Scripting and JVM Languages

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Go language expands to IBM mainframes

IBM hopes that Google's language, already in use by Docker and Kubernates, will stretch the open source ecosystem for its mainframes

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Developers can unwrap Perl 6 on Christmas

Founder Larry Wall calls version 6 a new language but insists it is still 'very Perly'

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Ruby on Rails takes on Node.js with WebSocket support, API mode

The first beta for the 5.0 edition of the popular Web framework for Ruby is out, with WebSockets support as a major feature -- and with Ruby 2.2.2 as a requirement

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Java developers can dish out tastier Web apps with JSweet

The transpiler adds Java syntax to TypeScript so developers can use Java skills to build JavaScript Web apps

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ECMAScript 2016 will add SIMD capabilities and async functions

Changes to the JavaScript spec upgrade will 'drastically change the way you write JavaScript code'

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Google engineers craft a Dart framework for iOS and Android

The UI framework uses its own rendering engine to draw widgets

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Which code is best? 3 JVM languages duke it out

Frege, Kotlin, and Mirah may not be household names, but they took center stage in a JavaOne JVM language shootout.

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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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Grails gets cozy with AngularJS for better JavaScript

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

Yo sysprog: Cobol lives on in Visual Studio 2015

Cobol keeps on keeping on, this time thanks to support from Micro Focus for use with the latest version of Microsoft's IDE.

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Google Go goes faster with 1.5 upgrade

The latest version of the language features improved garbage collection, mobile accommodations, and a runtime rewritten in Go.

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JRuby upgrade promises better performance

JRuby 9000 features a rewritten compiler designed to improve threading, parallelism, and performance in large-scale Ruby applications.

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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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The state of Ruby and Rails: Opportunities and obstacles

Developer demand for Ruby and Rails remain high, but the specific ways both language and framework shine (or don't) are crucial to know.

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Why R? The pros and cons of the R language

Package ecosystem and graphics are strengths; security and memory management are weaknesses.

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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MEAN vs. LAMP for the future of programming

LAMP diehards take note: The flexible simplicity of MongoDB, ExpressJS, AngularJS, and Node.js is no joke

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