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Docker does deployment deconstruction

It’s only really been two years since Docker came onto the scene, but in that time, the technology has leapfrogged other methods of deployment to become the hottest new thing in software development. Companies like CoreOS, IBM, Red Hat and massive telecom CenturyLink have all jumped on board the Docker bandwagon. CoreOS, for example, acquired … continue reading

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The Java 9 feature set is listed for the first time

The next major release of Java will be a modular one. Project Jigsaw, along with five other proposals (formerly called JSRs, now called Java Enhancement Proposals, or JEPs) have been slated for release in Java SE 9. While no release date has been given, this is the first official feature-set announcement for OpenJDK 9 and … continue reading

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Security is front and center for developers

When it was announced on June 8 that OpenSSL was vulnerable to a dangerous new attack that could reveal security certificates to an attacker, the Internet spent a few days in panic mode. Thousands, if not millions, of sites used (and still use) OpenSSL, and the fix for the problem took a few days to … continue reading

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Docker buys company behind Fig

Docker announced today that it has acquired Orchard Laboratories, the company behind the Fig. The acquisition will bring Orchard’s CEO Ben Firshman and cofounder Aanand Prasad in-house to work on other projects. Fig will be brought into Docker as well, where it will now grow and evolve as a Docker project. The Orchard hosting service … continue reading

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SD Times Blog: Making art out of numbers

We all know that, at its core, programming is about math. And there are plenty of examples out there of beautiful math; most are familiar with fractals and computer-generated images such as 3D landscapes. But there is another way to use all that math to make art: demos. If you grew up on computers in … continue reading

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Cisco opens DevNet portal

Cisco has unveiled DevNet, its online portal for developers looking to work with Cisco products. In a blog entry discussing a software-intense future, Susie Wee, Cisco’s vice president and CTO of networked experience, wrote that Cisco would be making resources available to developers worldwide through the DevNet site. Already, DevNet hosts forums and information on … continue reading

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SD Times Blog: The new Microsoft

For your edification, the term “pink slip,” which has largely fallen out of favor due to our paperless offices, originates with the Ford Motor Corporation. While there is only word-of-mouth evidence out there, the term is said to have come from slips that were placed in worker cubbyholes at the end of each day. White … continue reading

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Chef expands abilities around Containers

Chef Software today announced a number of improvements to the configuration management software of the same name. Top on the list of updates is the inclusion of support for Docker. Over the course of the past year, the platform has expanded its capabilities around Linux Containers, and today, Chef now supports the building and deploying … continue reading

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The NSA is becoming Skynet

It wasn’t long ago that some very smart people on the Internet saw that countries like China, Burma, and eventually even the United Kingdom were trying to control what their citizens did on the Internet. To combat this authoritarianism online, the Tor project was created. Tor is, essentially, a network of proxies around the world … continue reading

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Java’s generics are getting more generic

Java language architect Brian Goetz today posted a lengthy blog post detailing some of the proposed plans for the future of Java. He wrote that OpenJDK 9 is looking at making generic classes easier to turn into specialized classes. The idea is that these generics that can be extended over primitives, and eventually, over value … continue reading

Eclipse Luna release train has arrived

Java 8 support enters numerous sub projects, UI receives some love, and Code Recommenders offers crowdsourcing for snippets … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Unicode 7.0 is coming

What does the latest version have to offer? … continue reading

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