New Relic: Developers swiftly embracing newer Java releases

According to New Relic's fourth annual State of the Java Ecosystem report released today, Java remains one of the most popular languages among developers nearly three decades on due to its "scalability and portability, allowing users to run on any device with a Java virtual machine."

The report, based on data from hundreds of thousands of applications, provides insights into how developers are utilising Java and which versions are gaining traction. Two key findings highlight the...

JetBrains launches 2024.1 with local AI code completion

JetBrains has released the 2024.1 updates for its IDEs with several major new features, headlined by full-line code autocompletion powered by local AI models.

The new full-line code completion functionality ensures code suggestions are processed entirely on the user's device, minimising latency and providing a seamless offline experience.

“We’ve developed models that run directly on your device, and the IDE verifies each suggestion,” explained Mikhail Kostyukov,...

Python skills ‘increasingly essential’ to dev teams venturing into advanced AI

Python’s status as the primary language for AI and machine learning projects, from its extensive data-handling capabilities to its flexibility and portability, is well-founded. Just how well-founded can be seen in new user data from Snowflake.

The cloud data provider reported that, year on year, use of Python grew 571% in Snowpark, Snowflake’s set of libraries which securely deploy and process non-SQL code. In other words, it will not be a surprise to see Python, Scala and...

GitHub’s code scanning autofix enters public beta

GitHub has announced that its code scanning autofix feature, powered by GitHub Copilot and CodeQL, is now available in public beta for all GitHub Advanced Security customers.

The autofix tool aims to remediate over two-thirds of vulnerabilities found during code scanning with minimal editing required by developers.

"Our vision for application security is an environment where found means fixed," said GitHub in a blog post. "By prioritising the developer experience in...

Java remains backbone of enterprise applications

Java is set to remain the stable backbone of enterprise applications, according to a new report from Perforce Software.

The 2024 Java Developer Productivity Report is based on a survey of 440 respondents across 72 countries. Among the key findings, 60 percent of respondents said their companies plan to add Java developers in the coming year, while 42 percent plan to increase their Java development tool budgets.

"These investments in tools and talent are testament to...

Google releases Android 15 developer preview

Google has unveiled the initial developer preview of Android 15, showcasing a range of new features aimed at enhancing user privacy, refining advertising experiences, and improving overall device performance.

Dave Burke, Google's Vice President of Engineering, says a core focus was on advancing user privacy while maintaining personalised advertising capabilities through the latest version of Privacy Sandbox on Android. This addition aims to strike a balance between protecting user...

SAP empowers developers with generative AI capabilities

During its TechEd event, SAP made a series of announcements aimed at empowering developers with generative AI capabilities.

Juergen Mueller, CTO and member of the Executive Board of SAP, stressed the importance of adapting to the evolving technology and business environment.

"Today’s dynamic landscape demands every developer to be an AI developer," Mueller affirmed. "The innovations we’re launching at SAP TechEd provide developers with the resources they need to...

State of Java: Resilience amid licensing changes and security concerns

Azul has unveiled its first annual State of Java Survey & Report, which offers a deep exploration of the Java landscape.

The study – based on responses from over 2,000 Java users worldwide – aims to provide unparalleled insights into Java's current standing, particularly its influence on enterprises of various sizes.

Java's ubiquity and vital role

The report underscores Java's pervasive presence, with a staggering 98 percent of businesses surveyed utilising...

IBM uses generative AI to accelerate mainframe application modernisation

IBM has unveiled a generative AI-assisted product to accelerate the modernisation of mainframe applications.

‘Watsonx Code Assistant for Z‘ is the latest addition to the Watson Code Assistant product family. The solution – along with the upcoming IBM watsonx Code Assistant for Red Hat Ansible Lightspeed – is powered by IBM's watsonx.ai code model.

Watsonx.ai boasts an impressive knowledge of 115 coding languages and has been trained on a staggering 1.5 trillion...

Copilot X heralds a new era of AI-powered coding

GitHub has unveiled Copilot X, an upgraded version of its AI-powered coding assistance tool.

Copilot X adopts OpenAI’s latest GPT-4 model and now features chat and voice interfaces, support for pull requests, command-line support, and can generate answer questions from documentation:

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Unlike traditional coding assistance tools that rely on simple code templates or pre-defined snippets, Copilot X uses...