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Foundation Java EE: The Community Reacts

Oracle's proposal to move Java EE to an open source foundation drew mostly positive reactions from the enterprise Java community.

Devs Who Program in Go, Scala Get Highest Pay, Says Stack Overflow

Stack Overflow, analyzing data from its huge developer survey, has concluded that Go and Scala skills pay off the most in the U.S.

Oracle: Java EE Needs an Open Source Foundation

Company considering move "to make it more agile and responsive to changing industry and technology demands."

Azul Teams with Qualcomm on New Java Runtime for ARM in the Datacenter

The new versions of Azul's open source development and runtime platform for server-side Java applications are designed for the Qualcomm Centriq 2400 Server Processor.

Big Data Product Watch 8/4/17: Open Source Visualization, Cloud Reference Architecture, More

Here's an update on recent happenings in the world of Big Data analytics, featuring a new open source visualization tool from Google, a reference architecture for Big Data in the cloud and a Big Data integrator developer's edition.

Visual Studio Mobile Center Now Supports CodePush Updates

Developers using Microsoft's Visual Studio Mobile Center back-end service hub can now directly update JavaScript-based apps via the CodePush service.

Core Android Engineers Already Using, Liking Kotlin

"We're already using it ourselves to write code in Android Studio," says director of product management for Android. "We're so glad we did this."

Open Source Onsen UI Mobile Framework Targets Vue.js Development

Monaca, maker of the open source Onsen UI framework for creating HTML5 hybrid and mobile Web apps, announced a release specifically targeting JavaScript development with the increasingly popular Vue.js framework.

Eclipse 'Oxygen' Release Train Is Java 9 Ready ... Almost

This year's coordinated release includes 83 open source projects comprising approximately 2 million net new lines of code (for a total of 71 million) from 287 committers and 664 contributors.

Microsoft Killing Windows App Studio Low-Code Tool, Offers Open Source Replacement

Microsoft is shutting down its free online tool for creating Universal Windows Apps in favor of an open source replacement based on templates and wizards.

Top Node.js Development Pain Point? Debugging

Node.js specialist RisingStack published a new survey that shows the top paint point reported by developers working with the JavaScript-based runtime is debugging, with 17 percent of respondents spending more than five hours per week fixing things.

Skills Survey: Python Now No. 1 Dev Tool

"Python is now the No. 1 tool being used by developers and tech pros, followed by Git and Visual Studio."

GitHub Survey: Open Source Is Popular, Plagued by Poor Docs and Rude People

Despite the popularity of open source software development, the growing movement is plagued by poor documentation and negative interactions -- primarily rudeness -- among developers, according to a big new survey from GitHub.

Google, IBM and Lyft Open Source Microservices Project

The microservices approach to software development -- chaining together loosely coupled services to create larger applications -- just got a boost from Google, IBM and Lyft.

Kotlin Gets First-Class Support on Android

Android developers were already able to use Kotlin through a plug-in, but from now on it'll ship alongside Java and C++ with the official Android IDE.

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