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Microsoft emphasizes JavaScript tools, libraries in TypeScript 2.0

The latest version of Microsoft's typed JavaScript superset adds simplified declaration file acquisition and non-nullable types

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New Red Hat project looks a lot like a Docker fork

The new OCID project places a variant of the Docker runtime directly into Kubernetes

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Oracle Visual Code brings cloud-based app dev to business users

The competitor to Salesforce Lightning lets citizen developers create apps out of prebuilt components

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Red Hat links Java to Microsoft's Visual Studio Code

An extension based on the Language Server Protocol offers developers expanded use of Microsoft's development tool

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Mozilla relaunches JavaScript debugger as part of tools transition plan

Debugger.html does away with XUL in favor of the React JavaScript library for easier changes

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Blue Ocean UI for Jenkins surfaces better info for dev teams

The open source project redesigns the Jenkins interface to give users less clutter and more pertinent information

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How MIT's C/C++ extension breaks parallel processing bottlenecks

A superparallel future may need new languages, but for now there's Milk, MIT's big data acceleration system that works with tools in existing C/C++ applications

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New programming language promises a 4X speed boost on big data

The Milk language from MIT offers better memory management for large, scattered sets of data

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Google's Angular 2 JavaScript framework finally arrives

The new version, rewritten with Microsoft's TypeScript, offers payload size and performance enhancements

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Apple Swift 3: Forward-looking, but not backward-compatible

Swift 3 is a great opportunity to start fresh with the language, but if you have existing Swift codebases, be prepared to rewrite -- or dump -- them

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Python 3.6 moves to a beta release

Python 3.6 is the first of four planned betas, with a final release due in December

Swift vs. Objective-C: 10 reasons the future favors Swift

Challenger nudges Java, Node.js for Swift app dev

PerfectlySoft's Perfect 2.0 framework supports Swift 3.0 and focuses on modularity

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Chrome's V8 JavaScript engine gets a tuneup

The V8 team and Russian developers offer enhancements for performance, optimization

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Box's developer platform revamped with new content types, UI tools

The features are aimed at getting more developers to lean on Box to power their apps

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Eclipse, NetBeans, or IntelliJ? Choose your Java IDE

The big three Java IDEs differ in both features and usability; find out which of these venerable toolkits is right for you

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Languages on the rise: Julia, Go, Kotlin ... and assembly?

The technical computing language Julia lands in the top 50 for the first time, while Go, Kotlin, and assembly post surprise gains

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Ruby creator floats new concurrency model

The new concurrency and parallelism model, called Guild, would feature thread safety, but isn't expected before 2020

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