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The most important part of an open source project

We rightly put open source contributors on a pedestal, but perhaps we should rethink the hierarchy of contributions

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Remember when open source was fun?

For the creators of Drupal, Curl, and Fio, their projects didn’t seem like work. There might be a lesson for the rest of us

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How developer teams went remote overnight

Some developer teams have always worked as remote, distributed teams, while others are learning on the fly—and fast

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How secure is Java compared to other languages?

Java is often cited as the most secure programming language. Is it really?

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Coding together apart: Software development after COVID-19

Distance collaboration may become standard practice, aided by group collaboration tools

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New York calls for tech volunteers to fight COVID-19

New York State needs volunteer ‘technology SWAT teams‘ of developers, data scientists, and other techs to aid the pandemic response

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COVID-19 stress tests cloud services

Industry research firms Forrester and GlobalData assess the impact of the pandemic on cloud service providers

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Can APIs be copyrighted?

Oracle says yes and Google says no, but who’s right? Here are seven arguments in favor of copyrighting APIs — and seven against

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IT Salary Survey: Do tech certifications pay off?

In our recent survey, we asked IT professionals if certifications helped them land a job, earn a promotion or get a pay raise, and which certifications they’re planning to pursue. Here’s what we learned.

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Oracle v. Google Java copyright battle enters final round

Oracle has filed an argument brief with the Supreme Court in advance of the March 24 court date

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Why we can’t develop voting software that works

Ever wonder why we could write software to get to the moon, but not to count votes? Here are five reasons

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Most developers know JavaScript — and want to know Go

HackerRank developer survey finds JavaScript most-known, Go most-wanted to learn, and full-stack development skills most-wanted in the job market

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The real number of open source developers

Are there really more than 40 million software developers on GitHub? Not even close

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Should open source licenses fight evil?

New open source licenses attempt to legislate what we can and cannot do with software. Problem is, that’s not open

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Software jobs pay twice the national average

Software jobs not only pay twice as much, but are growing at twice the rate of US jobs overall, report finds

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Microsoft buys jClarity to boost Java on Azure

Better performance, increased Java community engagement are the goals

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Oracle: Eclipse can’t use Java EE trademarks

But Oracle ‘remains committed’ to working with the Jakarta EE working group and Jakarta EE specification process

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OpenJDK proposal addresses scarcity of keywords for new features

Java enhancement proposal embraces hyphenated keywords for the sake of compatibility and readability

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