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Happy 10th anniversary, Ruby on Rails -- but watch your back

Node.js may have stolen some of its thunder, but when it comes to jobs, Rails talent is still in demand.

Paul Krill

open source

Fresh attacks on open source miss the mark

Critics might wish to return to the good old days of proprietary software, but open source is entrenched and flourishing where many least expected it.

Matt Asay

Apache Cordova lets developers create Android apps from third-party WebViews

Developers can use WebViews, a container that encapsulates Web apps in Android, to get around Android fragmentation.

Paul Krill

scripting

Why one developer switched from Java to Google Go

Pivotal's Matt Stine, who was raised on Java, has become an advocate for the Google-built Go language. Find out why one developer chooses Go for building system-level software.

Paul Krill

The Challenges and Opportunities of Mobile Application Development

Nearly all business users now demand mobile devices--their own or company-owned--along with anywhere access to corporate applications and data. What turns mobile devices into productivity engines for enterprises? Mobile applications.

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Docker: The first true devops tool?

Docker VP James Turnbull discusses what the container technology means for devops, addresses recent security concerns, and talks shop about what's ahead for Docker.

Paul Krill

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Team of rivals: Hortonworks, Pivotal join up for Hadoop project

Competitors band together to contribute to Apache Ambari, a project whose popularity is on the rise as more organizations look for ways to extend the Hadoop management framework.

Serdar Yegulalp

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How to create a data lake for fun and profit

The idea of data lakes has been fermenting, and now real companies are using them for real analysis. Here's why you might want one -- and how to create it.

Andrew C. Oliver

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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

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

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

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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

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