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Weekly round-up: Project Lanai, Grails 4, Gradle 5.5.1 & 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 saw the proposal of Project Lanai, the arrival of Grails 4 and lots more. Let’s have a look.

Project Lanai aims to create a Metal-based rendering pipeline for Java 2D and OpenJFX

Oracle and JetBrains engineers proposed to collaborate on a graphics rendering pipeline to replace the one based on the now-deprecated OpenGL.

Read more about the Project Lanai proposal here.

Grails 4 – Groovy goes serverless with Micronaut

It’s been a long time since Grails got a big update – over four years in fact. Grails 4 doesn’t just update the minimum dependencies and improve startup time and memory use, but also brings Micronaut into the spotlight.

Find out more information about Grails 4 here.

Gradle 5.5.1 brings simple plugin generation and more features

Gradle 5.5.1 landed last week, and brought some new features with it. Create Gradle plugins via init, set organization-level properties, define custom artifact transforms on dependency resolution & more.

Take a look at the Gradle 5.5.1 features here.

TIOBE Index July 2019: Perl hits its lowest popularity

We looked at the July 2019 TIOBE Index and ended up asking: Are Perl’s days numbered? As Python continues to rise up the TIOBE Index, Perl has landed in its all-time lowest spot on the charts. However, not wanting to be so quick to declare its death, we took a look at this programming language, its waning popularity, and what its current developers are using it for. (Did you know DuckDuckGo uses Perl?)

Read more insights into the TIOBE Index for July 2019 here.

Advice for women in tech: “Women should seize the opportunity.”

Two years ago, we launched a diversity series aimed at bringing the most inspirational and powerful women in the tech scene to your attention. Last week, we featured Eva Werle, a managing director of the Berlin digital agency Basilicom.

See what she had to say here.

Why SaaS companies shouldn’t ignore AI: Benefits and challenges

As the market for AI grows, it’s time for SaaS companies to take a look at AI and its potential benefits and drawbacks for its use. In this article by Berta Melder, find out about the SaaS market, and how AI can help with automation, marketing, predictive analysis, and more.

Read the full article here.

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