular 4 has finally been released and it’s just what we expected and then some more. Let’s have a look at the highlights.

Interview with Steve Goldsmith, General Manager of HipChat

Trello Power-Ups give Atlassian a boost

New power couple Atlassian-Trello has announced that Jira, Confluence, HipChat and Bitbucket will be receiving a boost in the form of Power-Ups. These add-ons promise to give office silos a run for their money and step up collaboration software’s game. We invited Steve Goldsmith, General Manager of HipChat, to tell us how Atlassian plans to “solve collaboration” for teams.

Rampdown Phase 2

Java 9 enters second bug fixing phase

Mark Reinhold, the Chief Architect of the Java Platform Group at Oracle, announced in a message to the OpenJDK mailing list that the second phase of the rampdown process has begun.

Interview with Michiel Rook, a Java/PHP/Scala contractor and consultant

“To (successfully) implement Continuous Delivery, an organization has to change”

It’s a situation many of us are familiar with: a large legacy, monolithic application, limited or no tests, slow & manual release process, low velocity, no confidence… A lot of refactoring is required but management keeps pushing for new features. Now what? We talked to Michiel Rook, a Java/PHP/Scala contractor and consultant about the challenges that walk hand in hand with continuous deployment.

Interview with Erica Langhi, senior solution architect EMEA at Red Hat

“Middleware is the often overlooked middle child of the software family”

Middleware is the tech behind the scenes, working to solve diverse and complex problems but a lot of people still don’t give it enough credit. We talked to Erica Langhi, senior solution architect EMEA at Red Hat, about the immediate benefits of middleware and its ability to power digital transformation.

Next stop: Formal Public Review period

Java 9: The draft Public Review Specification is out

The countdown for Java 9 has officially begun and here’s the proof: Oracle’s Iris Clark announced the availability of the draft Public Review Specification and explained that, if everything goes well, it will be submitted to the JCP Program Management Office (PMO) for the formal Public Review period next week.