July 29, 2011

Oracle Releases Java 7

On July 28, Oracle officially releases Java 7, the first major update for the language in five years. At least one observer has called it “the most anticipated release ever.”

The Evolution of Programming Languages

Rackspace has put together a new infographic that traces the history of programming languages. It begins in 1957 with the development of Fortran and ends in 2005 with the introduction

Linux 3.0 Adds Xen Hypervisor

Now available for download, Linux 3.0 adds mostly minor changes to the open source operating system. “There are no special landmark features or incompatibilities related to the version number change,”

Agile vs. Waterfall: Use Cases and Nuances

Is it possible to have a new twist on the seemingly endless debate between advocates of Agile software development and those of the waterfall model? Some people, including Coverity’s Rutul