A rocket to the top

Comparing language rankings and radars

However you look at it, language rankings are often used to make a strategic decision about what programming language to adopt for your next project. We take a look at the technology radars out there that are worth your time and understanding.

Picking a cloud

Cloud security for e-commerce IT teams

Security is still the biggest concern for e-commerce enterprises pondering cloud expansion. There are three things an e-commerce IT team should consider when deciding on their cloud solution, says Rackspace’s cloud computing pro Marco Schmid.

Java 8 is the goal

Scala 2.12.0 M1 now available

A milestone release in Scala 2.12.0 M1 is here with the series set to put all its eggs into the Java 8 basket. Containing bug fixes and improvements brought up from 2.11, the new Scala series will eventually dial down its backports.

Polyglots do it better

Shutterstock’s polyglot approach

Being a multilingual, multicultural company doesn’t just bring benefits on a level of corporate culture. Shutterstock search engineer Chris Becker explains why enterprises need to stop speaking just one language.

It's dead

Oracle announces Java 7 end of life

Java 7 has finally met its maker and will no longer be supported by Oracle via security updates. While the wind-up announcement was made long ago, there are still questions about Java 7 being killed off too soon.

JDK 9 schedule

Java 9 release date announced

With the JDK feature proposal process long over, the cement has dried on official plans for Java 9 features. The Java team is now committing to a tight release schedule for JDK 9 over the next 15 months.