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Are checked exceptions good or bad?

Checked exceptions are controversial. Some programmers think that checked exceptions are a good language feature but others hold a different point of view. This post introduces checked exceptions (for the benefit of the unfamiliar)...

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After a decade, open source Java is still controversial

Ten years on, Java founder James Gosling sees upside in the open source move, while others believe Sun didn't go far enough

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JavaScript insiders predict its future features

ECMAScript insiders say the new features present complicated problems but are optimistic about their inclusion in future versions of JavaScript

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Scala upgrade brings closer alignment with Java 8

Scala 2.12 has an overhauled compiler to better use the VM features of Java 8

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Next step after Node.js: Framework for 'universal' JavaScript apps

Next.js, a minimalistic framework for server-rendered React applications, builds on the work started by Node.js

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Yet another JVM language? Whiley takes a fresh approach

We may not need another JVM language, but open source Whiley could wind up with other back ends

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PurpleJS unites Java, JavaScript development

The framework lets developers write apps in JavaScript that run on the JVM using Java as the runtime

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NPM 4 seeks to fix JavaScript package search

Other breaking changes include removal of the npat config setting, deprecation of the prepublish lifecycle script, and discontinuation partial shrinkwraps

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Node.js 7 set for release next week

With the new release, version 6 of the JavaScript platform will move to long-term support, and version 0.10 will reach "end of life" status

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JavaScript projects regroup under a new foundation

The JQuery Foundation gives way to the JS Foundation, which will take projects such as Dojo Toolkit and Grunt

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With help from Docker, Google's Go jumps in popularity

The language has climbed to 16th place in Tiobe index and could claim Programming Language of the Year honors

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Java 9 proposal could speed some apps, but slow others

A Java Development Kit proposal from Oracle would bring ahead-of-time compilation to the platform with minimal impact on peak performance or user workflow

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Java microservices group seeks less Oracle control

The MicroProfile.io group plans to set up a foundation to govern Java microservices without a single dominant vendor

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Simple, JVM-friendly Golo may aid IoT developers

With concurrency and runtime improvements, the JVM language becomes more attractive for IoT development

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Wyoming's open source enterprise code library a secret no more

Wyoming’s 250-person Enterprise Technology Services (ETS) group knew it had a good thing in its Enterprise Extensible Code Library, but it chose to keep things under wraps outside of the state until last week when members of that team...

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Oracle tries playing nice with Java EE rebels

After raising their ire with perceived neglect of Java, Oracle is now trying to assuage breakaway groups like Java EE Guardians and Microprofile.io

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Oracle’s cloud adds PHP now, Ruby later

The company is introducing a spate of cloud-related services for APIs, NoSQL, and IaaS

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Oracle plans two major Java EE upgrades for the cloud

Version 8, due in late 2017, focuses on services configuration and health; Version 9, due a year later, focuses on smaller services and consistency

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