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Weekly round-up: Java for iOS, MicroProfile 3.0, JDK 13 Rampdown Phase One & more

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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 had big news coming over from Gluon with the announcement of Java for iOS. Let’s have a look.

Java for iOS?

Java on iOS devices? The latest news from Gluon announces that the Gluon client plugin now offers configurations for running Java 11+ and Java FX apps on iOS devices (or the iPhone simulator). With Gluon Mobile, developers can create iOS and Android apps in Java, taking advantage of a language and ecosystem they are already familiar with in order to perform operations.

You can find out more here.

JDK 13 enters Rampdown Phase One

The next phase in the JDK 13 development process is here.

JDK 13 enters Rampdown Phase One and that can mean only one thing – the next Java version is closer than you think! The feature set is now frozen and according to the JDK Release Process (JEP 3), the stabilization repository is open for select bug fixes and late enhancements (with approval).

Check out all the details here.

Javalin 3.0 arrives

Javalin, the lightweight web framework for both Kotlin and Java developers comes back with a new release. Javalin 3.0 brings some major changes including a complete rework for WebSockets and event-setup.

Have a look at the most interesting highlights here.

MicroProfile 3.0 is here

The latest release of Eclipse Microprofile arrives and brings updates for the Rest Client, Metrics, and Health Check APIs. Most importantly, Metrics and Health Check APIs some breaking changes that you should keep in mind. Building on the 2.2 version, MicroProfile 3.0 “continues to align itself with Java EE 8 as the foundational programming model for the development of Java microservices.”

Have a look at the new release here.

Scala 2.13 arrives with collections redesign

The latest release of Scala is here!

Scala 2.13 arrives with an impressive list of changes and improvements across several key areas. The most significant change in this release is the redesigning of the collections framework which “provides a common, uniform, and all-encompassing framework for collection types.”

Check out this release here.

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