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Library misuse exposes leading Java platforms to attack

A deserialization vulnerability in Apache Commons Collections could lead to remote code execution on JBoss, WebSphere, Jenkins, WebLogic, and OpenNMS installations, but the sky isn't falling yet

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Oracle proposal clarifies Java API deprecations

JDK Enhancement Proposal 227 would offer better information on deprecation and log the usage of deprecated APIs.

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RoboVM Java-to-iOS dev tool no longer open source

RoboVM says competitors were leveraging the technology but making no meaningful contributions in return

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Developers weigh JSON, security proposals for Java EE 8

At JavaOne, Oracle reveals the numerous proposals under consideration for inclusion in Java EE 8, due in 2017.

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Jump into Java microframeworks, Part 1

Ultra-lightweight and targeted to mobile and single-page web apps, Spark, Ninja, and Play are three of the most popular, emerging Java frameworks today. This first article in a series gives you a high-level overview of Java...

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Oracle lays out plans for the next Java generation

In celebrating Java's 20 years, former Sun CEO McNealy laments James Gosling's departure from Oracle.


Groovy programming language thrives under Apache

Once dropped by Pivotal, the language for JVMs doubles its downloads with support from the open source software foundation

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Java developers carry hopes and fears to JavaOne

Despite mixed signals from Oracle and competition from newer languages, experts agree that Java will stay strong

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Java 101: Inheritance in Java, Part 2

Get to know the ultimate superclass of Java's class inheritance hierarchy: java.lang.Object.

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Java 101: Inheritance in Java, Part 1

Learn the basics and more of Java inheritance, one of the fundamental concepts of object-oriented programming. Get your head around inheritance concepts and syntax, then go hands-on with the mothership of all Java classes:...


Java 101 primer: Composition and inheritance

A quick guide to the composition technique in Java programming. Learn how to use composition to resolve the well-known problem with inheritance.

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9 bad programming habits we secretly love

Breaking the rules can bring a little thrill, but who knew it could also result in better, more efficient code.

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9 developer trends you can bank on in 2016

From containers to NoSQL to Spark, here are the IT trends you can expect to persist next year.

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Word to API providers: Make it simple for developers

The I Love APIs conference offered plenty of advice on how to draw developers' interest in APIs.

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AWS Mobile Hub streamlines app dev

Amazon introduces Mobile Hub for easier, faster app delivery and adds Python support to AWS Lambda.


Where to start with containers and microservices

Containers and microservices are groundbreaking technologies, but adoption is still a struggle in some shops. Lessons from Java and virtualization could help light the way.

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7 agile certifications to take your career to the next level

How agile are you? One of these certification programs could help you, and your future employer, find out.

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Grails gets cozy with AngularJS for better JavaScript

The Grails framework features improved REST capabilities, while the companion Groovy language gets compiler boosts.

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