Last week's highlights

Weekly Review: Latest Java 14 news, chaos engineering, Microsoft’s contribution to OpenJDK & more

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 six new JEPs were proposed to target JDK 14, Microsoft announced it’s ready to contribute to OpenJDK, the Apache Software Foundation celebrated its 20th birthday, and we looked at the most in-demand roles in IT.

Java 14: Six JEPs proposed to target JDK 14

Java 14, the third version since the last LTS release, is in development. Java 12 and Java 13 each came with a manageable number of new features; a system that, for Java 14, will probably not change. This is of course due to the new release cadence. Nevertheless, there are now 9 JEPs that are likely to be implemented for JDK 14 and the planning phase is not yet complete. What’s new is that six more JEPs have now been proposed to target JDK 14.

Read more about Java 14 here.

The trendy five: Chills and thrills with favorite GitHub repos in October 2019

Another month has passed, and that means it’s time to collect our favorite GitHub repos and explore some of the coolest, most impressive, or most interesting projects that we found. October 2019 brought us plenty of projects, including an easy way to create documentation, a low-tech operating system for the end of the world, and more.

Read about our favorite GitHub repos here.

Microsoft announces it’s ready to contribute to OpenJDK

The collaboration between Microsoft and Oracle has now been formalized, and Microsoft’s Bruno Borges has posted a message in the OpenJDK mailing list about what happens next and how Microsoft will start to integrate its team into the OpenJDK community. Let’s take a closer look.

Read about Microsoft’s announcement here.

Apache Tika – “Data-driven analytics are at the heart of modern applications”

In 2016, Forbes published an article in which Apache Tika was identified as one of the key emerging technologies. Sergey Beryozkin (Red Hat Middleware R&D) revealed in an interview at ApacheCon 2019 what Apache Tika can do with GraalVM and where there is room for improvement.

Read the interview here.

Serverless chaos engineering – interview with Emrah Samdan

What is chaos engineering and what can it be used for in serverless setups? What is Thundra and how can it help secure your serverless architecture? JAXenter sat down with Serverless Architecture Conference speaker Emrah Samdan to find out the answers to these questions and learn more about chaos engineering in a serverless world.

Read the interview on chaos engineering here.

Cloud systems engineers & cloud architects most in-demand roles

Did you know that 86% of enterprises have more than a quarter of their IT infrastructure running in cloud environments? Read some of the takeaways that IT leaders revealed in the report ‘Adapt or Perish: The OpsRAmp Report on Modern IT Operations in the Digital Age’. Find out what top talent is looking for and what hurdles companies are facing when it comes to IT modernization.

Read about the most in-demand roles 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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