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MongoDB adds paid support for community edition

With a new approach to production support, MongoDB is giving frugal community edition users a taste of the enterprise experience

Watch your language

The most dangerous word in the English language for all developers

When you’re programming in a language as complex as Java all day long, you can forget how much can go wrong for devops when speaking a language like English.

Waiting on nine

Java 9 features announced!

New APIs, performance features and modular source code are the first features to be confirmed for Oracle’s next major Java release

Functional programming

5 reasons you should care about functional programming

Even if you don't think you need to care about functional programming, you should. There are plenty of reasons for Javaheads to know more about them: W-Jax speaker Neal Ford…

A barrier-free language

Accessibility JEP: JavaFX to become more accessible

A new accessibility JEP is bringing accessibility support to JavaFX with screen readers and a high-contrast mode.

Coding to music

Why you should listen to music while coding (and what kind to listen to)

Is there such a thing as the ‘right’ music for programming? And can we even be sure it has a good effect?

Java pain points

The 10 most annoying things about Java after using Scala

It's not easy speaking two languages. Once you learn that there are other, better way to code, you're forever destined to compare the pros and cons of different languages.

Xpand your horizons

Xtend – a quick look at the pros and cons of an up-and-coming JVM alternative

It’s got lambdas, it’s flawlessly interoperable with Java and it’s also a cinch to learn for Java devs. So what’s the catch?

Java Raspberries

How to deploy, debug and profile Java on the Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi experts from around the world talk us through the nitty-gritty of Java on the Raspberry Pi.

Clouding up

Riak is taking its S3 cloud storage software even higher

The database pros behind Riak tell us about the latest update to their CS cloud storage solution

Have we met?

Introducing Erjang: Erlang for the JVM

Where have you been all this time? Erjang takes the nifty language of Erlang to the JVM.

Pulling the plugins

Microsoft and Java: Internet Explorer’s next patch to block old Java ActiveX plugins

Microsoft’s browser says it has had it with ActiveXploitation and will begin blocking old controls from Internet Explorer 8

Java envy

Top 10 Ceylon Language Features I Wish We Had In Java

Java 8 did well to steal ideas from Scala, but here's a list of sweet Ceylon programming features that Java developers can still only dream about.

Little thing...big mess

Simple SQL injection vulnerability to blame for biggest ever theft of passwords

Securing an API against SQL injection is relatively simple, and yet 420,000 websites have fallen victim to the old-school hack

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