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Busted: Still fighting about pointers

7 reasons why frameworks are the new programming languages

Thanks to powerful tools, the need for speed, and the shifting nature of programming itself, your next nerd fight will be over framework APIs, not syntax.

Google shares code to help server software digest HTTP/2

Google's open sourced gRPC framework handles remote procedure calls and is based on the new Web transmission standard, HTTP/2.

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Google Web Toolkit dumps compatibility for sake of upgrades

Two new versions of Google Web Toolkit are due, featuring support for Java 8 but sacrificing backward compatibility.

Over 30 vulnerabilities found in Google App Engine

Researchers escaped the Java sandbox on the cloud platform and executed code on the underlying system

Q&A: Why io.js decided to fork Node.js

In an interview, io.js team member Mikeal Rogers discusses the motivation behind the action and what they hope to accomplish.

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The full stack developer is dead, long live the un-stack developer

The un-stack developer uses only the stack technologies that make sense for their software project.

DukeScript: A safer way to 'write once, run anywhere'

Using DukeScript APIs, developers can write applications in Java and HTML5 and run them in any Android, iOS, desktop browser, or HTML5/CSS/JavaScript environment.

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Responsive web design with Google Web Toolkit

Get started with using GWT-friendly CSS media queries and multi-device layout patterns to develop mobile-responsive web applications. Demonstrations are based on an open source code base that you can use as a foundation for your own...

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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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15 technologies changing how developers work

The work of telling computers what to do is markedly different than it was even five years ago, so don't get caught asleep at the console. Peter Wayner profiles 15 technologies transforming how developers work today.

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How PaaS is changing enterprise app dev

'Platform as a service' may be the least understood cloud type, but enterprise dev shops are catching on big time, bringing cloud scalability and availability to their portfolio of applications.

Why use Node.js?

Where Node.js really shines is in building fast, scalable network applications, as it’s capable of handling a huge number of simultaneous connections with high throughput, which equates to high scalability.

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PayPal and Netflix cozy up to Node.js

The server-side JavaScript platform is popular with developers for its relatively low learning curve, high productivity, and stable performance. Recent adoptions suggest that some of tech's top executives are buying in, too.

Dinosaurs of web technology.

Web technologies that deserve to die

Spring WebFlow, Seam, WebBeans, and related beasts must meet their extinction. Who thought evermore client state on the server was a grand idea anyway?

Go Google Go! A language on full throttle

Java frameworks still rule the roost, but Go and Facebook's new HHVM PHP environment are gaining fast.

Spring Java springs ahead

Spring Java framework springs forward despite Oracle challenge

Spring framework 4.0 will debut Thursday with new features including HTML5/WebSocket, REST, and support for Java 8.

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Node.js keeps stealing Rails' thunder

Rails founder isn't worried about Node.js displacing Rails, but more and more companies are making the switch.

Google extends App Engine for mobile app back end

Google Cloud Endpoints is a new collection of hosted tools and libraries that extend Google App Engine's current PaaS offering with infrastructure for cloud-based Android and iOS mobile apps.

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