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.
Paul Krill, December 2013
Never, ever do this to Hadoop
Hadoop on the SAN? That is, a hot, disruptive technology demanding new architecture paired with core IT's pet investment? Don't do it!
Andrew C. Oliver, December 2013
JetBrains builds on Google Android collaboration for new IntelliJ IDEA
IntelliJ IDEA 13 has improved support for the Java Spring framework.
Joab Jackson, December 2013
Google's C alternative gets an update, but will developers bite?
Google releases Go version 1.2, but questions remain about programming language's uptake among developers outside Google.
Serdar Yegulalp, December 2013
Python 3.4.0 goes to beta with slew of new modules
Statistics modules, asynchronous I/O, memory allocation tracing, and better hash algorithms are in, but upgrades are still largely manual.
Serdar Yegulalp, November 2013
Work progresses in parallel on versions 6 and 7 of underlying ECMAScript specification, with version 6 due by end of 2014.
Paul Krill, November 2013
BadInputFilter is a frontline against security exploits in Tomcat 6. Unfortunately, it breaks silently in later implementations. Learn how to restore the security benefits of BadInputFilter for all versions of Tomcat, and even for use in other Servlet/JSP containers.
John I. Moore, Jr., November 2013
Oracle seeks Java performance boost, joins HSA Foundation
Oracle has joined the Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) Foundation, an industry consortium that develops open standards and tools for parallel acceleration and execution.
Agam Shah, November 2013
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.
Joab Jackson, November 2013
Surprise! Java is fastest for server-side Web apps
Recent benchmarks show what many Java developers have known all along, with three Java web application frameworks topping the charts for server-side performance.
Serdar Yegulalp, November 2013
2014 will be the year of data
If 2012 might've been the end of the world and 2013 saw the end of privacy, without question, data will dominate in 2014.
Andrew C. Oliver, November 2013
Oracle halting support for GlassFish app server
While GlassFish Open Source Edition 4.1 will be released in 2014, says Oracle, the company will not be releasing a 4.x commercial version of the Java application server.
Chris Kanaracus, November 2013
Cloudera pitches Hadoop for everything. Really?
Cloudera's idea of Hadoop as an enterprise data hub is a bold one, but the reality's quite different: Hadoop still has a long way to go before it can eclipse all other big data solutions.
Serdar Yegulalp , October 2013
10 common tasks for MongoDB
You've heard the hype: MongoDB is suddenly a 1.2 billion dollar company and one of the hottest tech ventures running. But what's MongoDB's flagship product good for?
Andrew C. Oliver, October 2013
Review: Mobile Web development frameworks face off
How do jQuery Mobile, Sencha Touch, Kendo UI, and Intel App Framework compare? Find out each of these frameworks excels at bringing a native look and feel to web apps for mobile devices.
Peter Wayner, October 2013