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Java 9 module plan picks up a packager

In the latest proposal, the Java Packager tool will add features that better align with the plan for Java modules.

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Hadoop is slowly eating conventional analytics

The components of the Hadoop ecosystem won't overthrow Teredata or IBM Netezza any time soon, but ultimately, the commodity solution almost always wins.

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6 things all good software code has in common

Developers know that not all code is created equal, but how do you tell the difference between solid gold code and code that's merely mediocre?


GitLab one-ups GitHub with open source enterprise code hosting

GitLab is targeting the enterprise, but will its open source allure be enough to win developers away from GitHub?

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Microservices: Simple servers, complex security

As microservices replace monolithic applications, they're proving to be more flexible, but also more complex to secure and protect.

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Hadoop, in trouble? Only in Gartner-land

A new poll of customers provides a brighter, more detailed picture of Hadoop adoption than Gartner's famously downbeat survey.

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The terrible 10: Programmers’ biggest frustrations

Like any other job, programming has its downsides – here are 10 of them


IBM snaps up StrongLoop to add Node.js smarts to Bluemix

IBM's acquisition of StrongLoop, a major force in Node.js development, enriches cloud support for Node and bolsters its IoT initiative.


The big greenfield cannabis cloud

The marijuana business is making the leap from paper ledgers to the cloud and big data analytics, offering a provocative example for us all.

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Head-scratchers: 11 confounding programming language features

Programming languages are full of peculiarities but these oddities tend to make developers say “WTF?” more than most

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Jenkins-Docker pairing gathers momentum

CloudBees pairs Jenkins and Docker with CloudBees Jenkins Platform Private SaaS Edition.

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Scrum’s co-creator talks about the framework’s transformational effect

Jeff Sutherland discusses where the tech industry is, where it’s going, and the challenges that lie ahead as more companies adopt agile and scrum.

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6 next-gen monitoring tools tackle Docker

Docker doesn't have to be a black box; peel back the lid with these tools and services designed to harvest statistics from containers.

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Phoenix Web framework rises to 1.0 status

The platform leverages the Elixir language and MVC pattern for real-time Web and beyond-the-browser apps.

Yo sysprog: Cobol lives on in Visual Studio 2015

Cobol keeps on keeping on, this time thanks to support from Micro Focus for use with the latest version of Microsoft's IDE.

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Open source Java projects: Apache Spark

Set up and use Spark to analyze data contained in Hadoop, Splunk, files on a file system, local databases, and more.


JavaFX adds docking library for easier use, better customization

Still in the early stages of development, the DockFX library would enable developers to build customizable interfaces similar to Visual Studio, Eclipse, or GIMP.

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Comparing scaling agile frameworks

As larger organizations scramble to apply agile software development methodologies to the challenges inherent in an enterprise-level company, it’s important to understand the pros and cons of the different approaches.

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