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Ring out Eclipse, ring in Android Studio for Android apps? Not so fast, Eclipse says

While Eclipse tooling is described as less than ideal for Android development, Eclipse forges on with backing for the popular mobile platform.

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Machine learning and the strategic snake oil reserve

Outside of programmatic trading and fraud detection, we're only starting to use machine learning in business. The biggest inhibitor may be our lack of imagination in applying it.

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Oracle to end publicly available security fixes for Java 7 this month

Users must sign long-term support deals or migrate to Java 8 to avoid 'enormous headache and disruption to millions of applications.'

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Java regains spot as most popular language in developer index

Language's use in Android development was cited as reason for its rise back to the top spot in the Tiobe index.

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Stack Overflow survey: Nearly half of developers are self-taught

Stack Overflow Developer Survey finds 48 percent of respondents never received a degree in computer science.

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Big data is dead -- long live big data

Soon, we'll see 'prepacked' applications that incorporate the distributed processing, machine learning, and analytics of today's overhyped, custom-made solutions.

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Little-known real-time standard impacts broad span of Java applications

Real-time Specification for Java 2.0, currently in public review, has implications for mobile computing, massive scaling, and embedded programming for IoT.

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Spark, big data's brightest star, needs to grow up

Spark is the hottest project in big data -- but Databricks, the company behind it, needs to ensure its implementation has a plausible path to maturity.

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Google Dart upgrade hones in on asynchronous programming

The Dart language gets a number of improvements right as Google lowers its ambitions for Dart VM.

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It came from the cloud: The looming change in IT

PaaS is finally getting traction, and when it takes hold, the application workflow – and the lives of developers – will change forever.

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Scala.js lets you compile Scala to JavaScript

Scala creator Martin Odersky cites performance, type safety, and interoperability with JavaScript libraries as high points of using Scala.js.

Google Go fuels JVM alternative

Though 'far from complete,' the jvm.go project is drawing praise as a potential alternative to Oracle's JVM.

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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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.

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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.

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