Microsoft ports OpenJDK to ARM for Windows 10

Microsoft’s Java Engineering Group is porting OpenJDK to Windows 10 on ARM64-based devices, and has reported that the first phase of the work is now complete. Announcing the work, Bruno Borges, Principal Program Manager, Java Engineering Group, said the group is now “in the process of upstreaming the initial changes to the OpenJDK project”. The port has been submitted to the OpenJDK project in partnership with Red Hat, and an Early Access binary is available...

JetBrains integrate DeepCode

DeepCode, a SAST tool bug finder based on machine learning, can now be used seamlessly from within IntelliJ, PyCharm, and WebStorm. There’s a lot of interest lately on Static Application Security Testing (SAST) Tools, and that has to do with the fact that the software written today is very complex and very large – a simple code review by humans won’t cut it anymore. Thus the introduction of SAST tools into the CI/CD pipeline and more specifically...

Switch Expressions comes with Java 12

Java 12, the latest six-monthly release of Java, has been released with support for Switch Expressions and the inclusion of the Shenandoah low-pause garbage collector.  There are eight main improvements to the new release, starting with switch expressions. This is still a preview feature, and it extends the switch statement so that it can be used as either a statement or an expression. Whichever form is used, you can use either a traditional or a...

Stack Overflow analysis assesses ‘incredible’ growth of Python

Python’s profile continues to grow – but at what rate? According to David Robinson, data scientist at Stack Overflow, it has a ‘solid claim’ at being the fastest-growing major programming language. In June, Python became the most visited tag on the developer community site for the first time among high income countries, including hitting top spot in the US and UK and being in the top two almost everywhere else, behind either Java or JavaScript.  This is not a cause for...

Kotlin pops out of Google I/O 17

Kotlin was unveiled in Google I/O 17 by Stephanie Saad  Cuthbertson as the first ever officially supporting programming language for Android. Kotlin is bundled with Community Edition or IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate,  V3.0 of Android Studio, with plugin available for earlier versions, plugin also available for the Eclipse Marketplace and comes along with a Stand alone compiler and support for any Java IDE or editor to build from the command line. You can try your hands on Kotlin and...