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Who's to blame for 'catastrophic' Heartbleed Bug?

Over the past week, the Heartbleed bug has sent tech industry giants and startups scurrying to patch servers and change digital encryption certificates, but who's to blame for this flaw in the open-source protocol?

Open source Java projects: Spring Integration

Use Spring Integration to develop a robust message-passing architecture that integrates and coordinates enterprise components across an ActiveMQ message bus via JMS.

Break Down Barriers and Reduce Cycle Times with DevOps

Learn why and how many successful companies have changed how they deliver software by dismantling the traditional silos that stifle collaboration and progress.

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Beware of NoSQL standards in Oracle's clothing

Oracle is reportedly trying to lure NoSQL startups into a standards body. But what if Oracle's real motive is to slow the pace of NoSQL adoption?

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Fifty years on, mainframer remembers 'a fantastic time to be an engineer'

The IBM System/360 revolutionized business computing with the first set of compatible, scalable systems

Controversial Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich resigns

Critics blasted the Firefox maker for promoting Eich, who had supported California's 2008 ban on same-sex marriage. Eich formally stepped down as Mozilla CEO on April 3.

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The platform-as-a-service winner is ... Puppet?

Enterprises are still bucking the public cloud, and some prefer private cloud PaaS as the modern alternative to the app server of yore. But what's a devops framework doing leading the PaaS pack?

4 ways to modernize your application performance monitoring strategy

Online retail sales in the US will reach $370 billion by 2017 - a 10 percent compound annual growth rate over the next 5 years.

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Big data showdown: Cassandra vs. HBase

Bigtable-inspired open source projects take different routes to the highly scalable, highly flexible, distributed, wide column data store.

Vaadin switching to C#

Vaadin's Satay Nutella explains the reasoning behind today's announcement, which will come as a surprise to many fans of the Java-based framework.

Java Tip: Hibernate validation in a standalone implementation

Get started with declarative annotations, composite validation rules, and selective validation in Hibernate Validator 5.0.3.

Choosing a software methodology.

Scrum co-inventor: Agile can lower risk, but it won't tell you how to code

Co-inventor of Scrum and Agile Manifesto signatory, Ken Schwaber says the time has come for a more measurable, evidence-based approach to evaluating software development projects and methodologies.

10 key findings illustrate the need for a new breed of APM solutions

This paper highlights ten key takeaways from the most recent survey on the impact of Cloud on application management. Read Now>>

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Software developers, you're better when you work together

Survey results from software developers at companies including IBM, Google, and Intel show that collaborative, open source development is on the rise for both in-house and shared projects.

The dark side of lambda expressions in Java 8

Takipi CEO Tai Wiess says that lambda expressions in Java 8 offer more concise code at the expense of longer stack traces and more complex debugging, especially when you throw Nashorn into the mix.

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What's new in Logstash and why you should care

Part of Elasticsearch Inc.'s search and analytics platform, Logstash stands out for its speed, ease of use, and integration with complementary search and reporting tools.

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Git smart! 20 essential tips for Git and GitHub users

The programming world's favorite distributed version control system also lets you find, share, and improve code. Here's how to make Git and GitHub work better for you.

Mobile Apps and Devices Slash Customer Cycle Time

Consolidated Engineering Laboratories' field employees used to collect data on triplicate forms that were sometimes hard to read and difficult to manage. After procuring iPad devices from CDW and integrating mobile apps with

Java vs. Go: The case for cloud-specific languages

Go is one example of an emerging new class of programming languages constructed for private, public, and hybrid cloud computing delivery models.

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Half full or half empty? HTML5's mixed outlook

HTML5 faces an uncertain future, according to a new IDC report, and likely won't replace native mobile application development anytime soon.

JavaScript founder Brendan Eich takes over as Mozilla CEO

JavaScript's creator, a Mozilla co-founder, had been CTO of the open source company best known for Firefox. Now he's the board-appointed CEO.

Cassandra lowers the barriers to big data

Cassandra excels at scaling writes and reads, and its "masterless" architecture makes creating and expanding clusters relatively straightforward. Here's why Cassandra should be high on the list for organizations seeking a datastore...

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