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Weekly round-up: JDK 12 JEPs, Apache Spark 2.4, Docker Enterprise 2.1 & more

JAX Editorial Team
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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, the Java universe, as well as the Apache world, had some interesting news coming live, a new release for Docker Enterprise arrived and more.

JDK 12 patrol

The tech world is moving fast and we’re in for the ride! The JDK 12 development repositories are open and we thought it’s time to start a new thread in order to keep track of everything that’s going live.

Last week, we had one more JEP proposed to target JDK 12. Make sure you don’t miss any updates on the progress of JDK 12 by following our thread here.

Testcontainers: a lightweight Java library

We like to go through underappreciated Java libraries on the regular to shine a light on some gems. Last week, we had a look at Testcontainers, a Java library that supports JUnit tests. Now, developers can easily launch useful Docker containers full of whatever they need during their JUnit tests.

Learn more about it here.

Apache Spark 2.4 is here

Apache Spark is a unified analytics engine for large-scale data processing. Designed for speed and general-purpose use, Apache Spark is one of the most popular projects under the Apache software umbrella and one of the most active open source big data projects.  The 2.4 release brings experimental support for Scala 2.12 and it is full of improvements and upgrades to create a faster, easier, and smarter experience for big data developers.

Check out our overview of this latest release here.

The new release of Docker Enterprise 2.1 arrived

Docker Enterprise 2.1 keeps your security in check and also provides an easy way to migrate your apps to a new version of Windows Server. Check out the features and find out where you can learn more Docker knowledge here.

Say hello to Angular v7.1.0 third beta

Angular v7 was recently released but the party is now officially over, now that Angular v7.1.0 is almost upon us – third beta is now available. No rest for the Angular team!

Follow our thread here and don’t miss any updates!

Tech history 101

Now that our trivia series has come to a conclusion, we wouldn’t want you to cry over the void it left! So, we start a brand new fun and informative series to keep you company, entertain, and educate you! Here is “Know your history” — part eight!

Class is in session with the technology that is already taking over the world – Internet of Things!