Oracle changes its Java pricing as customers brace for higher costs
Moving to a "per employee" pricing model could significantly increase subscription costs.
As of January 23, 2023, Oracle has overhauled its Java SE subscription plan making the use of Java potentially far more expensive for organizations than the previous plan.
Oracle’s 2023 per-employee pr... Read more
Google Docs integrates leading programming languages for slicker presentations
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Java 19 is now available
Java 19 is generally available. "The release delivers thousands of performance, stability and security improvements", Oracle said during the announcement.
"Our ongoing collaboration with the developer community is the lifeblood of Java", the organization added. The bulk of Java 19 consists of ch... Read more
DevOps tool Jenkins makes Java 11 mandatory
Jenkins, a DevOps tool for CI/CD, is making Java 11 mandatory from version 2.257 onwards. Java 11 will become a cornerstone of Jenkins' future.
Until recently, the tool was primarily based on Java 8. Since the June release of version 2.257, Java 11 is mandatory. Java 8 remains fully usable and ... Read more
Oracle announces Java 18
The new version focuses on accelerating and easing software development.
This week Oracle made Java 18 generally available. The new Java provides users with new capabilities to improve software development practices.
Java 18 follows the Java 17 release, which Oracle released in September 2021... Read more
Microsoft previews numerous Java updates in Visual Studio Code
Microsoft has presented its Visual Studio Code roadmap for 2022. Java updates are central to the plan.
This year, Microsoft is focussing on enhancements to improve the day-to-day productivity of developers. Expected updates include improved code completion suggestions, generating more relevant c... Read more
Apache releases new patch 2.17.1 for Log4j vulnerability
Another vulnerability was discovered in Log4j. Accordingly, the Apache Foundation released a patch. Version Log4j 2.17.1 fixes a newfound method for remote code execution.
The vulnerability was found in version 2.17.0 and named CVE-2021-44832. Authorization to modify the configuration file allow... Read more
Azul Systems introduces Kubernetes service for compiling Java code
Azul Systems, a provider of a Java-based platform for cloud services, recently introduced its Intelligence Cloud portfolio. An important part of this portfolio is the newly introduced Kubernetes-based 'Cloud Native Compiler' for Java.
With its Intelligence Cloud portfolio, the cloud-based Java s... Read more
Apache Lucene version 9.0 is released
This latest release contains "numerous bug fixes, optimizations, and improvements."
The Lucene Project Management Committee (PMC) has announced the release of Apache Lucene 9.0.0. Apache Lucene is a high-performance, full-featured search engine library written entirely in Java. It is a technolog... Read more
Log4Shell: what is Log4j, who does it affect and how do you patch it?
A critical vulnerability in a widely used open-source library for Java puts the global IT landscape on alert. The likelihood that your environment is affected has rarely been more significant. Solving starts with understanding. As such, we explore the problem with the Log4j vulnerability known as L... Read more