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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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How to excel in agile software development

Get an expert view of what makes agile tick and how to overcome real-world challenges so that you and your team can fly

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Java JDK 10: What new features to expect in the next Java

Technologies from several projects will provide a pipeline of new capabilities in Java 10 and later versions

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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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What’s next for the Groovy language: The 2018 roadmap

Apache Foundation's plans for Groovy include upgrades for modularity and functional-style programming

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Open source innovation is now all about vendor on-ramps

AWS, Microsoft, and Google are all racing to figure out how to turn their innovations into open source on-ramps to their proprietary services

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EE4J: Eclipse’s replacement for Java EE unveiled

Eclipse Foundation unveils nine EE4J proposals covering Java NIO, REST, web services, JSON, messaging, middleware, and WebSockets

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Blockchain shows open source’s fatal flaw—and a way forward

Open source usage has skyrocketed, but not the number of developers working on projects. Those who benefit need to pay developers to keep it all going

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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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What is Apache Spark? The big data analytics platform explained

Fast, flexible, and developer-friendly, Apache Spark is the leading platform for large-scale SQL, batch processing, stream processing, and machine learning

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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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Stack Overflow reveals the most-disliked programming languages

Stack Overflow Jobs data shows that developers would prefer not to work with Perl, Delphi, Visual Basic, and PHP

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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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