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Git smart! 20 essential tips for Git and GitHub users

The programming world's favorite distributed version control system also lets you find, share, and improve code. Here's how to make Git and GitHub work better for you.

Martin Heller

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Nashorn: JavaScript made great in Java 8

JavaScript on the JVM is better and faster but not always friendlier with Nashorn, the rebuilt JavaScript interpreter. Martin Heller takes Nashorn's two command-line script runners for a test drive and weighs the pros and cons of the

Martin Heller

New BigInteger methods in Java 8

Unlike Value(), BigInteger's four new ValueExact() methods will throw an ArithmeticException if the number contained in a BigInteger instance isn't specified in the method's name. While nobody likes exceptions, this post demonstrates

Dustin Marx

Coeffects: The next big programming language challenge

Modern applications run in a wide variety of environments, which demands that they be increasingly context aware. Here, Tomas Petricek demonstrates the use of annotated types to build context awareness into an application, while also

Java Everywhere

Break Down Barriers and Reduce Cycle Times with DevOps

Learn why and how many successful companies have changed how they deliver software by dismantling the traditional silos that stifle collaboration and progress.

Controversial Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich resigns

Critics blasted the Firefox maker for promoting Eich, who had supported California's 2008 ban on same-sex marriage. Eich formally stepped down as Mozilla CEO on April 3.

Gregg Keizer

Sorry, JavaFX -- Java 8 won't help you matter

Java 8 aims to push JavaFX to the forefront of mobile and embedded development, with upgraded UI controls, an embedded graphics stack, and 3D graphics capabilities, but many developers and analysts are less than convinced.

Paul Krill

Vaadin switching to C#

Vaadin's Satay Nutella explains the reasoning behind today's announcement, which will come as a surprise to many fans of the Java-based framework.

Java Everywhere

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Scrum co-inventor: Agile can lower risk, but it won't tell you how to code

Co-inventor of Scrum and Agile Manifesto signatory, Ken Schwaber says the time has come for a more measurable, evidence-based approach to evaluating software development projects and methodologies.

Paul Krill

4 ways to modernize your application performance monitoring strategy

Online retail sales in the US will reach $370 billion by 2017 - a 10 percent compound annual growth rate over the next 5 years.

Contributions of individual programming languages to software development

Let's not argue anymore about which programming language is best! This post considers some of our most and least popular languages in terms of their ongoing contributions to software development.

Dustin Marx

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Software developers, you're better when you work together

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