Discovering Mars

The Top 10 new features of Eclipse Mars

It’s that time again – the next version of the Eclipse platform will be released this week. On June 24, Eclipse “Mars” will ship, combining 79 projects that have coordinated their updates for Platform 4.5. What can we expect?

Death to the Toolbar

The Ask Toolbar is (sort of, a little bit) dead

Microsoft has officially started classifying older versions of the Java update’s infamous Ask Toolbar as malware, and has now begun blocking installation attempts. The latest version of the world’s most hated add-on is still working fine, but there’s hope that its end is nigh.

Amazon cloud update

Java Lambda support comes to AWS

Great news for Java aficionados – Amazon Web Services are now welcoming Java Lambdas into their programming model. Amazon are also planning on expanding their language options, with added features to Lambda support on the horizon.