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Review: Docker Swarm soars, and the sky's the limit

Swarm combines easy cluster creation and management with powerful container scheduling, but HA and other key features are still in the works

Video: Brendan Eich celebrates the rise of JavaScript compilers

In his Fluent Conference keynote, the JavaScript creator outlines where the language is headed and the role compilers have played in its growth

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Coming soon: PHP 7 -- and it's a scorcher

The upcoming version of the server-side scripting language has provided 100-percent-plus performance improvements in full-stack applications

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Eich: Expect more frequent JavaScript updates

The JavaScript founder wants to develop smaller specifications that can be implemented in browsers every year

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Software development: It's about the journey, not the finish line

Software development success should be defined by continuous learning and innovation, not just the completion of projects

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New Azure PaaS aims to make Microsoft the microservices maestro

With Azure Service Fabric, the same PaaS that Microsoft uses to build and deploy microservices applications on Azure will be offered to the world

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Open source patent protection extended to popular software

Docker, Puppet, LibreOffice, and the Go language are the latest additions to the Open Invention Network's extensive patent nonaggression umbrella

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Mozilla sets its sights on Rust's future

As Rust hits 1.0, Mozilla is organizing ideas about where next to take the language, its toolset, and its users

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Superclass: 14 of the world's best living programmers

When developers discuss the world's top programmers, these names tend to come up a lot

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Npm founder foresees merger of Node.js and io.js

Isaac Schlueter also talks about io.js, Npm business model

Microsoft makes debugging PHP less painful with new Azure tool

Microsoft has tapped Zend's Z-Ray for advanced PHP analysis

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Machine learning and the strategic snake oil reserve

Outside of programmatic trading and fraud detection, we're only starting to use machine learning in business. The biggest inhibitor may be our lack of imagination in applying it

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Oracle to end publicly available security fixes for Java 7 this month

Users must sign long-term support deals or migrate to Java 8 to avoid 'enormous headache and disruption to millions of applications'

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Grails Web framework finds home at Object Computing

Pivotal discontinued its support for Grails, but Object Computing has stepped in to hire key Grails developers

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Software development and security in the WYOD age

The new wave of wearables will change the way that enterprise IT works in the coming era: Wear Your Own Device (WYOD)

MIT's Picture language could be worth a thousand lines of code

MIT has developed a probabilistic programming language that could take same the grunt work out of machine learning

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Java regains spot as most popular language in developer index

Language's use in Android development was cited as reason for its rise back to the top spot in the Tiobe index

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Improving on Git-flow for continuous delivery

While Git-flow provides workflow structure essential for devops, CD often requires bridging the gaps to other stakeholders

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