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Facebook open-sources tools for fast React app creation in JavaScript

The social giant's newest open source offering provides a rapid way to set up the prerequisites for building React apps in a complex JavaScript environment

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Google Dart gets its own version of the Angular 2 framework

Critics respond that separate Angular 2 versions -- one for Dart and one for TypeScript/JavaScript -- might actually discourage Dart adoption

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Stack Overflow crowdsources common developer how-tos

The new user-curated reference system for examples to developer questions might help undo Stack Overflow's reputation for being unfriendly to newcomers

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Limited time offer: Pre-Order The Complete iOS 10 Developer Course - Deal Alert

Whether you’re mastering the fundamentals of programming, or digging into iOS 10-specific features (improved AI and Siri function, anyone?)--this course will have you covered.

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Pyston and PyPy chart different courses to a faster Python

As Pyston matures, it's taking a different path than the well-established PyPy, but having choices for making Python faster is a win-win for users

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Oden uses Google's Golang ecosystem to cook up a new language

The experimental language uses Go's underlying toolchain to deliver features that Google's language doesn't have yet

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Chef combines 3 devops tools in one package

The new Automate enterprise commercial bundle is an integrated option for existing Chef users, but not a requirement

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Visual Studio Code 1.3 is Microsoft's new dev playground

With each new version of Visual Studio Code, Microsoft is experimenting with UI/UX in ways the legacy of the original Visual Studio wouldn't allow

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Tsuru open source PaaS puts developers first

The new PaaS stands out from the thundering herd by making app deployment as easy as issuing a Git push command

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Kubernetes 1.3 tackles current and future container questions

The new version of the at-scale container management framework adds better support for increasingly critical container behaviors like persistency

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Why tech journalism needs more tech experience

Open source has made developers the kingmakers of the software industry. Is software journalism up for the job?

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New toolset makes it possible to build and ship Docker containers within Ansible

Using Ansible playbooks, instead of Docker's tools, opens the doors to new kinds of dev automation

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Enterprise NPM users to get help with security, licensing

Third parties are being enlisted to provide add-on services for JavaScript modules

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D3.js JavaScript data visualization package goes modular

D3.js lets you combine modules as desired to support independent release cycles

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Microsoft-backed Language Server Protocol strives for language, tools interoperability

The new protocol integrates multiple languages consistently across different IDEs and code editors

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Microsoft moves on open source .Net, ramps up multilanguage tools

Company embraces Linux, Mac OS, iOS, Android, and will show SQL Server on Red Hat's Linux

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The end of BigLittle: Ruby unifies integer classes

Language founder Yukihiro Matsumoto says the general release of Ruby 2.4.0, currently available as a preview, will come on Christmas Day

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Red Hat ups its API management game by acquiring 3Scale

Joining the API-management trend, Red Hat can now help JBoss and OpenShift customers to add API magic to their projects

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