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Trivial pursuit

How well do you know your Java trivia?

Java has been around forever. It seems like there’s nothing about this old favorite that we don’t know about. But do you really know everything about Java? Test your knowledge about Java and find out!

An open source library for C/C++

Language Server Protocol using Clangd

Visual Studio Code uses the LSP to communicate with a language server living in an external process. This language server is implemented using libraries from Clang. In this article, Marc-André Laperle explains in depth the pros and cons of the open source Clangd and what it can do for you.

There’s no such thing as bad pizza

The two-pizza rule: Keep teams small for quality code

No one sets out to write bad code. (Presumably.) But what’s the best way to go about creating great code? A company should throw as many developers at a problem as possible, right? Not quite. Less, as it turns out, is more.

Portrait: Chitra Ragavan, Chief Communications Officer at Gem

Transitioning into a tech career? Silicon Valley culture is one of the biggest initial obstacles

Women are underrepresented in the tech sector —myth or reality? In addition to the Women in Tech survey, we also launched a diversity series aimed at bringing the most inspirational and powerful women in the tech scene to your attention. Today, we’d like you to meet Chitra Ragavan, Chief Communications Officer at Gem.

Containers for Eclipse

Docker container support in CDT

Eclipse CDT is a fully functional C & C++ IDE for the Eclipse platform. In this article, Jeff Johnston explains what all that buzz is about and how to support Docker Containers in Eclipse CDT.

A great choice when considering the Internet of Things

Fantom: Designed as a “better Java” [Pirates of the JVM]

If you don’t believe in ghosts, perhaps you’ll have a change of heart when you see Fantom, our next choice for the Pirates of the JVM series. The island of Fantom lies not far from Kotlin in the waters of the Static Sea. Brian Frank wanted to create a “better Java” and so Fantom was born — we talked to him about the advantages and disadvantages of this language, its core principles and more.

Taking Stack Overflow Trends for a spin

TypeScript — a trend that keeps on trending

Earlier this week, Stack Overflow introduced a tool that tracks interest in programming languages and technologies, based on the number of Stack Overflow questions asked per month. If you want to see how popular your favorite programming languages are, try it. We chose TypeScript and the result is quite impressive.

Security first

Ransomware: How to keep your work safe and your accounts secure

Ransomware is on the rise, as malware allows hackers to gain access to your networks and prevent you from accessing your accounts until a digital “ransom” is paid. What can you do to prevent being hit next? Cher Zevala explains three basic steps to help keep you and your network safe.