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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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Serverless computing with AWS Lambda, Part 2

Integrate your AWS Lambda backend with a DynamoDB datastore, then use the AWS SDK to invoke Lambda functions from a Java client

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Serverless computing with AWS Lambda, Part 1

Serverless computing is no magic carpet, but how does it really work? Get an overview of AWS Lambda's nanoservices architecture and execution model, then build your first Lambda function in Java

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CockroachDB review: A scale-out SQL database built for survival

CockroachDB is a distributed SQL database built on top of a transactional and consistent key-value store that can withstand datacenter failures

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Google Cloud Platform’s secret sauce: Its time is now

Google’s biggest strength is helping enterprises “run like Google”—something that even old-school companies have discovered they can now do

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Jenkins tutorial: Get started with Jenkins continuous delivery

How to use Jenkins Blue Ocean and NPM to create a CICD pipeline for a Node.js and React application

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Why old-school PostgreSQL is so hip again

Postgres is old as dirt, yet over the past five years it has panned out as pure gold

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Base64 encoding and decoding in Java 8

Java 8 will be remembered mainly for introducing lambdas, streams, a new date/time model, and Nashorn--but don't miss the new Base64 API. It could be just what you need to ensure data integrity in transit.

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Programming with Java APIs, Part 2: API definitions

Take Swagger for a test drive with this hands-on introduction to Java API programming with OpenAPI, Spring Web MVC, and Angular 2

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What’s new in TensorFlow machine learning

Google's TensorFlow 1.4 machine learning library adds the contributed Dataset API for working with data sources, but watch out for breakage caused by the update

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Kotlin frameworks: A survey of JVM development tools

The Java alternative is gaining more support in the form of frameworks, including established tools like Spring Framework and Vert.x

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21 plug-ins to make the most of Eclipse

The vast Eclipse plug-in ecosystem offers rich rewards for application developers who know how to find the gems

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ZGC large-heap Java garbage collector may go open source

Votes are due by November 8 to approve the project request, which could compete with Red Hat’s Shenandoah

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What’s new in Google’s Android Studio 3.0

Google's development suite for mobile apps adds Kotlin, improves Java 8 and other build and debug tools, and supports Instant Apps

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Which tools support Java 9’s new modularity features

Apache Ant, Apache Maven, Eclipse IDE, Gradle, Jenkins, and IntelliJ Idea don’t all yet support this key new capability in Java SE

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Programming with Java APIs, Part 1: OpenAPI and Swagger

Get started with API-driven development for cloud and microservices architectures

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Java debugging comes to Visual Studio Code

New Java debugging extension from Microsoft works with Java language support extension from Red Hat

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