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Java regains spot as most popular language in developer index

Language's use in Android development was cited as reason for its rise back to the top spot in the Tiobe index

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Java: The once and future king of Internet programming

Built for embedded computing and streamlined for real-time, here's why Java is the language of IoT

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Google Go fuels JVM alternative

Though 'far from complete,' the jvm.go project is drawing praise as a potential alternative to Oracle's JVM

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Oracle lays out Lego-like future of Java

At EclipseCon, an Oracle exec shares a vision of a modular Java 9 from which developers can draw on to assemble what they need

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Dumped by Pivotal, Groovy moves to Apache

Pivotal makes good on its plan to discontinue Groovy funding past March, but the fate of accompanying Grails framework remains undetermined

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Free books! 19 no-cost programming guides

From learning a new language to studying classic concepts, these books span the gamut of topics, and won't cost you a dime

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Installing Java on a Mac? Beware the now-bundled adware

Oracle has now started sneaking the Ask.com toolbar into the Mac version of Java, in addition to Windows

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Java update spotlights JavaScript, memory usage

Java Development Kit 8, Update 40 from Oracle addresses memory management, native packaging, JavaScript compatibility, and usability

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Red Hat Shenandoah boosts Java garbage collection

The technology for reducing garbage collection pause times is aimed at in-memory databases and other apps requiring large heaps

Java vs. Node.js: An epic battle for developer mindshare

Java vs. Node.js: An epic battle for developer mind share

Here’s how the enterprise stalwart and onetime script-kiddie toy stack up in a battle for the server room

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Eich: JavaScript will deliver on Java's broken promise

Eich believes JavaScript can be a 'virtual machine embedded everywhere that you can target code at'

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Microsoft backs Java for cross-platform mobile apps

Developers can write in their favorite Java IDE, and JUniversal will translate it to the appropriate language for the platform

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Google Web Toolkit dumps compatibility for sake of upgrades

Two new versions of Google Web Toolkit are due, featuring support for Java 8 but sacrificing backward compatibility

Critical Java updates fix 19 vulnerabilities, disable SSL 3.0

Future Java 7 security patches will not be publicly available so users should migrate to Java 8

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Java focuses on modularity, real-time apps in 2015

Modular Java, due in Java 9, makes for a sleeker footprint, while Safety-Critical Java targets secure real-time systems

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JavaScript, Java lead the way in RedMonk language rankings

When it comes to language usage on GitHub and Stack Overflow, the stalwarts reign

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Good news, Java developers: Everyone wants you

IT jobs site Dice.com stays flush with Java employment opportunities; security and .Net skills are also in high demand

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Redline Smalltalk connects to the JVM world

Unlike other Smalltalk-to-JVM efforts, Redline does not need a separate compile cycle

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