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Black Hat: 9 free security tools for defense and attacking

Some of the researchers who will be at Black Hat will show how they hack and release the tools they used to do it

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Best Deals of the Week - Deal Alert

Check out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted.

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The future of Node.js: Stable, secure, everywhere

Node's developers look to tighten security, better accommodate ECMAScript, and move to HTTP/2

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The next step in app modernization: Is AWS domination a foregone conclusion?

When modernizing a Microsoft application, Azure might not be the dominant cloud provider

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Microsoft wants to open up Node.js to other JavaScript engines

The company also has its ChakraCore engine working on Linux and MacOS

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Open source Flynn takes the headaches out of app deployment

Now in its 1.0 release, the Flynn open source PaaS includes many of the pieces needed to get apps deployed and running, but doesn't leverage recent tech like Kubernetes

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Java EE advocates to Oracle: Give us details, not promises

Oracle says Java EE 8 will be equipped for cloud deployments, microservices, containers, and multitenancy, but Java advocates want to see the fine print

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Make Git work for global teams

Git was made for distributed teams, but long distances introduce special challenges

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Spark 2.0 takes an all-in-one approach to big data

With a new streaming system, performance enhancements, and API refinements, Apache Spark 2.0 offers a big umbrella to data users

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Microsoft maps out F# language upgrade

F# 4.1 will include struct tuples, improved error messages, and backing for .Net Core

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First look: Google Cloud Machine Learning soars

Four rich, pretrained machine learning APIs bring the smarts behind Google to your apps

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NodeSource, Kubernetes team up for better app deployment, security

The NSolid server-side JavaScript platform is now preconfigured to deploy apps with the Kubernetes container management system

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Why every tech pro should learn to code

You might think the need for coding skills applies only to programmers, but that is far from the case. This popular STEM skill has found its way into nearly every industry and is quickly becoming a skill

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OpenStack's future: Docker workloads on Kubernetes

OpenStack is set to become a Docker-ized app that runs on Kubernetes and help Google's plans for an open source hybrid cloud

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How not to choose an IoT platform

Would you commit to a platform for internet applications? Then why would you do so for IoT applications?

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The one big change in IT

A chat with IT consultant and former InfoWorlder Bob Lewis leads to a couple of entertaining revelations

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Wire open-sources messaging client, woos developers

Secure messaging apps are all the rage, and developers can now write their own open source Wire client

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R, TypeScript climb RedMonk language rankings

The top 10 programming languages remain JavaScript, Java, PHP, Python, and more

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