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Experimental JavaScript compiler shakes up ideas about speed, simplicity

Higgs, an experimental JavaScript engine written in D, uses novel approaches to speed up JavaScript -- and could inspire similar projects.

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Red Hat ventures into mobile app dev with FeedHenry buy

FeedHenry's Node.js- and MongoDB-powered MBaaS and mobile dev platform will augment Red Hat's open hybrid cloud strategy.

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison steps down as CEO, Catz, Hurd named co-CEOs

In a surprise move, Ellison announced that he is stepping down but not out of the picture; he's now appointed executive chairman and CTO of Oracle.

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Docker nets $40 million in funding, hopes to hook bigger fish: Enterprises

Developers and admins are already onboard; now Docker wants to lure enterprises with training and new features.

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What microservices architecture really means

The emerging shared services architecture borrows from the lineage of SOA, but it's ultimately a different animal.

CloudBees enterprise PaaS bites the dust

CloudBees is shutting down its Java PaaS, Run@Cloud -- a sign of the tough market facing enterprise PaaS offerings.

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APIs will glue together the Internet of things

IoT isn't about what one device can do but what multiple devices, connected by a bridge of APIs, can do together.

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Swagger aims to become the de facto standard for APIs

Swagger API framework, which defines an interface to REST APIs for easier discovery and access, celebrates its 2.0 release this week.

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Java, C++ slip in popularity as domain-specific languages spread

The spread of DSLs in niche fields could be gradually reducing the need for general-purposes languages like Java and C++.

JHipster links Java and JavaScript for Web development

JHipster code generator integrates JavaScript and Angular.js with Java's extensive backend ecosystem, via Spring.

Compiler wars: LLVM and GCC compete on speed, security

Newest revision of LLVM compiler framework battles with GCC on performance, but it has lots of ground to cover.

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Scala founder: Language due for 'fundamental rethink'

The Scala road map has three upgrades planned, with a simpler, more modular language set as the end goal.

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Programmers could get REPL in official Java

Java could add a Lisp-based read-evaluate-print-loop tool as part of Project Kulla, but developers debate whether it's a good fit.

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GitHub's new CEO: We're serious about the enterprise

In a few short years, GitHub has become the world's largest code repository. CEO Chris Wanstrath explains how GitHub is also helping enterprises revitalize their app dev efforts.

Big Java news in late summer 2014

Java modularity and updated JVM performance options spark developer interest in Java EE 8 and Java 9.

Mozilla tackles the browser memory conundrum

In Mozilla's Servo browser engine, a JavaScript garbage collector will take over DOM memory management.

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The star of JavaOne is ... JavaScript?

Fearing developers could defect, Oracle makes accommodations for JavaScript at its upcoming Java conference.

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How Red Hat can catch the developer train

Red Hat's technology is still top-notch, especially for mission-critical workloads. But the open source leader lacks meaningful partnerships.

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