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Java, C++ slip in popularity as domain-specific languages spread

Mixed signs for the two programming languages, but expert sees good signs for at least one veteran

JHipster links Java and JavaScript for Web development

The application generator works with Angular.js and a multitude of tools

Scala founder: Language due for 'fundamental rethink'

The Scala road map has three upgrades planned, with a simpler, more modular language set as the end goal

Programmers could get REPL in official Java

Java could add read-evaluation-print-loop tool as part of Project Kulla, but analysts wonder if it's a good fit

The star of JavaOne is ... JavaScript?

Fearing developers could defect, Oracle makes accommodations for JavaScript at its upcoming Java conference

Why developers should get excited about Java 9

The next generation of the enterprise development platform will feature major improvements, including modularity and API updates

How to solve Java's security problem

Bringing application security natively into the JVM can provide stronger, faster, more accurate protection against dangerous vulnerabilities

Get real: Oracle is strengthening -- not killing -- Java

While the company has done its share of bungling, it has put Java on a progressive track

IE plays security catch-up, will block outdated Java plug-ins

Next week's update to IE8 through IE11 will introduce a new warning when users try to run an outmoded Java ActiveX control

Oracle hasn't killed Java -- but there's still time

Java core has stagnated, Java EE is dead, and Spring is over, but the JVM marches on. C'mon Oracle, where are the big ideas?

Pivotal packages a lighter Java Web application stack

The Pivotal App Suite collects Spring, Tomcat, Redis, RabbitMQ, and other components in one integrated package

Oracle issues fix for Java update that crippled some Web apps

A work-around is available for users who are unable to apply Java upgrades, Oracle says

Why one developer switched from Java to Google Go

Pivotal's Matt Stine, who was raised on Java, has become an advocate for the Google-built Go language

JVM plus Docker: Better together

Docker can fill in gaps in the JVM, providing resource control, configuration benefits, and improved packaging and deployment

Future Java 7 security patches will work on Windows XP despite end of official support

Windows XP users will continues to receive Java 7 security updates until at least April 2015, Oracle says

Python bumps off Java as top learning language

Eight out of the top 10 universities now use Python to introduce programming, a researcher has found

Windows XP users left high and dry as Oracle ends Java support

Next version of Java quietly drops XP from support list

Eclipse Luna picks up Java 8, PHP, C/C++ support

Eclipse IDE's annual release adds Java 8 support, enhanced C/C++ and PHP tools, and support for the Paho platform

Java incubator to explore technologies for Java 10 and beyond

Project Valhalla would examine improvements like value types and generic specialization for inclusion in future Java upgrades

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