Atlassian to Announce Jira Ops

New solution is positioned asĀ IT operations and management
05 September 2018   496

Atlassian announced the imminent release of the Jira Ops platform for monitoring problems in IT systems. The built-in tools will help to cope with them and prevent repetition. In addition, the company announced the purchase of the OpsGenie service, which is also supported in Jira Ops.

Atlassian called the platform a unified command center to coordinate the work of the IT team in case of serious incidents. The company has cited as an example a list of actions that require constant access to different tools:

  • Referring to an instrument like OpsGenie to get more information from those who witnessed the incident.
  • Slack-chat in real-time to identify the problem and find a solution.
  • Informing customers about the incident through the Atlassian Statuspage.
  • Processing the flow of client requests using Jira Service Desk.
  • An appeal to Confluence and Jira Software to describe the problem after the fact and to monitor the execution of tasks related to the prevention of such incidents.

The Jira Ops platform provides access to all tools in one place. It collects information from "emergency" services - PagerDuty, xMatters, Slack, OpsGenie - and supports existing company products: Confluence, Jira Service Desk, Jira Software and Statuspage.

JiraOps Slack
JiraOps Slack

So, team members, having received an alert about the incident, can create tickets directly from the platform to collect more data about it. And if the information comes from Slack, the corresponding channel will receive a zapping message with a link to the ticket.

Soon, testing of the EAR version of the Jira Ops service will begin, and a full-fledged launch is scheduled for 2019.

Oracle to Announce Java SE 11 & Java Development Kit 11

As reported, support for Java 8 will end in December 2020, and Java 10 won't receive any updates
27 September 2018   561

Oracle developers announced the release of the Java 11 standard and its implementation of the JDK (Java Development Kit) with a long support period up to 2026. It is fully compatible with previous versions. Support for Java 8 will end in December 2020, and Java 10 won't receive any updates.

New in Java SE 11

  • Nest-Based Access Control system implemented
  • The .class format is complemented by the support for the CONSTANT_Dynamic forms, which are loaded by the creation of constants to the bootstrap method.
  • Added support for the latest version of the transport layer security protocol - TLS 1.3. It accelerates the loading of mobile web pages, and also filters out old, vulnerable cryptographic primitives, replacing them with more complex encryption algorithms.
  • Standardized support for the HTTP Client API, introduced in the Java 9 incubator.
  • Epsilon garbage collector is launched in a test mode.
  • The Java EE and CORBA modules are removed from the JDK and the Java SE platform, and the Nashorn engine and the Pack200 tools are declared obsolete.
  • The JavaFX module is excluded from the kernel and is shipped separately.
  • Existing APIs are updated to support the Unicode 10 format.
  • Added tools for streaming low-level data on errors and problems.
  • Added the ability to run single-file programs that contain the source code.

More information about the changes can be found on the Release Notes page of JDK 11.

The previous, intermediate version of the standard and JDK 10 came out in March 2018. A set of development tools has received three new variants of Java virtual machines, the sharing of application classes and the support of the experimental Just-in-Time compiler on Linux / x64.