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Four reasons to stick with Java, and four reasons to dump it

The enterprise mainstay has proved resilient in the face of many challenges -- but just how long can Java remain a premier programming language?

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Pedal to the metal: PyPy 2.4 powers up Python

JIT-powered Python engine PyPy was already fast, but version 2.4 charges further ahead, thanks to multithreaded optimizations.

ChoiceFormat: Numeric range formatting

Learn how to use ChoiceFormat and its patterns to customize the formatting of numeric ranges in your Java programs.

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Run anywhere again: Java hooks up with Docker

Officially certified as Java-compliant and supported, Zulu JVM signals Docker's adoption by more mainstream and larger Java-based enterprises.

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Experimental JavaScript compiler shakes up ideas about speed, simplicity

Higgs, an experimental JavaScript engine written in D, uses novel approaches to speed up JavaScript -- and could inspire similar projects.

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12 predictions, 5 years: The future of programming

We gaze into our coding crystal ball to find the sure bets and intriguing developments to target in the next five years.

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Fast guide to Google Go programming

Need a concise, simple, safe, and fast compiled language with wonderful concurrency features? Go with Google Go.

Four ways Docker fundamentally changes application development

How Docker containers streamline development and deployment, encourage best practices, and enable a new breed of microservices based applications.

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3 make-or-break interview questions for developers

It's developer season at my company. Unlike with deer season, we’re hiring rather than shooting, though not all survive the interview process.

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Red Hat ventures into mobile app dev with FeedHenry buy

FeedHenry's Node.js- and MongoDB-powered MBaaS and mobile dev platform will augment Red Hat's open hybrid cloud strategy.

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison steps down as CEO, Catz, Hurd named co-CEOs

In a surprise move, Ellison announced that he is stepping down but not out of the picture; he's now appointed executive chairman and CTO of Oracle.

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10 more do's and don'ts for faster SQL queries

Follow these tried-and-true techniques to improving both the speed and concurrency of your dawdling database.

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Docker nets $40 million in funding, hopes to hook bigger fish: Enterprises

Developers and admins are already onboard; now Docker wants to lure enterprises with training and new features.

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What microservices architecture really means

The emerging shared services architecture borrows from the lineage of SOA, but it's ultimately a different animal.

CloudBees enterprise PaaS bites the dust

CloudBees is shutting down its Java PaaS, Run@Cloud -- a sign of the tough market facing enterprise PaaS offerings.

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APIs will glue together the Internet of things

IoT isn't about what one device can do but what multiple devices, connected by a bridge of APIs, can do together.

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Swagger aims to become the de facto standard for APIs

Swagger API framework, which defines an interface to REST APIs for easier discovery and access, celebrates its 2.0 release this week.

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Java, C++ slip in popularity as domain-specific languages spread

The spread of DSLs in niche fields could be gradually reducing the need for general-purposes languages like Java and C++.

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