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Weekly round-up: OpenJDK Mobile, GraalVM 19.1, JUnit 5.5 & 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 return of the OpenJDK Mobile project, and lots more. Let’s have a look.

The OpenJDK Mobile project is back

It has been quite a long time since the creation of the repository that included code based on OpenJDK 9 that allowed building of class libraries (including native code) and one or more VMs, for Android and iOS.

Check out all the interesting highlights here.

GraalVM version 19.1 is here

On July 2, 2019, the latest version of GraalVM arrived. Version 19.0 arrived back in May of this year, bringing with it full maturity, ready for use in production. Now, this new release fixes some bugs, adds compatibility improvements, and brings new features. What’s included in GraalVM19.1? A faster compilation time, for one.

Find out what else is included here.

JUnit 5.5 arrived

The JUnit team is keeping up with their fast release cycle and the bring us the next version of JUnit 5. The 5.5 release, even though it doesn’t bring any big new features, it does bring several tweaks and enhancements that make it an important release.

Take a look at the highlights in JUnit 5.5 here.

The trendy five: Blazing hot GitHub repos in June 2019

Every month, we go over the GitHub trending page for any cool repos that stand out from the crowd and choose five of the most innovative, interesting, and well thought-out projects to highlight in our monthly report. As always, it was tough to narrow down the list of GitHub repos to our five favorites.

See what our top picks for June 2019 were here.

Diversity talk: You can’t be afraid of failure

Two years ago, we launched a diversity series aimed at bringing the most inspirational and powerful women in tech to your attention. This week we heard from Tammy Fox, Director of Technical Documentation at CloudBees.

See what she had to say here.

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