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Microsoft tunes R Server 9.0 for machine learning

Microsoft is tooling R Server to be a resource for working with data where it already lives

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Move over Memcached and Redis, here comes Netflix's Hollow

Netflix's new Java-powered data caching system promises to speed access to local data sets and aid developers building on top of that data

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New PHP release brings another speed boost

Version 7.1.0 of the language also backs nullable types

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Lift language opens the door to cross-platform parallelism

A project sponsored in part by Google aims to allow algorithms to be optimized to get the most out of whatever hardware it runs on

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Python up, C still down in language popularity

The two languages take divergent paths in the Tiobe and PyPL popularity indexes, with Python getting a spike thanks to AI while C founders due to lack of major support

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4 likely future twists for Python

What does the future hold for Python, aside from new versions of the language? Let's check the crystal ball

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Google goes 'fuzzy' to combat insecure software

Google's new OSS-Fuzz initiative tests key open source software projects at scale, so you won't have to

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Amazon's next wave of machine learning: Powerful, practical

Experts get more flexible GPUs on EC2 and FPGA programming, while users looking for out-of-the-box smarts can build Alexa-style conversational interfaces

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Review: GitLab rocks version control

Thanks to a solid foundation and delightful extras, this open source VCS is a serious contender

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C++ compiler guns for speed records

Developers dread the delays for a C++ project to build, but Zapcc, a variation on the Clang/LLVM compiler, cuts wait times by half or more

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Node.js update makes JavaScript VMs future-proof

The Node.js Foundation and NodeSource are improving extensibility and security for the server-side JavaScript platform

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Microsoft’s UWP toolkit shows signs of life

Microsoft is recalibrating Universal Windows Platform tooling with an eye toward code reuse and application portability

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PyPI parser eases path to browsing Python package APIs

A new project from Read the Docs aims to automatically generate API documentation from code uploaded to the Python Package Index

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Fedora 25 stakes out leading edge, not bleeding edge

The latest version of Red Hat's Linux distribution brings features like the Wayland graphics server, and explores the line between stability and innovation

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GitLab looks to transform app testing

The Review Apps feature lets developers create temporary apps for reviewing merge requests before moving to production

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Google's Go language takes on compilation speed

Slower compilation times have hindered the language since 2015, when the language's compiler was translated from C to Go

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PyPy update makes nice with Python C extensions

Updated JIT compiler for Python improves compatibility with C extensions, but still works better without them

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Report: Linux, NoSQL, Nginx set foundation for AWS app dominance

Sumo Logic research shows its customers favor AWS for building their apps, Redis for storing data, and Nginx for serving it all up

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