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Q&A: Oracle's future lies in cloud, APIs, and microservices

In addition to its Java work, the company is moving forward with cloud deployments, but will keep accommodating behind-the-firewall installations

Java 9's other new enhancements, Part 2

Java 9 enhances the Java language through several small changes that are managed by JEP 213: Milling Project Coin. This post continues my exploration of Java 9's enhancements by focusing on these language changes.

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Java, C, C++ face growing competition in popularity

The three languages are still tops in Tiobe's popularity index, albeit with sinking ratings

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Java framework builds microservices as Docker containers

The java-micro platform lets developers build and configure environment, command-line, and external services

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Oracle bets Java EE future on REST APIs

Oracle sees REST as key to modernizing future versions of Java EE for microservices and the cloud

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Kotlin 1.1 beta adds JavaScript compilation

The new version of the language also incorporates experimental support for co-routines on the JVM, Android, and JavaScript

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Oracle to Java devs: Stop signing JAR files with MD5

Starting in April, if a JAR file is signed with MD5, Oracle will treat it as unsigned

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New JVM language stands apart from Scala, Clojure

The functional language Eta, a Haskell dialect, can reuse Java libraries, features strong type safety, and is lazy by default

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Go tops Java, C, Python for programming language of the year

The Google-grown language bests Dart and Perl, while Java, C, and Python slip

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New functional language for JVM builds on Haskell, Clojure, ML

Like Lisp, Lux runs on the Java Virtual Machine but promises more power and flexibility than its predecessors

The year ahead in app dev

The year ahead for Java, JavaScript, Swift, and Universal Windows

Java and Swift will see significant upgrades, while JavaScript frameworks and Microsoft tooling will transform

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Oracle survey: Java EE users want REST, HTTP/2

The respondents were also keen on Oauth and OpenID, eventing, and JSON-B

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Eclipse embraces Java microservices initiative

The MicroProfile effort to improve enterprise Java will continue at the open source tools organization

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Move over Memcached and Redis, here comes Netflix's Hollow

Netflix's new Java-powered data caching system promises to speed access to local data sets and aid developers building on top of that data

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What you should know about Java exceptions

Java exception is one of the most important concepts of Java programming. If you are a beginner, you should get a basic understanding of how Java exception works and how you can utilize it in your programming.

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Oracle cuts management, messaging specs in Java EE 8

Oracle also wants to transfer MVC spec to another organization due to shifting priorities

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After a decade, open source Java is still controversial

Ten years on, Java founder James Gosling sees upside in the open source move, while others believe Sun didn't go far enough

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Java, C remain entrenched as most popular languages

The stalwarts have held the top two spots in Tiobe's popularity index since 2001, even as other languages get all the hype

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