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.
Mobile investment capital firm Emergence Capital weighs in with advice for mobile developers in an increasingly competitive market.
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.
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++.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Couchbase announced a new language called N1QL that allows SQL queries over JSON data stored in its NoSQL document-oriented database.
Datameer today announced new data governance capabilities in its native Hadoop offering.
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.
Narrowing the focus of its predictive analytics efforts, IBM announced new prebuilt solutions targeting different industries.
News that the Justice Department has urged the Supreme Court not to hear the case came as a shock to some.