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Scala goes skinny: Ammonite tunes the heavyweight for simple tasks

An interactive REPL and system shell capabilities highlight the coming Version 1.0 release

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Why you should use microservices

Find out how large and small enterprises are using microservices to continuously modify, scale, and update their apps for changing business needs

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What's the Go language really good for?

Learn the strengths, weaknesses, use cases, and future directions of Google's hit programming language

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How Google’s cloud is ushering in a new era of SQL databases

Google’s recently announced Spanner cloud database is ushering in a wave of so-called NewSQL databases that support traditional schematics but are able to scale to global sizes.

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Review: The 10 best JavaScript editors

Sublime Text, Visual Studio Code, Brackets, and Atom rise to the top, but several others are worth considering

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Java 101: Regular expressions in Java, Part 2

Complete your introduction to the Regex API, then find out how regular expressions make quicker work of common tasks like code documentation and lexical analysis.

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Java vs. Google's Go: An epic battle for developer mind share

The upstart Go is giving stalwart Java a run for its money on greenfield server-side web apps

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Choose one: High productivity or code you can maintain

No matter how you slice it, there's always a trade-off between speedy development and ultrareliable applications

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10 JavaScript concepts every Node.js programmer must master

Want to build efficient and scalable Node.js apps? Learn how to make JavaScript work for—not against—you

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NoSQL, no problem: Why MySQL is still king

You'd think the advent of 'webscale' NoSQL databases would have consigned MySQL to history. But you'd be very wrong

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Review: The 6 best JavaScript IDEs

WebStorm, Visual Studio 2017, Visual Studio Code, NetBeans, Komodo, and Eclipse pull out the stops for JavaScript, Node.js, and friends

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Red Hat and IBM raise objections to Java 9 modularization

JEC participants say modularization will have adverse effects on compatibility and could lead to two worlds of Java development

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Azul introduces LLVM compiler to Java runtime

Azul's Falcon LLVM compiler gives the Zing JVM a big speed edge over Oracle's HotSpot Java platform

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Aggregating with Apache Spark

Get an overview of threadless, multithreaded, and distributed aggregation using the Streams API, Java threads, and MapReduce, then see for yourself what Spark's cluster computing engine brings to the equation

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Kotlin improves code compilation, now requires JDK 8

Jetbrains' statically typed JVM language also offers several bug fixes and other small changes

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Node.js exec director: Our project is transformational

Former Linux Foundation official Mark Hinkle moves over to organization shepherding server-side JavaScript platform

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Tap the power of Google's Go language

Learn the key concepts behind programming in Go, a concise, simple, safe, and fast compiled language with powerful concurrency features

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CoffeeScript upgrade refocuses on JavaScript standards

But the new beta breaks compatibility with some version 1 features in providing ECMAScript 2015+ support

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