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Phoenix Web framework rises to 1.0 status

The platform leverages the Elixir language and MVC pattern for real-time Web and beyond-the-browser apps

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Beyond bitcoin: 7 ways to capitalize on blockchains

Bitcoin’s widely trusted ledger offers intriguing possibilities for business use beyond cryptocurrency

Yo sysprog: Cobol lives on in Visual Studio 2015

Cobol keeps on keeping on, this time thanks to support from Micro Focus for use with the latest version of Microsoft's IDE

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Salesforce Aura ventures into open source -- to a point

Salesforce's Aura framework for designing business apps is open source, but you'll have to pay for its drag-and-drop design tools

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React Native gets instrumentation, performance boosts

Facebook is investing heavily in the JavaScript framework for mobile app dev, focusing on build tools and source control

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How to use actors in distributed applications

Actors make it easier to build and manage scalable, distributed cloud applications. Each actor can send and receive messages and taking certain actions based on message contents

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9 things you need to know to run a successful software development team

Experienced software engineering leaders share what it takes to get the most out of your team

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New JavaScript-based language brings the speed

A new language, Imba compiles to JavaScript and leans heavily on tags and selectors

Why Node.js beats Java and .Net for Web, mobile, and IoT apps

Speed, scalability, productivity, and developer politics all played a role in AnyPresence’s selection of Node.js for its enterprise development platform

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JavaFX adds docking library for easier use, better customization

Developers would use the library to build customizable interfaces similar to Visual Studio, Eclipse, or GIMP

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Why developers have more power than you think

Many people still believe developers simply do what they're told, but as Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson says, skyrocketing demand for more and better software is putting devs in the driver's seat

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The Windows 10 developer’s dilemma: Go Universal or stick with the desktop?

Microsoft’s Universal Windows Platform offers code-once-run-anywhere upside, but development drawbacks abound

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PHP 7 drops first release candidate

The release candidate for the speedy PHP upgrade features bug fixes and stability improvements, but it cannot be used in production yet

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What is devops? Not even 'leaders' and 'practitioners' can agree

Delphix's first 'State of DevOps' report finds even the definition of the word is in flux among its practitioners

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Comparing scaling agile frameworks

As larger organizations scramble to apply agile software development methodologies, it’s important to understand the pros and cons of the different approaches

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How Apache Ranger and Chuck Norris help secure Hadoop

The Hadoop ecosystem has always been a bag of parts, each of which needs to be secured separately -- at least they did need that, until Apache Ranger came to town

Netflix builds JavaScript library to fetch data

The Falcor project, still at the preview stage, retrieves data via simple JavaScript operations

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Google Go goes faster with 1.5 upgrade

The latest version of the language features improved garbage collection, mobile accomodations, and a runtime rewritten in Go

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