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Java Q&A: The ultimate superclass, Part 2

Java beginners are invited to dig deeper into Java's ultimate superclass with this introduction to Object's finalize(), getClass(), and hashCode() methods.

Jeff Friesen

nosql

Beware of NoSQL standards in Oracle's clothing

Oracle is reportedly trying to lure NoSQL startups into a standards body. But what if Oracle's real motive is to slow the pace of NoSQL adoption?

Andrew C. Oliver

Open source Java projects: Spring Integration

Use Spring Integration to develop a robust message-passing architecture that integrates and coordinates enterprise components across an ActiveMQ message bus via JMS.

Steven Haines

Don't want to mix programming languages? You already do!

Even if you don't realize it, polyglot programming is the new normal for app dev, especially on the web.

Paul Venezia

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.

nosql

First look: MongoDB 2.6, the all-grown-up version

The leading NoSQL database has long been a favorite of developers. Now the brand-new 2.6 version of MongoDB is ready to woo operations.

Brian Crucitti

Who's to blame for 'catastrophic' Heartbleed Bug?

Over the past week, the Heartbleed bug has sent tech industry giants and startups scurrying to patch servers and change digital encryption certificates, but who's to blame for this flaw in the open-source protocol?

Ellen Messmer

big data

Big data showdown: Cassandra vs. HBase

Bigtable-inspired open source projects take different routes to the highly scalable, highly flexible, distributed, wide column data store.

Rick Grehan

mainframe360

Mainframer remembers 'A fantastic time to be an engineer'

The IBM System/360 revolutionized business computing with the first set of compatible, scalable systems

James Niccolai

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.

puppet labs

The platform-as-a-service winner is ... Puppet?

Enterprises are still bucking the public cloud, and some prefer private cloud PaaS as the modern alternative to the app server of yore. But what's a devops framework doing leading the PaaS pack?

Andrew C. Oliver

Cassandra lowers the barriers to big data

Cassandra excels at scaling writes and reads, and its "masterless" architecture makes creating and expanding clusters relatively straightforward. It should be high on the list for firms seeking a datastore that can truly scale.

Rick Grehan

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

Choosing a software methodology.

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

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