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AI tools came out of the lab in 2016

AIs may not have feelings, but they're well on the way to analyzing ours -- and to understanding a whole lot more about our world.

Peter Sayer

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Python 3.6 is packed with goodness

More async support, more type-hinting power, more speed, and more efficient memory usage top a long list of useful additions to Python

Serdar Yegulalp

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Coding boot camp grads write better code

Boot camp grads lead college grads in practical programming skills, but lag in deeper understanding of systems and algorithms

Ammon Bartram

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Q&A: Puppet CEO sees devops going mainstream

Sanjay Mirchandani also talks about product directions, containers, microservices

Paul Krill

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5 tips to help developers keep up with changing technologies

Developers want to learn new technologies and build new things. These five tips can help keep your developers happy and the innovation flowing.

Thor Olavsrud

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Eclipse embraces Java microservices initiative

The MicroProfile effort to improve enterprise Java will continue at the open source tools organization

Paul Krill

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Google open-sources test suite to find crypto bugs

Developers can use Project Wycheproof to test cryptographic algorithms against a library of known attacks to uncover potential weaknesses

Fahmida Y. Rashid

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Netflix open-sources its microservices orchestrator

The company's Conductor cloud-based orchestration engine helps with process flows

Paul Krill

Despite risk, 1,000 in tech pledge not to help Trump's data efforts

Participating in the pledge means agreeing not to help the government create a database that can be used to target people based on race or religion or "facilitate mass deportations."

Patrick Thibodeau

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9 signs you should quit your programming job

Here's how to tell when your coding job isn't all it's cracked up to be -- and it's time to take off for a new gig

Andrew C. Oliver

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Dear engineers: Please build friendly robots

Anyone who has read science fiction can tell you that killer robots are a problem. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) wants to do something about it.

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5 core topics Trump needs to address in Silicon Valley leaders meeting

As some of the tech sector’s heaviest hitters prep for a meeting this week with president-elect Donald Trump, they need to make sure they get answers to critical questions about issues that could affect not only their businesses but

Tim Greene

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Android Studio for beginners, Part 4: Advanced tools and plugins

Use built-in tools and third-party plugins to profile, debug, and extend your Android applications in Android Studio

Jeff Friesen

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Glue, stitch, cobble: Weighing DIY container management

Before you piece together your own container management system, examine the ‘glue levels’ of effort

Mark Thiele

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China didn't steal your job—I did

It's all us techies' fault in creating robots and machine intelligence that can do a better job than even the best-trained workers

Andrew C. Oliver

Move over Memcached and Redis, here comes Netflix's Hollow

Netflix's new Java-powered data caching system promises to speed access to local data sets and aid developers building on top of that data

Serdar Yegulalp

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Lift language opens the door to cross-platform parallelism

A project sponsored in part by Google aims to allow algorithms to be optimized to get the most out of whatever hardware it runs on

Serdar Yegulalp

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Should you go with Google's Go? 7 pros and cons

The once cutting-edge language is taking off -- and may be a prime candidate for your next project

Peter Wayner

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AWS makes CI, microservices moves for devs

AWS Code Build and AWS Step Functions help with software builds and complex distributed apps

Paul Krill

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Docker for AWS: Who's it really for?

With several Docker solutions already running on Amazon's cloud, why pick the newly released Docker for AWS? Depends on whether you're a Docker maven or an AWS master

Serdar Yegulalp

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