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Java 9 will not receive long-term support

Under Oracle's revamped release plan for standard Java, the Java Development Kit 9 will not be designated for long-term support

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Why Python and C# can’t displace Java, C, or C++

As the programming language field gets more crowded and developers use more languages in their code, Python and C# suffer from inherent limits

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The road to Java 9: Twice-yearly releases are coming

A move to GPL license and open-sourcing the JDK are also planned to make it easier for developers to adopt Java in their software

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Jenkins Blue Ocean UI to provide code quality insights

Next-generation UI for Jenkins adds code quality trending and richer pipeline editing capabilities to the road map

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OpenJDK may tackle Java security gaps with secretive group

The private group would tackle code vulnerabilities that currently are handled without coordination—or not at all

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Oracle doesn't want Java EE any more

Oracle wants someone else to lead enterprise Java, though it says it will stay involved. Apache and Eclipse are likely candidates to take over Java EE

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The most popular IDEs? Visual Studio and Eclipse

Visual Studio and Eclipse top the PYPL popularity index of desktop IDEs, while Cloud9 and JSFiddle lead in the cloud

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What’s new in Java EE 8

The upgrade retools enterprise Java for cloud and microservices environments

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How Google’s Go language could be improved

Go contributors find common ground on improvements in language server, crypto code, compilation, and garbage collection

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Where are the best software developers? Not Silicon Valley

Technical recruiter HackerRank says the best developers are in Washington and Wyoming, based on the results of its coding skills tests

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Architect has a better blueprint for AWS Lambda deployments

Project handles configuration and provisioning of Lambda functions and related AWS services with a plain-text manifest file

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Survey says Python is tops with developers

Packt survey finds Python is the most commonly used tool, while Splunk, Hadoop, and Kafka skills draw the highest pay

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Go language soars to new heights in popularity

For the first time, Go makes the top 10 in the Tiobe index of programming language popularity

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Apache Spark 2.2 gets streaming, R language boosts

The latest additions to Apache's all-in-one in-memory processing framework simplify stream processing and flesh out support for the R language

Luna brings visual development to functional programming

Developers typically start sketching components and dependencies on a whiteboard before coding, so Luna’s creators argue that it doesn’t make sense to then implement that logic only in text

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What's new in Kubernetes 1.7

The container orchestration standard adds local storage, encryption for secrets, and under-the-hood extensibility

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Eclipse gets ready for Java 9 with Oxygen release train

The annual coordinated release covers 83 projects, including Linux Tools, PDT, Sirius, and EGit

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The road to Java 9: Modular Java finally gets OK'd

IBM, Eclipse Foundation, Red Hat, and others decide to stand out of the way of the controversial technology’s deployment in Java 9

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The road to Java 9: Only critical bugs getting fixed now

The upgrade is slated for an initial release candidate build today

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Ruby’s decline in popularity may be permanent

Still in the top 10 of RedMonk’s language rankings, Ruby faces tough competition from Go, Rust, Swift, and Kotlin

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