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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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OpenJDK project opens up Java 9 to collaboration, experimentation

The new 'sandbox forest' will enable developers to work on ongoing enhancements before finalizing and contributing them to Java 9.

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Pedal to the metal: PyPy 2.4 powers up Python

JIT-powered Python engine PyPy was already fast, but version 2.4 charges further ahead, thanks to multithreaded optimizations.

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Run anywhere again: Java hooks up with Docker

Officially certified as Java-compliant and supported, Zulu JVM signals Docker's adoption by more mainstream and larger Java-based enterprises.

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Experimental JavaScript compiler shakes up ideas about speed, simplicity

Higgs, an experimental JavaScript engine written in D, uses novel approaches to speed up JavaScript -- and could inspire similar projects.

Four ways Docker fundamentally changes application development

How Docker containers streamline development and deployment, encourage best practices, and enable a new breed of microservices based applications.

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Red Hat ventures into mobile app dev with FeedHenry buy

FeedHenry's Node.js- and MongoDB-powered MBaaS and mobile dev platform will augment Red Hat's open hybrid cloud strategy.

CloudBees enterprise PaaS bites the dust

CloudBees is shutting down its Java PaaS, Run@Cloud -- a sign of the tough market facing enterprise PaaS offerings.

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Swagger aims to become the de facto standard for APIs

Swagger API framework, which defines an interface to REST APIs for easier discovery and access, celebrates its 2.0 release this week.

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Programmers could get REPL in official Java

Java could add a Lisp-based read-evaluate-print-loop tool as part of Project Kulla, but developers debate whether it's a good fit.

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GitHub's new CEO: We're serious about the enterprise

In a few short years, GitHub has become the world's largest code repository. CEO Chris Wanstrath explains how GitHub is also helping enterprises revitalize their app dev efforts.

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How Red Hat can catch the developer train

Red Hat's technology is still top-notch, especially for mission-critical workloads. But the open source leader lacks meaningful partnerships.

JXCore's new trick: Convert Node.js projects into self-running apps

Newest beta of the JXCore fork of Node.js lets users compile Node applications and dependent modules into deliverables.

Walmart's investment in open source isn't cheap

While proprietary vendors want us to focus on price, innovators focus on the flexibility and business value of open source.

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What I wish I'd known starting out as a programmer

Why make the same old career mistakes when you can make new ones? Andrew Oliver distills some of the harder lessons learned early in his programming career.

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Five ways Docker is taking over the world

Docker is more than a fad -- it's a real-deal technology finding widespread adoption and creating its own ecosystem.

MongoDB adds support option for community edition of its NoSQL database

The service provides as low as a two-hour response time, but leaves out the bells and whistles from MongoDB Enterprise.

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How to crack an open source community

Want to contribute to an open source project? Here are the main reasons you'll struggle -- and some tips to help you persevere.

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PaaS shoot-out: Cloud Foundry vs. OpenShift

Cloud Foundry shines with broad application support and stellar ease of use, but OpenShift has the edge in management and automation.

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