We just closed on a very busy 2021 for JBang, and especially in the last few weeks, things progressed quite a bit. Therefore I thought it would be nice to give a quick overview to recognize the progress and give you a chance to catch up!
- December 31st
JDoodle updates their iOS and Android versions to include JBang support. You can now edit and run Java/JBang on the go.
- December 29th
Guide to JBang posted on baeldung.com
- December 25th
Free IntelliJ License giveaway for one recognized JBang contributor following the steps outlined here. It is a time of writing still open; thus, if you ever opened an issue, contributed an idea or code, or want to contribute, it is still possible to get it!
- December 22nd
IntelliJ Plugin made available. Provides direct execution with JBang, content assist for
//DEPSand other keywords, and more.
- December 1st
JBang was the first entry of 2021 Java Advent Calendar.
- November 29th
JDoodle added JBang to its list of supported languages. Making it possible to edit/write Java code using dependencies in a browser without login and additionally embed JBang examples in your blog/guides.
- November 24th
Microsoft made a JBang catalog available providing easy launch of Minecraft and Playwright CLI.
And in between, we had four releases of JBang in December with features and bug fixes - heading towards the mythical 1.0 release.
Here, one fix was how JBang deals with
libs that came from a conversation around using JBang in serverless lambda functions. Nándor Holozsnyák just made a blog showing his explorations into this. I was happy to see this as Nandor looked into this because he felt JBang enabled a simple scripting approach comparable to Python/Node - but for Java.
That’s precisely what JBang is about - enabling easy use of Java - I’m expecting to see more enablement of using JBang for more than just scripts in 2022!
Here is to make 2022 about bringing JBang to version 1.0 and making Java fun!