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Google App Engine revs up Python 3 support

It's only Python 3.4 and a beta, but it's a step toward allowing App Engine users to implement Python in its latest and greatest incarnations

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Businesses stick with Java, Python, and C

A recent survey found that while developers are into newer languages like Swift, Rust, and Scala, businesses prefer the stalwarts -- and Python can bridge the gap between the two

Java EE advocates to Oracle: Give us details, not promises

Oracle says Java EE 8 will be equipped for cloud deployments, microservices, containers, and multitenancy, but Java advocates want to see the fine print

Spark 2.0 takes an all-in-one approach to big data

With a new streaming system, performance enhancements, and API refinements, Apache Spark 2.0 offers a big umbrella to data users

OpenStack's future: Docker workloads on Kubernetes

OpenStack is set to become a Docker-ized app that runs on Kubernetes and help Google's plans for an open source hybrid cloud

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Wire open-sources messaging client, woos developers

Secure messaging apps are all the rage, and developers can now write their own open source Wire client

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Oracle's monster security update fixes Java, database bugs

Oracle’s priorities have clearly shifted away from Java and its database products, as the bulk of fixes are for its middleware and e-commerce applications

Oden uses Google's Golang ecosystem to cook up a new language

The experimental language uses Go's underlying toolchain to deliver features that Google's language doesn't have yet

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Chef combines 3 devops tools in one package

The new Automate enterprise commercial bundle is an integrated option for existing Chef users, but not a requirement

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Kubernetes 1.3 tackles current and future container questions

The new version of the at-scale container management framework adds better support for increasingly critical container behaviors like persistency

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New toolset makes it possible to build and ship Docker containers within Ansible

Using Ansible playbooks, instead of Docker's tools, opens the doors to new kinds of dev automation

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Java EE devotees plot to seize control from Oracle

Tired of Java EE's languishing, two groups may develop their own parts of Java -- but don't call it a 'fork'

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Unikernel power comes to Java, Node.js, Go, and Python apps

Anyone who wants to experiment with deploying apps as self-contained miniature OSes now have a UniK, a new software tool to speed the process

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Gosling rallies against Oracle for Java EE neglect

Java's creator and the Java EE Guardians group believe Oracle has all but abandoned the language

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Multicore Python: A tough, worthy, and reachable goal

Python has been held back by its inability to natively use multiple CPU cores. Now Pythonistas are aiming to find a solution

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Fresh and functional: 5 new languages to watch

With novel approaches for everything from concurrency to deployment of executables, these languages are worth your attention

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Want to boost your salary? Learn Scala, Golang, or Python

Scala, Golang, and Python, along with big data tech like Apache Spark, reliably bolster your paycheck, according to salary-tracking site PayScale

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Jenkins security patches could break plug-ins

The latest security update for Jenkins changed how build parameters are handled, impacting multiple plug-ins

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Redis plants the seeds for an open source ecosystem

Redis Modules help the caching and in-memory storage system work with new data structures and database behaviors

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What does the future of the Apache Software Foundation hold?

Apache Software Foundation opens up about its community model and engaging private companies in open source

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