Apache Cassandra v2.0 unleashed

The little Big Data project that could

Apache Cassandra v2.0 unleashed

A new version of Apache Cassandra, offering features such as lightweight transactions, triggers, and CQL, announced this week.

Google christens new Android 4.4 system 'KitKat'

Taking the biscuit

Google christens new Android 4.4 system 'KitKat'

In a break from established procedure, Android names new system after Nestle treat - but should it have stuck with the less contentious Key Lime Pie?

Are you missing out by passing on Go?

Counterpoint

Are you missing out by passing on Go?

In an interview with Business Insider, Iron.io CTO Travis Reeder revealed why he thinks Go could supplant Java. Here’s our two cents.

 Increasingly sophisticated hackers going for Java’s native layer

Spilling the beans

Increasingly sophisticated hackers going for Java’s native layer

Why are exploits in Java becoming more common, even as layer permeability decreases?

FoundationDB on uniting NoSQL and ACID compliance

Rocking your NoSQL foundations

FoundationDB on uniting NoSQL and ACID compliance

In this interview, two of FoundationDB’s co-founders talk about what motivated them to shake up NoSQL as we know it, Death Stars, and their hopes for the future.

Spotlight on: GenMyModel, UML modelling in the browser

Diagrams to die for

Spotlight on: GenMyModel, UML modelling in the browser

We speak to one of the creators of a new service promising to simplify production of UML-compliant models.

 Will other nations follow suit on New Zealand’s software patent ban?

Well played, Kiwis

Will other nations follow suit on New Zealand’s software patent ban?

To a chorus of glee from developers around the world, New Zealand makes the landmark decision to ban software patenting, on the grounds that software is not an invention.

Oracle restart development on Java modularization

Left puzzled

Oracle restart development on Java modularization

Following slow progress, Project Jigsaw devs ditch four years’ work to take new “simplified approach”.

HSA to bring native JVM parallel acceleration to Java 9

WORA for real this time?

HSA to bring native JVM parallel acceleration to Java 9

Java is set for a GPU boost with the chip maker consortium announcing parallelism plans for the Java Virtual Machine.

A catch-up with Couchbase CEO Bob Wiederhold on their $25m funding

Getting cosy

A catch-up with Couchbase CEO Bob Wiederhold on their $25m funding

With $25 million funding secured, we see what the Couchbase CEO has up his sleeve for the growing NoSQL database technology group.

10gen drops name to unify with MongoDB

United we stand

10gen drops name to unify with MongoDB

As of this week, 10gen are changing the name of their company to MongoDB Inc. in a bid to decisively unify the open-source database project with the company behind it.

Weekend cloud outage puts Amazon in the shade

EBS fails to bounce back

Weekend cloud outage puts Amazon in the shade

Users of Amazon’s cloud storage system were greeted with an unfortunately familiar scenario on Sunday when the service went down- the third such incident in two years.

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