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.

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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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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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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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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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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Fresh attacks on open source miss the mark

Critics pine for the good old days of proprietary software, but open source is entrenched and flourishing.

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Open source Java projects: Spring Batch

Spring Batch manages the batch processing scenarios that developers dread. In this tutorial, learn how to configure Spring Batch to read data in CSV format, process the data in any number of files, and write the results to a MySQL...

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Docker: The first true devops tool?

Docker VP James Turnbull discusses what the container technology means for devops, addresses recent security concerns, and talks shop about what's ahead for Docker.

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Team of rivals: Hortonworks, Pivotal join up for Hadoop project

Competitors band together to contribute to Apache Ambari, a project whose popularity is on the rise as more organizations look for ways to extend the Hadoop management framework.

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Why one developer switched from Java to Google Go

Pivotal's Matt Stine, who was raised on Java, has become an advocate for the Google-built Go language. Find out why one developer chooses Go for building system-level software.

Apache Cordova lets developers create Android apps from third-party WebViews

Developers can use WebViews, a container that encapsulates Web apps in Android, to get around Android fragmentation.

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The truth about big data: It's more than technology

Big data is a maddeningly broad concept, in part because it represents a new, iterative approach to solving problems.

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