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Io.js beta release could lead to reconciliation with Node.js

As the Node fork ships in beta, leaders of both camps say they would like to merge the technologies back together.

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Review: The big 4 Java IDEs compared

Find out how Eclipse, NetBeans, JDeveloper, and IntelliJ IDEA stack up today in capabilities and ease of use.

7 cool tools for doing devops right

7 cool tools for doing devops right

From Docker to Splunk, get a preview of seven technologies that are helping tech teams bridge the dev and ops divide.

microservices in 2015

Why 2015 will be the year of microservices

Promising to accelerate Web and mobile app dev, microservices architecture is a developer-driven phenomenon that many enterprises will benefit from in 2015.

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Google hitches cloud data analysis to Java SDK

Google Cloud Dataflow is based on FlumeJava but can be extended to other languages and environments.

Critical vulnerability in Git clients puts developers at risk

Developers using GitHub and GitHub Enterprise are advised to update their Git clients and exercise caution when cloning or accessing Git repositories.

Hands on: Build a Storm analytics solution

Storm lets you create real-time analytics for every conceivable need. Here's a tasty example using Twitter data and source code hosted on GitHub.

Comparing JVM libraries for MongoDB

Get a quick look at how four leading Java-based libraries for MongoDB handle a common REST-services use case.

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MongoDB gets its first native analytics tool

A new open source analytics tool, SlamData adds extensions to SQL that enable analysts to query MongoDB directly, without conversion to an RDBMS.

Tech conference leaders: What Node.js fork?

Intuit Node Day presenters were mum about the recent Node.js fork, while developers weighed its impact on Node-based projects and tools.

Q&A: Why io.js decided to fork Node.js

In an interview, io.js team member Mikeal Rogers discusses the motivation behind the action and what they hope to accomplish.

11 open source tools for making the most of machine learning

11 open source tools to make the most of machine learning

Tap the predictive power of machine learning with these diverse, easy-to-implement libraries and frameworks

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Storm or Spark: Choose your real-time weapon

Real-time business intelligence is going mainstream, thanks in part to the Storm and Spark open source projects. Here's how to choose between them.

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Beyond Storm for streaming data applications

Why a distributed, in-memory, SQL-relational database beats Apache Storm for apps that make real-time decisions on streaming data.

There's no magic in PaaS, only trade-offs

Platform-as-a-service might work like magic for some apps, but it's a series of painful gotchas for others.

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7 tools tuned for agile development success

Dev shops versed in agile development can choose from a wealth of rapidly improving project management tools to hone their processes.

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The full stack developer is dead, long live the un-stack developer

The un-stack developer uses only the stack technologies that make sense for their software project.

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Peer-to-peer: How to build a career in software development

Four developers explain how both careful planning and following the unexpected have helped them build their dream careers.

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