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ZGC large-heap Java garbage collector may go open source

Votes are due by November 8 to approve the project request, which could compete with Red Hat’s Shenandoah

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Stack Overflow reveals the most-disliked programming languages

Stack Overflow Jobs data shows that developers would prefer not to work with Perl, Delphi, Visual Basic, and PHP

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Apache PredictionIO: Easier machine learning with Spark

An open source project now under Apache’s guidance uses a template system for easy training and deployment of Spark-powered machine learning models

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What’s new in Google’s Android Studio 3.0

Google's development suite for mobile apps adds Kotlin, improves Java 8 and other build and debug tools, and supports Instant Apps

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Which tools support Java 9’s new modularity features

Apache Ant, Apache Maven, Eclipse IDE, Gradle, Jenkins, and IntelliJ Idea don’t all yet support this key new capability in Java SE

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Kotlin could overtake Java on Android next year

Now that Google has endorsed Kotlin for Android development, Java-based mobile developers could become dinosaurs

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Programming with Java APIs, Part 1: OpenAPI and Swagger

Get started with API-driven development for cloud and microservices architectures

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Java microservices profile gets fault-tolerance capabilities

MicroProfile 1.2 also adds interoperability with JSON web tokens for more consistent security

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Under Eclipse, changes to Java EE begin

Java Enterprise Edition's new owner is starting to make changes to how Java EE will work and be supported

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What's new in Kotlin 1.2? Code reuse, for starters

The beta version is now available for download, with support for Java 9

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Java debugging comes to Visual Studio Code

New Java debugging extension from Microsoft works with Java language support extension from Red Hat

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GraphLib: An open source Android library for graphs

Get started with GraphLib, a small, easy-to-use, open source library for graphing mathematical functions, plotting points, and drawing line graphs in Android applications. Includes Java source code and the complete library of compiled...

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Google App Engine adds support for Java 8

Move to Java 8 overcomes limited Java class support, thread execution issues, and slower performance of Java 7, Google says

Modular Java's true impact

Java 9 is here: Everything you need to know

Java SE 9 boasts modularity, REPL, compiler improvements, and much more—but it is also the end of its line

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Java EE 8 is here: What you need to know

Support for the cloud, HTML5, and HTTP/2 highlight the changes in the enterprise Java platform

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8 technologies transforming the database

That database has come a long way from tables of rows and columns, and the journey is far from over

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Machine learning for Java developers

Set up a machine learning algorithm and develop your first prediction function in Java, then get started with Weka.

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What is Kotlin? The Java alternative explained

Kotlin offers big advantages over Java for JVM and Android development, and plays nicely with Java in the same projects. Why not give it a try?

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NoSQL standouts: The best key-value databases

Aerospike, Hazelcast, Memcached, Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB, and Redis put different twists on fast and simple data storage

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What’s new in JUnit 5 for Java testing

JUnit 5 offers a foundation for testing frameworks on the JVM as well as a new programming model

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