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Neo4j 4.0 targets scalability, security, and performance

Leading native graph database adds long-awaited horizontal sharding, granular security, and reactive processing

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Go 1.15 holds off on major changes

Proposals for the next version of Go include new Vet checks and a minor language adjustment

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JetBrains taps machine learning for full-line code completion

IntelliJ IDE's 2020 roadmap also features collaborative editing and lightweight text editing

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Microsoft releases open source source code analyzer

Microsoft Application Inspector allows developers to detect the features and characteristics of software components before using them

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Launchable applies machine learning to software testing

Founded by Jenkins creator Kohsuke Kawaguchi, startup promises to make software testing smarter and faster

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JavaScript is the most in-demand IT skill

JavaScript has unseated Java as the most sought programming language skill, indicating a stronger need for front-end web development than back-end systems

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Eclipse readies next enterprise Java for mid-2020

Jakarta EE 9 will include a new namespace but no major new functionality or requirements for backward compatibility with Jakarta EE 8

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JDK 14: The new features in Java 14

Flight recorder event streaming, switch expressions, NVM support, and records are slated for the next version of standard Java, due in March 2020

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Go 1.14 focuses on runtime, compiler

February release brings improvements across the board including to Windows and WebAssembly support

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What frustrates web developers? Web browsers

Mozilla Developer Network survey indicates broad satisfaction with web technologies, with browser support being the main frustration

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Deadline extended for 100 Best Places to Work in IT 2020

The deadline for nominating a company for Insider Pro's Best Places to Work awards program has been extended to January 17, 2020. The annual survey, which launched in 1994, identifies the 100 best places to work for IT pros.

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JetBrains bringing iOS device support to Android Studio

JetBrains plug-in for Android Studio will allow developers to run, test, and debug Kotlin on iOS devices and simulators

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Google Dart adds extension methods

Debuting in Dart 2.7, extension methods allow developers to add functionality to any type

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Kotlin 1.4 slated to get a faster compiler

Upgrade to the JVM language due in 2020 will focus on quality and performance rather than adding big features

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AWS beefs up SageMaker machine learning

Amazon SageMaker adds a data science studio, experiment tracking, production monitoring, and automated machine learning capabilities

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Snake bites: Beware malicious Python libraries

Malware posing as Python libraries is routinely showing up on PyPI, Python’s official package index

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GraalVM adds Java 11 support

Latest upgrade of Oracle’s polyglot VM becomes the project”s first long term support release

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GitHub unveils native iOS and Android clients

Native GitHub mobile client arrives in beta for iOS, with an Android beta to follow ‘soon’

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OpenJDK repo migration to GitHub gains steam

A formal OpenJDK proposal calls for migrating Java source code repositories to the popular code-hosting platform

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Python overtakes Java on GitHub

GitHub reports that JavaScript, Python, and Java are the most popular languages used by developers on its code-sharing site

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