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GitLab looks to transform app testing

The Review Apps feature lets developers create temporary apps for reviewing merge requests before moving to production

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Google's Go language takes on compilation speed

Slower compilation times have hindered the language since 2015, when the language's compiler was translated from C to Go

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After a decade, open source Java is still controversial

Ten years on, Java founder James Gosling sees upside in the open source move, while others believe Sun didn't go far enough

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JavaScript insiders predict its future features

ECMAScript insiders say the new features present complicated problems but are optimistic about their inclusion in future versions of JavaScript

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Tame unruly big data flows with StreamSets

See how the free open source StreamSets Data Collector brings visibility and control to real-time streaming data

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Apache Mesos users focus on big data, containers

A survey of users of the orchestration framework shows that they primarily deploy containers and big data apps, especially Spark

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Redis module speeds Spark-powered machine learning

The newly released Redis-ML component for the popular in-memory data store accelerates machine learning functions with Apache Spark

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Buggy components still dog Java apps

Your Java coding chops don't matter much if your go-to third-party libraries and open source frameworks are outdated and have known vulnerabilities

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Rust language puts ease ahead of features for 2017

Upcoming improvements will focus on easier use, better tooling, and improved integration with other languages

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Oracle takes Java copyright dispute with Google to appeals court

After being struck down in its bid for retrial, Oracle is taking the Java copyright fight to the US Court of Appeals

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Serverless Framework takes the pain out of AWS Lambda deployment

Formerly known as Jaws, the Serverless Framework debuts its first full point release to simplify deploying apps to AWS Lambda -- and eventually to other services of its kind

GitHub's 7 most popular productivity tools for programmers

GitHub's 7 top productivity tools for programmers

GitHub abounds with open source tools aimed at helping developers build software faster. Get the top seven picks from working programmers

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Java 9 proposal could speed some apps, but slow others

A new JDK proposal would bring ahead-of-time compilation to Java with minimal impact on peak performance or user workflow

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Open source Java projects: Jenkins with Docker, Part 1

Setup a continuous integration process to build and test a Java web app with Jenkins, then deploy it to a Docker container in Part 2

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Java microservices group seeks less Oracle control

The MicroProfile.io group plans to set up a foundation to govern Java microservices without a single dominant vendor

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Oracle tries playing nice with Java EE rebels

After raising ire with its perceived neglect of Java, Oracle is attempting to assuage the breakaway groups Java EE Guardians and Microprofile.io

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New Red Hat project looks a lot like a Docker fork

The new OCID project places a variant of the Docker runtime directly into Kubernetes

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Google’s Go language ventures into machine learning

A small but growing number of libraries written entirely in Go are stepping up to show that Google's language can do machine learning, too

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