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Adobe patches critical vulnerability in ColdFusion application server

The flaw can be exploited to expose sensitive information

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TypeScript 2.0 borrows from Rust and Swift

The latest version adds a tagged unions type capability and more literal types, enhancing type safety and reducing tedium

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Ruby picks up the pace for scientific computing

The VirtualModule leverages a Julia transpiler to speed up code execution

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The top 5 Java 8 features for developers

The release has been seen as a huge step toward making Java better, thanks to these upgrades in particular

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A 'boring' Docker fork could solve some problems -- and create others

Docker's tendency to move too fast and break too much has disgruntled many, but a separately maintained fork might create its own problems

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VMware dresses up Docker for the enterprise

VMware reworks Docker to add enterprises conveniences like user accounts managed through Active Directory and role-based access controls for Docker-hosted projects

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Devops and cloud: Great together, great apart

Devops and cloud computing go together like chocolate and peanut butter, but you can have one without the other

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U.S. developers have the numbers, but China and Russia have the skills

A report from HackerRank finds that while the U.S. and India have lots of developers, Chinese and Russian programmers are the most talented

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Developing enterprise bots

Bots can potentially offer a casual, conversational, and ad-hoc approach to interacting with complex enterprise systems, and as a consequence, improving productivity of business users.

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New challenger joins Rust to topple C language

Zig interfaces closely with existing C code, but helps avoid common programming problems and security hazards

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New Google tool cuts JavaScript code down to size

Google's Ignition interpreter lowers memory consumption -- and that's only the beginning for this V8 engine component

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Working with thread safe collections: ConcurrentStack and ConcurrentQueue

The ConcurrentStack and ConcurrentQueue classes, lock-free and thread-safe implementations of the Stack and Queue classes, build thread safe collections in .Net

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Microsoft reveals new features in C# 7.0

Version 7.0 offers tuples and pattern matching along with performance and coding improvements

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Experimental web IDE brings power of data notebooks to JavaScript

Carbide is designed more like a Jupyter notebook, allowing for live markup, annotation, and manipulation of code and data

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Microsoft brings iOS JavaScript debugging to MacOS, Windows

The iOS Web Debugger for Visual Studio Code is the latest attempt by Microsoft to woo iOS developers

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Shippable debuts all-in-one app lifecycle management

New Shippable rev provides universal scripting for building, testing, and deploying apps, eliminating the need to create workflows from scratch

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Tame microservices complexity with APIs

APIs not only bridge the gap between microservices and traditional systems, they make microservices easier to build and manage

Drawbacks of the Singleton design pattern

Design patterns that I often avoid: Singleton

Learn the drawbacks of using the Singleton design pattern, one of the most widely used design patterns, and the alternatives to avoid its potential pitfalls

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