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Four ways Docker fundamentally changes application development

How Docker containers streamline development and deployment, encourage best practices, and enable a new breed of microservices based applications.

CloudBees enterprise PaaS bites the dust

CloudBees is shutting down its Java PaaS, Run@Cloud -- a sign of the tough market facing enterprise PaaS offerings.


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Swagger aims to become the de facto standard for APIs

Swagger API framework, which defines an interface to REST APIs for easier discovery and access, celebrates its 2.0 release this week.

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Programmers could get REPL in official Java

Java could add a Lisp-based read-evaluate-print-loop tool as part of Project Kulla, but developers debate whether it's a good fit.

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GitHub's new CEO: We're serious about the enterprise

In a few short years, GitHub has become the world's largest code repository. CEO Chris Wanstrath explains how GitHub is also helping enterprises revitalize their app dev efforts.

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How Red Hat can catch the developer train

Red Hat's technology is still top-notch, especially for mission-critical workloads. But the open source leader lacks meaningful partnerships.

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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