Upgrading the subatomic Java

Quarkus updates: Eclipse MicroProfile 3.2 compatibility reached

Quarkus has been on our Java radar since its inception, and for a good reason too. A recent update reveals that Quarkus is now compatible with the latest edition of Eclipse MicroProfile. Check in on the latest news and see what’s changed, and what the plans for the future are. Keep an eye out, because the newest edition of Quarkus is on its way and it could arrive any day now.

Watch Simon Ritter's JAX London session

Keeping up with Java: Look at all these new features!

New Java releases are coming faster than ever, now that we are well into the new six-month release cadence. The number of new features and APIs in each version is less than we’re used to, but the overall rate of change is actually faster than before. See what’s new with Java in this talk by Simon Ritter, CTO of Azul Systems.

See what’s new in JUnit 5.6

JUnit 5.6 release brings new features for Java unit testing

The latest version of JUnit has arrived. The Java unit testing framework has performance improvements, new features and minor bug fixes on board in v5.6, but breaking changes have been added as well. Let’s take a closer look and see what has changed for JUnit’s three modules.

The next stage starts with a big bang

A deep dive into the Jakarta EE 9 Release Plan

Christian Kaltepoth shares some of his insider knowledge from the Jakarta EE universe with a deep look at the Jakarta EE 9 Release Plan. He discusses what’s going on with the documentation, specifications and schedule, and offers some insights into why certain decisions have been made. This release plan is even more ambitious than the one proposed by Oracle, and paves the way for the future of enterprise Java.

Stay up to date with JDK 14 news

Java 14: JDK 14 enters Rampdown Phase Two

Java 14 is in development, even if it’s still a few months away. Java 12 and Java 13 each came with a manageable number of new features, and thanks to the new release cadence that probably won’t change for Java 14. We’re keeping track of JDK 14 news, so what’s new? JDK 14 has entered Rampdown Phase Two.

Developer productivity report

Java devs rate microservice satisfaction 6 stars out of 10

Perforce, provider of Java tools JRebel and XRebel released survey results tallying nearly 400 Java devs from around the globe. Professional developers shared their favorite tools to use in production, the most common performance challenges they face, what version of Java they use, and how satisfied they are with microservices. Check out the data and get your team on track.

A little Java with your Visual Studio Code

Java on VS Code update: Call hierarchy support added

Programming with Java on Visual Studio Code is better than ever. Java on VS Code uses a package of popular Java extensions for the editor. Now, it receives its first update of the year, which includes a few new features, UI changes, and performance improvements. Take a look at the newest update and what it adds to the playing field.

Yearly round-up

Year in review: Our Top 10 articles in 2019

Did you miss any Java or JavaScript news? These two popular programming languages moved quickly in 2019. Java continued its six-month release cycle. Meanwhile, JavaScript upheld its popularity in front-end development. Catch up with the top ten articles of 2019 and prepare yourself for another year (and another decade) of programming, new releases, Angular updates, and deep dives into the latest features.