Last week's highlights

Weekly Review: Eclipse Theia, Istio 1.5 interview & Java 15 takes shape

Maika Möbus
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Every Monday, we take a step back and look at all the cool stuff that went down during the previous week. Last week, an IDE designed to be an alternative to VS Code was released: Eclipse Theia. There was also a lot going on with Java 15—from a release date to the first confirmed JEP. And, since Istio underwent a major change in v1.5, we spoke to the developer team to get all the details.

Eclipse Theia 1.0 is an open source alternative to VS Code

The 1.0 version of Eclipse Theia arrived last week. Eclipse Theia combines some of the best features of IDEs into one open source extensible platform. To celebrate this milestone, explore some of its stand-out features and see what sets it apart from VS Code.

Dive right into Theia’s features here.

Java 15: Release date, hidden classes and first JEP confirmed to target JDK 15

Next stop, Java 15! Yes, now that Java 14 is out in the wild, we’ve got our eyes set on the next destination, JDK 15. We will be keeping track of all the Java 15 news throughout its development. There was a small news roundup last week – a release date, another JEP proposed to target and our first confirmed JEP to target Java 15.

See what’s planned for Java 15 here.

COVID-19: Developers Must Choose Collaboration in an All-Remote world (Part 2)

Do software developers not collaborate enough? In part 2 of our new series, Claudio Pinkus began to look at what drives dev team performance, and how developer culture has been resistant to adopting a more collaborative approach for historical and competitive reasons.

Read more on collaboration here.

Istio 1.5 – “We developed Istio to allow users to incrementally adopt features”

With the release of Istio 1.5, the service mesh underwent a remarkable change from a collection of microservices to a single binary, or monolith. We got in touch with some of the Istio team and talked to Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM Lin Sun and IBM Distinguished Engineer Daniel Berg about the new update and what the future holds.

Read more about Istio 1.5 here.

Women in tech: “Feel brave applying for that job you want”

Women are underrepresented in the tech sector —myth or reality? Three years ago, we launched a diversity series aimed at bringing the most inspirational and powerful women in the tech scene to your attention. Last week, we spoke to Gladys Kong, CEO of UberMedia. She shared her experiences and gave tips such as being brave and applying even if you’re not 100% qualified.

Read the full interview here.


But that’s not all

Last week was so full of interesting news and great content, here’s a few more highlights for you:

Maika Möbus
Maika Möbus has been an editor for Software & Support Media since January 2019. She studied Sociology at Goethe University Frankfurt and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.

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