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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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What is GraphQL? Better APIs by design

Learn how Facebook’s open standard for querying data can provide a better way to build APIs than REST and Swagger

Serdar Yegulalp

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The era of the cloud database has finally begun

Enterprises are waking up to discover that their database needs have changed dramatically—and that the old-school RDBMS is no longer the best tool

Matt Asay

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Java will no longer have ‘major’ releases

The twice-yearly Java releases will get new version numbers, but they won’t have the degree of change that whole version numbers have historically indicated

Paul Krill

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Python, Scala climb the ranks of language popularity

Python’s rise has been steady, while Scala’s rise this time may last longer than before

Paul Krill

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Python developers profiled: What you use, what you do

A survey of 9,500 developers shows what Python programmers use and what they work on. See how typical you are as a Python developer

Serdar Yegulalp

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Big data analytics with Neo4j and Java, Part 2

The tricky part of Neo4j is learning to work with its Cypher Query Language, which requires thinking graphically. Once you've got that down, writing a Java application that integrates with your Neo4j data store is easy.

Steven Haines

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Dojo 2: What the JavaScript toolkit’s new version offers

14 years after the first version's debut, the revamped Dojo Version 2 provides a widget system and support for progressive web apps

Paul Krill

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The 5 best programming languages for AI development

Which programming language should you pick for your machine learning or deep learning project? These are your best options

Ian Pointer

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Scala roadmap: What features to expect in Scala 3

A new compiler is the main new feature of the functional, object-oriented language—as well as binary incompatibility with Scala 2

Paul Krill

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Oracle sets date for end of Java 8 updates

After January 2019, businesses will need a commercial license to receive updates for Oracle Java SE products

Paul Krill

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Java Challengers #1: Method overloading in the JVM

Test your mind with the first Java Challenger in a new series. Can you outthink the Java virtual machine?

Rafael Chinelato Del Nero

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