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Scaled-down Scala variant cuts ties to the JVM

Taking advantage of the LLVM compiler platform, Scala Native expands language’s opportunities on resource-constrained devices

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Review: MongoDB learns cool new tricks

With useful graph search capabilities and important stability improvements, MongoDB 3.4 is a no-brainer upgrade

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Nginx JavaScript is ready for prime time

The Nginx Plus R12 server can be programmed using NginScript, a JavaScript-based tool

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Google App Engine adds C#, Node.js, and Ruby options

Google has also moved the Cloud Functions serverless environment to beta release

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Google Go's popularity doesn't translate to the enterprise

Developers heartily recommend Go, but businesses have been slow on the uptake

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JSON's Crockford envisions a post-JavaScript world

The industry luminary believes a successor language will need to be less cluttered and more secure

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Gradle upgrade builds Java apps faster for Android

A new approach to configuration in Gradle 3.4 ends 'dreaded' classpath leakage

Yarn vs. NPM: Node.js developers weigh in

NPM or Yarn? Node.js devs pick their package manager

Facebook's open source JavaScript package manager is gathering steam, but don't count out NPM

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Node.js 7.6.0 tackles asynchronous operations

The upgrade is experimental, so enterprises are advised to hold off on upgrading and wait for Node.js 8, due in April

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The best Go language IDEs and editors

Among dozens of options for developing Go programs, Gogland, Visual Studio Code, and Cloud9 rise to the top

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5 open source security tools too good to ignore

Look to these clever open source tools to keep secrets out of source code, identify malicious files, block malicious processes, and keep endpoints safe

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Oracle preps developers for Java 9 upgrade

Oracle has released a guide to help developers move from Java 8 to Java 9

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Q&A: Oracle's future lies in cloud, APIs, and microservices

Oracle VP Amit Zavery explains how the Java steward is rethinking core products for cloud computing, machine learning, and microservices

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Heroku: PaaS is the future of development tools

Heroku CEO Adam Gross highlights the integral role of PaaS for companies ramping up customer-facing apps

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Cloud made easy: Get started with DigitalOcean

Build a web presence in minutes with DigitalOcean’s dead-simple cloud service

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Java framework builds microservices as Docker containers

The java-micro platform lets developers build and configure environment, command-line, and external services

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

Here's how the old guard and upstart darling of the server-side web stack up against each other

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Hidden gems: 14 Python libraries too good to overlook

Parsing, image processing, web crawling, GUI creation -- these little-known Python libraries have you covered

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