Last week's highlights

Weekly Review: The arrival of Java 14, Quarkus 1.3.0.Final & 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. Java 14 was released last week, so we looked into all the exciting new features and interviewed Java experts to see what they like most about JDK 14.

Java – the fourteenth

Last week’s big news was the arrival of JDK 14. „Languages must evolve, or they risk becoming irrelevant,“ Brian Goetz (Oracle) said in November 2019 during his presentation „Java Language Futures“ at Devoxx in Belgium. As Java Language Architect, he plays a major role in the fact that Java, despite its 25 years, is still far from being outdated. In this article, Falk Sippach explains what’s new in Java 14.

Here are the new features in a nutshell.

Java 14 expert interviews

For the release of Java 14, we talked to several Java experts. Last week we published the first three out of this series, so stay tuned for the ones that are still to come!

See what Dr. Heinz Kabutz, Tim Riemer and Jens Schauder like or dislike about Java 14, what features they would like to see in JDK 15 and how they view the faster release cadence.

Quarkus 1.3.0.Final fixes bugs in the Kubernetes Native Java stack

Of course, Java 14 wasn’t the only release last week: The newest release for Quarkus, version 1.3.0.Final, arrived as well. Explore the newest changes and see how the Quarkus Java framework helps Java fit in with the cloud native world.

See what’s new here.

Top 6 IDEs of March

“What is the best IDE for Java/Python/JS/C++” is a question bound to receive multiple, conflicting opinions and if you’re lucky, it can even start a few arguments. Last week, we took a look at 6 (and one bonus round) of our favorite IDEs. Some of them receive frequent updates, some fulfill a niche use case, and some have stood the test of time.

Find out about the top IDEs here.

Software development trends: Top tools and methodologies

No one can accurately predict where software development is headed, but we can make some educated guesses using trends and data. Let’s see what 2020 looks like and where we might be headed in terms of remote work, tools, tech, and agile methodologies.

Read about the latest trends 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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