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JXCore's new trick: Convert Node.js projects into self-running apps

Newest beta of the JXCore fork of Node.js lets users compile Node applications and dependent modules into deliverables.

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MongoDB adds support option for community edition of its NoSQL database

The service provides as low as a two-hour response time, but leaves out the bells and whistles from MongoDB Enterprise.

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PaaS shoot-out: Cloud Foundry vs. OpenShift

Cloud Foundry shines with broad application support and stellar ease of use, but OpenShift has the edge in management and automation.

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15 technologies changing how developers work

The work of telling computers what to do is markedly different than it was even five years ago, so don't get caught asleep at the console. Peter Wayner profiles 15 technologies transforming how developers work today.

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Hadoop meets Google Docs: Analytics made easy

Adatao's analytics suite puts a Web-friendly front end on Hadoop data and eases access to self-serve reporting.

Pivotal packages a lighter Java Web application stack

Pivotal App Suite is a lighter weight Java EE stack that takes the headache out of open source licensing while streamlining cloud migration.

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Books that have most influenced my software development career

Dustin Marx names 9 books that have earned a permanent place in his bookshelf, and maybe yours.

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5 ways to add machine learning to Java, JavaScript, and more

The pressure is on to harness machine learning for more responsive enterprise apps. So find the open source tool that works best for your programming style and architecture.

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New JavaScript library adds facial detection, 3D projection to Web apps

Tracking.js can work in mobile Web or desktop applications or be paired with Node.js on the server.

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.

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Open source Java projects: Spring Batch

Spring Batch manages the batch processing scenarios that developers dread. In this tutorial, learn how to configure Spring Batch to read data in CSV format, process the data in any number of files, and write the results to a MySQL...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

GitHub takes center stage at OSCON

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

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