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Programming Languages and Code Reuse—The Long-Term Trends

Is COBOL defunct? Are single language projects a thing of the past? Based on a study of more than 8,000 business projects, find out what trends and changes are occurring within programming languages and code reuse, and how those trends affect project sizes.

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Katie Costantini
Java and C++ Hit New Popularity Lows

Programming languages Java and C++ have fallen to their lowest popularity ratings in the past fifteen years. What could be causing these princes of programming to fall from grace? What does their decline in rule mean for developers? Read on to find out.

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Project Panama Unites Java and C/C++

A proposal known as Project Panama is gaining a lot of support on the Internet by way of an open-source Java mailing list. The effort would provide Java programmers the ability to access non-Java application programming interfaces, including other popular interfaces used by C/C++ programmers.

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Developers Look Forward to Java SE 8's Features

Despite the decision by Oracle to remove the stripped implementations feature and then defer Project Jigsaw to the proposed 2015 release of Java SE 9, Java SE 8’s release on March 18 is quickly causing excitement and anticipation among developers.

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The New Foreign Language: Computer Programming?

Spanish or JavaScript? This is a question public school students in the US could be asking themselves as they choose their future courses. In several states, government officials are pushing to have programming languages count for a student's foreign language requirements.

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What New Programming Languages Should You Learn This Year?

Regardless of whether your New Year’s resolution is going strong or you’ve ditched it for something else, it's never too late to learn new skills. With a new year should come a new dedication to learning programming languages. Read on to see what programming language you should learn in 2014.

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How PayPal Is Flipping the (Java) Script

By switching to JavaScript from Java, PayPal proved that making the change can lead a company to quicker development cycles with fewer people, less coding, and less file usage. Read more to see the reasons why PayPal's leap perfectly identifies the benefits of JavaScript over Java.

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Early August Hacking News Roundup

In this roundup of interesting hacking news, find out about the FBI's hacking techniques to thwart potential criminals. Also, see how an artist-hacker has successfully tampered with Teddy Ruxpin dolls and created something rather unsettling.

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Jonathan Vanian