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12 things I hate about Hadoop

Hadoop is a wonderful creation, but it's evolving quickly and it can exhibit flaws. Here are my dozen downers

Why Redis beats Memcached for caching

Redis is more powerful and more flexible and usually the right choice, but Memcached still has its place

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Review: Parse delivers on mobile apps, but not for business

Facebook's MBaaS shines for consumer mobile applications, but misses some must-haves for business apps

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C/C++ decompiler translates programs, no source code needed

An LLVM for decompilation, Snowman's source code will be released soon

Salesforce.com gives mobile app development a 'Lightning' strike

The next generation of the Salesforce1 development platform is announced at Dreamforce

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Learning a second programming language? Try these 5 sites

Want to switch between programming languages? These sites show developers how to bridge the gap between languages and frameworks

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The cruel crucible of open source development

The open source development community is not the vicious hellhole some describe, but what goes around often comes around

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The 14 mistakes that will kill your independent development shop

Indie developers take heed: Heads-down coding is a one-way ticket back to the corporate grind

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Ceylon 1.1.0 lands, with Java and Android hooks to come

Ceylon 1.1 features performance upgrades and OSGi backing, but developers are looking toward major improvements for the next release

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What Google's petition to the Supreme Court really means

Following the reversal of its historic win against Oracle over the copyrightability of APIs, Google has asked the Supreme Court to intervene

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Microsoft Roslyn compiler project will boost C#, Visual Basic

Microsoft lays out plans, features, and cuts for Roslyn compiler project

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Hidden gems: 10 Python tools too good to overlook

Parsing, image processing, computation -- these little-known Python libraries have you covered

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IBM debuts first Watson machine-learning APIs

APIs for Watson are available through IBM's Bluemix cloud service, covering the likes of machine translation to rendering visualizations of data

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GitHub dangles deep cloud service discounts for students

GitHub's Student Developer Pack offers thousands of dollars' worth of developer tools and cloud services for free to students

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Google Dart crashes into top 20 programming languages

The language's JavaScript compiler helps fuel interest; meanwhile, Java hits an all-time low in Tiobe's popularity index

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10 battles raging for the hearts and minds of developers

PHP vs. Node, SQL vs. NoSQL, compiled vs. scripting -- the debates that define programming today

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ARM's Mbed falls short of true open source

Virtually all essential infrastructure is now really, actually open source. Did ARM not get the memo?

Ericsson releases WebRTC browser and framework as open source

The browser has been resurrected at least in part to make up for Apple's apparent disinterest in the technology

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