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What’s new in Apache’s NetBeans IDE for Java 9

NetBeans Version 9.0 IDE supports Java 9’s new Java Module System

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Git might replace Mercurial for Java’s source-code management

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Oracle: Switch now from Nashorn JavaScript engine to GraalVM

Oracle says GraalVM is more capable than Nashorn, and it has laid out a migration path from Nashorn to GraalVM

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Java 11 roadmap: The new features you can expect

CORBA, Java EE, and JavaFX support will be removed, but 15 major new features are coming in September 2018

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Eclipse IDE Photon release train arrives with Rust but no Jakarta EE

The 2018 release offers native Eclipse IDE capabilities for the Rust and C# languages, as well as new Java support

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Oracle now requires a subscription to use Java SE

One-time licenses won’t be available for Java SE 8 or later, but separate support contracts also go away

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Kotlin tutorial: Get started with Kotlin

Kotlin can provide huge benefits to developers currently working on Java and Android projects. Here’s how

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Nashorn JavaScript engine for JVM could be axed

By removing Nashorn, some applications may no longer run because of an expectation of JavaScript’s presence

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The future of Java: How Jakarta EE will unfold under Eclipse

The open source tools organization wants to adopt Docker, NoSQL, and Kubernetes in enterprise Java, while standardizing on Maven and Jenkins

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What’s next for the Groovy language: The 2018 roadmap

The JVM stalwart will support Java 9 modularity and Java 8 lambda capabilities, and now provides a new macro capability

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R tip: Test your code with testthat

In this episode of Do More with R, learn how to automate testing your R functions with Hadley Wickham’s testthat package.

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Apache Wicket Java 8 upgrade only partially supports lambdas

The open source Java web framework continues to subclasses for extensions, due to memory and performance issues

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Oracle plans to dump risky Java serialization

A “horrible mistake” from 1997, the Java object serialization capability for encoding objects has serious security issues

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Micronaut framework promises low-overhead microservices

The open source JVM-based framework promises to reduce runtime overhead, memory usage

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7 secrets to scaling with microservices

Follow these steps to ensure a successful transition from monolithic app to distributed microservices. They worked for Sumo Logic

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Java roadmap: Eclipse’s Jakarta EE enterprise Java takes shape

The Eclipse Foundation outlines the 39 projects that will make up the new cloud-native, microservices-friendly enterprise Java effort, and how GlassFish will evolve

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Java will no longer have ‘major’ releases

The twice-yearly Java releases will get new version numbers, but they won’t have the degree of change that whole version numbers have historically indicated

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Scala roadmap: What features to expect in Scala 3

A new compiler is the main new feature of the functional, object-oriented language—as well as binary incompatibility with Scala 2

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