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Test like crazy for Java happiness, report says

Small, responsive and dedicated performance teams tend to be the ones that produce the highest-performing Java code, according to a study by RebelLabs.

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Understanding sun.misc.Unsafe

Some developers are up in arms that sun.misc.Unsafe could be removed in Java 9, while others have never used it.

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Java devs abhor Oracle’s plan to kill private API

Oracle's plan to eliminate access to sun.misc.Unsafe would have drastic consequences for the Java ecosystem, according to some opponents. Making the API public is a proposed alternative.

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Why streaming analytics is such a big deal

Analytics drive decisions, but some decisions shouldn't wait until batch processes complete -- which is why, eventually, we'll all analyze data as it streams in.

Oracle tries to beef up copyright case against Android

Oracle says new facts could strengthen its argument that Google's use of Java in Android was not lawful.

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JRuby upgrade promises better performance

JRuby 9000 features a rewritten compiler designed to improve threading, parallelism, and performance in large-scale Ruby applications.

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Enterprise Java moves back into the spotlight this fall

The annual JavaOne conference, coming this October, will feature a big dose of programming related to Java EE.

Oracle fixes zero-day Java flaw and over 190 other vulnerabilities

Users should update Java as soon as possible because attackers are already taking advantage of at least one vulnerability.

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Two reasons the Rust language will succeed

Rust's developer community has created a culture of collaboration that could help propel the language's success.

Roll your own API in Amazon's cloud

Amazon's API Gateway promises the ability to create APIs without needing to spin up a server, but at the cost of more Amazon lock-in.

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The state of Ruby and Rails: Opportunities and obstacles

Developer demand for Ruby and Rails remain high, but the specific ways both language and framework shine (or don't) are crucial to know.

Sad day for developers: SCOTUS denies Google's appeal on APIs

Supreme Court's decision is bad news for developers targeting the U.S. market, who will now have to avoid any API not explicitly licensed as open

JSF 2.3 aims to be the default MVC framework for Java EE

Due in the third quarter of 2016, JSF 2.3 is positioned as the default MVC framework for Java EE.

Atom at 1.0: GitHub's Node-based editor is just getting started

Atom 1.0 is not just a code editor with cutting-edge add-ons, but a platform upon which other editors and IDEs can -- and are -- to be built.

How the next Java update could make Yahoo your default search provider

Future Java updates will come with the option to make Yahoo the default search engine on Chrome and Internet Explorer.

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Eclipse's latest release train carries Docker, Java technologies

The Eclipse Foundation's annual bulk release features Docker tools and Java IDE improvements, including Quick Fixes for Java 8.

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Red Hat takes the reins of OpenJDK 7

Project lead Alex Haley says the OpenJDK community needs to move the project forward, with Red Hat's backing.

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Cleaner garbage collector wanted for Java 9

Oracle says the low-pause efficiency in the G1 garbage collector should get the nod over Parallel GC

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Spark 1.4 adds support for R, Python 3, cluster management

Spark data processing framework adds languages used by many data crunchers, as well as container-based cluster management features.

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