Google makes Kotlin a first-class language for writing Android apps

G​oogle today announced that it is making Kotlin, a statically typed programming language for the Java Virtual Machine, a first-class language for writing Android apps. Kotlin’s primary sponsor is JetBrains, the company behind tools like IntelliJ. It’s 100 percent interoperable with Java, which until now was Google’s primary language for writing Android apps (besides C++). […]

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Java EE 8 is here: What you need to know

Support for the cloud, HTML5, and HTTP/2 highlight the changes in the enterprise Java platform. Java EE 8—formally, Java Platform Enterprise Edition version 8—is now available. The release represents the first phase in Oracle’s two-phase plan to embrace modern computing paradigms, particularly cloud deployments, in enterprise Java. Where to download the Java EE 8 JDK […]

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KOTLIN overcome’s JAVA, The Java alternative explained.

Kotlin offers big advantages over Java for JVM and Android development, and plays nicely with Java in the same projects. Why not give it a try? Kotlin is a general purpose, open source, statically typed “pragmatic” programming language for the JVM and Android that combines object-oriented and functional programming features. It is focused on interoperability, […]

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New Father of JAVA.

JAVA EE gets adopted by Eclipse, and unwanted by oracle. A new name for Java EE is a likely outcome as the Eclipse Foundation figures out how to steward enterprise Java itself. The Eclipse Foundation is set to become the new steward of enterprise Java, taking over from Oracle, which no longer wants to manage […]

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