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Google, Microsoft, Oracle back new R Consortium at Linux Foundation

The big vendors are among founding members of a consortium aimed at strengthening technical and user communities

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Atom at 1.0: GitHub's Node-based editor is just getting started

Atom 1.0 is not just a code editor with cutting-edge add-ons, but a platform upon which other editors and IDEs can -- and are -- to be built

Objective-C spirals downward in language popularity

Tiobe language index cites the rise of Swift as the main reason for Objective-C's decline

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Java 101: Elementary language features

Learn three ways to document your code and find out why Unicode is the universal encoding standard for Java, then practice using identifiers, types, literals, and variables in your Java programs. All examples are written in Java 8.

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Microsoft closes acquisition of R software and services provider

Revolution Analytics provides services for the open source R programming language for statistical computing and predictive analytics

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Saving TDD from itself

Before Extreme Programming and Test-Driven Development (TDD) became part of the Agile canon, unit testing was well understood and infrequently practiced. Some fifteen years on, unit testing is now widely practiced and poorly...

HP extends R programming language for big data use

Distributed R can be used to analyze data across multiple file servers

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Review: The big 4 Java IDEs compared

How Eclipse, NetBeans, JDeveloper, and IntelliJ IDEA stack up in capabilities and ease of use

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Google revs Dart, but questions about language's goals remain

Version 1.8 of Google's JavaScript contender adds new libraries and experimental support for enum types

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Microsoft open-sources server-side .Net, launches Visual Studio 2015 preview

In a dramatic shift, Microsoft takes a big step into open source, with the aim of spreading Microsoft development across iOS, Android, OS X, and Linux

Meteor JavaScript reaches 1.0 milestone

The open source JavaScript framework is geared for faster development of Web and mobile apps

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Google Dart crashes into top 20 programming languages

The language's JavaScript compiler helps fuel interest; meanwhile, Java hits an all-time low in Tiobe's popularity index

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DukeScript brings Java to HTML5, JavaScript

Framework lets developers build HTML5 and JavaScript applications while leveraging Java

Harvard researchers take aim at Shellshock-like woes with new scripting language

The Shill scripting language limits the rights of shell programs to what is necessary to get the job done

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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

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New NSA-funded programming language could close long-standing security holes

Wyvern securely rolls five programming languages into one.

Version 1.0 of JetBrains' CLion IDE will include C/C++ support

JetBrains development tool supports the popular programming languages, but won't easily displace Eclipse, Visual Studio

Our fault? Read the project audit and weep

A wise development team brings in the big guns against accusations of mismanagement on a troubled software project

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