Last week's highlights

Weekly Review: New JAX Magazine covering 3 Java releases, Spring Boot tutorial & more

Chris Stewart
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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 published a new issue of JAX Magazine talking all about the new Java 13, Jakarta EE 8 and JavaFX 13 releases. We featured a great and informative tutorial on CI/CD for Spring Boot microservices, a VS Code update and much more.

New JAX Mag issue: Java 13 – the JDK’s hidden treasures

In the latest JAX Mag we celebrate Java three times over – Java 13 was launched, JavaFX 13 has been released and Jakarta EE, the follow-up project of Java EE, has announced its first release under the umbrella of the Eclipse Foundation. With exclusive interviews and in-depth looks at what’s new with each of these releases, you’d be mad to miss it.

Read the latest issue of JAX Magazine here.

CI/CD for Spring Boot Microservices: Part 1

How can you get started with Continuous Integration with Spring Boot? In this tutorial, learn how Continuous Integration and Delivery will help you test and prepare a Java app for Docker. This is part one of a tutorial series by Tomas Fernandez. By the end of this article, you will have set up your first CI/CD pipeline and know all about it!

Read the full tutorial here.

VS Code 1.39: September release adds workbench and UI updates

The latest update of Visual Studio Code is here: version 1.3.9. This month adds some visual and UI improvements, CSS color variables preview, text selection shown in minimap, new custom working directories, and much more. As an added bonus, check out some of the best-looking community added themes that we saw this month.

See what’s new with VS Code 1.39 here.


Jakarta EE 8: A critical examination of the first Java EE successor

On the 10th of September it finally happened: the day the community had been waiting for, finally arrived. The Eclipse Foundation has released Jakarta EE 8, the first official release of the Java EE successor, almost two years after the birth of the Eclipse EE4J Project. Christian Kaltepoth keeps up us up to date with his new column “EE Insights”, providing us with insider knowledge of the Jakarta EE universe.

Read EE Insights here.

Is Flutter the future of Android app development in 2023?

Have a look into the crystal ball: What will the Android development landscape look like in 2023? Google’s Fuchsia promises huge functionality. One way of getting a leg up and preparing for the future is learning Flutter and Dart. Find out how Flutter can help you be a better Android developer and what the app development revolution will look like.

Read all about Flutter and Android here.

Chris Stewart
Chris Stewart is an Online Editor for He studied French at Somerville College, Oxford before moving to Germany in 2011. He speaks too many languages, writes a blog, and dabbles in card tricks.

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