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New NetBeans IDE 8.0 with Support for Java 8 Officially Released!

NetBeans Highlights - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:37
NetBeans IDE 8.0 delivers full support for the latest Java 8 technologies--Java SE 8, Java SE Embedded 8, and Java ME Embedded 8. The IDE also provides a range of new enhancements for Maven and Java EE with PrimeFaces; new tools for HTML5, in particular for AngularJS; and improvements to PHP and C/C++ support. Download NetBeans IDE 8.0 Release Highlights: Java 8 technology support Java EE code generators for PrimeFaces New tools and performance enhancements for Maven New tools for coding AngularJS Tomcat 8.0 and TomEE support Support for PHP 5.5 Enhancements for Subversion, Git and Mercurial NetBeans IDE 8.0 is available in English, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Russian, and Simplified Chinese. More Information Complete list of features in NetBeans IDE 8.0 Video: What's New in NetBeans IDE 8.0 New Screencasts and Tutorials Oracle Press Release
Categories: Java, Open Source

JVM concurrency: To block, or not to block?

The CompletableFuture class added in Java 8 gives you new ways to handle the completion of asynchronous processing, including nonblocking ways to compose and combine events. This article helps you understand the differences between blocking and nonblocking approaches to handling completions and gives you some reasons to prefer nonblocking approaches.
Categories: Java

UK Security Firm Builds Network Immune Systems to Prevent Data Loss

eWeek - Application Development - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 04:18
NEWS ANALYSIS: A UK security company has developed a new approach to enterprise security modeled on the immune system that promises faster, more effective responses to network threats.
Categories: Media

Leaked BlackBerry Passport Video Demos 'Touch-Sensitive Keys'

eWeek - Application Development - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 04:15
BlackBerry has embraced the fact that nearly everything about its Passport has been leaked. A new video clip serves it particularly well.
Categories: Media

Snowden Aims to Be Known as Privacy Defender, Not Whistleblower

eWeek - Application Development - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 04:15
NEWS ANALYSIS: Snowden is not sitting silently on the sidelines in Russia and continues to participate actively in the debate about privacy in the modern world.
Categories: Media

Microsoft Preps a More Social Xbox One August Update

eWeek - Application Development - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 01:20
In what has become a pattern of monthly updates, Microsoft's Xbox One will soon gain more features that blur the line between Xbox Live and a social network.
Categories: Media

How Ping Identity Plans to Help Change the Password Culture

eWeek - Application Development - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 00:43
Security provider unveils PingID, a cloud application that enables clients to use their smartphones to verify their identities on the Web.
Categories: Media

Daily Tech Briefing: July 21, 2014

eWeek - Application Development - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 23:20
Black Hat preview shows hotels and IoT vulnerable to hacks; HP grows efforts to target IBM and Lenovo server customers; and more news.
Categories: Media

Google Updating Font Family for Wider Mobile Device Use

eWeek - Application Development - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 22:30
Google continues to revamp key fonts to help improve the display of new content for mobile users on a wider range of device screens.
Categories: Media

Verizon FiOS to Offer Equal Upload and Download Speeds

eWeek - Application Development - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 22:05
With FiOS subscriber growth rates slowing, Verizon said it will offer equal upload and download speeds at no extra cost.
Categories: Media

Google Sells 1 Million Chromebooks to Schools in Q2

eWeek - Application Development - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 21:50
The latest numbers illustrate the rising popularity of the low-cost notebooks that run Google's Chrome OS.
Categories: Media

Microsoft Contractors Face New Work Limits

eWeek - Application Development - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 21:45
After announcing a big round of job cuts, Microsoft issued new policies concerning contract workers and how long they can work for the software giant.
Categories: Media

Samsung Offers Tizen Upgrade for Android-Running Gear Smartwatch

eWeek - Application Development - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 21:45
More overhaul than update, Samsung is offering Gear owners the option to switch from Android to Tizen, which has twice as many apps.
Categories: Media

Google Unveils Beta Chrome 37 Web Browser With Key Improvements

eWeek - Application Development - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 20:15
Chrome 37 Beta for Windows gets rid of its old Graphics Device Interface text renderer in favor of the Windows API DirectWrite.
Categories: Media

Altia Announces Next Release of GUI Editor, Altia Design

Software Development Tools Directory - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:05
Altia Incorporated, the leading provider of user interface development software for embedded displays, announced today a new release of its GUI editor, Altia Design. This new release – Altia Design 11.1.1 – offers more power for compa ...
Categories: Vendor

An Early Look at the Amazon Fire Smartphone

eWeek - Application Development - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:48
eWEEK recently received a hands-on demonstration of the Amazon Fire smartphone that AT&T will exclusively sell starting July 25.
Categories: Media

W3C Launches Effort for Social Web App Interoperability

eWeek - Application Development - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:15
The W3C has teamed up with the OpenSocial Foundation to launch a new effort to create standards for social Web application interoperability.
Categories: Media

First Keynote Announced for Agile Business Conference

Scrum Expert - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:02
The Agile Business Conference has announced that David J Anderson will deliver a keynote at the conference. David is the pioneer of the Kanban Method, an Agile and evolutionary approach to change, and his keynote ‘Fit for Purpose’ – resilience and agility in modern businesses – promises to be both refreshing and eye-opening.  In it David will look at how the Kanban Method enables evolutionary adaptability and how to define fitness criteria metrics to drive effective business performance. Complementing David’s keynote in the ‘How To…’ Track, Lazaro Wolf and Jose Casal ...
Categories: Agile

Appcelerator Expands Mobile Development Platform

Software Development Tools Directory - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 17:55
Appcelerator has unveiled new capabilities to the company's category-defining mobile engagement platform, making it smarter, more connected and more flexible than ever. As "business as usual" moves from websites to apps and PCs to tablets, Ap ...
Categories: Vendor