Scripting & JVM Languages

Scripting & JVM languages news, information, and how-to advice

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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Shipilёv on writing good benchmarks -- Java vs Scala

Writing good benchmarks begins and ends with the relentless drive to understand why your system is behaving as it does. Once you've got that down, optimization naturally follows.

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Apple's Swift falls back to earth after initial surge

Apple's programming language dips in popularity after strong start, but is expected to even out in coming months.

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Get real: Oracle is strengthening -- not killing -- Java

Oracle has made its share of bungles, but technologically it has put Java on a progressive track.

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Oracle hasn't killed Java -- but there's still time

While Oracle fiddles with fixes and lawsuits big ideas are happening elsewhere in big data, cloud computing, and mobile. Where's the leadership that made Java great?

Pivotal packages a lighter Java Web application stack

Pivotal App Suite is a lighter weight Java EE stack that takes the headache out of open source licensing while streamlining cloud migration.

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Books that have most influenced my software development career

Dustin Marx names 9 books that have earned a permanent place in his bookshelf, and maybe yours.

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5 ways to add machine learning to Java, JavaScript, and more

The pressure is on to harness machine learning for more responsive enterprise apps. So find the open source tool that works best for your programming style and architecture.

Happy 10th anniversary, Ruby on Rails -- but watch your back

Node.js may have stolen some of its thunder, but when it comes to jobs, Rails talent is still in demand.

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Why one developer switched from Java to Google Go

Pivotal's Matt Stine, who was raised on Java, has become an advocate for the Google-built Go language. Find out why one developer chooses Go for building system-level software.

Custom Cassandra data types

Learn to create and then use custom Cassandra Query Language data types in this quick tutorial from Dustin Marx.

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Ki injects Lisp into JavaScript

Ki.js is among a new class of JavaScript libraries bringing functional programming to the JavaScript ecosystem.

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Project Panama builds a bridge between Java and C/C++

Project Panama would provide a native interconnect between code managed by the JVM and APIs for non-Java libraries, including C, C++, Windows, Linux, and Solaris APIs.

Docker containers with Gradle in 4 steps

Do you need to create a Docker image from your Java web app? Are you using Gradle? Add a dose of Spring Boot and you'll be just four steps away from Docker Nirvana.

Expert interview: How to scale Django

Jonathan Freeman interviews Eventbrite engineers John Shuping and Simon Willison about scaling Django in an integrated, high performance enterprise architecture.

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