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Up your coding game with these 7 habits of great programmers

Experienced software engineers share their thoughts on what differentiates great programmers from good programmers and what it takes to up your coding game.

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GitHub's next big innovations won't come from GitHub

The UI-tweaking apps for GitHub will come from third parties like ZenHub -- and GitHub is fine with that.

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Java 9 plays catch-up, adds REPL for faster feedback

JShell's read-eval-print-loop functionality will allow Java programmers to interactively evaluate code as they write it, without having to compile first.

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Java devs abhor Oracle’s plan to kill private API

Oracle's plan to eliminate access to sun.misc.Unsafe would have drastic consequences for the Java ecosystem, according to some opponents. Making the API public is a proposed alternative.

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How to ruin an open source project: Let us count the ways

GitHub official Brandon Keepers warns about bad practices that could kill your next open source project.

Oracle tries to beef up copyright case against Android

Oracle says new facts could strengthen its argument that Google's use of Java in Android was not lawful.

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Why Spark is spiking in the cloud

Interest and investment in Apache Spark have increased dramatically in recent months, to the benefit of cloud customers.

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Two reasons the Rust language will succeed

Rust's developer community has created a culture of collaboration that could help propel the language's success.

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Which freaking Hadoop engine should I use?

These four truths will help you determine which Hadoop technology to use for the types of workloads you anticipate.

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Big data, big challenges: Hadoop in the enterprise

Fresh from the front lines: Common problems encountered when putting Hadoop to work -- and the best tools to make Hadoop less burdensome.

Atom at 1.0: GitHub's Node-based editor is just getting started

Atom 1.0 is not just a code editor with cutting-edge add-ons, but a platform upon which other editors and IDEs can -- and are -- to be built.

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Eclipse's latest release train carries Docker, Java technologies

The Eclipse Foundation's annual bulk release features Docker tools and Java IDE improvements, including Quick Fixes for Java 8.

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Red Hat takes the reins of OpenJDK 7

Project lead Alex Haley says the OpenJDK community needs to move the project forward, with Red Hat's backing.

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Spark 1.4 adds support for R, Python 3, cluster management

Spark data processing framework adds languages used by many data crunchers, as well as container-based cluster management features.

A better mousetrap: A JSON data warehouse takes on Hadoop

Sure, a NoSQL or JSON data warehouse sounds faddish, but SonarW is a better solution for many.

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LinkedIn fills another SQL-on-Hadoop niche

LinkedIn's open source, home-brew OLAP project is a new way for Hadoop users (and others) to query both real-time and historical data.

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Google throws Dart language over to GitHub

The move could be Google's way of attracting more external committers to the JavaScript rival.

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Spark and Storm face new competition for real-time Hadoop processing

DataTorrent is releasing its real-time data processing engine for Hadoop and beyond as the open source Project Apex.

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