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Google’s Firebase taps serverless cloud functions

Firebase features a cross-platform SDK with capabilities for cloud data storage and synchronization across devices

Paul Krill

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Oracle has a plan to make Java 9 migration easier

Temporarily permitting illegal reflective access from code on the class path could support a more relaxed migration to the modular Java platform

Paul Krill

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Oracle's Reinhold debunks three ‘misconceptions’ about Java 9

The recent vote on Java 9's modularity specification failed, leaving the planned July 27 release in question

Paul Krill

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NoSQL, no problem: Why MySQL is still king

You'd think the advent of 'webscale' NoSQL databases would have consigned MySQL to history. But you'd be very wrong

Matt Asay

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Java 101: Regular expressions in Java, Part 2

Complete your introduction to the Regex API, then find out how regular expressions make quicker work of common tasks like code documentation and lexical analysis.

Jeff Friesen

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Type dependency in Java, Part 1

Covariance and contravariance might seem esoteric, but you'll need these concepts more than ever as the Java language evolves. Get started with type dependency in array types, generic types, and the wildcard element.

Dr. Andreas Solymosi

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Aggregating with Apache Spark

Get an overview of threadless, multithreaded, and distributed aggregation using the Streams API, Java threads, and MapReduce, then see for yourself what Spark's cluster computing engine brings to the equation

Ravishankar Nair, Ram Pasupula and Sumit Kulkarni

Big data messaging with Kafka, Part 1

Big data messaging with Kafka, Part 1

Built for realtime, Kafka scales horizontally and offers much higher throughput than some traditional messaging systems. Get started with installation, then build your first Kafka messaging system.

Sunil Patil

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Java vs. Google's Go: An epic battle for developer mind share

The upstart Go is giving stalwart Java a run for its money on greenfield server-side web apps

Peter Wayner

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Google endorses Kotlin for Android development

Built to run on the JVM, Kotlin will join Android's official language lineup in Android Studio 3.0

Paul Krill

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Review: The 10 best JavaScript editors

Sublime Text, Visual Studio Code, Brackets, and Atom rise to the top, but several others are worth considering

Martin Heller

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Choose one: High productivity or code you can maintain

No matter how you slice it, there's always a trade-off between speedy development and ultrareliable applications

Andrew C. Oliver

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