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Redline Smalltalk connects to the JVM world

Unlike other Smalltalk-to-JVM efforts, Redline does not need a separate compile cycle.

Io.js beta release could lead to reconciliation with Node.js

As the Node fork ships in beta, leaders of both camps say they would like to merge the technologies back together.

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Next-gen Rust language moves to 1.0 alpha

A beta release for the systems programming language is expected for February with a general 1.0 release to follow

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Java seeks stronghold in networking for Internet of things

The Kona Project, proposed this week, would define and implement Java APIs for networking technologies and protocols commonly used in IoT.

Try out JavaScript 6 features while you wait for the real thing

The 6to5 project, a transpiler that transforms ECMAScript 6 code into completely backward-compatible ECMAScript 5 code, works with existing build systems and environments like Node.js.

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Why 2015 will be the year of microservices

Promising to accelerate Web and mobile app dev, microservices architecture is a developer-driven phenomenon that many enterprises will benefit from in 2015.

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Google hitches cloud data analysis to Java SDK

Google Cloud Dataflow is based on FlumeJava but can be extended to other languages and environments.

Critical vulnerability in Git clients puts developers at risk

Developers using GitHub and GitHub Enterprise are advised to update their Git clients and exercise caution when cloning or accessing Git repositories.

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Modular Java's changes could break IDEs

As Oracle presses forward with Project Jigsaw, it is notifying developers of potential changes to apps and IDEs that use the JDK.

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Functional programming piques Ruby founder, picks up Python compiler

Streem could end up being the basis for future Ruby upgrades, while Mochi brings key functional programming features to Python.

Google Go ventures into Android app development

Google Go 1.4 adds official support for Android, as well as improved syntax and garbage collection.

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MongoDB gets its first native analytics tool

A new open source analytics tool, SlamData adds extensions to SQL that enable analysts to query MongoDB directly, without conversion to an RDBMS.

Over 30 vulnerabilities found in Google App Engine

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

Tech conference leaders: What Node.js fork?

Intuit Node Day presenters were mum about the recent Node.js fork, while developers weighed its impact on Node-based projects and tools.

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Android's Jack and Jill compilers head uphill to developers

Android's new, largely undocumented compilers are still works in progress, but aim to speed up the compilation process.

More new features coming to Java 9

Oracle commits to swapping JARs for modules in JDK 9 and adds four new JEPs. Comments for the targeted JEPs close on December 1.

Splice Machine 1.0 offers speedy, scalable SQL on Hadoop

Splice Machine update offers cross-integration with Hadoop apps and supports migration paths from other databases.

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Complex tools, simple developers: A match made in hell

The developer shortage is coinciding with newer, more complicated tools that most workers can't really use.

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