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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.

Amazon Web Services entices developers to the cloud with a trio of new tools

CodeDeploy, CodeCommit, and CodePipeline help developers put code in the cloud and manage it.

Big data sparks interest in statistical programming languages

Statistical languages offer a great fit for big data, but due to their specific use cases, they're unlikely to catch to up to generalized stalwarts like Java and C.

DukeScript: A safer way to 'write once, run anywhere'

Using DukeScript APIs, developers can write applications in Java and HTML5 and run them in any Android, iOS, desktop browser, or HTML5/CSS/JavaScript environment.

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Functional programming's high efficiency comes at a cost

Though tough to define, functional programming can bring real productivity boosts if you can navigate the learning curve.

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Hadoop's growth opens up demand for data migration tools

As more companies adopt Hadoop, they need help getting their data onto the platform -- and a new field is born.

Next up for Node.js: Going mobile

A key developer wants to expand the horizons of the server-side JavaScript platform and bring it to all devices.

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Eclipse shines light on cloud-based app dev

Eclipse Cloud Development initiative looks to host browser-based development tools in the cloud.

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Devops, agile development cut through federal agency's red tape

Scrum, waterfall approaches, paired with Jenkins, Git, Chef tools as well as Java and Spring add up to higher efficiency and better tech management.

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ECMAScript 6 returns JavaScript to original intent

ECMAScript committee member Jafar Husain talks about what to expect from the specification that defines JavaScript.

Software developer shortage transcends international boundaries

More grade-school level technology education would help meet the unprecedented demand for qualified programmers.

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RoboVM beckons Java 8 programmers to iOS

RoboVM lets developers use lambdas and defaults, and it provides full access to the hardware and native iOS APIs.

Ceylon 1.1.0 lands, with Java and Android hooks to come

Ceylon 1.1 features performance upgrades and OSGi backing, but developers have more to look forward to in June 2015.

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Google stays mum on Android L, but buzz grows

All signs point to the imminent arrival of the groundbreaking upgrade, but one beta user sees looming fragmentation issues.

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IBM debuts first Watson machine-learning APIs

The Watson Developer Cloud offers eight services for building what IBM describes as cognitive apps, with more services promised later on.

Google asks Supreme Court to decide Android copyright case

The Supreme Court might weigh in on the extent to which APIs can be protected by copyright.

Couchbase readies next-generation NoSQL storage engine

Couchbase 3.0 promises faster performance, plus sneak peeks at the new ForestDB database engine and N1QL query language.

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ARM's Mbed falls short of true open source

Mbed promises to resolve some of IoT's biggest challenges, but its resemblance to Android in open source strategy won't win the OS major converts.

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