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CIOs still don't get open source

CIOs are clueless about open source in 2016? So it appears, according to a fresh Forrester report

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Jenkins 2 addresses ease and security, not scalability

Emphasizing a new code delivery pipeline and beefier security, Jenkins developers say scalability will have to wait

Big data messaging with Kafka, Part 1

Big data messaging with Kafka, Part 1

Built for realtime, Kafka scales horizontally and offers much higher throughput than some traditional messaging systems. Get started with installation, then build your first Kafka messaging system.

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Look out, Spark and Storm, here comes Apache Apex

A new open source streaming analytics solution derived from DataTorrent's RTS platform, Apex offers blazing speed and simplified programmability. Let's give it a spin

The secrets to LinkedIn's open source success

Highly useful LinkedIn projects like Kafka, Samza, Helix, and Voldemort have gained broad adoption -- and LinkedIn engineers have benefited from the experience

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Outdated Git version in OS X puts developers at risk

Git 2.6.4, shipped with Apple's command line developer tools, has two serious vulnerabilities

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Micro text editor joins the Google Go parade

New terminal editor requires users have Go, is very much in beta

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RoboVM Java-to-iOS dev tool meets its end

With the discontinuation of Xamarin, RoboVM's licenses will expire on April 17, 2017

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Apache Beam wants to be uber-API for big data

New, useful Apache big data projects seem to arrive daily. Rather than relearn your way every time, what if you could go through a unified API?

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Facebook open-sources Android byte code optimizer

Facebook's ReDex tool for paring down Android apps could form the basis for other optimizers as well

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22 insults no developer wants to hear

Flame wars in the bug tracker might be exactly the right (harsh) feedback your code needs

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Sputnik automates code review for Java projects on GitHub

More than a service, Sputnik has open source underpinnings that can be downloaded and deployed, and integration with other code hosting services is on the road map

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GitHub takes aim at downtime with DGit

DGit uses the sync mechanisms of Git to replicate GitHub's repositories across multiple servers to make the code hosting platform far less prone to downtime

5 Dev Tools for Securing Your Code

5 dev tools for better code security

Static and dynamic analysis can catch vulnerabilities in the development process -- before the bad guys can even access your code

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Scalable, disaster-resistant CockroachDB enters public beta

As tough to take down as its namesake, CockroachDB combines high fault-tolerance, strong consistency, and horizontal scalability with familiar SQL syntax

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Oracle seeks $9.3 billion for Google’s use of Java in Android

Oracle is seeking as much as $9.3 billion in damages in a long-running copyright lawsuit against Google over its use of Java in Android, court filings show.

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Jenkins 2.0 eases automation for dev teams

The Jenkins upgrade will feature a new look for the delivery pipeline and the user interface

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How one yanked JavaScript package wreaked havoc

When a developer 'unpublished' his work from the NPM JavaScript package registry, it broke dependencies for many other projects -- and highlighted the fragility of the open source ecosystem

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