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OWL: A 'better' PHP for single-server apps

OWL Web Language features a JavaScript-like syntax and compiles to PHP, promising more security and safety

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Architect has a better blueprint for AWS Lambda deployments

Project handles configuration and provisioning of Lambda functions and related AWS services with a plain-text manifest file

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How Rust can replace C, with Python's help

Four new projects make it easier to develop Rust libraries with Python bindings, allowing Rust to replace C as a low-level Python partner

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Adobe: Flash Player to reach end-of-life in 2020

Adobe's proprietary rich Internet plug-in technology is finally stepping aside for HTML5 and other web standards

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10 essential performance tips for MySQL

From workload profiling to the three rules of indexing, these expert insights are sure to make your MySQL servers scream

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Ease into Kubernetes on Microsoft Azure

With Kubernetes baked into Azure Container Service, it’s easy to spin up Kubernetes-managed container clusters that tap native Azure services

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Why Akka and the actor model shine for IoT applications

For building the all-interconnected Internet-of-things (IoT) future, one computational model stands out from the rest

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What is Node.js? The JavaScript runtime explained

Node.js is a lean, fast, cross-platform JavaScript runtime environment that is useful for both servers and desktop applications

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Review: Google Cloud Spanner takes SQL to NoSQL scale

Google Cloud Spanner achieves horizontal scalability, strong consistency, and five nines availability as a service, at a price

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How to write performance tests using NBench

Take advantage of NBench to analyze code throughput, memory allocations, and GC overhead in your .NET application

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What your software developer wishes you knew

Some basic guidelines on how to work with an outsourced software developer to ensure the best possible results.

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.Net Core 2.0 to extend coding optimizations to Linux

The next version of Microsoft's open source, cross-platform runtime will make native code run faster on Linux as well as Windows

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JavaScript for squares: The incredible rise of TypeScript

The web needed a freewheeling programming language like JavaScript, but now it’s time to set some rules

React - an open-source JavaScript library for building user interfaces

Microcosm simplifies state management for React apps

Viget Labs tool serves as a central place to track all application data for React, with Preact, Vue, and Glimmer support on the to-do list

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Why you should use Apache Solr

Apache Solr is both a search engine and a distributed document database with SQL support. Here's how to get started

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21 rules for faster SQL queries

Follow these tried-and-true techniques to improve the speed and scalability of your relational database

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Survey says Python is tops with developers

Packt survey finds Python is the most commonly used tool, while Splunk, Hadoop, and Kafka skills draw the highest pay

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OCI container standards arrive at last

The OCI 1.0 spec for container image formats and runtimes will mainly impact the long-term development of enterprise-oriented container products

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