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Yarn vs. NPM: Node.js developers weigh in
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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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Upstart JavaScript framework dreams of challenging Angular, React

The open source Mithril framework focuses on performance, size, and density

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Skills certification coming for Node.js developers

The Node.js Foundation is creating a Certified Developer program to help companies and developers gauge Node and JavaScript abilities

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InfoWorld's 2017 Technology of the Year Award winners

InfoWorld editors and reviewers pick the year's best hardware, software, development tools, and cloud services

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New JVM language stands apart from Scala, Clojure

Eta, a Haskell dialect, can reuse Java libraries, features strong type safety, and is immutable by default

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New framework uses Kubernetes to deliver serverless app architecture

Still in the early stages, the Fission framework turns any Kubernetes cluster into a system for delivering lambda architecture or serverless applications

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Node.js' success exposes its weaknesses

The server-side JavaScript juggernaut's complexity and vulnerabilities still bedevil many devs

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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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