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Poll Result: Lambda Expressions and Migration to Java 8

Posted by editor on July 27, 2013 at 5:57 PM PDT

Poll Result: Developer's Opinions Vary on the Significance of 'the Cloud'

Posted by editor on July 17, 2013 at 9:54 AM PDT

The results of the last-completed poll suggest that the developer community is not yet entirely convinced that 'the Cloud' is as revolutionary a development as some think. Still, a plurality of voters considered the Cloud to be significant.

Processor Oddities and Gaming; or, Why Lambda Expressions Genuinely Are Needed

Posted by editor on July 9, 2013 at 11:30 PM PDT

This past week one of our aging quad-core PCs (running Debian 6) ceased sending out video signals. Since the computer is fairly old, and since at any given moment several of our computers are idle, I decided to shuffle the computers that have working video, and possibly use the old quad as a headless machine.

Poll Result: Developers Expect Java EE 7 to Become Predominant within 2-3 Years

Posted by editor on June 30, 2013 at 10:32 PM PDT

Most voters in the just-completed poll on Java EE 7 believe that Java EE 7 will be the most widely used version of Java EE within the next few years. A total of 354 votes were cast in the poll, which ran for three weeks.

The exact question and results were:

Poll Result: Developers Highlight the Importance of Performance and Scalability

Posted by editor on May 28, 2013 at 3:54 PM PDT

In the just-completed poll, most developers identified performance and scalability as being strong determinants of the success of the applications they develop. A total of 242 votes were cast in the poll. The exact question and results were: