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With help from Docker, Google's Go jumps in popularity

The language has climbed to 16th place in Tiobe index and could claim Programming Language of the Year honors

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Java 9 proposal could speed some apps, but slow others

A Java Development Kit proposal from Oracle would bring ahead-of-time compilation to the platform with minimal impact on peak performance or user workflow

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Java microservices group seeks less Oracle control

The group plans to set up a foundation to govern Java microservices without a single dominant vendor

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Oracle denied new trial in copyright dispute with Google over Java

Oracle had claimed that some evidence was withheld by Google in its lawsuit over the use of Java code in Android

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Simple, JVM-friendly Golo may aid IoT developers

With concurrency and runtime improvements, the JVM language becomes more attractive for IoT development

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Oracle tries playing nice with Java EE rebels

After raising their ire with perceived neglect of Java, Oracle is now trying to assuage breakaway groups like Java EE Guardians and

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Red Hat links Java to Microsoft's Visual Studio Code

An extension based on the Language Server Protocol offers developers expanded use of Microsoft's development tool

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Oracle’s cloud adds PHP now, Ruby later

The company is introducing a spate of cloud-related services for APIs, NoSQL, and IaaS

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Oracle plans two major Java EE upgrades for the cloud

Version 8, due in late 2017, focuses on services configuration and health; Version 9, due a year later, focuses on smaller services and consistency

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Java 9 could be delayed until July 2017

Oracle official proposes another delay for the next major version of Java, says modularization is taking time

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Java founder James Gosling endorses Apache takeover of NetBeans Java IDE

Under a new proposal, Oracle will turn over reins of the project that began at Sun Microsystems

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Languages on the rise: Julia, Go, Kotlin ... and assembly?

The technical computing language Julia lands in the top 50 for the first time, while Go, Kotlin, and assembly post surprise gains

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Eclipse, NetBeans, or IntelliJ? Choose your Java IDE

The big three Java IDEs differ in both features and usability; find out which of these venerable toolkits is right for you


Google Closure compiler moves from Java to JavaScript

The tool has shed its Java dependency in favor of compiling Java source code to JavaScript

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The top 5 Java 8 features for developers

The release has been seen as a huge step toward making Java better, thanks to these upgrades in particular

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Java EE 8 set to slip, while Java SE could move up

Mired in controversy, Java EE won't likely make its targeted ship date of first-half 2017

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Hey Google, Android APIs are a mess

The most popular mobile platform in the world doesn't seem to care much about making developers happy

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LinkedIn's Gradle plug-in brings build automation to Python

The {py}gradle plugin can put Python and Java on the same page when it comes to software builds

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