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Facebook to release open source library for iOS interface development

Async Display Kit, part of Facebook's Paper interface app for iOS, offers users better scrolling on devices.

GitHub takes center stage at OSCON

The open source convention will also feature sessions on Docker, OpenStack, and programming languages both new and old.

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JVM plus Docker: Better together

Docker can fill in gaps in the JVM, providing resource control, configuration benefits, and improved packaging and deployment.

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iOS developers poised to win big in Apple-IBM deal

The new alliance between Apple and IBM puts iPads in hands of IBM-backed businesses and gives enterprise-ready iOS developers a big new market to play in.

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Amazon cloud users can now get a piece of Nginx Plus

Amazon Web Services now offers Nginx Web server, a popular alternative to Apache HTTPS, and media streaming for flat subscription price for all machine types.

Oracle hopes to make SQL a lingua franca for big data

Big Data SQL demands a big investment in Oracle's technology stack, but the payoff could be worth it for shops that need to integrate traditional RDBMS with Hadoop and NoSQL data stores.

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Google thinks global Internet security with Project Zero

Project Zero's team of security researchers will be dedicated to rooting out security bugs and traps in popular software, not just Google's.

Future Java 7 security patches will work on Windows XP despite end of official support

Windows XP users will continues to receive Java 7 security updates until at least April 2015, Oracle says

Oracle to release 115 security patches

Oracle plans to release 115 security patches on Tuesday, for vulnerabilities affecting a wide array of its products, including its flagship database, Java SE, Fusion Middleware and business applications.

Python bumps off Java as top learning language

Python's simpler syntax and ability to scale up for enterprise development have made it the preferred language choice for learning to code.

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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MongoDB grows up -- and shows off its enterprise cred

At the MongoDB World conference, the NoSQL darling got new enterprise-grade features and a Fortune 500 hug. Can MongoDB survive the embrace?

Oracle hopes to entice mobile developers with new framework

Oracle's new Mobile Application Framework works with a variety of development tools and languages, including Java, JavaScript and HTML5.

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Android L first take: Developers are excited, intrigued

Developers at Google I/O compared Google's new Android L OS favorably to iOS, saying the new 'material design' concept was a major leap for Android.

Next generation Project Valhalla proposed

Proposed by Brian Goetz, Project Valhalla would provide long-term structure and support for evolving the Java language and platform. Voting by current OpenJDK members closes on July 7.

Google's Android L ups runtime, power, and visuals for developers

Google's successor to Android KitKat promises to be twice as fast and supports 64-bit processing.

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Eclipse Luna picks up Java 8, PHP, C/C++ support

Eclipse IDE's annual release adds Java 8 support, enhanced C/C++ and PHP tools, and support for the Paho platform.

Java incubator to explore technologies for Java 10 and beyond

Proposed by Brian Goetz on the openjdk mailing list, Project Valhalla would explore and incubate long-term improvements to the Java language.

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