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15 Java frameworks that give developers a boost

Java development frameworks can help developers get an application up and running faster, offering code reuse and eliminating the task of building boilerplate code

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Database decisions: AWS has changed the game for IT

Enterprises are figuring out that they likely need different database engines to power different parts of their applications. AWS has figured that out, too

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GitHub’s tool reduces open source software license violations

Called Licensed, the tool finds license dependencies early in the development life cycle

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AWS Lambda tutorial: Get started with serverless computing

12 steps to building an application in the Amazon cloud, without breaking a sweat or a budget

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Git essentials: Get started with Git version control

Learn how Git manages versions and how to install the necessary software to access Git servers where your software project will be stored

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Big data analytics with Neo4j and Java, Part 1

Graph databases like Neo4j are ideal for modeling complex relationships between collections of users--and they move through big data at lightspeed. This tutorial gets you started with graph databases and analytics in Java.

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Cosmos DB review: Database for a small planet

Multi-model Azure database combines global reach and a choice of five consistency models, allowing you to trade off cost for consistency

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What’s new for developers in Android P

Kotlin, machine learning, and greater app compatibility get attention in the latest Google developer tools

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How to choose the right NoSQL database

NoSQL databases vary in architecture and function, so you need to pick the type that is best for the desired task

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What’s new in the Spring Boot 2.0 builder for Java apps

The first major Spring Boot upgrade in four years supports Java 9 and Spring Framework 5

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GitHub tutorial: Get started with GitHub

Every developer should be on GitHub. Follow these steps to create a repository, push commits, merge pull requests, and clone and fork other repos

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What’s new in Apache’s NetBeans IDE for Java 9

The beta of the NetBeans Version 9.0 IDE supports Java 9’s new Java Module System

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Docker tutorial: Get started with Docker Compose

Learn how to use Docker’s native service configuration and deployment tool for testing and debugging multi-container apps

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MongoDB will support multidocument ACID transactions

MongoDB 4.0 will be released in summer 2018 but is in public beta now

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Cython tutorial: How to speed up Python

How to use Cython and its Python-to-C compiler to give your Python applications a rocket boost

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Grand stack aims to simplify data-intensive app development

The JavaScript-centered beta stack from Neo4j uses a strict schema for the API, driving the database model, and translating GraphQL queries

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For developers, the focus is deep learning, multiplatform, and coding skills

Angular, TensorFlow, React, and Electron all have seen large increases in developer activity on GitHub

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TensorFlow review: The best deep learning library gets better

At version r1.5, Google's open source machine learning and neural network library is more capable, more mature, and easier to learn and use

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