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Stack Overflow adds developer IQ scores to profiles

Developers can test—and publicize—their proficiency across 63 categories

Paul Krill

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Android developers get programming extensions for Kotlin

The beta Android KTX extensions should make coding in Kotlin more concise and idiomatic

Paul Krill

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Who really contributes to open source

New data debunks several myths around which companies lead in open source contributions

Matt Asay

Java Q&A post 36: Language oddities

Java language oddities

The Java language includes various behaviors that may puzzle newcomers to the language. This post examines three such behaviors involving arrays, bytes and shorts, and private fields and methods.

Jeff Friesen

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20 years of open source: Its world-changing history in brief

Today, open source powers servers, computers, devices, and all manner of software. But two decades ago, it was a fringe, radical idea that seemed destined to remain academic

Simon Phipps

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Java 101: Datastructures and algorithms in Java, Part 3

Multidimensional arrays are useful for complex computing scenarios, and ragged arrays can help conserve memory for big data applications. Learn how to create multidimensional arrays and ragged arrays and use them in your Java programs.

Jeff Friesen

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Oracle extends Java JDK 8 updates to 2019

Oddly, JDK 8 will get public updates even after updates end for the later JDK 9 and JDK 10 Java releases

Paul Krill

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What’s new in Google’s Go language

Version 1.10 offers compiler toolchain and performance improvements but no substantive language changes

Paul Krill

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Eclipse’s enterprise Java roadmap: more services coming

The JSON-B API, more cloud and microservices support, two XML efforts, web tags, and a JavaBeans Action Framework are among the planned elements

Paul Krill

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TensorFlow review: The best deep learning library gets better

At version r1.5, Google's open source machine learning and neural network library is more capable, more mature, and easier to learn and use

Martin Heller

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Serverless computing with AWS Lambda, Part 2: AWS Lambda with DynamoDB

Integrate your AWS Lambda backend with a DynamoDB datastore, then use the AWS SDK to invoke Lambda functions from a Java client

Steven Haines

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AWS cloud services guide: The right tools for the job

Moving to the cloud makes more sense than ever, if you know why you're doing it and how to make the most of your platform of choice. Find out the most common reasons for cloud migration, and which AWS components you'll need to succeed

Andy Patrizio

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20 years on, open source hasn’t changed the world as promised

Most code remains closed and proprietary, even though open source now dominates enterprise platforms. How can that be?

Matt Asay

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Serverless computing with AWS Lambda, Part 1

Serverless computing is no magic carpet, but how does it really work? Get an overview of AWS Lambda's nanoservices architecture and execution model, then build your first Lambda function in Java

Steven Haines

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What’s new in ECMAScript 2018

Two new features for the specification underlying JavaScript are finalized and four others are under consideration

Paul Krill

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CockroachDB review: A scale-out SQL database built for survival

CockroachDB is a distributed SQL database built on top of a transactional and consistent key-value store that can withstand datacenter failures

Martin Heller

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C completes comeback in programming popularity

How C won 2017's Programming Language of the Year award from the Tiobe Index

Paul Krill

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What’s new in Ruby 2.5

The dynamic web language gets faster, has quicker documentation

Paul Krill

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What is agile methodology? Modern software development explained

Enterprises need software competency to deliver good digital experiences. Agile development is how enterprises get there

Isaac Sacolick

The year ahead in app dev

2017: The year in programming languages

Java, JavaScript, Kotlin, TypeScript, and C++ all saw big changes in their capabilities

Paul Krill

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