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Android Studio for beginners, Part 1: Installation and setup

If you're new to Android Studio, start here. Part 1 walks through installing Android Studio and launching your first Android project

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Gradle build sharing comes out of the cradle

The build automation system's founder also wants to address feature creep with CI systems

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$39 for 54 Hours of Training with the Linux Essentials Bundle - Deal Alert

These 5 courses will take you from newbie to Linux pro. Complete with two classes designed for Linux beginners, the Linux Essentials Bundle is the first step to a system administrator career, or to making a lateral move to your IT...

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LinkedIn's Gradle plug-in brings build automation to Python

The {py}gradle plugin can put Python and Java on the same page when it comes to software builds

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Save the whale: Docker rightfully shuns standardization

The Open Container Project wants to standardize Docker the old-fashioned way: by committee. The pushback from Docker delivers a compelling counterpoint

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Want secure code? Give devs the right tools

With the appropriate tools and environments, developers can take the first step forward in safeguarding app security

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Google App Engine revs up Python 3 support

It's only Python 3.4 and a beta, but it's a step toward allowing App Engine users to implement Python in its latest and greatest incarnations

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Hope springs for Google Web Toolkit

Google's onetime Java-to-JavaScript wonder tool may see new life, thanks to a looming update

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GitHub Atom 1.9 picks up speed, drops API

Version 1.9 gains speed, but loses the GitRepositoryAsync API; the beta of version 1.10 upgrades the Atom Package Manager

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Businesses stick with Java, Python, and C

A recent survey found that while developers are into newer languages like Swift, Rust, and Scala, businesses prefer the stalwarts -- and Python can bridge the gap between the two

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Java EE advocates to Oracle: Give us details, not promises

Oracle says Java EE 8 will be equipped for cloud deployments, microservices, containers, and multitenancy, but Java advocates want to see the fine print

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Make Git work for global teams

Git was made for distributed teams, but long distances introduce special challenges

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Spark 2.0 takes an all-in-one approach to big data

With a new streaming system, performance enhancements, and API refinements, Apache Spark 2.0 offers a big umbrella to data users

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OpenStack's future: Docker workloads on Kubernetes

OpenStack is set to become a Docker-ized app that runs on Kubernetes and help Google's plans for an open source hybrid cloud

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Google Dart gets its own version of the Angular 2 framework

Critics respond that separate Angular 2 versions -- one for Dart and one for TypeScript/JavaScript -- might actually discourage Dart adoption

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Your fear of open source lock-in is ridiculous

Lock-in is the nature of software, and open source is just software

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Whether you’re mastering the fundamentals of programming, or digging into iOS 10-specific features (improved AI and Siri function, anyone?)--this course will have you covered.

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Oden uses Google's Golang ecosystem to cook up a new language

The experimental language uses Go's underlying toolchain to deliver features that Google's language doesn't have yet

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