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Red Hat ditches effort to port Node.js to Java

The Nodyn open source effort to bridge the technologies was undercut by an inability to make NPM JavaScript extensions work with it

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3 options for applications that don't fit the cloud

If your software isn't a good candidate for deployment in the cloud, you still have a few options to get in on the benefits

10 handy no-cost tools for API development

10 free tools for API design, development, and testing

These full-fledged free-tier services and indispensable utilities will have your API up and running quick

38 productivity-enhancing Android apps for the enterprise

Android Studio 2.1 eases path to Android N development

Google's Android IDE allows developers to sample APIs and features of the Android N Developer Preview

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Mozilla's Rust language doubles down on speed and simplicity

The new MIR subsystem for Rust will speed up both the compiler and apps written in the language

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Now more than ever, work on coding fundamentals

Early on in my career, I struggled writing code. The key to better code: Learn fundamental coding principles

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GNU compilers learn new C++, parallelism tricks

GCC 6.1 defaults to the C++ 14 standard and enhances experimental support for C++ 17

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10 Android apps developers will love

From full-blown IDEs to essential resource utilities, these Android apps bring powerful programming features to smartphones and tablets

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Xamarin starts to connect Mac devs with Visual Studio

Android and iOS are focal points in latest technology rollouts from Microsoft's recent acquisition

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CIOs still don't get open source

CIOs are clueless about open source in 2016? So it appears, according to a fresh Forrester report

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How to create a RESTful service in WCF

Take advantage of WCF to build light-weight RESTful services and keep the resource URIs clean and lean

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Google's V8 JavaScript engine now backs WebAssembly

Version 5.1 also boosts performance and standardization, and it implements more of the Orinoco garbage collector

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GitHub Enterprise 2.6 streamlines workflows

Admins and developers have a cadre of new tools to ease their jobs in the latest update to the enterprise-grade edition of GitHub

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Node.js 6 taps V8 update for more speed, security

The server-side JavaScript platform gets a new version of Google's V8 JavaScript engine and more standards compliance

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Jenkins 2 addresses ease and security, not scalability

A future version of the continuous integration and delivery platform will tackle the scalability problem

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New functional programming language can generate C, Python code for apps

The open source Futhark makes it easier to program for GPUs that speed up machine learning and other math-intensive apps

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Mozilla gives WebAssembly a parallelism boost

By using parallelization in its Firefox browser, the company has reduced startup times

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Hackathon Starter gets newbies up and running on Node.js

The tool provides templates for easy coding and serves as a starter point for Web app development

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