Scripting and JVM Languages

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Q&A: JavaScript creator Brendan Eich puts Brave face on the Web.

Brendan Eich's latest project involves a browser that automatically blocks ads and trackers, protects user privacy

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Node.js alert: Google engineer finds flaw in NPM scripts

Node.js developers, run NPM install at your own risk -- a self-replicating worm can easily spread through the ecosystem

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'Minimalist' JavaScript framework Feathers 2.0 ready to fly

Feathers 2.0 helps developers transition from monolithic application development to microservices

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10 hard-core coding tips for faster Python

Optimizing Python doesn't come to any one factor, but a few of these together could give your code a serious boost

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Stack Overflow survey: JavaScript reigns, female developers MIA

JavaScript remains the king for front-end, back-end, and full-stack development, but female devs remain woefully few and far between

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PyPy 5: A faster, leaner Python compiler

The update shaves down startup time and memory use, and it introduces improved options for interfacing with and embedding Python into C code

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Beyond jQuery: An expert guide to choosing the right JavaScript framework

How to choose from 22 essential JavaScript frameworks for Web and mobile development

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Java finally gets microservices tools

Lightbend's Lagom framework helps Java developers create and manage microservices architectures

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Functional languages: What they are, where they're going

Functional languages require that you rethink your approach to programming -- get tips from the developers of Clojure, Scala, and F#

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JetBrains' Kotlin JVM language appeals to the Java faithful

The JVM-based 'pragmatic language' aims for deep interoperability with Java in its 1.0 release

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JetBrains polishes Kotlin for JVM ahead of general release

The release candidate also features improved Java interoperability

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Google spotlights Go language with new open source load balancer

In its Seesaw load-balancing technology, Google demonstrates how Go can be used to wrap other projects

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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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