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The truth about big data: It's more than technology

Big data is a maddeningly broad concept, in part because it represents a new, iterative approach to solving problems.

Matt Asay

Facebook to release open source library for iOS interface development

Async Display Kit, part of Facebook's Paper interface app for iOS, offers users better scrolling on devices.

Paul Krill

GitHub takes center stage at OSCON

The open source convention will also feature sessions on Docker, OpenStack, and programming languages both new and old.

Paul Krill

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Where are the mobile dev payouts? In enterprise apps

Findings from VisionMobile's "State of the Developer Nation" show platform consolidation and declining returns on consumer app dev

Paul Krill

Simplifying Product Design In A Complex World

Product design engineering has moved far beyond the confines of ever-more powerful workstations. Companies can't afford to restrict projects to using only local talent. Many are linking engineering teams around the globe to take

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JVM plus Docker: Better together

Docker can fill in gaps in the JVM, providing resource control, configuration benefits, and improved packaging and deployment.

Paul Krill

10 things you should know about Apple's Swift

Apps built using Swift won't be accepted to the iOS or Mac App Store until the fall, so there's still time to learn the ins and outs of this new programming language.

Paul Rubens

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Review: Cloud Foundry brings power and polish to PaaS

Cloud Foundry impresses with broad application support, streamlined deployment, and enterprise extras from Pivotal, though initial setup could be simpler.

Martin Heller

5 big security mistakes coders make

Security errors are rife in application development. Here are five of the most egregious -- and common -- missteps.

Paul Roberts

Top 3 Myths about Big Data Security : Debunking common misconceptions about big data security

Big data represents massive business possibilities and competitive advantage for organizations that are able to harness and use that information. But how are they protecting that data? This eBook addresses three myths of big data

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We're living in a post-open source world

A new generation of developers wants little to do with the complexities of open source licensing -- and they may be on to something, whether the open source forebears like it or not.

Matt Asay

The 10 worst big data practices

Big data tools and frameworks can revolutionize the way your apps compute and utilize data-- but they're not without edges. Check your head with these 10 common pitfalls of overenthusiastic adoption.

Andrew C. Oliver

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iOS developers poised to win big in Apple-IBM deal

The new alliance between Apple and IBM puts iPads in hands of IBM-backed businesses and gives enterprise-ready iOS developers a big new market to play in.

Paul Krill

Oracle hopes to make SQL a lingua franca for big data

Big Data SQL demands a big investment in Oracle's technology stack, but the payoff could be worth it for shops that need to integrate traditional RDBMS with Hadoop and NoSQL data stores.

Chris Kanaracus

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