Last week's highlights

Weekly Review: Quarkus 1.1.1.Final, Java on VS Code, best practices and 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 Quarkus 1.1.1.Final was released, a VS Code update added more features for Java and the winner of the Programming Language of the Year award was announced. Let’s take a closer look.

C wins Programming Language of the Year award for 2019

The first update of the year from The TIOBE Index arrived last week with new rankings of the top programming languages. This update announced the winner of the “Programming Language of the Year” award. Congratulations C! Thanks to its usage in embedded devices and the Internet of Things, C won the award and entered the hall of fame for 2019.

See how other programming languages performed.

Quarkus 1.1.1.Final released, v1.2 coming with GraalVM 19.3 support

A new version of supersonic, subatomic Java framework Quarkus was released last week, paving the way for the next big release in late January. We also took a look at the contents of Quarkus 1.1.0.Final and why GraalVM 19.3 support has been delayed until Quarkus 1.2.

Read all about Quarkus 1.1.1.Final here.

Continuous delivery best practices, global challenges & orbs

Continuous delivery platform provider CircleCI recently opened a new office in London. We took the opportunity to talk to CEO Jim Rose about the new office, as well as learning more about what CircleCI do, how their business has changed over the years and what customers in different parts of the world are looking for. We also talked about some innovations and what comes next for the platform.

Read the full interview here.

Java on VS Code update: Call hierarchy support added

Programming with Java on Visual Studio Code is better than ever. Java on VS Code uses a package of popular Java extensions for the editor. Last week, it received its first update of the year, which included a few new features, UI changes, and performance improvements. Take a look at the newest update and what it adds to the playing field.

Here’s what new in VS Code for Java.

Java devs rate microservice satisfaction 6 stars out of 10

Perforce, provider of Java tools JRebel and XRebel, released survey results tallying nearly 400 Java devs from around the globe. Professional developers shared their favorite tools to use in production, the most common performance challenges they face, what version of Java they use, and how satisfied they are with microservices. Check out the data and get your team on track.

Read about the developer productivity report 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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