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Weekly round-up: Eclipse Photon, Android P Beta 3 & 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 was a chill yet interesting one with some new beta releases and updates. From IntelliJ IDEA 2018 progress report to the Android P Beta 3 becoming available for devs, the tech world never rests!

IntelliJ IDEA 2018 progress report

Time to check in on IntelliJ IDEA 2018! The 2018.2 beta is here!

The list is set for v2018.2; now it’s just time to polish the silver and check for any pesky bugs hiding around a corner. This preview has everything that’s on offer for 2018.2, so if you want to take a closer look at what’s in store for developers check our overview here.

What’s definitely in Jakarta EE?

Confused about what’s going on with Jakarta EE? The transfer process for the newly-created Jakarta EE continues on and on. Keeping track of what’s in and what’s out is still a work in progress. While there may be some other proposals that are still pending, these are the projects that have been accepted. Here’s what we know so far.

IBM’s WebSphere Liberty update

When WebSphere Liberty was created, it was built with DevOps and agile principles in mind. Last year, IBM’s WebSphere Liberty was open sourced to the public to support Java developers so we all could benefit from their creation.

IBM has now released a new version of WebSphere Liberty. What improvements have been made? We took a look at IBM’s largest open source project and how developers can create cloud-native apps and microservices. You can check it out here.

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Android P Beta 3 is available for devs

Android developers are all abuzz about the new Android P Beta 3. It is now available for download on Pixel and top devices, so it’s time to check out what’s new, what’s updated, and what’s next.

During its beta phase, Android is looking for feedback and requests as they work on preparing for consumer release. So far, Android P is slated to come out sometime later this summer, so don’t waste time raising concerns before it goes live to the public. But first, what devices are supported? Make sure your device is included in the list of supported phones before diving in.

Check out what’s inside this update and what’s next in line for Android here.

Eclipse Photon IDE improvements

Eclipse Photon is here! To celebrate, we have not one but two videos from Holger Voormann to go over all the general improvements.

Make sure you check out the videos here.

Trivial pursuit: MicroProfile edition

The weekly pub quiz is here again to challenge you!

In last week’s trivia, Emily Jiang challenged us with a series of interesting trivia questions on MicroProfile! Test your knowledge here… if you dare!


Eirini-Eleni Papadopoulou
Eirini-Eleni Papadopoulou was the editor for Coming from an academic background in East Asian Studies, she decided that it was time to go back to her high-school hobby that was computer science and she dived into the development world. Other hobbies include esports and League of Legends, although she never managed to escape elo hell (yet), and she is a guest writer/analyst for competitive LoL at TGH.

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