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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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Oracle lays out Lego-like future of Java

At EclipseCon, Java Chief Architect Mark Reinhold shares a vision of a modular Java 9 and discusses future proposals for resolving Java's pain points.

Google's Go language is off to a great start, but still has work ahead

Speed, concurrency, and portability have brought Go fame and friends, but the language and ecosystem need time to mature.

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What you need to know about Hadoop right now

Andrew updates his cheat sheet for developers navigating the ever-expanding Hadoop ecosystem. Storm and Spark still top the list, but don't miss new additions like Phoenix, Kafka, and Falcon.

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Dumped by Pivotal, Groovy moves to Apache

Pivotal makes good on its plan to discontinue Groovy funding past March, but the fate of accompanying Grails framework remains undetermined.

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Elasticsearch buys into search as a service, rebrands as 'Elastic'

In an exclusive interview, the CEO and CTO of the company formerly known as Elasticsearch talk about the acquisition of Found, the diversity of customer use cases, and future product plans.

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Java update spotlights JavaScript, memory usage

Java Development Kit 8, Update 40 from Oracle addresses memory management, native packaging, JavaScript compatibility, and usability.

Codehaus: The once great house of code has fallen

The onetime home of projects such as JMock, Mule, and XDoclet has announced that it will begin taking projects and services offline in early April 2015.

Google shares code to help server software digest HTTP/2

Google's open sourced gRPC framework handles remote procedure calls and is based on the new Web transmission standard, HTTP/2.

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Red Hat Shenandoah boosts Java garbage collection

The parallel and concurrent compacting garbage collector is aimed at in-memory databases and other applications requiring large heaps.

Untangling the intense politics behind Node.js

The bitter politics around Node.js certainly needs sandboxing, but so does the desire of developers to drive the agenda.

Torvalds: ‘People who start writing kernel code get hired really quickly’

Now more than ever, the development of the Linux kernel is a matter for the professionals, as unpaid volunteer contributions to the project reached their lowest recorded levels in the latest “Who Writes Linux” report.

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Prepare for faster, safer web browsing: The next-gen HTTP/2 protocol is done

HTTP/2 introduces mutliplexing to allow multiple server requests to be sent at the same time, requires fewer connections between server and client, and allows servers to push content straight to a browser.

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Eich: JavaScript will deliver on Java's broken promise

JavaScript's creator believes the scripting language can beat Java at its own 'virtual machine embedded everywhere' game.

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Node.js goes pro: New opportunities -- and risks

The meteoric rise of Node.js means greater scrutiny of tools and shortcomings in the years ahead.

The Oculus Rift could change big data analytics forever

Data isn't the real world, it only describes it. A new company wants to let you drill past the numbers to lifelike, real-time representations of what's going on.

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Node.js gets a new master

A neutral third party, the Node.js Foundation, will take over jurisdiction of popular server-side JavaScript platform, though Joyent will remain heavily involved.

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5 projects that push Python performance

Python's never been as speedy as C or Java, but several projects are in the works to get the lead out of the language.

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