Weekly Review: Quarkus 1.0.0.Final, five JEPs for Java 14, test-driven development & more
Every Monday, we take a step back and look at all the cool stuff that went down during the previous week. Last week Quarkus 1.0.0.Final arrived, five new JEPs were confirmed for Java 14 and we published a new interview in our series Women in Tech.
Java framework Quarkus 1.0.0.Final touches down
After two release candidates and 30 releases over 36 weeks – that’s one every nine days – the final version of Quarkus 1.0 was released last week. Don’t feel sad though, the pace won’t slow down and they’re already talking about their plans for Quarkus 1.1!
JAX London interview: Quarkus improves the Java development experience
We caught up with Red Hat’s Alex Soto at JAX London and spoke to him about Quarkus and his conference session, “Java Particle Acceleration using Quarkus”. In the interview you will find out about Quarkus, the Supersonic Subatomic Java.
Check out the interview with Alex Soto if you can’t get enough of Quarkus.
Women in Tech: “Accept opportunities, know your worth, and find mentors”
Two 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 interviewed Alyssa Simpson Rochwerger, VP of Product at Figure Eight.
Find out what Alyssa Simpson Rochwerger has to say about her career in tech.
Test-driven Java development vs. traditional testing: Comparative study
Anastasia Stefanuk went into detail about the pros and cons of traditional testing and test-driven development. While traditional testing requires a lot of time and money, using TDD results in faster and cleaner code. Although, TDD requires learning new developer skills. This article examines the two methods and how Java software developers should utilize them.
Read here about Anastasia Stefanuk’s comparative study.
Java 14: Five JEPs confirmed for JDK 14 & JEP 365 is back
And, last but not least, there’s news regarding Java 14. We have been keeping close track of JDK 14, and here’s what happened last week: Five of the JEPs targeted to JDK 14 are now confirmed and JEP 365: ZGC on Windows is back, once again proposed to target Java 14.
Read all about the latest Java 14 news 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:
- Rafter: Kubernetes-native content management system
- Julia v1.3: Reproducible results, Yggdrasil, & multi-threading changes
- TensorFlow 2.1.0 will include breaking changes: First release candidate available
- Unleash chaos engineering: Kubethanos kills half your Kubernetes pods
- IntelliJ IDEA 2019.3 offers Quarkus and MongoDB support, performance improvements & more