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Open Source news, information, and how-to advice

GitHub takes center stage at OSCON

The open source convention will also feature sessions on Docker, OpenStack, and programming languages both new and old.

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We're living in a post-open source world

A new generation of developers wants little to do with the complexities of open source licensing -- and they may be on to something, whether the open source forebears like it or not.

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The 10 worst big data practices

Big data tools and frameworks can revolutionize the way your apps compute and utilize data-- but they're not without edges. Check your head with these 10 common pitfalls of overenthusiastic adoption.

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JVM plus Docker: Better together

Docker can fill in gaps in the JVM, providing resource control, configuration benefits, and improved packaging and deployment.

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Google thinks global Internet security with Project Zero

Project Zero's team of security researchers will be dedicated to rooting out security bugs and traps in popular software, not just Google's.

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DataStax Enterprise 4.5 turbocharges speed and security

Leading column-family NoSQL database gets an enterprise-grade makeover, with blazing in-memory speed, Hadoop integration, and granular security controls.

Custom Cassandra data types

Learn to create and then use custom Cassandra Query Language data types in this quick tutorial from Dustin Marx.

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MongoDB grows up -- and shows off its enterprise cred

At the MongoDB World conference, the NoSQL darling got new enterprise-grade features and a Fortune 500 hug. Can MongoDB survive the embrace?

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One enterprise tech trend to rule them all

It's turning enterprise IT on its head. It promises vast cost savings, shorter time to market, and continuous technology improvement. And it can't be stopped -- at least not for long.

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Do Twitter analysis the easy way with MongoDB

The Twitter-scape is alight with news from the World Cup -- and it turns out you don't need Hadoop to mine it. For simple data analytics, try MongoDB's aggregation framework instead.

Can TDD factions agree to disagree?

The #isTDDDead debate might be over but history suggests the fallout has just begun. Or at least that's what Uncle Bob says.

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Linus Torvalds to developers: To succeed, make it personal

In an interview with the IEEE Computer Society, the Linux founder lays out the philosophy behind his success, urging developers to "find something you're really interested in."

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Eclipse Luna picks up Java 8, PHP, C/C++ support

Eclipse IDE's annual release adds Java 8 support, enhanced C/C++ and PHP tools, and support for the Paho platform.

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Mozilla brings Web app dev inside the browser with WebIDE

The technology for building, editing, and testing Web apps also provides templates and blueprints to help developers get started.

The open source way of being

Open source is more than a type of software license. If you believe GitHub, it's also a successful paradigm for collaborative software development. Will enterprise dev shops join the party?

Docker containers with Gradle in 4 steps

Do you need to create a Docker image from your Java web app? Are you using Gradle? Add a dose of Spring Boot and you'll be just four steps away from Docker Nirvana.

Expert interview: How to scale Django

Jonathan Freeman interviews Eventbrite engineers John Shuping and Simon Willison about scaling Django in an integrated, high performance enterprise architecture.

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Fast data: The next step after big data

How open source streaming systems like Apache Kafka coupled with NoSQL and NewSQL data stores are bringing instantaneous processing to the big data revolution.

Google engineer: We need more Web programming languages

Gilad Bracha, co-author of Google's Dart, showcased Elm, Lively, and other lesser known Web programming languages at QCon, saying that Web apps must be able to compete with native ones.

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