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MIT-Stanford project uses LLVM to break big data bottlenecks

Written in Rust, Weld can provide orders-of-magnitude speedups to Spark and TensorFlow

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Recruiters: Coding talent needed, degree optional

HackerRank finds that bootcamps and other alternatives to four-year degrees are now seen as viable

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Android switches to native Java 8 support

Hit the road, Jack -- Google is displacing the toolchain, but existing tools and plugins dependent on the Java class file format still should work

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Scaled-down Scala variant cuts ties to the JVM

Taking advantage of the LLVM compiler platform, Scala Native expands language’s opportunities on resource-constrained devices

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Nginx JavaScript is ready for prime time

The Nginx Plus R12 server can be programmed using NginScript, a JavaScript-based tool

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Google tries to beat AWS at cloud security

New tools that protect enterprise applications running on Google Cloud Platform may help take the spotlight away from AWS and Microsoft Azure

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Google App Engine adds C#, Node.js, and Ruby options

Google has also moved the Cloud Functions serverless environment to beta release

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Hackers exploit Apache Struts vulnerability to compromise corporate web servers

Attackers are widely exploiting a recently patched vulnerability in Apache Struts that allows them to remotely execute malicious code on web servers.

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Google ignites Python library for command lines

The Python Fire library, which Google has already used in its machine intelligence project, automatically converts code into a CLI

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Google Go's popularity doesn't translate to the enterprise

Developers heartily recommend Go, but businesses have been slow on the uptake

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JSON's Crockford envisions a post-JavaScript world

The industry luminary believes a successor language will need to be less cluttered and more secure

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Java garbage collector proposal aimed at performance testing

The Epsilon project could benefit testers, but it wouldn't bring manual memory management to Java

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Java 9 gets a release date: July 27

JDK 9, which features modularization and ahead-of-time compilation, will be released this summer

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Gradle upgrade builds Java apps faster for Android

A new approach to configuration in Gradle 3.4 ends 'dreaded' classpath leakage

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Container-friendly Alpine Linux may get Java port

Project Portola would port the JDK to the security-focused, lightweight Linux distribution

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Node.js 7.6.0 tackles asynchronous operations

The upgrade is experimental, so enterprises are advised to hold off on upgrading and wait for Node.js 8, due in April

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Java and Python FTP attacks can punch holes through firewalls

The Java and Python runtimes fail to properly validate FTP URLs, which can potentially allow attackers to punch holes through firewalls to access local networks

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Oracle preps developers for Java 9 upgrade

Oracle has released a guide to help developers move from Java 8 to Java 9

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