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

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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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Java seeks stronghold in networking for Internet of things

The proposed Kona Project would define Java APIs for use on embedded devices

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JavaScript surges past Swift, R for top programming language honors

Objective-C's stumble cleared the way for JavaScript to become Tiobe's Language of the Year, while PyPL gave the title to Swift

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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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Are your applications API-ly working together?

Reflecting on (almost) dinosaur-age programming languages and the evolution of application architectural styles, we can note a definite trend toward object-orientation, reusability and isolation. The most recent style, based on APIs...

Modular Java's changes could break IDEs

As Oracle presses forward with Project Jigsaw, it is notifying developers of potential changes to apps and IDEs that use the JDK

Over 30 vulnerabilities found in Google App Engine

Security researchers escaped the Java sandbox on the cloud platform and executed code on the underlying system

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R, Swift soar in language search popularity in 2014

Stalwarts like Java, PHP, and C++ remain highly popular but are dropping in Tiobe's year-end ratings

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Android's Jack and Jill compilers head uphill to developers

Android's new, largely undocumented compilers are still works in progress, but aim to speed up the compilation process

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Microsoft's open source .Net still can't match open source Java

Java has a major head start, and Microsoft's limited open source strategy could be too little too late

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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

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