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Google shares code to help server software digest HTTP/2

Google's open sourced gRPC framework handles remote procedure calls and is based on the new Web transmission standard, HTTP/2.


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Making a business case for refactoring code

Editing code for readability is an up-front investment that can pay big dividends in the long run.

Untangling the intense politics behind Node.js

The bitter politics around Node.js certainly needs sandboxing, but so does the desire of developers to drive the agenda.

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Automation for the people: The programmer's dilemma

In the delicate relationship between technologists and users, the 'toolsmith' can initiate a collaborative cycle that makes everyone a stakeholder.

Java vs. Node.js: An epic battle for developer mindshare

Java vs. Node.js: An epic battle for developer mind share

Here’s how the enterprise stalwart and onetime script-kiddie toy stack up in a battle for the server room.

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Eich: JavaScript will deliver on Java's broken promise

JavaScript's creator believes the scripting language can beat Java at its own 'virtual machine embedded everywhere' game.

The Oculus Rift could change big data analytics forever

Data isn't the real world, it only describes it. A new company wants to let you drill past the numbers to lifelike, real-time representations of what's going on.

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Get ready for the new stack

Almost overnight, a new constellation of container-based cloud technologies has landed, threatening to supplant the old VM-based model. Your developers are probably already giving it a spin.

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5 projects that push Python performance

Python's never been as speedy as C or Java, but several projects are in the works to get the lead out of the language.

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Two years in the making, Node.js upgrade arrives

Version 0.12 of server-side JavaScript platform set to become available as reconciliation with io.js fork expected.

First look: MongoDB 3.0, for mature audiences

The new MongoDB features document-level locking, better write performance, big memory support, and more. At last, MongoDB is all grown up.

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Google Web Toolkit dumps compatibility for sake of upgrades

Two new versions of Google Web Toolkit are due, featuring support for Java 8 but sacrificing backward compatibility.

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TypeScript: Industrial-strength JavaScript

Like it or not, JavaScript is the language of the Web, but it's tough to manage for enterprise-scale development. TypeScript offers an attractive alternative.

Ruby pioneers come clean on the language's shortcomings

Ruby founder Yukihiro Matsumoto and Rails creator David Heinemeier Hansson offer frank feedback on the language.

How to (and how not to) measure programmer productivity

Can programmer productivity be effectively measured? Blogger Jim Bird joins the chorus claiming that it can't – at least not using traditional methods alone.

Redline Smalltalk connects to the JVM world

Unlike other Smalltalk-to-JVM efforts, Redline does not need a separate compile cycle.

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Next-gen Rust language moves to 1.0 alpha

A beta release for the systems programming language is expected for February with a general 1.0 release to follow

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PHP vs. Node.js: An epic battle for developer mind share

For every coder crowing about the purity of Node.js, there's another who's happy with the deep code base and stability of PHP. Will the old codger beat back the server-side upstart? Or will JavaScript topple its old friend to achieve...

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Review: The big 4 Java IDEs compared

Find out how Eclipse, NetBeans, JDeveloper, and IntelliJ IDEA stack up today in capabilities and ease of use.

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