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A developer's guide to the pros and cons of Python

Devotees talk about what's good (ease of use, IoT potential) and not so good (design issues, performance) about Python.

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GitHub for the rest of us

Git enabled programmers to coordinate distributed work across teams -- now GitHub is making complex collaboration work for non-programmers too.

Literate programming is now a team sport

A program is a story told in two languages: code and prose. On GitHub, countless stories of countless programs are being told every day.

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Attention, rockstar developers: Get a talent agent

High demand, large workloads, and the changing nature of programming work have some developers seeking reps to help them land new gigs.

Untangling the intense politics behind Node.js

The bitter politics around Node.js certainly needs sandboxing, but so does the desire of developers to drive the agenda.

Torvalds: ‘People who start writing kernel code get hired really quickly’

Now more than ever, the development of the Linux kernel is a matter for the professionals, as unpaid volunteer contributions to the project reached their lowest recorded levels in the latest “Who Writes Linux” report.

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Automation for the people: The programmer's dilemma

In the delicate relationship between technologists and users, the 'toolsmith' can initiate a collaborative cycle that makes everyone a stakeholder.

Java vs. Node.js: An epic battle for developer mindshare

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

Here’s how the enterprise stalwart and onetime script-kiddie toy stack up in a battle for the server room.

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Eich: JavaScript will deliver on Java's broken promise

JavaScript's creator believes the scripting language can beat Java at its own 'virtual machine embedded everywhere' game.

The Oculus Rift could change big data analytics forever

Data isn't the real world, it only describes it. A new company wants to let you drill past the numbers to lifelike, real-time representations of what's going on.

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Node.js goes pro: New opportunities -- and risks

The meteoric rise of Node.js means greater scrutiny of tools and shortcomings in the years ahead.

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Learn to crunch big data with R

Get started using the open source R programming language to do statistical computing and graphics on large data sets.

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Node.js gets a new master

A neutral third party, the Node.js Foundation, will take over jurisdiction of popular server-side JavaScript platform, though Joyent will remain heavily involved.

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Get ready for the new stack

Almost overnight, a new constellation of container-based cloud technologies has landed, threatening to supplant the old VM-based model. Your developers are probably already giving it a spin.

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5 projects that push Python performance

Python's never been as speedy as C or Java, but several projects are in the works to get the lead out of the language.

Is Pivotal's Cloud Foundry open enough?

A year ago, Pivotal announced its intent to set up a foundation for the open source Cloud Foundry project, but issues lurk in the bylaws and ownership of the name.

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Two years in the making, Node.js upgrade arrives

Version 0.12 of server-side JavaScript platform set to become available as reconciliation with io.js fork expected.

First look: MongoDB 3.0, for mature audiences

The new MongoDB features document-level locking, better write performance, big memory support, and more. At last, MongoDB is all grown up.

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