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Truth or consequences

Software developer's assignment: Chase down a problem with a true-or-false value that's not right. But he seems to be unclear on the whole concept of an if statement.

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Rust, React, JavaScript and Python top Stack Overflow survey

The programming community's survey also finds that many developers are newcomers to the field

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Oracle prioritizes Java 9 bug fixes

Only P1 or P2 bugs that are critical and can be fixed before the July 27 release date will be addressed; all others will be deferred for now

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Java 9 gets July 27 release date

JDK 9, which features modularization and ahead-of-time compilation, will be released this summer

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Gradle upgrade lets devs build Java apps faster for Android

A new approach to configuration in Gradle 3.4 ends 'dreaded' classpath leakage

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Java and Python FTP attacks can punch holes through firewalls

The Java and Python runtimes fail to properly validate FTP URLs, which can potentially allow attackers to punch holes through firewalls to access local networks.

Oracel bets Java EE future on REST

Oracle bets the future of Java EE on REST APIs

Oracle sees REST as key to modernizing future versions of Java EE for microservices and the cloud

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Kotlin 1.1 beta gets JavaScript compilation

The new version of the language also incorporates experimental support for co-routines on the JVM, Android, and JavaScript

The year ahead in app dev

The year ahead for Java, JavaScript, Swift and Universal Windows

Java and Swift will see significant upgrades, while JavaScript frameworks and Microsoft tooling will transform

Yet another JVM language? Whiley takes 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 and JavaScript development

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

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With assist 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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Google's Closure compiler moves from Java to JavaScript

The tool has shed its Java dependency in favor of compiling Java source code to JavaScript

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Red Hat polishes JBoss EAP for a cloud-native future

Red Hat rolled out a major new release to its JBoss Enterprise Application Platform that's designed to offer better support for containers and cloud-native applications.

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Oracle’s API stance would be silly if it weren’t so dangerous

Google won the most recent battle in the war over fair use of application programming interfaces, but the fighting will go on.

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