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MapR adds in-Hadoop document database

MapR adds in-Hadoop document database

Native JSON support extends MapR-DB NoSQL database to cover more types of unstructured business data

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Microsoft's enterprise-grade security is coming to Windows 10 IoT

Developers can now buy a kit to get started with Microsoft's embedded OS, which will feature Bitlocker encryption and Secure Boot

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GitLab one-ups GitHub with open source enterprise code hosting

GitLab is targeting the enterprise, but will its open source allure be enough to win developers away from GitHub?

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Microsoft to React developers: Give TypeScript a try

Version 1.6 of the JavaScript subset forges links with Facebook's React UI technology and features an upgraded type system

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Bossie Awards 2015: The best open source application development tools

InfoWorld's top picks among platforms, frameworks, databases, and all the other tools that programmers use

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Python 3.5 builds on strengths -- and borrows from Go

Python update includes async function, type hinting, and matrix manipulation, as developers seek wider adoption of 3.x branch

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Google open-sources language-agnostic, scalable software tool

Bazel, Google's in-house software building and test system, is being open-sourced and available in beta


Take a break from the command line with GitHub Desktop

Wedded to Git version control and the GitHub cloud service? Learn how to take advantage of the newest member of the team


Microsoft launches new tools for building Office add-ins

The Office UI Fabric framework comes alongside new guidelines for creating cross-platform extensions

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Developers can now use Embarcadero's RAD Studio for Windows 10 apps

Embarcadero released RAD Studio 10 Seattle, a big upgrade of its rapid application development platform

Yo sysprog: Cobol lives on in Visual Studio 2015

Cobol keeps on keeping on, this time thanks to support from Micro Focus for use with the latest version of Microsoft's IDE

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Salesforce Aura ventures into open source -- to a point

Salesforce's Aura framework for designing business apps is open source, but you'll have to pay for its drag-and-drop design tools

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Review: VirtualBox 5.0 vs. VMware Workstation 11

VirtualBox 5.0's new features add ease and flexibility, but VMware Workstation 11 leads in performance and convenience

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Facebook open-sources Hack code generator

Hack Codegen creates code for Facebook's PHP spinoff

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Google Go goes faster with 1.5 upgrade

The latest version of the language features improved garbage collection, mobile accomodations, and a runtime rewritten in Go


Cobol -- yes, Cobol -- gets a bridge to Node.js

Cobol and Node.js may seem like an odd pairing, but a developer has created a link between the two platforms, despite criticisms

Mozilla offers app to create Web pages on smartphones

It's for Android devices and available currently in four languages: Bengali, Brazilian Portuguese, English, and Indonesian

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What's on tap for Mozilla's Rust in 2016

Incremental compilation, cross-platform deployment, and features that don't break the language are all planned for the new year

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