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JAVA: Java 9 Delayed Due to Modularity Controversy. Oracle has proposed that Java 9 Standard Edition be delayed until September 21 so the open source community that is finalizing Java 9 can address the ongoing controversy over a planned but later rejected approach to modularity, said Georges Saab, vice president of software development in the Java platform group at Oracle and chairman of the OpenJDK governing board. Read the rest
PYTHON: How to Set Up and Learn Python Coding on a Mac. Python is one of the most popular programming languages. Students use Python to learn coding; data scientists use Python to crunch numbers. Discover how to set up and learn Python coding on a Mac, including the best Python text editors and the best Python training courses. Find out more
C#: The Future of Microsoft’s Languages: C# To Be Powerful, Visual Basic Friendly. Since their introduction in 2002, Microsoft’s pair of .NET programming languages, C# and Visual Basic.NET, have been close siblings. Although they look very different—one uses C-style braces, brackets, and lots of symbols, whereas the other looks a great deal more like English—their features have, for the most part, been very similar. This strategy was formalized in 2010, with Microsoft planning coevolution, to keep them if not identical then at least very similar in capability. But the two languages have rather different audiences, and Microsoft has decided to change its development approach. Read more
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BLUE MOUNTAIN DATA SYSTEMS HAS THE EXPERIENCE: 1994 to Present – U.S. Dept. of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration. Responsible to the Office of Technology and Information Systems for information systems architecture, planning, applications development, networking, administration and IT security, supporting the enforcement of Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act — ERISA. Within the EBSA, Blue Mountain is responsible for design, development and support for its various enforcement database management systems, as well as all case tracking and customer service inquiry systems. Blue Mountain also provides IT security services to the EBSA, in the form of FISMA Assessment and Authorization, System Security Plans, Risk and vulnerability assessments, monitoring and investigation support. Read more.