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Splice Machine 1.0 offers speedy, scalable SQL on Hadoop

Splice Machine update offers cross-integration with Hadoop apps and supports migration paths from other databases.

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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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Complex tools, simple developers: A match made in hell

The developer shortage is coinciding with newer, more complicated tools that most workers can't really use.

10 open source projects proving the power of Go

10 open source projects proving the power of Go

From application virtualization to self-hosted Git services, Google Go is becoming the tool of choice for forward-thinking projects.

DukeScript: A safer way to 'write once, run anywhere'

Using DukeScript APIs, developers can write applications in Java and HTML5 and run them in any Android, iOS, desktop browser, or HTML5/CSS/JavaScript environment.

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The canary in the data mine is dead

You already know that gobs of data about you are strewn across the Internet. The scary part is when they come together in the wrong hands.

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Responsive web design with Google Web Toolkit

Get started with using GWT-friendly CSS media queries and multi-device layout patterns to develop mobile-responsive web applications. Demonstrations are based on an open source code base that you can use as a foundation for your own...

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Hadoop's growth opens up demand for data migration tools

As more companies adopt Hadoop, they need help getting their data onto the platform -- and a new field is born.

Next up for Node.js: Going mobile

A key developer wants to expand the horizons of the server-side JavaScript platform and bring it to all devices.

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Eclipse shines light on cloud-based app dev

Eclipse Cloud Development initiative looks to host browser-based development tools in the cloud.

Software developer shortage transcends international boundaries

More grade-school level technology education would help meet the unprecedented demand for qualified programmers.

Stop selling software development short

In the decade of the developer, enterprises need to revisit how they budget for and measure the value of software development.

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12 things I hate about Hadoop

Hadoop is a wonderful creation, but it's evolving quickly and it can exhibit flaws. Andrew Oliver poses a dozen downers to consider before adopting Hadoop.

Why Redis beats Memcached for caching

Redis is the newer and more flexible datastore overall, but Memcached wins for efficiency in specific infrastructure and programming scenarios.

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Google stays mum on Android L, but buzz grows

All signs point to the imminent arrival of the groundbreaking upgrade, but one beta user sees looming fragmentation issues.

Google asks Supreme Court to decide Android copyright case

The Supreme Court might weigh in on the extent to which APIs can be protected by copyright.

Let's smash some bugs! Five error tracking tools for Java

Takipi demos five newer error tracking tools – Takipi, Stack Hunter, Raygun, Sentry, and Airbrake – in a common Java debugging routine.

Bossie Awards 2014: The best open source application development tools

InfoWorld's editors and contributors pick the essential tools for software developers in 2014. Find out which languages, frameworks, and libraries deserve top place in your open source toolbox.

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