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JavaFX adds docking library for easier use, better customization

Still in the early stages of development, the DockFX library would enable developers to build customizable interfaces similar to Visual Studio, Eclipse, or GIMP.

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Comparing scaling agile frameworks

As larger organizations scramble to apply agile software development methodologies to the challenges inherent in an enterprise-level company, it’s important to understand the pros and cons of the different approaches.

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How Apache Ranger and Chuck Norris help secure Hadoop

The Hadoop ecosystem has always been a bag of parts, each of which needs to be secured separately -- at least they did need that, until Apache Ranger came to town.

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Google Go goes faster with 1.5 upgrade

The latest version of the language features improved garbage collection, mobile accommodations, and a runtime rewritten in Go.

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What REPL means for Java

Read-eval-print-loop functionality is coming to Java in 2016. Find out how JShell will change the way that developers learn and write Java code.

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The 7 most common Hadoop and Spark projects

Think you're breaking new ground with your Hadoop project? Odds are it fits neatly into one of these seven common types of projects.

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Review: MongoDB 3.0 reaches for the enterprise

MongoDB zeroes in on operations with pluggable storage engines and revamped management tools

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GitHub's next big innovations won't come from GitHub

The UI-tweaking apps for GitHub will come from third parties like ZenHub -- and GitHub is fine with that.

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3 lessons for IT from Amazon Web Services

AWS's developer-focused approach is one lesson enterprises should glean from the cloud leader.

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When Git isn't good enough: Version control for enterprises

Built for development teams, Git can’t meet enterprise scalability and security requirements on its own.

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Java 9 plays catch-up, adds REPL for faster feedback

JShell's read-eval-print-loop functionality will allow Java programmers to interactively evaluate code as they write it, without having to compile first.

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Build an API for microservices in 5 minutes

With tools such as AnyPresence’s JustAPIs, you can define and deploy modern, RESTful APIs in no time; here’s how.

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Which freaking Hadoop engine should I use?

These four truths will help you determine which Hadoop technology to use for the types of workloads you anticipate.

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Big data, big challenges: Hadoop in the enterprise

Fresh from the front lines: Common problems encountered when putting Hadoop to work -- and the best tools to make Hadoop less burdensome.

JSF 2.3 aims to be the default MVC framework for Java EE

Due in the third quarter of 2016, JSF 2.3 is positioned as the default MVC framework for Java EE.

Atom at 1.0: GitHub's Node-based editor is just getting started

Atom 1.0 is not just a code editor with cutting-edge add-ons, but a platform upon which other editors and IDEs can -- and are -- to be built.

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How containers change everything

When you integrate containers into the build workflow, all the pieces of our multi-cloud future begin to fall into place.

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Eclipse's latest release train carries Docker, Java technologies

The Eclipse Foundation's annual bulk release features Docker tools and Java IDE improvements, including Quick Fixes for Java 8.

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