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  • Multicore coding standards aim to ease programming

    The Multicore Association is establishing specifications for a programming model that will reduce the complexity involved in writing software for multicore chips used in smartphones, tablets and other embedded systems.

  • ISO finalizes C++ update

    The widely used C++ programming language is about to be updated, as the ISO steering committee for the language has approved the final draft specifying its next version.

  • Oracle asks for help planning JDK 8

    Oracle wants help in figuring out what should go into Java Development Kit 8, the next-generation development platform for the programming language.

  • Java EE 7 specification gets unanimous approval

    The specification for the next version of Java Enterprise Edition has been approved unanimously, <a href="http://jcp.org/en/jsr/results?id=5162">according to a posting</a> on the Java Community Process website.

  • W3C: HTML5 will be finished in 2014

    Those curious about the final release date for the hotly debated HTML5 need wonder no more: The W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) plans to finalize the standard by July 2014, the organization announced Monday.

  • Oracle issues emergency Java patch

    Oracle has issued an emergency patch for a Java vulnerability that can cause systems to hang and that can be exploited by remote attackers without authentication.

  • Oracle drafts OpenJDK bylaws

    Oracle has issued a set of draft bylaws that it hopes will guide the process of developing its preferred open-source version of the Java programming language, the OpenJDK.

  • CS pioneer Knuth releases long-awaited textbook

    Trailing the last volume he published by 38 years, computer science pioneer Donald Knuth has released the first part of volume four of his widely respected series of books, "The Art of Computer Programming."

  • Cobol comes to the cloud

    Micro Focus has updated its developer platform for the Cobol programming language, adding the ability to run Cobol applications on Microsoft's Azure cloud service.

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