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Move over, Old Man Ruby -- your Java moment has arrived

Each generation of developers leaves its mark, has its treasured languages, and is convinced it's more brilliant than the last

Go 1.3's first beta promises a sleeker, faster language

New edition will run better, compile faster and more cleanly, and target Google's experimental NaCl cross-platform technology

GNU Compiler Collection gains major new functionality

Version 4.9.0 improves generated code and boasts a new instruction set and language extensions

Do more with less: Lambda expressions in Java 8

Using lambda expressions can make your Java code leaner, more powerful, and easier to read

BMC brings workload automation to the mainframe change ticket

A plug-in for BMC Control-M batch schedulers cuts the time needed to validate changes to complex mainframe systems by up to 80 percent

New compiler cranks up JavaScript from native code

Emscripten C/C++-to-JavaScript project uses a back end derived from LLVM for greater speed and a more dedicated compiler

Former GitHub CEO leaves the company

Tom Preston-Werner had been the subject of a harassment investigation spurred by allegations from a former employee

HTML5 components released as open source

Telerik has released a free package that includes all the features in the commercial Kendo UI Mobile package

12 ethical dilemmas gnawing at developers today

As software takes over more of our lives, the ethical ramifications of decisions made by programmers only become greater

GitHub downtime got you down? has your back

A third-party service now offers free backups of GitHub projects with ever push

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