SAP to sell Hortonworks and Intel-flavoured Hadoop

Packing some trunks

SAP to sell Hortonworks and Intel-flavoured Hadoop

German data giant SAP certified third-party distros for in-memory database tech HANA, with more to come before end of year.

Should Oracle be doing more for Java 6 users?

Winter is coming

Should Oracle be doing more for Java 6 users?

With more than fifty percent of Java users still employing an unsupported version of the program, security expert Christopher Budd paints a grim scenario for the next year.

Linus crushes Change.org petition, threatens to poison coffee – just an ordinary week

Tell us what you really think

Linus crushes Change.org petition, threatens to poison coffee – just an ordinary week

Notoriously cranky Linux pioneer Linus Torvalds has had an active week, going on not one, but two high profile online attacks.

Java performance tool makes shock reappearance

Oracle releases free tool

Java performance tool makes shock reappearance

After two-year absence, JRockit Mission Control returns in Java 7u40 with support for HotSpot and more goodies.

Bristol Uni offers chance to tinker with quantum cloud

That’s quirky

Bristol Uni offers chance to tinker with quantum cloud

With the launch of the Qcloud, more people than ever will be able to get to grips with the basics of quantum computing

Developers now able to get their hands on Java 8 preview

Well, it’s near one deadline

Developers now able to get their hands on Java 8 preview

The JDK 8 preview is now out, and chief architect of the Java Platform Group Mark Reinhold has urged developers to test drive it as soon as possible.

Inside the world’s biggest agile software project disaster

Pretty lame

Inside the world’s biggest agile software project disaster

With millions down the drain, is it really fair to blame the IT squad for the UK government’s recent agile misadventures?

Community post: Functions are Objects; the other point of view

A lovely look at lambdas

Community post: Functions are Objects; the other point of view

Lambdas have been a long-awaited feature in Java- Samir Talwar takes us through their implementation in Java 8.

jClarity launches performance tuning tool for Java in enterprise and cloud

Keep calm and jClarity

jClarity launches performance tuning tool for Java in enterprise and cloud

Following the unveiling of their flagship product, we catch up with CEO Ben Evans for the lowdown on the new release, and find out what’s next for jClarity.

AsciiDoc replacement gets further fixes

The doctor will see you now

AsciiDoc replacement gets further fixes

GitHub and Red Hat collaboration Asciidoctor adds more handy new macros and extension system prototype.

Is freemium the future for mobile app developers?

Everybody’s free (to feel good)

Is freemium the future for mobile app developers?

The mobile games industry offers a fascinating case study into how users feel about in-app purchases – and how much cash they can rake in.

App log analysis service Loggly launches “Generation 2”

Beavering away

App log analysis service Loggly launches “Generation 2”

Sumo Logic competitor gets extra $10m in bank, celebrates by unveiling new UI and analysis tools.

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