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Michael Thomas

Michael Thomas
Michael Thomas studied Educational Science at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz and has been working as a freelance author at JAXenter.de since 2013.

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Google Dart - alive and kicking?

The dead live longer: 5 arguments for the success of Dart

Google associate Filip Hracek has recently moved to the Dart Development Team. A move which provoked not only rather amicably intended comments (for example that by doing so he will hopefully not be riding a dead horse), but also clearly negative reactions. Yet he provides good reasons which in his opinion speak for the success of Google’s web language.

Android says goodbye to harmony

Android places bets on OpenJDK

A reference in Hacker News to a code basis commit deemed as “mysterious” gave the starting signal, followed by an official confirmation on the Google website at the end of the year: for the next Android version, Java API implementation will be replaced by OpenJDK, the open source version of JDK.

Data analysis tool in a new version

Apache Spark 1.6 with Dataset API

After a preview version had been published at the end of November 2015, the final version of Apache Spark 1.6 is at long last ready for download. The update contains a total of over 1,000 changes; release highlights include a variety of performance improvements, the new Dataset API and expanded data science functions.

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