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Gradle embraces Kotlin for Android app dev

Developers can automate builds using the new JVM language

7 deadly developer career mistakes

7 deadly career mistakes developers make

Failure may lead to success, but unthinking complacency is a certain dev career killer

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Jenkins security patches could break plug-ins

The latest security update for Jenkins changed how build parameters are handled, impacting multiple plug-ins

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Redis plants the seeds for an open source ecosystem

Redis Modules help the caching and in-memory storage system work with new data structures and database behaviors

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Big data messaging with Kafka, Part 2

Learn how to use partitions, message offsets, and consumer groups to distribute load and scale your applications horizontally, handling up to millions of messages per day

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What does the future of the Apache Software Foundation hold?

Apache Software Foundation opens up about its community model and engaging private companies in open source

13 fabulous Node.js frameworks

13 fabulous frameworks for Node.js

This baker's dozen of lean and mean Node.js frameworks can help streamline your development of fast websites, rich APIs, and real-time apps

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6 colleges turning out open source talent

Talented open source developers will find and pursue their calling no matter what, but these six colleges aren't leaving anything up to chance

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Red Hat ditches effort to port Node.js to Java

The Nodyn open source effort to bridge the technologies was undercut by an inability to make NPM JavaScript extensions work with it

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GNU compilers learn new C++, parallelism tricks

GCC 6.1 defaults to the C++ 14 standard and enhances experimental support for C++ 17

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10 Android apps developers will love

From full-blown IDEs to essential resource utilities, these Android apps bring powerful programming features to smartphones and tablets

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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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