The week’s hottest Java links are here again with Thorben Janssen bringing us an incredibly cool set of Java puzzles, the legend of the Java programming language and the pros and cons of implementing a Batchlet. Stay tuned!
The first update for Eclipse Mars is now available, featuring support for the build system Gradle. ‘Mars.1’ also marks an important change in the Eclipse update cycle – instead of two yearly service releases, we can expect more frequent updates in future.
After access was granted via JetBrains’ Early Access Program, the official preview for IntelliJ IDEA 15 has landed: weekly sneak peeks have culminated in a built-in Kotlin M14 plugin, updated database tools and easier debugging of lambda expressions.
Programmers are amongst the highest paid and most sought-after employees. However, this can all change depending on the specific programming languages one is proficient in. Java is up there as one of the most in-demand and top-paying.
Oracle has proposed an OpenJDK project that aims to breathe new life into Mobile Java by porting the JDK to popular mobile platforms like iOS, Android and Windows Mobile.
After his recent benchmarking of Java 8 Streams, Nicolai Parlog is back to document suggestions from the community of other possible profiles. Parlog wants us all to remember that with Stream performance, numbers can lie.
In the third part of his common sense software engineering series, blogger Steve Naidamast takes us through risk analysis and the techniques you’ll need to estimate risk exposure, including a handy a risk exposure calculation.
How do you deal with the coworkers that get on your nerves? Some advice featured over on the Oracle blog has suggested that we take the high road, draw boundaries or practice the fine art of emotional detachment.
Oracle is no longer interested in Java, according to an anonymous top-level Java source at Oracle. As rumours of Oracle’s neglect pile up, it looks more and more like IT’s most popular programming language is becoming a driverless train.
The open-source, distributed version control system Git has had itself a major release. Git 2.6 brings dozens of new features and bugfixes, which comes as a relief to a number of users reporting bugs from previous versions.
Everyday programmers are faced with the ability to make good choices and make bad choices. And when they make the latter, they quite often get lumped into one of the following stereotypes of bad programmers. Beware: generalizations ahead.
As if there weren’t already enough mistakes IT teams could make, enterprise developers are innovating new ways to mess things up on the cloud. Here’s the four of the most common cloud-related slip-ups.
The TIOBE Index has gone ahead and fixed its algorithm to make sure its results are more accurate, which has been a bugbear for many in the past. Java-heads will be happy to see that despite the improvement, Java still reigns supreme. Long live Java!