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Facebook open-sources framework for smoother Android apps

The Litho framework improves scrolling and memory usage in native apps

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Tap the power of Google's Go language

Learn the key concepts behind programming in Go, a concise, simple, safe, and fast compiled language with powerful concurrency features

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Docker debuts containerized kit for building Linux distros

LinuxKit provides tools for creating container-centric Linux distros, and the Moby Project helps integrate container elements Docker has released to the community

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New AI language hides TensorFlow complexity

The Inkling programming language makes it easier to build artificial intelligence applications

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New React version promises near-native performance

Version 16 of Facebook's JavaScript library for building UIs will feature the Fiber reconciliation algorithm

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Intelligent code-search service Sourcegraph adds Java support

Originally built to intelligently index and search Golang code bases on GitHub, Sourcegraph now works with Java—and other popular languages may follow

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TypeScript 2.3 gets smarter about JavaScript standards

Now at a release candidate stage, the latest version of Microsoft's typed JavaScript superset supports async generators and iterators

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New functional language champions type-driven development

For now, Idris is primarily a research tool as the compiler and runtime await improvement

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Free at last! D language's official compiler is open source

Long held back by proprietary licensing issues, the D language's official compiler is now open source for all, a first step toward broadening its user base

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5 reasons Node.js rules for complex integrations

With JavaScript, JSON, REST, NPM, and an ever-increasing supply of modules, Node.js should be your first choice for integration

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Ugly Jenkins gets a friendly new UI

The free open source Blue Ocean plugin helps agile teams track build, test, and development progress via a visual pipeline editor

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Kotlin compiles directly to native code via LLVM

The Kotlin/Native compiler, currently in development, generates platform-native binaries from Kotlin code and is interoperable with C functions

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WebAssembly library supercharges web video apps

The WebDSP library features algorithms for building web applications operating on media data and provides better performance than JavaScript

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5 cool C/C++ app dev tools

Need to parse C source code with Python? Want superfast C compilation powers? These tools have you covered

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Next.js 2.0 plays better with React and JavaScript

Version 2.0 of the minimalist JavaScript framework allows for smaller, more efficient apps

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Open source project uses Docker for serverless computing

Function as a Service uses Docker and Swarm to create a simple system for running functions in the container, language, and runtime of your choice

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C++ toolkit helps shorten the path to AI apps

The Neurala Developers Program uses C++ for building smart apps and doesn't require developers to already know AI

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Microsoft delays tools for third-party Cortana integrations

Microsoft has delayed the release of its tools for connecting other services to the Cortana virtual assistant, a decision that could cause it to lose ground in a crowded industry.

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