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Java: Still the Most Popular Programming Language

Java may still be getting bad press when it comes to (mostly consumer) security, but it continues to be the world's most popular software development language.

New IBM Programming System for Big Data Modeled on Human Brain

IBM today announced a new computer programming system based on its cutting-edge silicon chips modeled on characteristics of the human brain.

Free Java Web App Framework OpenXava Updated

The open source OpenXava project, which recently announced its 4.8 release, is filling a niche among enterprise developers charged with building Web apps fast.

Database Startup GenieDB Bringing MySQL to the Cloud

Distributed database startup GenieDB added to the burgeoning “as-a-Service” market this week with the release of a MySQL-based Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS).

Rapid Deployment Package for Agile Java Dev Teams Launched

Agitar Technologies this week released an app deployment package for Java teams that aims to support java jocks who want to adopt Agile practices.

JvCache: Native Java Implementation of NCache Goes Live

Alachisoft recently released a native Java implementation of its in-memory .NET distributed cache, NCache.

Survey: Enterprise Mobile Dev Slowed by C-Level Concerns

Information technology executives are dragging their feet because of concerns about cost, complexity and security, a recent survey finds.

Cisco and NetApp Hop on Hadoop

Cisco and NetApp yesterday enhanced their joint FlexPod portfolio, highlighted by the addition of FlexPod Select with Hadoop for dedicated data-intensive workloads.

Salesforce.com Boosts Its Mobile Developer Tools, Adds Mono Support

Salesforce.com today released an upgrade of its recently launched enterprise mobile development platform with four new template packs, including a module that helps developers build apps that can better respond to intermittent connectivity.

Google App Engine 1.8.2 Released

Among the improvements in version 1.8.2 is an update of the Google Plugin For Eclipse.

Cloudera Releases Hadoop Security Module

Apache Hadoop developers working with SQL query engines can now rely on a new security tool from Cloudera Inc. that reportedly provides the granularity to secure data access from most SQL and business intelligence (BI) tools and scenarios.

IBM and Pivotal To Support the Cloud Foundry Open Source PaaS Project

IBM this week said it is backing the VMware-launched Cloud Foundry initiative.

Java PaaS Firm CloudBees Acquires Data Integrator FoxWeave

Java Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) company CloudBees today announced the acquisition of FoxWeave, a provider of a cloud-based data integration platform of the same name.

Microsoft & Azul to Build OpenJDK for Azure

The new distro will be freely distributed and licensed under the GNU General Public License version 2.

Latest Java ME Update Adds ARM-based Chip Optimization

Oracle today announced the latest update of the Java Platform Micro Edition (Java ME) is specifically optimized for some popular ARM-based embedded chip architectures.

Big Data Education, Training Opportunities on the Rise

Yesterday's announcement of a new master's degree program for data scientists at the University of California, Berkeley is among the latest examples of how educators and trainers are scrambling to meet the huge Big Data skills shortage.

Study: Poor End User Experience Is Top Cloud Concern

Cloud bottlenecks affecting user experience is a major concern when looking into cloud solutions.

Survey: Security Not a Top Priority for Many Software Developers

According to a new study by comScore, more than 40 percent of software developers globally say that security isn't a top priority for them, and a similar percentage don't use a secure application program process.

Oracle Releases Cloud Application Foundation

Oracle today announced the 12c release of its Cloud Application Foundation, an integrated middleware platform for computing across conventional and cloud environments.

Gartner Big Data Analyst: Still Waiting for YARN to Move Hadoop Forward

Gartner analyst Merv Adrian was upbeat about the progress of Big Data and Hadoop during his recent keynote at Hadoop Summit North America, but later expressed some frustration and noted that "we aren't quite there yet."

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