Spring Boot version 2.3 is here and it includes a long list of dependency upgrades, an update for Spring Data, Docker support additions, new features, and more. See what’s new and find out how to upgrade to the latest version of Spring Boot.
Every Monday, we take a step back and look at all the cool stuff that went down during the previous week. Last week, we took a closer look at two new JEPs, developer productivity during quarantine, and how to stay connected during these times. And also, if you have been wondering how exactly Eclipse Theia differs from Visual Studio Code, we’ve got you covered.
Another day, another JEP. The goal of JEP 380 is to introduce support for Unix-domain socket features that are common to the major Unix platforms and Windows. This will be achieved by adding a handful of API elements. Let’s take a closer look.
Working with BDA in Java relies on a number of tools. Most of these are open source, and when used together they form a BDA stack that provides a powerful level of functionality. This article examines some of the top tools.
Our webinar series Devs@Home brings IT experts into your (home) office. On Thursday, May 14th at 13:00 CEST, Ram Lakshmanan will be putting 7 JVM arguments (out of over 1,000 in total) into the spotlight and showing us how they can be useful when coding our applications.
Text blocks were added to Java as a preview feature in JDK 13. With JDK 14 the feature was previewed for a second time with the addition of two more escape clauses. Now, text blocks will be a full-fledged feature in JDK 15 because the community is in agreement: text blocks are ready. Let’s take a closer look.
A competitor recently published a microbenchmark comparing the performance of their stack to Quarkus. The Quarkus team feels this microbenchmark shouldn’t be taken at face value because it wasn’t making a like-to-like comparison leading to incorrect conclusions. Both of the two frameworks under comparison support reactive processing. Reactive processing enables running the business logic directly on the IO thread, which ultimately performs better in microbenchmark focusing on response time and concurrency. The microbenchmark should have been written so that both frameworks (or neither framework) obtain this benefit. Anyway, this turns out to be a very interesting topic and good information for Quarkus users, so read on.
Every month, we take a look back at our top ten most clicked topics. Last month was packed full of exciting stories, interviews, and new releases: We welcomed the new versions of Visual Studio Code and Node.js, looked into trending programming languages and GitHub projects, and highlighted seven important JVM arguments.
The monthly update for Java on Visual Studio Code has arrived from Microsoft. The April 2020 update includes support for Java 14, new performance upgrades, previews for proposed upcoming changes, and much more. See what’s new.
Another month, another update to the TIOBE Index. The Index tracks the popularity of programming languages according to search engine results. This month, C moved up past Java and entered the number one position.
Every Monday, we take a step back and look at all the cool stuff that went down during the previous week. Last week, Quarkus 1.4.1.Final arrived—and it deprecated the still widely used language version Java 8. We also got to know the new Project Leyden and spoke to Rust core developer Steve Klabnik.
Quarkus 1.4.1.Final arrived with several new features. This version deprecates Java 8; users are now recommended to use Java 11. It also introduced a new FaaS framework and a new command mode for building command line apps.
Chief Architect of the Java Platform Group at Oracle, Mark Reinhold, has written a call for discussion proposing a new project, Project Leyden, that will address the long-term pain points of Java’s slow startup time, slow time to peak performance, and large footprint. It will do this by introducing static images to the Java platform and JDK. Let’s take a closer look.