The Concise Binary Object Representation (CBOR) is a data format whose design goals include the possibility of extremely small code size, fairly small message size, and extensibility without the need for version negotiation. CBOR is defined in an Internet Standards Document, RFC 7049. The format has been designed to be stable for decades. The objectives […]

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SpotBugs is a program to find bugs in Java programs. It looks for instances of “bug patterns” — code instances that are likely to be errors. It uses static analysis to look for bugs in Java code. SpotBugs checks for more than 400 bug patterns. Bug descriptions can be found here. It is free software, […]

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The WorldWind Explorer was created by Bruce Schubert and is powered by ESA-NASA Web WorldWind which provides the 3D Earth visualization with WMS maps, imagery and terrain. WorldWind is different from a 3D globe like Google Earth because it is not an application. Instead, it is an SDK (software development kit) that software engineers can […]

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JDK 10, the first release produced under the six-month rapid-cadence release model, is now Generally Available. What this also means is that Java 9 is obsolete and oracle will not provide any security updates for version 9. This release includes the following twelve features and many smaller enhancements. Local-Variable Type Inference Consolidate the JDK Forest […]

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To make the Java language remain competitive while maintaining its core values of compatibility, reliability, and thoughtful evolution, the community has adopted the rapid-cadence release model. In short rapid-cadence release model makes java releases more predictable. This is a time-based model with a new feature release every six months, update releases every quarter, and a […]

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