December 2015 Blog Posts (4)

Hadoop and big data - believe the hype?

Ok, don't shoot the messenger: http://www.infoworld.com/article/3013151/hadoop/report-dont-believe-the-hype-about-hadoop-usage.html

What do you think? True or hype, in your experience?

Added by Michael Levin on December 22, 2015 at 1:38pm — No Comments

Learning JavaScript?

If you're learning JavaScript or just interested in how it's moving along, this survey has some nuggets to glean like what the most popular tools are these days. Have a look: https://ponyfoo.com/articles/javascript-developer-survey-results

Added by Michael Levin on December 16, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments

new JUG Africa social group

The new JUG Africa social group is live! Check it out here: https://community.oracle.com/groups/jug-africa-social-group



http://medianetwork.oracle.com/video/player/4640558532001

And more…

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Added by Michael Levin on December 7, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Early-access build b95 of JDK 9 is available for download

Hi All,



Early-access builds of JDK 9 with Project Verona in b95 are

available for download here https://jdk9.java.net/download



The goal of this Project is to implement the new JDK version string as

described in JEP-223. http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/223



The new version-string scheme is designed to easily distinguish major,

minor, and security-update… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on December 7, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

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