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An agile Java standard — wishful thinking or not?

Simon Ritter, Deputy CTO at Azul Systems and alternate representative on the JCP EC wrote in a blog post after JCP executive committee’s first face-to-face meeting that “the JCP will require some substantial changes to the processes it uses” to ensure that an agile Java standard is possible.

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5 reasons why Scala is better than Java

The dominance (not to mention popularity) of Java has remained uncontested for years. Java continues to top almost all the lists of programming languages in respect of popularity, career scope, and industry preference. Java is great because of its versatility, strength and capacity to handle complex tasks. But is there anything better than Java? Can there really be one?

Multi-dimensional arrays in Java with Eclipse January

Eclipse January is a set of common data structures in Java, including a powerful library for handling numerical data. As the volumes and complexity of data dramatically increases —the so-called ‘Big Data’— Eclipse January provides a numerical library that simplifies the handling and manipulation of data in the form of multi-dimensional arrays.

“If you can cache everything in a very efficient way, you can often change the game”

Netflix OSS: Change the game with Hollow

Netflix Hollow is a Java library and comprehensive toolset for harnessing small to moderately sized in-memory datasets which are disseminated from a single producer to many consumers for read-only access. It is built with servers busily serving requests at or near maximum capacity in mind and its aim is to address the scaling challenges of in-memory datasets. Let’s see the advantages that come from using Netflix Hollow.

Interview with Ignasi Barrera, member of the Apache jclouds Project Management Committee

“Open source is where innovation happens today”

Cloud technologies are changing the IT landscape and companies that want to implement a cloud strategy must face the challenges that go hand in hand with this transformation. Apache jclouds, an open source multi-cloud toolkit for the Java platform, helps fill some of the gaps in the cloud landscape. We asked Ignasi Barrera, member of the Apache jclouds Project Management Committee to identify the benefits of jclouds and to clarify what’s under this project’s hood.

Sometimes it's hard to see the wood for the trees

Clinton’s campaign: Could machine learning and Java have prevented their failure to handle big data?

Hillary Clinton’s 18-month campaign as the Democrat candidate for the presidency of the United States has been famously and resoundingly data-driven. A war room of senior analysts, mathematicians and researchers monitored, tracked and calculated every significant movement of her campaign, adjusting strategy to shift focus to different geo-political demographics. The polls gave affirmation that she was on track to win until the final hours of the campaign, but ultimately the pollsters failed to forecast the US election result correctly. A loss not just for Clinton and the Democrats, but for all those who are proponents of the value of data. Or so it is told.

Eclipse Equinox with Java modules all the way down

When Java Platform Module System (JPMS) is released, developers can start to deliver their own Java modules for the JPMS. What happens when developers want to use Java modules to compose applications which are running on a container that is built using the OSGi module system? Will containers be able to provide APIs in a way that JPMS modules can require and access them? Thomas Watson, Senior Software Engineer at IBM, explore the JPMS and answers these questions.

Simone Bordet's JAX 2016 session

Is HTTP/2 ready for Java 9?

In this session, Simone Bordet examines the HTTP 2.0 protocol and explores what it takes to write HTTP 2.0 applications in the Java platform, what plans there are to support it in JDK 9 and which Servlet Containers are already offering HTTP 2.0 support.

6 answers to the question — Part 3

Should Scala move in the direction of a mainstream language like Java?

In our latest issue of JAX Magazine, we dive deeper into reactive programming and analyze the most popular JVM language and where we are heading to. After talking to Martin Odersky, the creator of Scala, about the 2.12 version and the current state of this programming language, we invited six Scala developers to weigh in on Scala’s appeal and to express their opinion with regard to Scala’s future.