Oracle, users and the Java development community worldwide are celebrating 20 years of Java this week. Today, Java powers software that touches both our work and personal lives. From innovations in enterprise big data, cloud, social, mobile and the Internet of things, to connected cars, smartphones and video games, Java continues to help developers push the boundaries in technology innovation. "Java has grown and evolved to become one of the most important and dependable technologies in our industry today. Those who have chosen Java have been rewarded many times over with increases in performance, scalability, reliability, compatibility and functionality," said Georges Saab, vice president of development, Java Platform Group at Oracle. "The Java ecosystem offers outstanding libraries, frameworks and resources to help programmers, from novice to expert alike. The development of Java itself occurs in the transparent OpenJDK community. With the considerable investment from Oracle and others in the community, we look forward to the next 20 years of Java's evolution and growth."
IBM announced a bunch of new Bluemix services to help developers create analytics-driven cloud apps.
With growing demand for enterprise mobile apps, IBM teams with Ionic to bring no-code app dev to IBM MobileFirst - akin to Mendix's deal with Pivotal.
At its TelerikNEXT conference this week, Telerik announced updates and new features for its mobile, open-source and Microsoft-related tools.
Microsoft outdoes itself at this year's Build developer conference, introducing a new cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor and more.
Microsoft eases the way for all developers to get their apps into the Windows Store with new tooling for Web, iOS, Android, .NET and Win32.
Google has produced a new data templating language called Jsonnet, a portmanteau of JSON and sonnet, that generates JSON.
Microsoft announced it is dissolving its MS Open Tech open-source unit, claiming the company has met its goals and is on the right track.
A survey on security workforce trends finds that security professionals' top worry are bugs in applications, but that concern is not translating into secure development practices.
Zend and Microsoft struck a strategic agreement to make Zend's Z-Ray PHP debugging technology available on the Microsoft Azure platform.
npm Inc. raised $8 million in series A funding and introduced a new Private Modules feature that allows for sharing and re-using private code.
SmartBear delivered a new TestComplete plug-in for the open-source Jenkins continuous integration tool.
Black Duck's new Black Duck Hub open source security solution helps development teams check the security of open source in their code bases.
IBM and NASA are teaming to sponsor the NASA Space App Challenge, a code-a-thon for developers to build space-related apps on IBM's Bluemix PaaS.
The .NET Foundation, which is tasked with overseeing the open-sourcing of .NET, has named a new executive director.