A new Java enhancement proposal, JEP 363, has graduated from being a simple draft. It proposes to remove the Concurrent Mark Sweep garbage collector, which was deprecated two years ago to accelerate the development of other collectors. Let’s take a closer look at the future of Java.
Every month, we keep tabs on the TIOBE Index to see which programming languages are rising up the charts. The November 2019 update sees a few changes, including a slight rise for C and Python. TIOBE predicts that it is possible for C to overtake Java and become number 1 again by the end of the year. Meanwhile, what is Dice saying about the top paid programming languages?
The newest version of Git arrived on November 3, 2019. What’s new in the open source project? Git 2.24 includes a number of notable features, bug fixes, and changes, including commit graphs enabled by default, and a newly adopted code of conduct. Let’s browse through the release notes and talk about some of the new features.
Google introduced TensorFlow Enterprise, a new collection of machine learning services and products. The beta version includes managed services, and some versions will receive long-term version support for up to three years. At the same time, Google unveiled the new website TensorBoard.dev.
Looking for a service mesh? A service mesh can help coordinate and monitor data and microservices communications across applications. Maesh is built on top of Traefik, an open source cloud-native edge router also known for its simplicity-by-design. This article explores its architecture, how it works, and how to install it.
Every Monday, we take a step back and look at all the cool stuff that went down during the previous week. Last week six new JEPs were proposed to target JDK 14, Microsoft announced it’s ready to contribute to OpenJDK, the Apache Software Foundation celebrated its 20th birthday, and we looked at the most in-demand roles in IT.
Top 10 Java stories of October: Open source, Microsoft contribution and a first glimpse of Jakarta EE 9
November just arrived, which means it’s time for our monthly recap. The Java world was as busy as always, with Jakarta EE 9, the first “feature release” under the umbrella of the Eclipse Foundation, under discussion. October was also the month of our Java conference and we released a new issue of JAX Mag. Here are our top 10 stories of the month.
Another month has passed, and that means it’s time to collect our favorite GitHub repos and explore some of the coolest, most impressive, or most interesting projects that we found. October 2019 brought us plenty of projects, including an easy way to create documentation, a low-tech operating system for the end of the world, and more.
The company Cimpress recently began implementing Dev Days, a day for developers, by developers, focused on education and skill-building. Dev Days encourages innovation and allows for developers to keep up with new technology, learn new skills, and be more proactive about their learning. Setting up your own Dev Days event is easy!
Boo!—It’s that time of year again and spooky things are happening in the tech world. We’ve compiled a Halloween collection of scary database stories, games and more. Find out what horrors await when dev, test, and prod are all on the same server, as well as what GitHub and Google have in store for us this year. Let’s dive into our Halloween special, but only if you’re not afraid of getting nightmares.
The collaboration between Microsoft and Oracle has now been formalized, and Microsoft’s Bruno Borges has posted a message in the OpenJDK mailing list about what happens next and how Microsoft will start to integrate its team into the OpenJDK community. Let’s take a closer look.
Women are underrepresented in the tech sector —myth or reality? Two years ago, we launched a diversity series aimed at bringing the most inspirational and powerful women in the tech scene to your attention. Today, we’d like you to meet Sivan Nir, senior analyst in the Skybox Research Lab.
What is chaos engineering and what can it be used for in serverless setups? What is Thundra and how can it help secure your serverless architecture? JAXenter sat down with Serverless Architecture Conference speaker Emrah Samdan to find out the answers to these questions and learn more about chaos engineering in a serverless world.
The three pillars of Scrum are transparency, inspection, and adaption. However, using documentation as the main way of achieving transparency is perhaps not as good an idea as it may seem. In this article, find out some of the reasons why documentation may still be propping up barriers between different departments and how to break down silos.