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Java at 20: Its successes, failures, and future

Oracle's Java VP discusses J2EE, OpenJDK, security woes, and the long gap before Java 7.

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Java at 20: The JVM, Java's other big legacy

The virtual machine that runs Java is also the runtime for new languages -- some quite unlike Java.

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Java at 20: The programming juggernaut rolls on

A mainstay in mission-critical deployments with a bright future in IoT, Java keeps evolving to meet the enterprise.

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Looking ahead: Life after Java 9

Java's chief architect emphasized the future in his EclipseCon keynote on Tuesday, unpacking the near-term changes anticipated in Java 9 and more speculative language changes that could come later.

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Learn Java from the ground up

If you're new to Java then you've come to the right place: Get started with the foundations of the Java platform and code your first Java application with this classic tutorial for beginners.

Mark your calendars: Java 9 lands next year

The Java 9 schedule, released by an Oracle official, allows for time to test key upgrades such as modularity.

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The long, strange life, death, and rebirth of Java

As Java enters its twentieth year, it has become a mature language rather than the hot new thing. It's more like C++ than Python. And its supporters are enthusiastic about its future.

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Oracle to end publicly available security fixes for Java 7 this month

Users must sign long-term support deals or migrate to Java 8 to avoid 'enormous headache and disruption to millions of applications.'

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Java regains spot as most popular language in developer index

Language's use in Android development was cited as reason for its rise back to the top spot in the Tiobe index.

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Stack Overflow survey: Nearly half of developers are self-taught

Stack Overflow Developer Survey finds 48 percent of respondents never received a degree in computer science.

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Language forks bring new power to programming

From Hack to Cython, inventive forks are pushing popular programming languages in new directions.

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Little-known real-time standard impacts broad span of Java applications

Real-time Specification for Java 2.0, currently in public review, has implications for mobile computing, massive scaling, and embedded programming for IoT.

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Wisdom to code by, an illustrated guide to programmer proverbs

Behold age-old truths that software developers have learned over the years.

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The state of open source security

Recent high-profile vulnerabilities have put the lie to the 'many eyes' theory -- but also driven real progress in securing the open source ecosystem.

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Java: The once and future king of Internet programming

Would you believe that Java is poised to dominate the next explosion of the Internet? Built for embedded computing and streamlined for real-time applications, here's why Java is the language for IoT.

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APIs aren’t apps: Make them as thin and light as possible

The right language and tool set to develop an API should be based on what the API is designed to do, and a few other factors.

NIO.2 Cookbook, Part 2

Test out these recipes for obtaining paths and retrieving path information, testing files and directories, and working with attributes in NIO.2.

Google Go fuels JVM alternative

Though 'far from complete,' the jvm.go project is drawing praise as a potential alternative to Oracle's JVM.

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