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Atom at 1.0: GitHub's Node-based editor is just getting started

Atom 1.0 is not just a code editor with cutting-edge add-ons, but a platform upon which other editors and IDEs can -- and are -- to be built.


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Eclipse's latest release train carries Docker, Java technologies

The Eclipse Foundation's annual bulk release features Docker tools and Java IDE improvements, including Quick Fixes for Java 8.

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Red Hat takes the reins of OpenJDK 7

Project lead Alex Haley says the OpenJDK community needs to move the project forward, with Red Hat's backing.

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Spark 1.4 adds support for R, Python 3, cluster management

Spark data processing framework adds languages used by many data crunchers, as well as container-based cluster management features.

A better mousetrap: A JSON data warehouse takes on Hadoop

Sure, a NoSQL or JSON data warehouse sounds faddish, but SonarW is a better solution for many.

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LinkedIn fills another SQL-on-Hadoop niche

LinkedIn's open source, home-brew OLAP project is a new way for Hadoop users (and others) to query both real-time and historical data.

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Google throws Dart language over to GitHub

The move could be Google's way of attracting more external committers to the JavaScript rival.

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Spark and Storm face new competition for real-time Hadoop processing

DataTorrent is releasing its real-time data processing engine for Hadoop and beyond as the open source Project Apex.

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InfoWorld survey: The rise of the developer

A new InfoWorld survey of software developers highlights their growing influence in business -- and their keen awareness of challenges going forward.

US sides with Oracle in Java copyright dispute with Google

The dispute between Google and Oracle revolves around whether Java APIs can be copyrighted.

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Oracle v. Google: We're not screwed yet

Superficially, the Solicitor General's advice to SCOTUS to find against Google and reject its appeal looks like bad news, but Simon Phipps says it's not over yet.

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Build self-healing distributed systems with Spring Cloud

Meet the challenges of microservices and distributed computing with Netflix-forged components and familiar tools.

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Unfinished business: Java is a 20-year-old grown-up with bright prospects ahead

What have the last 20 years taught us about Java in 2035?

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Java at 20: How it changed programming forever

Java synthesized sound ideas, repackaging them in a practical format that turned on a generation of coders.

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Java's key to success is simplicity

As Java turns 20, Oracle looks to what keeps the programming language so vital.

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Java at 20: Its successes, failures, and future

Oracle's Java VP discusses J2EE, OpenJDK, security woes, and the long gap before Java 7.

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Reunited: io.js rejoins with Node.js

The dueling server-side JavaScript platforms have reconciled after a contentious fork.

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Review: 10 JavaScript editors compared

Sometimes you need a full-fledged IDE but for many cases a simple JavaScript editor is more than enough. Find out why JavaScript editors Sublime Text, TextMate, and Brackets lead the pack for capabilities and speed.

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Looking ahead: Life after Java 9

Java's chief architect emphasized the future in his EclipseCon keynote on Tuesday, unpacking the near-term changes anticipated in Java 9 and more speculative language changes that could come later.

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