JVM languages - Scala, Groovy, Grails, Jruby
The Java platform is highly robust because the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) supports much more than just the core Java language. Application developers need to choose which of the JVM languages to run on the virtual machine. Scala, Groovy, Grails, and Jruby are all popular choices. Scala is an object oriented language designed to be highly scalable. Groovy is similar to the standard Java language with several additional features. The Grails framework leverages Groovy under a "coding by convention" paradigm. Learn about all of these Java languages and more in this topic section.
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Java 9 promises modularity and new value types
18 Mar 2015
News - Modularity and new value types could come with Java 9. This could mean improved startup performance and easier programming of arrays.
Devoxx officially kicks off with Spring, Java EE 8, lambdas and value types
13 Nov 2014
News - As Devoxx 2014 officially kicks off, Geertjan Wielenga is there to tell us exactly what's hot at this year's conference. As one might expect, the Java EE versus Spring debate never goes away, but this year is about so many more things, from Scala to...
Reflecting on lambdas, open source software and startup strategies at Devoxx 2014
12 Nov 2014
News - Reporting from Devoxx 2014, Geertjan Wielenga gives us all the latest news from Day Two of the iconic conference, including insights on how to support open source software, what might be included in the future Java 9 release, and even some startup...
Reference & Learning:1 - 3 of 36
Google's Project X: Solving the worlds problems, one moon-shot at a time
07 Apr 2015
Feature - Using the ambitious plans to put humans on the moon as a source of inspiration, Google is asking young minds to come up with their own 'moon-shots' that approach solving important problems in new and creative ways.
From ElasticSearch to Splunk: Understanding your log aggregation options
20 Oct 2014
Feature - The key to successfully being able to anticipate and diagnose software problems is being able to make sense of your application logs. In part two of this two part series, we take a look at some of the most popular log aggregation tools on the market...
Choosing the right log aggregator to mine your performance data
15 Oct 2014
Feature - To maintain and improve an existing system, being able to read and understand log files is an absolute requirement. Here we look at how various logging technologies compare with each other.
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Boiling complex software development down to imperative programming
05 Apr 2013
Tip - Complex software can be intimidating, but things get simplified when you boil it down to the imperative programming basics.
Troubleshooting Java Code: Log or Re-Throw, but Don't Do Both
06 Mar 2013
Tip - When building Java applications, proper logging and proper exception handling go hand in hand. But there are times when putting the two together is just plain wrong. This article explains why rethrowing an exception and logging it at the same time is a...
OSGi gives open source middleware a modular deployment model
29 May 2012
Video Interview - James Strachan explains how OSGi has helped Apache middleware projects achieve a more modular deployment model in this video interview from CamelOne 2012.