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Last week's highlights

Weekly Review: Java 13 new features, DevOps tools, & Quarkus 0.22.0

JAX Editorial Team
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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 we took a deep dive into Java 13 and explored the JDK’s new features, celebrated a new release from Quarkus, and found out what kind of developer we are with a fun quiz. Let’s take a look.

Another busy week for Java! Last week, Java 13 news rose to the top of the charts, with two articles taking a look at new features. Find out all about the Java 13 release by taking a tour of the text blocks preview feature and the rest of the Java Enhancement Proposals that made the cut.

Top DevOps tools that you must use in 2019 and beyond

DevOps continues its steady growth throughout 2019 and beyond. Here are some highly recommended tools for you and your team to check out and implement into DevOps strategies. Find out exactly what you need for your specific use cases and goals. Have you tested them out? Finding the best DevOps tool is something that will take some experimentation and testing.

Read all about DevOps tools here.

Java 13 – a deep dive into the JDK’s new features

Every half a year, a new Java is here! Java expert Falk Sippach celebrates the release of Java 13 in this article talking about what’s new, why it matters and what it means for the future of the programming language.

Find out what the new JEPs are here.

Java 13 – why text blocks are worth the wait

New feature preview alert! For a long time, Java developers had to take unattractive detours when formulating multi-line string literals, while enviously switching to Scala, Kotlin, Groovy and other languages. With JEP 355, text blocks are now being previewed in Java 13.

Read all about text blocks here.

Long live PHP!

According to a report from W3Techs, PHP is used by 79% of all websites with a known server-side programming language. And yet, many programmers are lining up to hold a funeral service for the language. Rumors of PHP’s death might be greatly exaggerated. In this article, learn about some of the reasons PHP is still a great language to develop enterprise applications with.

Read all about what makes PHP a thriving language here.

Quarkus 0.22.0 launches new user-friendly web interface

A new release for supersonic subatomic Java! Quarkus version 0.22.0 arrived recently, adding a Quarkus Extension for Spring Web API, and a new web interface for easily creating Quarkus applications. See the newest changes made, including a new page that makes building Quarkus apps easier than ever.

Familiarize yourself with all the new Quarkus features here.

But that’s not all

Have you ever wondered who you really are as a developer? Perhaps you always suspected where your one special talent lies! Take our JAX Quiz and find out! Simply click through our (extremely scientifically developed) Java personality test and our incredibly advanced machine learning algorithm quiz will crunch the numbers and tell you what sort of developer you really are.

What’s your Javatar? Are you an Android Geek, a JVM Mystic, an open source hippie, or an API strategist?

Take the personality test here.

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