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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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8 ways to earn money as Java developer

There are plenty of opportunities to maximize your pay if you make creative use of your Java skills

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Scala upgrade brings closer alignment with Java 8

Scala 2.12 has an overhauled compiler to better use the VM features of Java 8

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Buggy components still dog Java apps

Your Java coding chops don't matter much if your go-to third-party libraries and open source frameworks are outdated and have known vulnerabilities

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Yet another JVM language? Whiley takes a fresh approach

We may not need another JVM language, but open source Whiley could wind up with other back ends

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Oracle takes Java copyright dispute with Google to appeals court

A jury in California had decided that the use of Java APIs in Android was fair use

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PurpleJS unites Java, JavaScript development

The framework lets developers write apps in JavaScript that run on the JVM using Java as the runtime

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Monster Oracle update patches database, Java

Oracle's Critical Patch Updates keep getting bigger. The database giant addressed a number of remotely exploitable flaws in Java, MySQL, and Oracle Database this quarter

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Java 8 programming for beginners: Go from zero to hero

Lambda expressions are the biggest features integrated into Java 8. This functional programming paradigm was, until now, missing from Java. Its inclusion now will only help Java grow in the right direction.

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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 MicroProfile.io 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 Microprofile.io

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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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