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Open Source news, information, and how-to advice

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Open source isn’t the community you think it is

The irony is that what makes open source work—and differ from commercial software—is that only a few developers do the major work on any project

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Java 11 roadmap: The new features you can expect

CORBA, Java EE, and JavaFX support will be removed, while just a handful of new features are being added—so far

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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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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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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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Enterprise Java’s new name: Jakarta EE

The venerable Java EE name has been retired as part of enterprise Java’s move away from Oracle

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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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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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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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Who really contributes to open source

New data debunks several myths around which companies lead in open source contributions

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20 years of open source: Its world-changing history in brief

Today, open source powers servers, computers, devices, and all manner of software. But two decades ago, it was a fringe, radical idea that seemed destined to remain academic

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Oracle extends Java JDK 8 updates to 2019

Oddly, JDK 8 will get public updates even after updates end for the later JDK 9 and JDK 10 Java releases

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Eclipse’s enterprise Java roadmap: more services coming

The JSON-B API, more cloud and microservices support, two XML efforts, web tags, and a JavaBeans Action Framework are among the planned elements

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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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20 years on, open source hasn’t changed the world as promised

Most code remains closed and proprietary, even though open source now dominates enterprise platforms. How can that be?

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What’s new in Ruby 2.5

The dynamic web language gets faster, has quicker documentation

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2017: The year in programming languages

Java, JavaScript, Kotlin, TypeScript, and C++ all saw big changes in their capabilities

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