Open source Java
Open source development tools offer a more affordable and more customizable means to develop Java software. Although problems and costs can arise from lack of documentation and support, many enterprise developers make open source development a large part of their Java dev strategies. In this section on open source strategies, learn the capabilities of different tools, discover new open source Java tools, and get tips and advice on integrating and contributing to open source projects.
Java's lambda syntax rigidity exposes spoiled programmer's frailties
06 Jun 2016
Feature - Consternation over Java's lambda syntax is the perfect example of how Java's evolution and incremental improvements have created a community of spoiled programmers.
How to install JDK 8 and write the Java Hello World application
29 Feb 2016
Tutorial - In this tutorial, we look at how to set up a basic Java SE development environment by installing JDK 8, after which we write, compile and run the Java Hello World application.
Choosing the right DevOps tool to tame your polyglot programming
03 Feb 2016
Feature - When programs are built using a polyglot of different languages, organizations need good DevOps tools to manage that integration.
Simplified messaging and microservice development with PHP's PSR-7
03 Jan 2016
Feature - Here we take a look at PHP's PSR-7, and how this new specification will help simplify microservice development while enhancing application messaging at the same time.
These new features in PHP 7 will convince you to do an upgrade
10 Dec 2015
Feature - There have been some significant improvements to the PHP language. In this article we show you how to take advantage of them, and potentially convince you to do an upgrade and migrate to the new version.
Containers and microservices take center stage as Devoxx 2015 kicks off
10 Nov 2015
Feature - Containers like Docker, and microservice development, are the big topics at Devoxx 2015, but with more session rooms than every, there's plenty of other great fare for Java professionals.
Top 7 Java platform takeaways from JavaOne 2015
02 Nov 2015
Feature - What were the big takeaways from JavaOne 2015 with regards to the Java platform? Here we take a look at seven key insights garnered from this year's JavaOne and Oracle Open World conferences.
Valhalla and value types to change the way developers code in Java
01 Nov 2015
Feature - In 2014, just as Java 8 was released, JavaOne was looking towards the future and talking about what was coming with Java 9. In 2015, Java 9 is still in the future, but that hasn't stopped the architects at Oracle from prognosticating about what might get...
OpenStack develops its own static code analysis tool for Python
18 Jun 2015
Feature - For OpenStack, necessity proved to be the mother of invention, leading to development of a static code analysis tool for Python called Bandit.
Will value types and structured arrays be Java 9's cap feather?
15 Jan 2015
Feature - Scalability and performance are always issues that dog the Java platform. But with so many lessons learned from languages like Scala and Clojure, will Java 9 take on these scalability issues by introducing immutable types like structured arrays and value...