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Kotlin improves code compilation, now requires JDK 8

Jetbrains' statically typed JVM language also offers several bug fixes and other small changes

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Oracle floats Java hardware acceleration proposal

Project Trinity would enhance Streams with data processing hardware features for greater efficiency

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Node.js exec director: Our project is transformational

Former Linux Foundation official Mark Hinkle moves over to organization shepherding server-side JavaScript platform

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Stack Overflow: Like sleep? Don't code in C

In analyzing its traffic, Stack Overflow found that C developers keep the latest hours, while C# is the language for early risers

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CoffeeScript upgrade refocuses on JavaScript standards

But the new beta breaks compatibility with some version 1 features in providing ECMAScript 2015+ support

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New AI language hides TensorFlow complexity

The Inkling programming language makes it easier to build artificial intelligence applications

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Devops is a secret weapon -- perhaps too secret

A new survey finds devops brings plenty of benefits, but most companies still don't know what it is

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It's time to dump Moore's Law to advance computing, researcher says

Dumping Moore's Law is perhaps the best thing that could happen to computers, as it'll hasten the move away from an aging architecture holding back hardware innovation.

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New functional language champions type-driven development

For now, Idris is primarily a research tool as the compiler and runtime await improvement

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Oracle’s Java-on-Java experiment picks up steam

In a recent presentation, Oracle detailed both progress and future plans for implementing Java on Java

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Ugly Jenkins gets a friendly new UI

The free open source Blue Ocean plugin helps agile teams track build, test, and development progress via a visual pipeline editor

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Open-source developers targeted in sophisticated malware attack

Developers who publish their code on GitHub have been targeted in an attack campaign that uses a little known but potent cyberespionage malware.

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Oracle recommends axing Java object finalizer

But due to Java’s release schedule, the Object.finalize feature will likely stick around for a while

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Critical flaw alert! Stop using JSON encryption

Developers shouldn't use JSON Web Tokens or JSON Web Encryption in their applications at all, lest their private keys get stolen

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Rust, React, JavaScript, Python top Stack Overflow survey

Showing the impact of code schools, more than 50 percent of respondents to the developer survey are relatively new to the field, and thriving

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Oracle sets priorities for Java 9 bug fixes

Speeding toward the Java 9 release date, Oracle will address only the highest priority bugs before July 27

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MIT-Stanford project uses LLVM to break big data bottlenecks

Written in Rust, Weld can provide orders-of-magnitude speedups to Spark and TensorFlow

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Recruiters: Coding talent needed, degree optional

HackerRank finds that bootcamps and other alternatives to four-year degrees are now seen as viable

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Android switches to native Java 8 support

Hit the road, Jack -- Google is displacing the toolchain, but existing tools and plugins dependent on the Java class file format still should work

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Scaled-down Scala variant cuts ties to the JVM

Taking advantage of the LLVM compiler platform, Scala Native expands language’s opportunities on resource-constrained devices

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