Oracle looks to the future -- but remains stuck in the past

Oracle looks to the future -- but remains stuck in the past

Oracle OpenWorld seems focused on making existing customers happier -- but how Oracle will attract new developers remains a mystery

09/29/14

Windows Tech Preview: Your pregame guide to Microsoft's big event

Windows Tech Preview: Your pregame guide to Microsoft's big event

A concise list of what you need to know before Microsoft launches its next Windows extravaganza on Tuesday

09/29/14

Oracle's Graal project empowers language creation on the JVM

Oracle's Graal project empowers language creation on the JVM

Oracle's newly released Graal lets programmers create runtimes and compilers for new or existing languages in Java

09/29/14

Preprocessor for C/C++ gives full code details

Preprocessor for C/C++ gives full code details

CPIP preprocessor, implemented in Python, aims to provide developers with a wealth of information about their code

09/29/14

Java developers get IoT helping hand

Java developers get IoT helping hand

Eclipse offers a stack of frameworks and services for building connected device apps

09/29/14

OpenDaylight debuts new Helium SDN software

OpenDaylight debuts new Helium SDN software

The OpenDaylight Project, an industry consortium supported by the Linux Foundation to foster an "open and transparent approach" to SDN (software-defined networking), has released version 2.0 of its open source SDN software. Dubbed...

09/29/14

Oracle exec: Java shortcomings will be addressed by Project Jigsaw

Oracle exec: Java shortcomings will be addressed by Project Jigsaw

Oracle's Mark Reinhold talks about Java modularity and the upcoming enterprise edition

09/28/14

OpenJDK project opens up Java 9 to collaboration, experimentation

OpenJDK project opens up Java 9 to collaboration, experimentation

'Sandbox forest' gives developers a way to work on ongoing enhancements before finalizing and contributing them

09/26/14

Excel gets Python programming power, thanks to Xlwings library

Excel gets Python programming power, thanks to Xlwings library

A new Python library allows Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and Python applications to share data and code

09/26/14

Surface Mini saga portends end of Windows RT

Surface Mini saga portends end of Windows RT

Recently revealed details about Microsoft's aborted Surface Mini are a likely indicator that Windows RT is headed the way of the dodo

09/26/14

'Extortion' claims fly, and telecom double-talk hits new heights

'Extortion' claims fly, and telecom double-talk hits new heights

While AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon spin and lobby, the U.S. falls further on Internet speeds

09/26/14

C++ popularity, Lisp simplicity unite in Clasp compiler

C++ popularity, Lisp simplicity unite in Clasp compiler

The new implementation allows Lisp programmers to interoperate with C++ libraries and code

09/26/14

Four no-bull facts about the Shellshock Bash bug

Four no-bull facts about the Shellshock Bash bug

Get the scoop on the security threat billed as the biggest since Heartbleed

09/25/14

HP leads Microsoft in Metro app usage

HP leads Microsoft in Metro app usage

Only 17 percent of Microsoft's usage was on Surface Pros, showing that people who have a choice rarely chose Metro apps

09/25/14

Puppet Server drops Ruby for Clojure

Puppet Server drops Ruby for Clojure

The automation tool chooses Clojure on the JVM to improve speed and programming convenience, and shows the evolution of Puppet's design philosophy

09/25/14

Hortonworks reignites Spark to boost Hadoop

Hortonworks reignites Spark to boost Hadoop

Hortonworks puts its development expertise into bolstering Spark, Hadoop's in-memory processing system, to craft a next-generation tool

09/24/14

Pedal to the metal: PyPy 2.4 powers up Python

Pedal to the metal: PyPy 2.4 powers up Python

JIT-powered Python engine PyPy was already fast, but version 2.4 charges further ahead, thanks to multithreaded optimizations

09/24/14

Functional programming gains Web, networking option with Elixir language

Functional programming gains Web, networking option with Elixir language

Elixir language, now at version 1.0, leverages Erlang VM to produce short, fast, and maintainable code for the Web and infrastructures

09/23/14

Red Hat's open source expertise is no guarantee of cloud success

Red Hat's open source expertise is no guarantee of cloud success

Red Hat faces significant obstacles in bringing open source to enterprise clouds, but at least one factor works in its favor: Docker

09/23/14

Run anywhere again: Java hooks up with Docker

Run anywhere again: Java hooks up with Docker

Zulu JVM is the first Docker offering to be officially certified as Java-compliant

09/23/14

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