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Top 10 Java stories of October: The IBM/Red Hat bomb, Angular v7, new Python IDE & more

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If you didn’t feel like getting out of bed, as the weather has been getting colder over the last month, fear not! We’ve got you covered! Here are the most clicked news of October, along with some honorable mentions.

Honorable mentions: New and noteworthy

Node.js and JavaScript to form a unified ecosystem

On the 4th of October, Node.js Foundation and JS Foundation announced their intention to form a joint organization, a unified ecosystem that would support the broad Node.js and JavaScript communities.

IBM acquires Red Hat: Growing the cloud market

No, you aren’t dreaming. This actually happened last month! In a surprising turn of events, tech giant IBM acquired Red Hat to the tune of $34 billion. According to the press release, the “most significant tech acquisition of 2018 will unlock the true value of cloud for businesses”.

A new JAX Magazine issue is out!

JAX Magazine is out and available for free download! Although a lot of people see the containers and serverless “brawl” as a war story, this is an excellent pretext for a partnership as they work best when they work together. The current JAX Magazine issue is all about serverless computing and containers – how they compete with one another and how they compliment each other. Experts discuss use cases for both technologies, and whether or not you should adopt the trend or stick with what’s been working.

Most clicked stories

1. How to implement a switch-case statement in Python

Switch-case statements are a powerful tool for control in programming. In this article, Sreeram Sceenivasan goes over you can use a switch-case statement in Python.

2. 10 SQL tricks that you didn’t think were possible

In this article, Java champion Lukas Eder invites readers to take a look at 10 SQL tricks. The article is a summary of his extremely fast-paced, ridiculously childish-humored talk, which he has given at conferences like JAX, and Devoxx France.

3. How to convert a Java String to an Int

In this tutorial, Allice Watson explains how a String can be converted into an int data type in Java, with examples included.

4. Angular v7 is here but 7.1.0 is already breathing down its neck

It’s been a bit a couple of weeks since Angular v7 was released and we’re still in celebratory mode. But what’s even more exciting is that the beta phase for 7.1.0 has already begun!

Angular v7.1.0 beta.0 brings four big fixes and one feature. We put Angular v7 under the microscope and had an overview of all the new features. Don’t miss it!

5. Using Apache NetBeans (incubating) with JDK 9

With the release of JDK 9 and NetBeans in transition to Apache, should you wait or move to a different development environment? Because NetBeans IDE 8.2 does not support JDK 9, those wanting to use JDK 9 do need to make some choices.

6. Top 5 JavaScript IDEs

Looking for a new IDE for JavaScript? We take a look at some of the most popular options for this language, including Komodo, Atom, VS Code, and more.

7. Top 5 IDEs and code editors for Python

Python has seen a resurgence in popularity as this scripting language has proven attractive for machine learning and data science. We took a look at some of the most popular IDEs and code editors for Python.

8. Spring Boot tutorial: REST services and microservices

In this tutorial, Michael Gruczel uses a simple example to show how to set up a REST-based microservice with Spring Boot.

The times of Java EE application server and monolithic software architectures are nearly gone. Hardware is not getting faster anymore, but internet traffic is still increasing. Platforms have to support scaling out. Load must be distributed to several hosts. Microservice-based architectures can offer solutions for this requirement. Apart from the better scaling, microservices offer faster development cycles, dynamic scaling depending on load and improved failover behavior.

9. Are you a Python newbie? Meet the IDE for beginners

Are you learning Python? Whether you are taking a course or learning on your own, Thonny is an IDE for beginners that comes built-in with some tools to make your lessons easier. They should know, it was developed by a University!

10. 20 JavaFX real-world applications

In November 2015, Dirk Lemmermann(Freelancer) and Alexander Casall had a JavaOne session about JavaFX Real World Applications. They showed a bunch of apps that they made for their customers and their development contributions. This article summarizes the talk by showing the applications that they talked about. In addition, Alexander Casall asked some other JavaFX developers if they want to contribute their apps to this blog post.

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