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Invokedynamic 101

What do you need to know about using invokedynamic and the java.lang.invoke API package in Java 7 and Java 8?

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Google Go ventures into Android app development

Google Go 1.4 adds official support for Android, as well as improved syntax and garbage collection.

Comparing JVM libraries for MongoDB

Get a quick look at how four leading Java-based libraries for MongoDB handle a common REST-services use case.

big data

MongoDB gets its first native analytics tool

A new open source analytics tool, SlamData adds extensions to SQL that enable analysts to query MongoDB directly, without conversion to an RDBMS.

code school

We all will be coders: Don't fear the future of software development

Within 10 years all primary school graduates in the UK will know how to code, but there will still be plenty of work for the pros.

Over 30 vulnerabilities found in Google App Engine

Researchers escaped the Java sandbox on the cloud platform and executed code on the underlying system

Tech conference leaders: What Node.js fork?

Intuit Node Day presenters were mum about the recent Node.js fork, while developers weighed its impact on Node-based projects and tools.

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Android's Jack and Jill compilers head uphill to developers

Android's new, largely undocumented compilers are still works in progress, but aim to speed up the compilation process.

Q&A: Why io.js decided to fork Node.js

In an interview, io.js team member Mikeal Rogers discusses the motivation behind the action and what they hope to accomplish.

11 open source tools for making the most of machine learning

11 open source tools to make the most of machine learning

Tap the predictive power of machine learning with these diverse, easy-to-implement libraries and frameworks

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Storm or Spark: Choose your real-time weapon

Real-time business intelligence is going mainstream, thanks in part to the Storm and Spark open source projects. Here's how to choose between them.

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Beyond Storm for streaming data applications

Why a distributed, in-memory, SQL-relational database beats Apache Storm for apps that make real-time decisions on streaming data.

There's no magic in PaaS, only trade-offs

Platform-as-a-service might work like magic for some apps, but it's a series of painful gotchas for others.

holiday lights neurons network stream

Socket programming for scalable systems

Three iterations of a client-server example demonstrate the timeless utility of Java I/O, while also showcasing the streamlined concurrency and scalability features of NIO and NIO.2.

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7 tools tuned for agile development success

Dev shops versed in agile development can choose from a wealth of rapidly improving project management tools to hone their processes.

Attack of the One-Letter Programming Languages

Attack of the one-letter programming languages

From D to R to M to J, some of these language will never be mainstream, but each has earned its own cult following.

digital crown

The full stack developer is dead, long live the un-stack developer

The un-stack developer uses only the stack technologies that make sense for their software project.

Job Interviewing Skills
Tip

6 ways to nail the job interview

Learn what IT hiring managers say are the most common interviewing mistakes and how you can avoid making them. Millennials, these tips are especially for you.

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Peer-to-peer: How to build a career in software development

Four developers explain how both careful planning and following the unexpected have helped them build their dream careers.

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