Gradle 5.6 is here, and is the last of the 5.x versions, so it’s a bit bigger than your average minor update. Among the changes are improvements to speed up Groovy compilation, a new plugin for Java test fixtures, and better management of plugin versions in multi-project builds. There’s also an important security update. Let’s take a closer look at what’s changed.
A discussion that could be critical to the future of Jakarta EE and Eclipse MicroProfile is taking place right now. What exactly should the relationship be between the two? We’re past the idea of MicroProfile as an incubator, but pinning down what the future will look like is surprisingly difficult.
It can be frustrating to have a build break because of a tiny difference between development and production environments. This tutorial aims to provide you with the tools to get a truly self-contained build up and running so you can focus on what matters without worrying about external influences.
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 close look at GraphQL and how it’s changing web querying, JuliaCon’s user survey results, and Quarkus in an interview with Alex Soto. There’s plenty more, too! Let’s take a look.
No matter how carefully they wrote their program, nearly every developer knows the dreaded NullPointerException all too well. The JVM points to the location of the problem, but not in as much detail as you might like. With JEP 358, Goetz Lindemaier and Ralf Schmelter propose a solution to this problem.
What does “container first” mean? What are the strengths of Quarkus? What’s new in 0.20.0? What features can we look forward to in the future? When will version 1.0.0 be released? We have so many questions about Quarkus and Alex Soto was kind enough to answer them all.
Every Monday, we take a step back and look at all the cool stuff that went down during the previous week. Last week we saw some great video content from JAX DevOps 2019, a short history of Kotlin, and learned how to start working with Kubernetes and Docker. Let’s take a look.
The rise of Kotlin has been meteoric, and a new report sheds some light on Android developers’ preferences. In this article, we take a look at the recent history of Kotlin and trace its growth over the last couple of years, look at the state of Kotlin today, and then look briefly to the future. Will Kotlin eat more of Java’s share or will Java remain king of the hill?
Happy August everyone! Wow it’s been hot in Europe – over 40°C where we are! Don’t worry, we’ve got some awesome news to cool you down. Last month, we featured some amazing articles and we had a look at the most interesting news that went live. Let’s have a look!
There’s a special offer on JAX London tickets! Are you ready to learn about the most important Java and software innovation developments? Don’t miss out on this great offer, only available until August 1, 2019 – buy your tickets now to save up to £300 and get an Arduino Starter Kit or Nintendo Classic Mini!
Last week, the Apache Foundation published a weekly update detailing all the news from the week. Apache Ignite now has Java 11 support, Apache Knox can now create a Docker image, and Apache Arrow’s next release will be 1.0.0. We take a look at the most interesting details.
Following the JCrete unconference where a group got to brainstorming about the future of Jakarta EE and MicroProfile, Sebastian Daschner wrote a proposal as to how this relationship would look. We caught up with him and asked him some questions.
Welcome to the newest milestone for Project Loom. Early access for Loom builds are now available, according to the OpenJDK mailing list. Find out what feedback will be helpful to bring this project closer to stability. Project Loom is intended to help with scalability, performance, and delivering Java VM features and APIs.