JDK 15: The new features in Java 15

The next version of standard Java will add text blocks, garbage collectors, and hidden classes and drop the Nashorn JavaScript engine.

Java 15 is expected to come out in September 2020. This is not an LTS update and will become obsolete in March 2021 when Java 16 is released. Read more for the new features in Java 15 here. Read for Java version features here.

Trello integrates automation tool Butler with Slack, Jira

Trello, the collaboration and project management platform owned by Atlassian, announced Monday that it’s integrating its no-code automation tool Butler into Slack and Jira. The company says it aims to extend Butler’s capabilities beyond Trello so that, ultimately, Trello can become the “command center of work.”. Read more here.

TIOBE Index for April 2020

The TIOBE Programming Community index is an indicator of the popularity of programming languages. The index is updated once a month. The ratings are based on the number of skilled engineers world-wide, courses and third party vendors. Popular search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo!, Wikipedia, Amazon, YouTube and Baidu are used to calculate the ratings. It is important to note that the TIOBE index is not about the best programming language or the language in which most lines of code have been written. Read more about TIOBE current index here.

GitHub for mobile is now available

At Universe, we announced GitHub for mobile as a fully-native GitHub experience on iOS and Android. Now, you can stay in touch with your team, triage issues, and even merge code, right from your mobile device, anywhere.

Your response to the beta has been incredible—beta testers have commented on, reviewed, and merged nearly one hundred thousand pull requests in the last few weeks alone. And there’s been tens of thousands of team interactions since we first released the beta for download. Today, both the iOS and Android versions of GitHub for mobile are out of beta and generally available. Get the app from the Google Play or App Store.
Read more here.

Java 14 new features

Oracle ships Java 14 with new preview, productivity features

With Java 14, Oracle delivers features to the Java language and platform that enhance the productivity of developers building new enterprise applications. Read more here.


The new open-source Cloud & Desktop IDE alternative to Visual Studio Code from Eclipse Foundation. Read more here.