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Ceylon 1.1.0 lands, with Java and Android hooks to come

Ceylon 1.1 features performance upgrades and OSGi backing, but developers have more to look forward to in June 2015.

Bossie Awards 2014: The best open source application development tools

InfoWorld's editors and contributors pick the essential tools for software developers in 2014. Find out which languages, frameworks, and libraries deserve top place in your open source toolbox.

Frege joins Scala, Clojure among Java functional languages

Introduced at JavaOne, the Haskell variant joins Scala and Clojure in the roster of functional or functional-inspired languages for the JVM.

9 proposed Java 9 features devs will love

Popular updates like Project Jigsaw and the new JSON API get the hype, but Java 9 promises a goldmine of new features for developers who know where to look.

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DukeScript brings Java to HTML5, JavaScript

Released earlier this month, DukeScript 1.0 is a framework for developing cross-platform mobile, desktop, and Web applications.

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Twitter's Hadoop project gets Apache's blessing

Storm, an open source, real-time computation framework adopted by Twitter, picks up the Apache Foundation's full backing and support.

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Oracle's Graal project empowers language creation on the JVM

The newly released compiler combined with the Truffle language framework enables Java developers to create runtimes and compilers for new or existing languages.

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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.

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12 predictions, 5 years: The future of programming

We gaze into our coding crystal ball to find the sure bets and intriguing developments to target in the next five years.

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Fast guide to Google Go programming

Need a concise, simple, safe, and fast compiled language with wonderful concurrency features? Go with Google Go.

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Java, C++ slip in popularity as domain-specific languages spread

The spread of DSLs in niche fields could be gradually reducing the need for general-purposes languages like Java and C++.

JHipster links Java and JavaScript for Web development

JHipster code generator integrates JavaScript and Angular.js with Java's extensive backend ecosystem, via Spring.

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Scala founder: Language due for 'fundamental rethink'

The Scala road map has three upgrades planned, with a simpler, more modular language set as the end goal.

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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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The star of JavaOne is ... JavaScript?

Fearing developers could defect, Oracle makes accommodations for JavaScript at its upcoming Java conference.

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Stroustrup: Why the 35-year-old C++ still dominates 'real' dev

C++ inventor details the language's latest changes and assesses the strengths and weaknesses of its competitors.

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