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US sides with Oracle in Java copyright dispute with Google

The dispute between Google and Oracle revolves around whether Java APIs can be copyrighted.


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Java's key to success is simplicity

As Java turns 20, Oracle looks to what keeps the programming language so vital.

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Reunited: io.js rejoins with Node.js

The dueling server-side JavaScript platforms have reconciled after a contentious fork.

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Looking ahead: Life after Java 9

Java's chief architect emphasized the future in his EclipseCon keynote on Tuesday, unpacking the near-term changes anticipated in Java 9 and more speculative language changes that could come later.

Mark your calendars: Java 9 lands next year

The Java 9 schedule, released by an Oracle official, allows for time to test key upgrades such as modularity.

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New Node.js coalition spotlights enterprises

PayPal and Intuit throw support behind EnterpriseJS Coalition, which will host events and produce content about JavaScript in business environments.

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Enterprises still miss the real point of open source

Developers want to work for open-source-savvy enterprises. Here's why enterprise IT is still a long way from the mark.

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Ring out Eclipse, ring in Android Studio for Android apps? Not so fast, Eclipse says

While Eclipse tooling is described as less than ideal for Android development, Eclipse forges on with backing for the popular mobile platform.

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Machine learning and the strategic snake oil reserve

Outside of programmatic trading and fraud detection, we're only starting to use machine learning in business. The biggest inhibitor may be our lack of imagination in applying it.

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Oracle to end publicly available security fixes for Java 7 this month

Users must sign long-term support deals or migrate to Java 8 to avoid 'enormous headache and disruption to millions of applications.'

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Java regains spot as most popular language in developer index

Language's use in Android development was cited as reason for its rise back to the top spot in the Tiobe index.

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Stack Overflow survey: Nearly half of developers are self-taught

Stack Overflow Developer Survey finds 48 percent of respondents never received a degree in computer science.

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Big data is dead -- long live big data

Soon, we'll see 'prepacked' applications that incorporate the distributed processing, machine learning, and analytics of today's overhyped, custom-made solutions.

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Little-known real-time standard impacts broad span of Java applications

Real-time Specification for Java 2.0, currently in public review, has implications for mobile computing, massive scaling, and embedded programming for IoT.

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Spark, big data's brightest star, needs to grow up

Spark is the hottest project in big data -- but Databricks, the company behind it, needs to ensure its implementation has a plausible path to maturity.

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Google Dart upgrade hones in on asynchronous programming

The Dart language gets a number of improvements right as Google lowers its ambitions for Dart VM.

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It came from the cloud: The looming change in IT

PaaS is finally getting traction, and when it takes hold, the application workflow – and the lives of developers – will change forever.

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Scala.js lets you compile Scala to JavaScript

Scala creator Martin Odersky cites performance, type safety, and interoperability with JavaScript libraries as high points of using Scala.js.

Google Go fuels JVM alternative

Though 'far from complete,' the jvm.go project is drawing praise as a potential alternative to Oracle's JVM.

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