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Meteor’s Apollo unites client apps and back-end databases

The technical preview works with JavaScript, but native iOS and Android backing is in the works as well

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Outdated Git version in OS X puts developers at risk

Git 2.6.4, shipped with Apple's command line developer tools, has two serious vulnerabilities

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Micro text editor joins the Google Go parade

New terminal editor requires users have Go, is very much in beta

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RoboVM Java-to-iOS dev tool meets its end

With the discontinuation of Xamarin, RoboVM's licenses will expire on April 17, 2017

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Apache Beam wants to be uber-API for big data

New, useful Apache big data projects seem to arrive daily. Rather than relearn your way every time, what if you could go through a unified API?

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10 simple tools for building mobile apps fast

No-code and low-code mobile programming tools give business users and developers a fast track to mobile app success

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Facebook open-sources Android byte code optimizer

Facebook's ReDex tool for paring down Android apps could form the basis for other optimizers as well

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Sputnik automates code review for Java projects on GitHub

More than a service, Sputnik has open source underpinnings that can be downloaded and deployed, and integration with other code hosting services is on the road map

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GitHub takes aim at downtime with DGit

DGit uses the sync mechanisms of Git to replicate GitHub's repositories across multiple servers to make the code hosting platform far less prone to downtime

Which big data programming language should I use?

Which freaking big data programming language should I use?

When it comes to wrangling data at scale, R, Python, Scala, and Java have you covered -- mostly

5 Dev Tools for Securing Your Code

5 dev tools for better code security

Static and dynamic analysis can catch vulnerabilities in the development process -- before the bad guys can even access your code

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Scalable, disaster-resistant CockroachDB enters public beta

As tough to take down as its namesake, CockroachDB combines high fault-tolerance, strong consistency, and horizontal scalability with familiar SQL syntax

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Docker, not production-ready? Not so, says Docker

Docker has taken dev-and-test by storm, but production deployments have awaited more mature security and management. Some customers, however, aren’t so patient

Java microframeworks Part 4: Play

Jump into Java microframeworks, Part 4: Play

Conclude your exploration of Java's microframeworks with the original ultra-lightweight development stack.

App dev trends going hot -- and cold

21 hot programming trends -- and 21 going cold

Hot or not? From the Web to the motherboard to the training ground, get the scoop on what's in and what's out in app dev

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Docker Swarm beats Kubernetes? Not so fast

A new study from Docker shows its Swarm orchestration framework beats Google's Kubernetes in raw startup time, but critics say it's about more than speed alone

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Beyond jQuery: An expert guide to choosing the right JavaScript framework

How to choose from 22 essential JavaScript frameworks for Web and mobile development

The most desireable developer skills to master now

The 13 developer skills you need to master now

From JavaScript to big data to devops, we break down your best bets for bolstering your career this year

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