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Happy Birthday Java

Java's key to success: Simplicity

Java's success in remaining relevant in the ever-changing landscape of software development has been its simplicity.

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Java at 20: Its successes, failures and future

Oracle's Java VP discusses J2EE, OpenJDK, security woes, and the long gap before Java 7

IBM brings OpenStack to its SoftLayer cloud

IBM has launched IBM Cloud OpenStack Services, which allows customers to run OpenStack jobs both in-house and in the IBM SoftLayer cloud.

Happy Birthday Java

Java at 20: JVM, Java's other big legacy

The virtual machine that runs Java is also the runtime for new languages -- some quite unlike Java

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Java at 20: Programming juggernaut rolls on

Java has joined C and C++ as a programming language that has stood the test of time

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9 programming languages and the women who created them

From the dawn of mainframes through today, women have designed and developed programming languages that have had significant, lasting impact on software development.

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United launches bug bounty, but in-flight systems off limits

United Airlines is offering rewards to researchers for finding flaws in its websites, but the company is excluding bugs related to in-flight systems, which the U.S. government says may be increasingly targeted by hackers.

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Google cripples all Chrome add-ons from outside its app store

Google took a final step in its years-long scheme to aggressively lock down Chrome by crippling all add-ons because of abuse of a loophole left in the rules last year.

Freescale woos developers with tools to build IoT apps

Freescale Semiconductor has introduced a new version of its framework for creating IoT apps.

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Review: 10 JavaScript editors compared

Sublime Text, TextMate and Brackets lead a rich field in capabilities and speed.

Timing is everything

Support engineer at a healthcare IT vendor gets a customer report that an interface between two systems isn't working properly after a change was made. Fortunately, there's a clue in the error data.

Competition over app analytics accelerates with Apple's entry

Third-party vendors will come under pressure to improve products to stay relevant

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Instagram engineer delves into emoji madness

Company engineers did painstaking work to allow users to search by emoji.

The Master

Flashback a few decades to a data center where everyone has the same advanced degree -- OJT ("on-the-job training") -- until management decides to hire a Master of Computer Science.

Telerik pitches new framework for building Android, iOS and Windows apps

NativeScript lets JavaScript programmers reuse their skills to build native apps

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17 JavaScript tools breathe new life into old code

From Lisp to Pascal, old code is new again, thanks to these JavaScript cross-compilers, translators, and emulators

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Developers, download these apps to see if Microsoft is on the right track

At Build this week, Microsoft did its best to woo developers of all kinds, offering cross-platform tools and software upgrades to improve productivity, and above all clarifying its vision for universal apps.

Microsoft jumps into app monitoring with Application Insights

With the release of Application Insights, Microsoft aims to help organizations learn more about how well their applications are performing, how often they are used, and how to fix them.

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