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Kubernetes's days may be numbered as open source changes

What if Google finds a more efficient way to drive paying customers to its cloud?

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What's new in Kubernetes 1.7

The container orchestration standard adds local storage, encryption for secrets, and under-the-hood extensibility

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Eclipse gets ready for Java 9 with Oxygen release train

The annual coordinated release covers 83 projects, including Linux Tools, PDT, Sirius, and EGit

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The road to Java 9: Modular Java finally gets OK'd

IBM, Eclipse Foundation, Red Hat, and others decide to stand out of the way of the controversial technology’s deployment in Java 9

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The road to Java 9: Only critical bugs getting fixed now

The upgrade is slated for an initial release candidate build today

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The best MVC frameworks for Node.js

16 efficient, well-tested, and well-supported frameworks for building lean and mean web apps with Node.js

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Best of NoSQL: 7 document databases compared

Which document-oriented database is right for your app? Follow this guide to the most developer-friendly NoSQL databases

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JVM may get upgrade to support today’s multicore processors

Proposed JVM specification changes would support a prototype of value classes

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Scala goes skinny: Ammonite tunes the heavyweight for simple tasks

An interactive REPL and system shell capabilities highlight the coming Version 1.0 release

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Kotlin’s a rising star in language popularity index

Other languages on the move include R, Hack, and Rust, while Python cements its position as the king of there dynamically typed languages

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What's the Go language really good for?

Learn the strengths, weaknesses, use cases, and future directions of Google's hit programming language

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The state of Java 9

The shift to modularity has bedeviled Java, but Oracle says it's mending fences and moving forward. Here's what you can expect from Java 9

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Java 9 delayed due to modularity controversy

Oracle has proposed a September release date for Java 9, following modularity controversy

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Kubernetes foundation takes on container networking

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation adds another open source project to its container-centric toolbelt

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How Google’s cloud is ushering in a new era of SQL databases

Google’s recently announced Spanner cloud database is ushering in a wave of so-called NewSQL databases that support traditional schematics but are able to scale to global sizes.

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Oracle has a plan to make Java 9 migration easier

Temporarily permitting illegal reflective access from code on the class path could support a more relaxed migration to the modular Java platform

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Oracle's Java chief debunks ‘misconceptions’ about Java 9

The recent vote on Java 9's modularity specification failed, leaving the planned July 27 release in question

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Java vs. Google's Go: An epic battle for developer mind share

The upstart Go is giving stalwart Java a run for its money on greenfield server-side web apps

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