Groovy smashes records with 3 million downloads in 2013

Oh, behave!

Groovy smashes records with 3 million downloads in 2013

Is it only a matter of time before we see this alternative language crossing over into the mainstream?

Java security patch breaks Guava library

This fruit is spoilt

Java security patch breaks Guava library

Widely-used Google toolkit is affected by subtle change in JDK 7u51, but Oracle says it’s “not an issue”.

Happy tenth birthday Scala! What’s next?

Red velvet cake time

Happy tenth birthday Scala! What’s next?

With Java 8 bringing some Scala-esque features to the JVM, we ponder over the future of the type-safe language.

On the deck but still flapping: GlassFish soldiers on

Oh.My.Cod

On the deck but still flapping: GlassFish soldiers on

GlassFish development continues, with the WebSocket component getting an update this week. But is it swimming or sinking?

Greg Luck announced as new Hazelcast CTO

Lucky day

Greg Luck announced as new Hazelcast CTO

Ehcache inventor decamps from Software AG Terracotta to Hazelcast: JAXenter gets the full story on his unfinished business in the space, and hopes for the year ahead.

Dart can now write better JavaScript than you

Hitting its targets

Dart can now write better JavaScript than you

Improvements to version 1.1 include a Dart2JS compiler that outputs JS more performant than hand-written code.

 IBM has $7 billion dollar ambition for cloud in 2015

You get what you give

IBM has $7 billion dollar ambition for cloud in 2015

Having announced its sky high targets for the year ahead, IBM puts its money where its mouth is with further $1.2 billion commitment to company offerings.

Cisco report: Java and Android are hives of malware

Filthy

Cisco report: Java and Android are hives of malware

Last year, 91% of all web exploits used Java, while 99% of all mobile malware targeted Android devices.

 Buggy or not, Java 8 will arrive on time

It's really coming!

Buggy or not, Java 8 will arrive on time

After a series of false starts, it looks like Oracle is holding fast for a March release date - just watch out for a few holes.

Red Hat lifts lid on high-performance garbage collector

That’s a mouthful

Red Hat lifts lid on high-performance garbage collector

‘Shenandoah’, proposed to OpenJDK, can handle heaps larger than 100GB with sub-10ms pause times.

The top 5 features of NetBeans IDE 8

Five by five

The top 5 features of NetBeans IDE 8

The Beta of NetBeans IDE 8 has now been released! Geertjan Wielenga spotlights some of the coolest bells and whistles.

James Gosling: Oracle have done “surprisingly well” with Java

Faint praise?

James Gosling: Oracle have done “surprisingly well” with Java

With the fourth anniversary of acquisition of the platform coming up, the Father of Java has a mixed bag of views on its stewards.

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