C-ya later

Go 1.5 is out: Say goodbye to C

Google’s up and coming programming language Go is now available at version 1.5, with one very noticeable change – no more C. The team behind Google’s open source, low-level language project has called it a significant release.

JDK 8u60 release

Java 8u60 update available

A small but important update for Java 8 has shipped with a new version of the Advanced Management Console and changes in Deployment Rule Sets v1.2. There’s also some documentation updates thanks to Nashorn enhancements.

Agile may deliver faster but…

Is Agile only about being faster?

Is the sole purpose of Agile to help programmers work faster? Is it about being ‘agile’ in the literal sense? Or is there more to the Agile methodology, asks software architect Lewis Foti.

Responsible design in a connected world

IoT Design Manifesto 1.0 has arrived

The first Internet of Things Design Manifesto has gone live with contributions and backing from a plethora of professionals in the IoT community. Its guidelines aim to be a foundation for designers and engineers to create a myriad of products and services.

The week in Java

Java Weekly 34/15: Optional, Valhalla, Docker Toolbox

This week’s Java news by Thorben Janssen stars Project Valhalla, improvements to the Docker Toolbox and using the new Java 8 Date and Time API with Hibernate. All this and more when checking out the week’s hottest Java links.

Check your ego

Is Egoless Programming still relevant?

It has been more than 40 years since Gerard M. Weinberg created the concept of Egoless Programming. We take a look at the treatise now to see whether the rules contained therein still serve a purpose for the modern programmer today.

The evolution of a software language

Why is Java still changing?

It’s been over a year since the launch of one of the biggest ever releases in Java history. With plenty more elements coming and going in the Java 9 release next year, there’s one question you may find yourself asking: Does Java need all this change?

Rubbing it out

Ember.js 2.0 is all about removing stuff

The new Ember.js 2.0 drop is all about removing features that were deprecated from version 1.13. However, the gang behind the open-source JavaScript application framework want to make sure they’re really good at removing things.