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Why the COBOL language remains irrelevant

Word in the Java community is that it is slowly becoming outdated. Some beg to differ, including those who suggest that COBOL is the dying language.

Java distributions need a proper toString() method implementation

Why is it that twenty years after the release of Java, the lapidary toString() method still spits out nothing more than a useless hashcode?

Hardware transactional memory a hot topic at QCon 2016

Everyone likes a feature that improves performance out of the box, which is why hardware transactional memory has become such a hot topic at QCon 2016

Java Champion Trisha Gee on speaking about Java 8 and QCon

Presenting at QCon New York, Java Champion Trisha Gee talks about the hot-button topics in the conference's community, including NoSQL, IntelliJ and Java 8.

Sound rationale for acquiring technical debt

Many are scared off by the prospect of technical debt, but the flipside of debt is often the acquisition of an asset. Joe Ottinger explains why technical debt isn't always scary.

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