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Survey says Python is tops with developers

Packt survey finds Python is the most commonly used tool, while Splunk, Hadoop, and Kafka skills draw the highest pay

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9 cutting-edge programming languages worth learning now

These strong alternatives to the popular languages are gaining steam -- and may be the perfect fit for your next project

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Eclipse gets ready for Java 9 with Oxygen release train

The annual coordinated release covers 83 projects, including Linux Tools, PDT, Sirius, and EGit

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Get started with Twilio’s programmable video API

A guide to embedding video directly into your web applications with Twilio and JavaScript

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The road to Java 9: The current status

So close yet so far: What you can expect in Java 9, and when you can expect it

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The road to Java 9: Modular Java finally gets OK'd

IBM, Eclipse Foundation, Red Hat, and others decide to stand out of the way of the controversial technology’s deployment in Java 9

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The road to Java 9: Only critical bugs getting fixed now

The upgrade is slated for an initial release candidate build today

CheerpJ converts Java apps into JavaScript for the web

Applications and Java libraries are converted to web applications, so there is no need for plug-ins or Java installations

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JVM may get upgrade to support today’s multicore processors

A new class type would have the runtime represent the underlying data to be both far more compact and much better suited for processing in bulk operations

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Scala goes skinny: Ammonite tunes the heavyweight for simple tasks

An interactive REPL and system shell capabilities highlight the coming Version 1.0 release

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Java 9 delayed due to modularity controversy

The Java 9 Standard Edition won’t be released in late July after all; September is the new target

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Oracle has a plan to make Java 9 migration easier

A new proposal would temporarily permit illegal reflective access from code on class path by default, so more older code would function in Java 9

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Oracle's Java chief debunks ‘misconceptions’ about Java 9

The new version of Java will work in fact with Maven and favorite libraries, and code conversion won’t be required

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Java vs. Google's Go: An epic battle for developer mind share

The upstart Go is giving stalwart Java a run for its money on greenfield server-side web apps

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Choose one: High productivity or code you can maintain

No matter how you slice it, there's always a trade-off between speedy development and ultrareliable applications

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Java modularity specification opposed by Red Hat, IBM is voted down

It could be back to the drawing board for Oracle's modular technology plan intended to make it easier to scale Java

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Oracle hits back at modular Java critics

High-ranking Java official responds to Red Hat's comments, saying that changes need to be useful to all developers, not a select few

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Java and C continue to decline in popularity

Upstart languages are creeping closer to the lead in the monthly Tiobe popularity index as software is adopted by more and more domains

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