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JDK 20: The new features in Java 20

The latest upgrade of standard Java, now available in a production release, incubates or previews a number of new capabilities including virtual threads and structured concurrency.

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Eclipse Java downloads skyrocket

Eclipse Foundation reports more than 12 million downloads of its Temurin Java SE binaries per month over the past three months.

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Java source code could switch to UTF-8 encoding

The current state of ‘ill-defined encoding’ creates unnecessary problems when working with the JDK codebase, an OpenJDK proposal says.

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How to use callbacks in Java

Learn how to use synchronous and asynchronous callbacks in Java—including callbacks with lambda expressions, CompletableFuture, and more.

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Oracle’s new Java subscription model to cost a lot more: Gartner

In January, Oracle replaced the Java SE and Java SE Desktop subscription with the new Java SE Universal subscription that charges enterprise on a per employee metric instead of a per processor or per named user plus metric.

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Project Valhalla: A look inside Java’s epic refactor

Valhalla is nothing short of a Java language overhaul, promising to correct longstanding performance issues. Here's a first look at what's coming, starting with the new value classes and primitive classes.

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GitHub Copilot update includes security vulnerability filtering

GitHub says the controversial AI-assisted coding tool is now being used by more than 400 organizations to increase developer productivity and improve code quality.

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Docker, Maven lead the way in packages

The JFrog Software report also listed NPM JavaScript among the leaders while Rust Cargo showed impressive growth.

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C++ still shining in language popularity index

The language grew nearly 6% year over year in Tiobe's index and ranks fifth on PYPL's popularity index.

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Oracle per-employee Java licensing could benefit rivals

Eclipse, Azul, other providers may see increased Java downloads from new Oracle pricing based on total number of employees rather than number of users.

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The tech leader's guide to 2023

What's ahead for cryptocurrency, cybersecurity, AI-based application development, and extended reality in 2023? Here's a roadmap from some of tech's most forward-thinking leaders.

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Gradient descent in Java

Find out why backpropagation and gradient descent are key to prediction in machine learning, then get started with training a simple neural network using gradient descent and Java code.

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Oracle per-employee Java pricing causes concern

New pricing plan for Oracle Java SE starts at $15 per employee per month and scales downward based on number of users.

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How to build a neural network in Java

The best way to understand neural networks is to build one for yourself. Let's get started with creating and training a neural network in Java.

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8 programming languages we love to hate—but can’t live without

Tools masquerading as languages, maddening syntax, dusty old code that just won’t die—here's what has us shaking our fists.

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JavaScript and Java both loved and hated

JavaScript and Java scored high as both most liked and most disliked programming languages in JetBrains’ State of the Developer Ecosystem survey. Perl was far and away the most disliked language.

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JavaScript, Java, and Python skills top demand

And demand for TypeScript, Swift, Scala, Kotlin, and Go skills all exceed supply, according to CodinGame-CoderPad tech hiring report.

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Kotlin 1.8.0 adds recursive copy, delete for directories

Latest upgrade to the Kotlin programming language adds support for Java 19 and introduces experimental functions for the JVM to recursively copy or delete directory content.

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Java class data sharing upgrade would boost startup times

OpenJDK plan would improve support for archived Java heap objects in class data sharing, aligning with the Project Leyden effort to improve startup performance.

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C++ wins programming language of the year award

Tiobe recognized C++ as the programming language with the biggest gain in popularity in 2022. C and Python were the runners-up.

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