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Why Redis beats Memcached for caching

Redis is the newer and more flexible datastore overall, but Memcached wins for efficiency in specific infrastructure and programming scenarios.

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The 14 mistakes that will kill your independent development shop

Indie developers take heed: Heads-down coding is a one-way ticket back to the corporate grind.

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Stability patterns applied in a RESTful architecture

Learn how stability patterns anticipate the hot-spots of distributed network behavior, then see five patterns applied to RESTful transactions in Jersey and RESTEasy.

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Learning a second programming language? Try these 5 sites

Want to switch between programming languages? These sites show developers how to bridge the gap between languages and frameworks.

Ceylon 1.1.0 lands, with Java and Android hooks to come

Ceylon 1.1 features performance upgrades and OSGi backing, but developers have more to look forward to in June 2015.

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Google stays mum on Android L, but buzz grows

All signs point to the imminent arrival of the groundbreaking upgrade, but one beta user sees looming fragmentation issues.

Google asks Supreme Court to decide Android copyright case

The Supreme Court might weigh in on the extent to which APIs can be protected by copyright.

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IBM debuts first Watson machine-learning APIs

The Watson Developer Cloud offers eight services for building what IBM describes as cognitive apps, with more services promised later on.

Let's smash some bugs! Five error tracking tools for Java

Takipi demos five newer error tracking tools – Takipi, Stack Hunter, Raygun, Sentry, and Airbrake – in a common Java debugging routine.

Bossie Awards 2014: The best open source application development tools

InfoWorld's editors and contributors pick the essential tools for software developers in 2014. Find out which languages, frameworks, and libraries deserve top place in your open source toolbox.

Couchbase readies next-generation NoSQL storage engine

Couchbase 3.0 promises faster performance, plus sneak peeks at the new ForestDB database engine and N1QL query language.

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ARM's Mbed falls short of true open source

Mbed promises to resolve some of IoT's biggest challenges, but its resemblance to Android in open source strategy won't win the OS major converts.

Frege joins Scala, Clojure among Java functional languages

Introduced at JavaOne, the Haskell variant joins Scala and Clojure in the roster of functional or functional-inspired languages for the JVM.

9 proposed Java 9 features devs will love

Popular updates like Project Jigsaw and the new JSON API get the hype, but Java 9 promises a goldmine of new features for developers who know where to look.

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Oracle to developers: Let Java be your IoT platform

Oracle's emerging IoT platform features Java SE Embedded for embedded systems, and Java ME Embedded, which is optimized for small devices.

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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DukeScript brings Java to HTML5, JavaScript

Released earlier this month, DukeScript 1.0 is a framework for developing cross-platform mobile, desktop, and Web applications.

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Twitter's Hadoop project gets Apache's blessing

Storm, an open source, real-time computation framework adopted by Twitter, picks up the Apache Foundation's full backing and support.

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