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GitHub apologizes for ignoring community concerns

An open letter outlines how the code-sharing site intends to make amends to developers

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Is the road to machine learning paved with API providers?

To take advantage of machine learning, most companies will probably turn to third-party APIs rather than do the work themselves

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Fad? No, containers are here to stay

Containers like Docker provide the application portability and distributed environments IT has long needed

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Big data needs big security changes

Access control for big data analytics needs policy-based security that includes context as well as users and roles

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Project Kratos: AWS Lambda functionality, without Amazon lock-in

Iron.io uses Docker for a self-managing, stateless application stack, but forgoes the open source path

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UCLA just open-sourced a powerful new image-detection algorithm

The algorithm helps computers 'see' in ways that human eyes can't, and could be used in face, fingerprint and iris recognition for high-tech security

Cool Devops Tools

8 more cool tools for devops success

Software and services aimed at automation and analytics are helping fuel the devops revolution

Inheritance

Exploring generalization, specialization, and dependency in OOP

Generalization, specialization and dependency define relationships between the objects in your application

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Node.js Foundation to shepherd Express Web framework

The minimalist Web framework has had more than 53 million downloads, and now the foundation wants to ensure its continued viability through open governance

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Google takes aims at AWS Lambda with Cloud Functions

Google is alpha testing a rival to Amazon's super-lightweight cloud app framework, although it only supports JavaScript for now

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Zappa serves Python Web apps, minus the servers

The framework for 'server-less' Python Web apps eliminates load-balancing worries and provides cost advantages over traditional servers

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Review: Azure brings IoT to .Net developers

Azure IoT Suite attracts with plenty of device SDKs including C#, but some pieces are still missing

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Big? GitHub Enterprise 2.5 thinks massive

GitHub is focusing on enterprises with the biggest dev teams to ward off challenges from GitLab and Bitbucket

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Angular 1.5.0 paves the way for Angular 2

The new release focuses on components and ES6 improvements, helping developers more closely approximate the structure of apps in Angular 2

Testing

3 reasons for thoroughly testing your APIs

APIs have become the new middleware, and your business is increasingly relying on them. Yet, the delivery of APIs is rarely industrialized the way modern software delivery is

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Java installer flaw shows why you should clear your Downloads folder

Older versions of the Java installer were vulnerable to binary planting in the Downloads folder

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Screencasting captures what words can’t

Screencasting and screensharing are two easy tools at your disposal when you want to share best practices and details that might otherwise be lost

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Dragula looks to take the bite out of drag-and-drop

The open source library exclusively focuses on drag-and-drop, allowing users to move elements around a Web page

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