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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....

red hat

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....

javascript

The star of JavaOne is ... JavaScript?

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

JXCore's new trick: Convert Node.js projects into self-running apps

Newest beta of the JXCore fork of Node.js lets users compile Node applications and dependent modules into deliverables....

Walmart's investment in open source isn't cheap

While proprietary vendors want us to focus on price, innovators focus on the flexibility and business value of open source....

steamy java

Why developers should get excited about Java 9

The next generation of the enterprise development platform will feature major improvements, including modularity and API updates....

docker data

Five ways Docker is taking over the world

Docker is more than a fad -- it's a real-deal technology finding widespread adoption and creating its own ecosystem....

MongoDB adds support option for community edition of its NoSQL database

The service provides as low as a two-hour response time, but leaves out the bells and whistles from MongoDB Enterprise....

swfit falls

Apple's Swift falls back to earth after initial surge

Apple's programming language dips in popularity after strong start, but is expected to even out in coming months....

hadoop

Hadoop meets Google Docs: Analytics made easy

Adatao's analytics suite puts a Web-friendly front end on Hadoop data and eases access to self-serve reporting....

Pivotal packages a lighter Java Web application stack

Pivotal App Suite is a lighter weight Java EE stack that takes the headache out of open source licensing while streamlining cloud migration....

java gears

Web acceleration protocol nears completion

The HTTP/2 protocol will speed Web delivery for real-time multimedia apps, though critics fear that it could lock out WebSockets and other Web semantics....

javascript

New JavaScript library adds facial detection, 3D projection to Web apps

Tracking.js can work in mobile Web or desktop applications or be paired with Node.js on the server....

Happy 10th anniversary, Ruby on Rails -- but watch your back

Node.js may have stolen some of its thunder, but when it comes to jobs, Rails talent is still in demand....

hadoop

Team of rivals: Hortonworks, Pivotal join up for Hadoop project

Competitors band together to contribute to Apache Ambari, a project whose popularity is on the rise as more organizations look for ways to extend the Hadoop management framework....

scripting

Why one developer switched from Java to Google Go

Pivotal's Matt Stine, who was raised on Java, has become an advocate for the Google-built Go language. Find out why one developer chooses Go for building system-level software....

Apache Cordova lets developers create Android apps from third-party WebViews

Developers can use WebViews, a container that encapsulates Web apps in Android, to get around Android fragmentation. ...

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....

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