What will you build?

Bringing Node.js to IoT: Meet low.js

Are you a hobbyist or professional struggling with JavaScript eating up your RAM? With low.js you can use Node.js with low system requirements. Find out what potential low.js brings to the table for developers.

Are we there yet?

On the road to Angular v7: Make way for beta.6

Angular v6 focuses on the toolchain and on making it easier to move quickly with Angular in the future so we’re excited to see what Angular v7’s “theme” will be. But until then, let’s focus on what we do know – a new milestone has been reached: beta.6 is here.

Interview series — Part 1

JavaFX 11: First impressions, a look back and a leap forward

Now that JavaFX 11 is here and a new era has begun, it’s time to take a look back and a leap forward. We invited Johan Vos, Jonathan Giles, Dirk Lemmermann and Donald Smith to weigh in on the latest release, how the community should adjust to the latest developments and more.  

Interview with Vladimír Smitka, security specialist and researcher

“The GDPR fever opened a greatly beneficial discussion on privacy protection – before that, nobody cared!”

Earlier this month, we reviewed the research of Vladimír Smitka on open .git folders in websites globally. The results of his research were remarkable – 390,000 web pages were found with open .git directory! So we invited Vladimir for a talk on his research, GDPR implications and his views on open source vulnerabilities.

And still has much to offer

Devs have spoken – jQuery is here to stay!

After GitHub announced their decision to decouple from jQuery, we had a discussion on whether the museum is calling for this legendary tool. In the poll attached to that article, 429 of you voted and the decision is final: jQuery is here to stay!

Interview with Dmitry Kornilov, Helidon Project Lead

“If you’re a Java developer and you’re writing microservices, Helidon is a great choice”

If you need an easier way to build microservices, you should give Helidon,  a new open source Java microservices framework from Oracle, a try. We talked to Dmitry Kornilov, Helidon Project Lead about what’s under its hood and who should give it a try. In short, “if you’re a Java developer and you’re writing microservices, Helidon is a great choice”.

Interview with Makoto Takemiya, co-founder and co-CEO of Soramitsu

Blockchain development made easy: Getting started with Hyperledger Iroha

Our ‘Blockchain development made easy’ series continues with Hyperledger Iroha, a simple blockchain platform you can use to make trusted, secure, and fast applications. What are the advantages and how can developers get started with it? We talked to Makoto Takemiya, co-founder and co-CEO of Soramitsu about what’s under this project’s hood.

Tech history 101

Know your history — Java’s rise to popularity

Welcome to our History 101 series! In the second part, we look at one of the most enduring programming languages of our time. How did Java make its way to the top? From humble origins, we turn back the pages to the beginning. Class is in session!

Plus a new OpenJFX community site

JavaFX 11 is here!

JavaFX 11 has arrived with a new OpenJFX community site in tow. The GA version can be downloaded by going to the site or by accessing javafx modules from maven central at openjfx:javafx-COMPONENT:11.

One step at a time

Still using Java 8? Migrate to JDK 10 before jumping to JDK 11

Public updates for Java 8 will remain available for individual, personal use through at least the end of 2020 but business users won’t be that lucky — the ‘public updates’ tap will be turned off in January 2019. Where do we go from here? According to Donald Smith, the shortest upgrade path from Oracle Java SE 8 leads to JDK 10, *not* JDK 11.

Is Java still free? The short answer is *Yes*

Java Champions untangle the Java releases and support confusion

The confusion over the rights to use Oracle JDK vs Oracle’s OpenJDK builds vs OpenJDK builds from other providers has been hovering over us for quite some time but no more. A number of Java Champions joined forces to untangle the Java releases and support confusion; there’s a shorter version if you only want the conclusion but we advise you to read the longer version too.