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GitHub vs. Bitbucket vs. GitLab: An epic battle for developer mindshare

GitHub, Bitbucket, and GitLab pile lots of poshy extras on top of Git. Which should you choose?

Peter Wayner

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Eclipse IDE Photon release train arrives with Rust but no Jakarta EE

The 2018 release offers native Eclipse IDE capabilities for the Rust and C# languages, as well as new Java support

Paul Krill

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What’s new in Kubernetes containers

Kubernetes 1.11 adds a new load-balancing method and provides custom resource definitions

Serdar Yegulalp

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YugaByte review: Planet-scale Cassandra and Redis

YugaByte DB combines distributed ACID transactions, multi-region deployment, and support for Cassandra and Redis APIs, with PostgreSQL on the way

Martin Heller

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Java 101: Mastering Java exceptions, Part 1

Everything you need to know about throwing, trying, catching, and cleaning up after Java exceptions

Jeff Friesen

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Oracle now requires a subscription to use Java SE

One-time licenses won’t be available for Java SE 8 or later, but separate support contracts also go away

Paul Krill

The downsides of Node.js

Ryan Dahl’s Node.js regrets lead to Deno

Deno is an in-development secure TypeScript runtime built on the same Google V8 JavaScript engine as Node.js

Paul Krill

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Database shift: Start with open source but finish with AWS

AWS seems to be building natural bridges between on-premises databases like MySQL and cloud services like Amazon Aurora

Matt Asay

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Kotlin tutorial: Get started with Kotlin

Kotlin can provide huge benefits to developers currently working on Java and Android projects--here’s how

Martin Heller

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Nashorn JavaScript engine for JVM could be axed

OpenJDK proposal says maintaining Nashorn has become a challenge due to rapid changes to the ECMAScript language

Paul Krill

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Java 101: Datastructures and algorithms in Java, Part 5

In addition to singly linked lists, Java offers several other types of list that you can use to search and sort stored data in your Java programs.

Jeff Friesen

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Open source’s existential dilemma: the meaning of ‘free'

Developers once were quick to distinguish open source as “free as in freedom, not free as in beer.” Today, as GitHub shows, they demand the beer but are nonchalant about the freedom

Matt Asay

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Why use SaltStack for automation and orchestration

SaltStack is a good choice for very large networks, thanks to its message queue networking and multi-master architecture

Martin Heller

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The future of Java: How Jakarta EE will unfold under Eclipse

The open source tools organization wants to adopt Docker, NoSQL, and Kubernetes in enterprise Java, while standardizing on Maven and Jenkins

Paul Krill

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Java Challengers #2: String comparisons

How String methods, keywords, and operators process comparisons in the String pool

Rafael Chinelato Del Nero

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The Kubernetes ‘fork’: Open source purists miss the point

Is Red Hat’s OpenShift a fork of Kubernetes? No, but it still shouldn’t matter if it were

Matt Asay

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Apache Wicket Java 8 upgrade only partially supports lambdas

The open source Java web framework continues to subclasses for extensions, due to memory and performance issues

Paul Krill

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Oracle plans to dump risky Java serialization

A “horrible mistake” from 1997, the Java object serialization capability for encoding objects has serious security issues

Paul Krill

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6 must-have web frameworks for the Google Go language

Discover the most popular, powerful, and versatile frameworks for building sites and REST APIs in Go

Serdar Yegulalp

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What is the JVM? Introducing the Java virtual machine

The Java virtual machine manages system memory and provides a portable execution environment for Java-based applications. Developers reap the rewards in performance, stability, and predictable runtimes.

Matthew Tyson

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