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Oracle Considers G1 Garbage Collector for Java 9

Oracle Corp. has proposed making the Garbage-First (G1) Collector the default HotSpot garbage collector (GC) in JDK 9 on 32- and 64-bit server configurations, sparking some debate in the Java community on the pros and cons of G1 versus another supported GC: the Concurrent Mark Sweep (CMS) Collector.

Investor Advises Freemium Model for App Analytics Developers

Mobile investment capital firm Emergence Capital weighs in with advice for mobile developers in an increasingly competitive market.

Study Says Half of Developers Not Ready for Internet of Things

With the Internet of Things (IoT) rapidly gaining prominence as a key factor in Big Data analytics, a new survey shows that 50 percent of developers don't believe they have the skills or resident technology to deliver on expectations of IoT projects.

Facebook Project's Cross-Platform Tool of Choice: C++

Never mind Sencha, Xamarin, PhoneGap, Appcelerator Titanium and dozens of other wannabe cross-platform mobile development tools -- a recent Facebook project resorted to a crusty old standby programming language to target iOS and Android platforms in a recent project: C++.

AWS Cloud Adds Java for Event-Driven Lambda Functions

Amazon Web Services announced that cloud developers can now use Java for writing Lambda functions, which provide event-driven functionality while taking care of needed compute resources.

IBM, MapR Spur Spark Big Data Development

The amazingly active open source Apache Spark project used for Big Data analytics shows no signs of slowing down, as IBM has gone all in on the technology today by promising tons of development support and MapR Technologies Inc. announced tailored Quick Start Solutions to help get started with it.

Report: Swing from Native Development to Web in Mobile Arena

Mobile Web app development tool vendor Sencha Inc. released research showing that many firms are turning to mobile Web app development tools at the expense of native approaches.

Facebook Shares Homegrown Mobile Code Testing Tool

Adding to the list of internally developed software projects open sourced by Facebook is Infer, a static code analyzer that uses groundbreaking, highly theoretical math to spot bugs in mobile programs before they're shipped off to serve a billion users.

Spark Gets R Language API

A new API for the R programming language -- used heavily in Big Data analytics -- heads the list of updates in the new open source Apache Spark 1.4, commercial steward Databricks Inc. announced yesterday.

Apple Open Sources Swift

Apple is open sourcing the latest version of its year-old Swift programming language, the company announced at its World Wide Developer Conference in San Francisco (WWDC) this week.

MapR 5.0 Heads Hadoop Summit News

Like the elephant in the room that crashed the party, MapR Technologies unveiled a new Hadoop distribution among a barrage of MapR news announcements at the ongoing Hadoop Summit, hosted by its archrival Hortonworks Inc. in conjunction with Yahoo.

Corticon Java/.NET Business Rules Management System Updated

Progress Software released the latest version of its Corticon BRMS. Dubbed the "Corticon Rules Without Limits System," version 5.5 supports the development of business rules for deployment on both Java and Microsoft .NET Framework platforms.

MyEclipse Java EE IDE Integrates Tern JavaScript Tool

Software development tools maker Genuitec has integrated the Tern stand-alone code analysis engine for JavaScript into the latest 2015 update of its MyEclipse Java EE IDE.

Teradata Backs Presto Big Data SQL Query Engine

Teradata Corp., a Big Data analytics vendor, today announced it was throwing development resources at the open source Presto project, which provides a SQL query engine for interactive queries.

Oracle Pushes Java EE 8 Release Date

Oracle has pushed the target release date of the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 8 to the first half of 2017. Updates of the target dates for the Java Specification Requests "under the Java EE umbrella" reflecting this change are forthcoming, the company said.

New Couchbase N1QL Language Allows SQL Queries over JSON Data

Couchbase announced a new language called N1QL that allows SQL queries over JSON data stored in its NoSQL document-oriented database.

Datameer Adds Governance to Tame 'Wild West' Hadoop

Datameer today announced new data governance capabilities in its native Hadoop offering.

Xamarin Teams with IBM for Cross-Platform App Security Features

Expanding upon a previous integration pact with IBM and its MobileFirst platform for mobile apps, cross-platform development specialist Xamarin Inc. is now hooking up its tooling with IBM MobileFirst Protect security features.

IBM Targets Specific Industries with Prebuilt Analytics

Narrowing the focus of its predictive analytics efforts, IBM announced new prebuilt solutions targeting different industries.

Oracle v. Google: Solicitor General Sides with Oracle

News that the Justice Department has urged the Supreme Court not to hear the case came as a shock to some.

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