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Review: OpenShift 3 rocks Docker containers

Red Hat’s robust, easy-to-use, and highly scalable PaaS now builds on Docker, with some temporary limitations

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9 research projects that could transform the enterprise

From unstructured data mining to visual microphones, academic labs are bringing future breakthrough possibilities to light

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Google engineers craft a Dart framework for iOS and Android

The UI framework uses its own rendering engine to draw widgets


5 things we hate about Spark

Spark has dethroned MapReduce and changed big data forever, but that rapid ascent has been accompanied by persistent frustrations

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Library misuse exposes leading Java platforms to attack

A deserialization vulnerability in Apache Commons Collections could lead to remote code execution on JBoss, WebSphere, Jenkins, WebLogic, and OpenNMS installations, but the sky isn't falling yet

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Linux Foundation throws its weight behind open APIs

With the Open API Initiative, the Linux Foundation and its partners -- including IBM -- plan to make the next generation of APIs easier to find, use, document, and transform

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Open source Java projects: Docker

Set up and deploy a Java application to Docker, then integrate a Docker container into your Maven build process for easier testing and automated production builds.

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RoboVM Java-to-iOS dev tool no longer open source

RoboVM says competitors were leveraging the technology but making no meaningful contributions in return

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Red Hat is boring -- and more open source companies should emulate it

Brick by brick, Red Hat has built itself into a powerhouse without raising piles of VC money. Today's open source upstarts could learn from it

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Jump into Java microframeworks, Part 1

Ultra-lightweight and targeted to mobile and single-page web apps, Spark, Ninja, and Play are three of the most popular, emerging Java frameworks today. This first article in a series gives you a high-level overview of Java...


Groovy programming language thrives under Apache

Once dropped by Pivotal, the language for JVMs doubles its downloads with support from the open source software foundation

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Twitter CEO to developers: We messed up

At the Twitter Flight conference, Jack Dorsey attempts to set a clean slate with disgruntled developers.

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Oracle considers a new effort to develop mobile Java apps

The OpenJDK community has until Oct. 12 to vote on the proposal to ease development for iOS, Android, and mobile Windows.

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Linux kernel dev Sarah Sharp quits, citing ‘brutal’ communications style

A prominent open source developer has ended her work on the Linux kernel, citing a culture of overwork and personal attacks.

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Insider: Oracle has lost interest in Java

New sources are stepping up questions about Oracle's stewardship of the Java platform.

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Hadoop is slowly eating conventional analytics

The components of the Hadoop ecosystem won't overthrow Teredata or IBM Netezza any time soon, but ultimately, the commodity solution almost always wins.


GitLab one-ups GitHub with open source enterprise code hosting

GitLab is targeting the enterprise, but will its open source allure be enough to win developers away from GitHub?

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Jenkins-Docker pairing gathers momentum

CloudBees pairs Jenkins and Docker with CloudBees Jenkins Platform Private SaaS Edition.

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