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The year ahead in app dev

The year ahead for Java, JavaScript, Swift, and Universal Windows

Java and Swift will see significant upgrades, while JavaScript frameworks and Microsoft tooling will transform

Move over Memcached and Redis, here comes Netflix's Hollow

Netflix's new Java-powered data caching system promises to speed access to local data sets and aid developers building on top of that data

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Oracle cuts management, messaging specs in Java EE 8

Oracle also wants to transfer MVC spec to another organization due to shifting priorities

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Are checked exceptions good or bad?

While some programmers believe checked exceptions are a good language feature, others would disagree. In this post, Jeff introduces checked exceptions, then dives into the debate.

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After a decade, open source Java is still controversial

Ten years on, Java founder James Gosling sees upside in the open source move, while others believe Sun didn't go far enough

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Scala upgrade brings closer alignment with Java 8

Scala 2.12 has an overhauled compiler to better use the VM features of Java 8

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Buggy components still dog Java apps

Your Java coding chops don't matter much if your go-to third-party libraries and open source frameworks are outdated and have known vulnerabilities

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PurpleJS unites Java, JavaScript development

The framework lets developers write apps in JavaScript that run on the JVM using Java as the runtime

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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Monster Oracle update patches database, Java

Oracle's Critical Patch Updates keep getting bigger. The database giant addressed a number of remotely exploitable flaws in Java, MySQL, and Oracle Database this quarter

Java microservices group seeks less Oracle control

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

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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 Microprofile.io

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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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