July 28, 2014
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Open Source Languages in 2010: Developer Year in Review

Open source language and tool development ramped up in 2010, a big year for Java and Ruby while PHP, Perl and Python also advanced.

Google Donates Java GUI and Profiler Tools to Eclipse Foundation

Google set to launch the WindowBuilder Java GUI designer and CodePro Profiler at Eclipse, donating code worth over $5 million.

IBM and Oracle's Surprising Alliance on OpenJDK: The IBM Perspective

Most observers viewed the Oracle-IBM alliance on OpenJDK as a positive development for the future of Java, but what are the implications?

JCP Passes Java Specs Despite Apache's Objections to Oracle Licensing

The Java Community Process approves Java 7 and Java 8 with the Oracle licensing that had Apache crying foul. Now what?

Apache Directory Studio: Simplified LDAP for Java Developers on Eclipse

For Java developers who need to perform some LDAP manipulation and use Eclipse, the Apache Directory Studio plugins can come in very handy.

Java 7 and 8 Begin to Take Shape: What's In, What's Out?

Oracle puts Java 7 and 8 features up for Java Community approval, providing a clear indication of what the next two major versions of Java are likely to include.

Building a Test Platform in the Cloud with Open Source Technologies
A cloud-based test platform dramatically shortens test setup times and delivers automated scaling. Find out how to build one with Eucalyptus, Tomcat, JMeter and MySQL.

Top 10 New Features in Maven 3

In Maven 3.0, many of the Java build tool's internals have been revamped. Here are the 10 most notable new features.

IBM Joins Oracle in OpenJDK Effort
IBM joins Oracle in the OpenJDK open source Java project, mitigating potential fragmentation and giving new credibility to Oracle's Java leadership.

How Does Java Event Handling Work? Think Wedding Gifts
Java event handling is a core concept of the language and a vital mechanism for event-based programming. Learn an easy analogy for understanding how it works.

Oracle Lawsuit on Top of Java Complexity Scaring Developers Away?
With Java complexity already a barrier, the Oracle lawsuit against Google is further incentive for developers to stay away or switch.

A Categorization Scheme for All Those Java I/O Stream Classes
Try this handy technique for categorizing the potentially overwhelming number of I/O stream classes in Java.

Write More Understandable Java Tests with Matcher Objects and FEST-Assert

Have your Java unit test assertions gotten hard to read? Use the matcher objects provided by the Hamcrest and fluent FEST-Assert libraries.

Quercus: Bring Java's Power to Your PHP Development (and Vice Versa)
With Quercus, PHP and Java developers can mix and match the respective capabilities of both languages.

Google Revs App Engine for the Cloud
New version of App Engine improves multi-tenancy and adds a high-performance image serving system.

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