Last week's highlights

Weekly Review: Celebrating Java 14, working from home & how to help fight COVID-19

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, we continued celebrating Java 14 by taking a deep dive into its features and interviewing three more experts. Since working from home is becoming the new standard in times of COVID-19, we took a look at different aspects of this new way of work life—but also shared ideas how developers can help fight the pandemic.

Hands on with Records in Java 14 – A Deep Dive

We just can’t stop celebrating the release of Java 14, so here’s a deep dive into Records in JDK 14. It’s written by Developer Advocate at JetBrains, founder of and Java Champion, Mala Gupta. What a treat! So let’s get stuck in.

Take the deep dive into records here.

Java 14 expert interviews

For the release of Java 14, we talked to several Java experts. Last week, we published the final three out of this six-part series.

See what Oliver B. Fischer, Markus Günther and Michael Vitz like or dislike about Java 14, what features they would like to see in JDK 15 and how they view the faster release cadence.

Spring Boot 2.2.6 adds support for Java 14

While spring is here outside (at least in the Northern Hemisphere), Spring Boot is also here! Take a step forward and upgrade Spring Boot to 2.2.6. The new update includes 53 bug fixes, some new enhancements and features, documentation improvements, and upgrades. Notably, it also adds support for Java 14, the latest JDK version.

See here what’s new in Spring Boot.

COVID-19, Software Developers and Becoming All-Remote (Part 1)

Aside from our pro tips on WDP (Working During Pandemic), brought to you by the JAXenter Editorial Team, we also launched a new series last week. This four-part series is dedicated to helping software developers, managers and organizations adapt to the pandemic emergency and become all-remote. In this first article, we will focus on the basics. Let’s dive into the human aspects affecting all of us, and address some of the ways in which we can turn this unfortunate event into an engaging learning experience for ourselves, our team and everyone we interact with.

Read the first part of the series here.

COVID-19 vs open source: How developers are fighting the virus

Programmers are in a unique position where not only can they typically work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, but they can help lend a hand. Help fight COVID-19 and donate your computing power, help create a community app, and keep on social distancing!

See how to help fight the pandemic 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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