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Insider: Oracle has lost interest in Java

New sources are stepping up questions about Oracle's stewardship of the Java platform.

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Hadoop is slowly eating conventional analytics

The components of the Hadoop ecosystem won't overthrow Teredata or IBM Netezza any time soon, but ultimately, the commodity solution almost always wins.


GitLab one-ups GitHub with open source enterprise code hosting

GitLab is targeting the enterprise, but will its open source allure be enough to win developers away from GitHub?

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Jenkins-Docker pairing gathers momentum

CloudBees pairs Jenkins and Docker with CloudBees Jenkins Platform Private SaaS Edition.

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How Apache Ranger and Chuck Norris help secure Hadoop

The Hadoop ecosystem has always been a bag of parts, each of which needs to be secured separately -- at least they did need that, until Apache Ranger came to town.

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The 7 most common Hadoop and Spark projects

Think you're breaking new ground with your Hadoop project? Odds are it fits neatly into one of these seven common types of projects.

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Up your coding game with these 7 habits of great programmers

Experienced software engineers share their thoughts on what differentiates great programmers from good programmers and what it takes to up your coding game.

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GitHub's next big innovations won't come from GitHub

The UI-tweaking apps for GitHub will come from third parties like ZenHub -- and GitHub is fine with that.


Java 9 plays catch-up, adds REPL for faster feedback

JShell's read-eval-print-loop functionality will allow Java programmers to interactively evaluate code as they write it, without having to compile first.

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Java devs abhor Oracle’s plan to kill private API

Oracle's plan to eliminate access to sun.misc.Unsafe would have drastic consequences for the Java ecosystem, according to some opponents. Making the API public is a proposed alternative.


How to ruin an open source project: Let us count the ways

GitHub official Brandon Keepers warns about bad practices that could kill your next open source project.

Oracle tries to beef up copyright case against Android

Oracle says new facts could strengthen its argument that Google's use of Java in Android was not lawful.


Why Spark is spiking in the cloud

Interest and investment in Apache Spark have increased dramatically in recent months, to the benefit of cloud customers.

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Two reasons the Rust language will succeed

Rust's developer community has created a culture of collaboration that could help propel the language's success.

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Which freaking Hadoop engine should I use?

These four truths will help you determine which Hadoop technology to use for the types of workloads you anticipate.

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Big data, big challenges: Hadoop in the enterprise

Fresh from the front lines: Common problems encountered when putting Hadoop to work -- and the best tools to make Hadoop less burdensome.

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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