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Read-only properties in JavaFX 8

Learn how to expose internal modifiable properties as external read-only properties in JavaFX 8

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Java microservices group seeks less Oracle control

The group plans to set up a foundation to govern Java microservices without a single dominant vendor


Interface-based applications in Java 8

Java 8's support for static methods in interfaces made it possible to create interface-based applications. Learn how in this short blog post.

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Oracle tries playing nice with Java EE rebels

After raising ire with its perceived neglect of Java, Oracle is attempting to assuage the breakaway groups Java EE Guardians and

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Java 9 could be delayed until July 2017

Oracle official proposes another delay for the next major version of Java, says modularization is taking time

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The top 5 Java 8 features for developers

The release has been seen as a huge step toward making Java better, thanks to these upgrades in particular

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Java EE 8 set to slip, while Java SE could move up

Mired in controversy, Java EE won't likely make its targeted ship date of first-half 2017

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Hey Google, Android APIs are a mess

The most popular mobile platform in the world doesn't seem to care much about making developers happy

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Microservices, Java-on-Java top Oracle’s JVM design goals

Oracle's ambitious plans focus on density, scaling, and stronger language capabilities

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Immutable empty collections and iterators

Find out why the java.util.Collections class includes static methods that return immutable empty collections and iterators.

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Businesses stick with Java, Python, and C

A recent survey found that while developers are into newer languages like Swift, Rust, and Scala, businesses prefer the stalwarts -- and Python can bridge the gap between the two

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Java EE advocates to Oracle: Give us details, not promises

Oracle says Java EE 8 will be equipped for cloud deployments, microservices, containers, and multitenancy, but Java advocates want to see the fine print

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Exclusive: Oracle to reboot Java EE for the cloud

Oracle lifts the lid on its plan to modernize enterprise Java amid criticisms of inactivity

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Oracle's monster security update fixes Java, database bugs

Oracle’s priorities have clearly shifted away from Java and its database products, as the bulk of fixes are for its middleware and e-commerce applications

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Java EE devotees plot to seize control from Oracle

Tired of Java EE's languishing, two groups may develop their own parts of Java -- but don't call it a 'fork'

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Red Hat polishes JBoss EAP for a cloud-native future

A major new release to the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform is designed to offer better support for containers and cloud-native applications.

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Gosling rallies against Oracle for Java EE neglect

Java's creator and the Java EE Guardians group believe Oracle has all but abandoned the language

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Make room, Java: New languages take a slice of the pie

The usual suspects -- Java, C, Python, JavaScript, Perl -- still rule the Tiobe index, but Scala and TypeScript take a seat at the table

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Google wins retrial over its use of Java in Android

The jury found Google's use of Java was 'fair use,' turning down Oracle's claims of illegal infringement

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