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Go 1.8 goes for efficiency and convenience

The latest release candidate for Go features HTTP2 Push support and an updated compiler back end for more efficient code

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Apache Beam unifies batch and streaming for big data

Beam offers a high-level API and programming paradigm for streaming and batch systems

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Git Hound, Truffle Hog root out GitHub leaks

The two open source tools check for cyptographic keys and other sensitive information in code saved on GitHub and offers warnings if secrets are at risk

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New functional language for JVM builds on Haskell, Clojure, ML

Like Lisp, Lux runs on the Java Virtual Machine but promises more power and flexibility than its predecessors

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Developers pick up new Git code-hosting option

The open source, multiplatform Gitea project for lightweight code-hosting is written in Go

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Exposed MongoDB installs being erased, held for ransom

A nonprofit dedicated to making the internet safer is urging administrators to check their MongoDB installations

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5 rock-solid Linux distros for developers

Developers want power, flexibility, stability, and ease, and these Linux distributions have it all

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

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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

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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

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Amazon's next wave of machine learning: Powerful, practical

Experts get more flexible GPUs on EC2 and FPGA programming, while users looking for out-of-the-box smarts can build Alexa-style conversational interfaces

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Review: GitLab rocks version control

Thanks to a solid foundation and delightful extras, this open source VCS is a serious contender

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Node.js update makes JavaScript VMs future-proof

The Node.js Foundation and NodeSource are improving extensibility and security for the server-side JavaScript platform

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GitLab looks to transform app testing

The Review Apps feature lets developers create temporary apps for reviewing merge requests before moving to production

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Report: Linux, NoSQL, Nginx set foundation for AWS app dominance

Sumo Logic research shows its customers favor AWS for building their apps, Redis for storing data, and Nginx for serving it all up

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Get started with TensorFlow

Begin harnessing the power of Google’s open source machine learning library with InfoWorld's hands-on tutorial

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Next step after Node.js: Framework for 'universal' JavaScript apps

Next.js, a minimalistic framework for server-rendered React applications, builds on the work started by Node.js

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Messaging and collaboration tools are most valuable enterprise apps

Companies that don't use enterprise mobile apps to boost operational efficiency are losing ground to those that do

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