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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?


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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.

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.

Sorry, JavaFX -- Java 8 won't help you matter

Java 8 aims to push JavaFX to the forefront of mobile and embedded development, with upgraded UI controls, an embedded graphics stack, and 3D graphics capabilities, but many developers and analysts are less than convinced.

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.

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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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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.

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.

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...

The wait is over: JDK 8 is here!

A developer's list and crib-sheet of some of the best resources on the web for learning about Java 8, now in general availability.

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Red Hat revs cutting-edge software collection for devs

Red Hat Software Collections 1.1 includes Thermostat, a monitoring and instrumentation system that can harvest data from multiple Hotspot JVMs.

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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IDG founder Patrick McGovern dies; pioneer in IT analysis and tech publications

His legacy includes IDC, dozens of leading technology publications, opening doors in China's early engagement with the West, and biomedical research

Eclipse builds a bridge between desktop and cloud development

Project Flux will give developers an infrastructure for easily moving back and forth between desktops and the cloud.

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New Relic debuts Splunk-style analytics for software

New Relic Insights allows developers to harvest real-time statistics about running apps and crunch the results in its cloud.

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Java 8 officially arrives at last

Oracle's long-anticipated update includes addition of lambda expressions and shift to functional programming language.

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

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Brendan Eich: Web development is tough, developers are tougher

Speaking at the O'Reilly Fluent Conference in San Francisco, JavaScript's founder says the language is approaching its endgame of performance parity with native code.

GitHub Developer Program emphasizes integrations

The new GitHub Developer Program offers resources to work with the GitHub API, which includes features like project management, authentication, and the triggering of code-testing when committing code to GitHub.

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Report: Half of all exploits target Java

Java's prevalence on devices and lax defenses make it a favorite target of malware developers.

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PayPal and Netflix cozy up to Node.js

The server-side JavaScript platform is popular with developers for its relatively low learning curve, high productivity, and stable performance. Recent adoptions suggest that some of tech's top executives are buying in, too.

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