Scripting and JVM Languages

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Google App Engine revs up Python 3 support

It's only Python 3.4 and a beta, but it's a step toward allowing App Engine users to implement Python in its latest and greatest incarnations

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Microservices, Java-on-Java top Oracle’s JVM design goals

Oracle's ambitious plans focus on density, scaling, and stronger language capabilities

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Hope springs for Google Web Toolkit

Google's onetime Java-to-JavaScript wonder tool may see new life, thanks to a looming update

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The future of Node.js: Stable, secure, everywhere

Node's developers look to tighten security, better accommodate ECMAScript, and move to HTTP/2

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IoT spurs surprise surge in assembly language popularity

This month's Tiobe Index of language popularity has the assembly language cracking the top 10, likely due to its use in small IoT devices

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Oden uses Google's Golang ecosystem to cook up a new language

The experimental language uses Go's underlying toolchain to deliver features that Google's language doesn't have yet

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Enterprise NPM users to get help with security, licensing

Third parties are being enlisted to provide add-on services for JavaScript modules

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D3.js JavaScript data visualization package goes modular

D3.js lets you combine modules as desired to support independent release cycles

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The end of BigLittle: Ruby unifies integer classes

Language founder Yukihiro Matsumoto says the general release of Ruby 2.4.0, currently available as a preview, will come in December

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Don't just code: Career advice from the programming masters

Dev tech founders Eich, van Rossum, Johnson, Hickey, and Schleuter offer advice to programming newcomers

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Eclipse's annual release train focuses on JavaScript, PHP

This year's open source tooling package, called Neon, also gives nods to Docker and Android

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Java's Spring Framework gets a new competitor

The Datamill framework brings functional programming to Java

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JavaScript specification gets official thumbs-up

ECMAScript 2016 has limited new features due to the new philosophy of providing smaller, more frequent updates

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JS email attachments may carry potent ransomware

Attackers are infecting computers with a new ransomware program called RAA that's written entirely in JavaScript and locks users' files using strong encryption.

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Unikernel power comes to Java, Node.js, Go, and Python apps

Anyone who wants to experiment with deploying apps as self-contained miniature OSes now have a UniK, a new software tool to speed the process

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What’s the buzz: Python gorges on tools and libraries

The BeeWare project offers tools and libraries offered for mobile and web development

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Make room, Java: New languages take a slice of the pie

The usual suspects -- Java, C, Python, JavaScript, Perl -- still rule the Tiobe index, but Scala and TypeScript take a seat at the table

Build an API to MongoDB -- fast

AnyPresence JustAPIs helps you create and deploy REST APIs on your database in minutes; simply follow these steps

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