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What is Kotlin? The Java alternative explained

Kotlin offers big advantages over Java for JVM and Android development, and plays nicely with Java in the same projects

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JavaFX 14 enhances API, mobile support

New version of the Java-based rich client application platform puts mobile APIs on a par with the desktop

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JDK 14: The new features in Java 14

Highlights of the latest GA release of standard Java include flight recorder event streaming, switch expressions, NVM support, and records

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Oracle extends Extended support for Java 8

Still the most widely used version Java, Java 8 will be eligible for Oracle’s fee-based support through 2030

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Kotlin upgrade brings experimental features

Kotlin 1.3.70 release offers no major new features, but adds a number of experimental new functions to the standard library

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Apache Brooklyn 1.0 arrives for autonomic cloud computing

Open source toolkit blueprints on-prem or cloud apps and reacts to health metrics to repair or scale them

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Scala.js 1.0.0 improves JavaScript interoperability

Version of the Scala programming language that compiles to JavaScript has reached GA status

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GraalVM upgrade improves Windows builds

Oracle’s open source, polyglot virtual machine also brings JavaScript, Java, Python, and Ruby enhancements

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Clojure rises in the workplace

More Clojure developers report using the language at work, but having difficulty convincing coworkers

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Concurnas language taps JVM for high-performance apps

Python-like, Java-compatible language aims to ease development of concurrent, distributed, and parallel systems

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Oracle v. Google Java copyright battle enters final round

Oracle has filed an argument brief with the Supreme Court in advance of the March 24 court date

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Hidden classes could be coming to Java

A JDK Enhancement Proposal says introducing hidden classes in Java could make other JVM languages more efficient

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Most developers know JavaScript — and want to know Go

HackerRank developer survey finds JavaScript most-known, Go most-wanted to learn, and full-stack development skills most-wanted in the job market

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JetBrains taps machine learning for full-line code completion

2020 roadmap for IntelliJ IDEs also features collaborative editing and lightweight text editing

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JavaScript is the most in-demand IT skill

Report based on hiring trends cites JavaScript, SQL, and Java skills as the most sought after in the past year

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Eclipse readies next enterprise Java for mid-2020

Jakarta EE 9 will include a new namespace but no major new functionality or requirements for backward compatibility with Jakarta EE 8

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Kotlin 1.4 will debut a faster compiler

Upgrade to the JVM language due in 2020 will focus on quality and performance rather than adding big features

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GraalVM adds Java 11 support

Latest upgrade of Oracle’s polyglot VM becomes the project”s first long term support release

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