Java, as it is now, has two different types of data—primitives and objects. In the coming releases, there will be a new type that is called ValueType. For everyday programming, there should be no difference between objects and value types but under the hood they are really different. They are like objects but work as if they were primitives. The second part of the sentence means: they are effective. Other languages have this type of data handling, though they usually do not call them with this name.
Co-founder and CTO of DataSine, Chris Loy, and Front End Engineer Jenny Wem both have plenty of programming experience. We found the time to ask them some questions about life as a programmer, the challenges they face, how things have changed, and what advice they have for programmers of the future.
The AI industry is never going to run out of the need for tech-savvy developers who can think out of the box. This technology is here to help us create better software which is safer than software created under traditional environments. In this article, Alycia Gordan explains why AI will teach developers a new mindset about the field they have been most passionate about.
OSGi Allance VP Susan Schwarze provides an overview of the latest developments driven by the OSGi Alliance and recommendations on how you can get involved.
JAX keynote speaker Markus Voelter explains the workings of Language-Oriented Business Applications – a concept that describes a user-friendly programming environment where business users can program individual software solutions.
Looking for a quick programming humour pick-me-up? We embarked on our own little mission to find some of the funnier corners of the web outside of the mainstream portals. Warning: Laughter may ensue.
Top tier management level roles now require less programming and more administration. Are big IT companies the only ones offering senior programming roles? Many in the IT sector are calling for change.
How to speak the language of programmers: a JAXenter guide to understanding developer lingo.
A yes vote in the upcoming Scottish referendum could have some interesting results for programmers or absolutely none at all.
Getting ahead in the programming world is easy. All you need to do is remember these three words: me, me, me.
Helped by a change in calculations, Java knocks C to second and reclaims No.1 spot in the popularity programming index
The co-founder of the developer analyst firm explored the history of the language and platform in The Rise and Fall and Rise of Java
Which code is better-written: open source or proprietary? The answer depends on the size of the codebase, it seems.