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Compressing Web API responses to reduce payload

The abundance and easy availability of CPU at the expense of network bandwidth can be a good reason to use content compression in Web API for faster responses and improved performance

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Cracking the last silo

Enterprises know the ability to adapt quickly is essential, but can that agility extend to the core, proprietary systems that define a company?

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What’s new in Rails 5.1: Better JavaScript, for one

Rails 5.1 allows developers to manage JavaScript dependencies with Facebook's Yarn package manager

Making the switch to functional programming with F#

Get started with functional programming and F#

Working with functional programming requires a shift in your thinking, but has benefits in productivity for programmer and maintainer alike

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How to enable CORS on your Web API

Cross-Origin Resource Sharing in ASP.Net Web API allows cross-domain access to your Web API methods

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Create your own Slack bots -- and web APIs -- in R

This step-by-step tutorial will show you how to find a current stock price, but the basic framework can be used for all sorts of data

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Container-friendly Alpine Linux may get Java port

Project Portola would port the JDK to the security-focused, lightweight Linux distribution

Yarn vs. NPM: Node.js developers weigh in

NPM or Yarn? Node.js devs pick their package manager

Facebook's open source JavaScript package manager is gathering steam, but don't count out NPM

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Node.js 7.6.0 tackles asynchronous operations

The upgrade is experimental, so enterprises are advised to hold off on upgrading and wait for Node.js 8, due in April

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Microsoft machine learning program tackles coding drudgery

The DeepCoder experimental machine learning project from Microsoft and the University of Cambridge can learn how to write simple software from provided example code

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New JavaScript library invites coders to play with Canvas

The Sandpit library uses the canvas 2D element for creative coding


Implementing the Composite design pattern in C#

This pattern represents part-whole hierarchies of objects such that the consumers or the clients can treat the objects and also the compositions of objects in a uniform manner

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Why you need a bug bounty program

If you’re ready to deal with the volume of reports, a bug bounty program can help you can find the holes in your system — before attackers do

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The best Go language IDEs and editors

Among dozens of options for developing Go programs, Gogland, Visual Studio Code, and Cloud9 rise to the top

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The real problem with the security industry

What we learned at the RSA Conference: The security industry is failing its task of keeping users and information safe because it refuses to play well with others

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The role of the developer in the machine learning workflow

As machine learning becomes a top of mind business strategy for organizations, developers need to adapt to the changing role.

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Java and Python FTP attacks can punch holes through firewalls

Hackers can trick Java and Python applications to execute rogue FTP commands that would open ports in firewalls

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Kubernetes rounds out Azure options, paves way for Windows Server Containers

Microsoft catches the rising Kubernetes wave and makes the container orchestration system standard-issue software for Azure users

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