The Apache Ant API, a rarely used feature of the tool, provides reliable and portable ways to perform command-line operations from within Java.
The advent of a unified memory model in CUDA 6 has made GPU programming much easier by removing lots of implementation details that developers formerly had to manage manually.
A very fast, parallel, simple to implement sort makes efficient use of memory.
The lack of quality manuals and documentation for developer tools greatly diminishes our ability to work well in subtle but important ways.
The best books of the past 12 months.
Visual video game puzzles can be solved in 20 different programming languages
Deepest-ever code understanding plus support for Drupal 8 and WordPress
Apache Drill, Apache Spark, Apache HBase, and YARN upgrades available
Create and incorporate text-mining capabilities into applications and websites
IBM's Watson Discovery Advisor is being used by researchers to rapidly analyze and test hypotheses using data in millions of scientific papers.
Developer productivity key to new release mechanics
Google is testing a prototype for a smart contact lens that was built to continuously measure glucose in tears using a wireless chip and miniaturized glucose sensor.
XebiaLabs updates XL Deploy and Release
Code submits are still committed to the master, but all other commands are entirely local
Eliminating AngularJS complexity
Events of Interest
October 1-3. Santa Clara, CA. Software Developer's Workshop at ARM TechCon (Dr. Dobb's bloggers Al Williams and Eric Bruno will be presenting.)
October 9-10. Palo Alto, CA. Code Stars Summit
October 11-12. Los Altos Hills, CA. Silicon Valley Code Camp
October 14-17. Amsterdam, Netherlands. Black Hat Europe 2014
October 17-18. Austin, TX. CITCON (Continuous Integration and Testing Conference)
October 19-21. Shanghai, China. GDC China 2014
October 27-30. Santa Clara, CA. ZendCon 2014
October 27-28. Burlingame, CA. GGDevCon (Google Glass App Development)
November 3-5. San Francisco, CA. QCon
November 4-5. London, England. Code Mesh Conference
November 5-7. Berlin, Germany. GOTO Berlin International Software Development Conference
November 17-19. San Diego, CA. RubyConf
November 17-21. Budapest, Hungary. ApacheCon Europe
November 18-21. San Francisco, CA. AnDevCon Android Developer Conference
November 25-26. London, UK. IoT 2014
April 8-16, 2015. Montreal, Canada. PyCon 2015
Videos of Past Events
September 2013. JavaOne
September 2013. SpringOne 2GX
June 2013. JAXConf 2013
June 2013. Chicago Algorithmic Trading Conference
May 2013. Google I/O
March 2013. GPU Technology Conference
October 2012. JAXLondon 2012
September 2012. Strangeloop
September 2012. Intel Developer Forum
August 2012. VMWorld
July 2012. Java Language Summit
June 2012. Google I/O 2012
May 2012. Atlassian Summit
May 2012 (paid). Fluent Conference
March 2012. Multicore World
July 2011. JVM Language Summit