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Walmart's investment in open source isn't cheap

While proprietary vendors want us to focus on price, innovators focus on the flexibility and business value of open source.

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JXCore's new trick: Convert Node.js projects into self-running apps

Newest beta of the JXCore fork of Node.js lets users compile Node applications and dependent modules into deliverables.

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What I wish I'd known starting out as a programmer

Why make the same old career mistakes when you can make new ones? Andrew Oliver distills some of the harder lessons learned early in his programming career.

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Five ways Docker is taking over the world

Docker is more than a fad -- it's a real-deal technology finding widespread adoption and creating its own ecosystem.

MongoDB adds support option for community edition of its NoSQL database

The service provides as low as a two-hour response time, but leaves out the bells and whistles from MongoDB Enterprise.

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How to crack an open source community

Want to contribute to an open source project? Here are the main reasons you'll struggle -- and some tips to help you persevere.

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Shipilёv on writing good benchmarks -- Java vs Scala

Writing good benchmarks begins and ends with the relentless drive to understand why your system is behaving as it does. Once you've got that down, optimization naturally follows.

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PaaS shoot-out: Cloud Foundry vs. OpenShift

Cloud Foundry shines with broad application support and stellar ease of use, but OpenShift has the edge in management and automation.

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15 technologies changing how developers work

The work of telling computers what to do is markedly different than it was even five years ago, so don't get caught asleep at the console. Peter Wayner profiles 15 technologies transforming how developers work today.

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Apple's Swift falls back to earth after initial surge

Apple's programming language dips in popularity after strong start, but is expected to even out in coming months.

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Get real: Oracle is strengthening -- not killing -- Java

Oracle has made its share of bungles, but technologically it has put Java on a progressive track.

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Hadoop meets Google Docs: Analytics made easy

Adatao's analytics suite puts a Web-friendly front end on Hadoop data and eases access to self-serve reporting.

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Oracle hasn't killed Java -- but there's still time

While Oracle fiddles with fixes and lawsuits big ideas are happening elsewhere in big data, cloud computing, and mobile. Where's the leadership that made Java great?

Pivotal packages a lighter Java Web application stack

Pivotal App Suite is a lighter weight Java EE stack that takes the headache out of open source licensing while streamlining cloud migration.

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Web acceleration protocol nears completion

The HTTP/2 protocol will speed Web delivery for real-time multimedia apps, though critics fear that it could lock out WebSockets and other Web semantics.

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5 ways to add machine learning to Java, JavaScript, and more

The pressure is on to harness machine learning for more responsive enterprise apps. So find the open source tool that works best for your programming style and architecture.

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New JavaScript library adds facial detection, 3D projection to Web apps

Tracking.js can work in mobile Web or desktop applications or be paired with Node.js on the server.

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No interruptions! Technologist at work

A five-minute interruption can cause the loss of an hour of production for the dedicated techie -- most of the time.

Happy 10th anniversary, Ruby on Rails -- but watch your back

Node.js may have stolen some of its thunder, but when it comes to jobs, Rails talent is still in demand.

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