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A better way to move past insecure SHA-1 certs

The digital certificate switchover from weak SHA-1 to the vastly stronger SHA-2 promises to be brutal, but a new industry proposal could ease the pain

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Ruby on Rails takes on Node.js with WebSocket support, API mode

The first beta for the 5.0 edition of the popular Web framework for Ruby is out, with WebSockets support as a major feature -- and with Ruby 2.2.2 as a requirement

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In 2016, the need for an API meta-language will crystallize

After the foundation of the Open API Initiative, API definition languages will finally converge

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Cisco's Spark grows into a phone and meeting platform for the cloud

The cloud-based service will get call features and integration with in-office collaboration systems next year

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Amazon Dedicated Hosts: Bye-bye to noisy cloud neighbors

Amazon's EC2 Dedicated Hosts nominally introduces better usage tracking and software licensing for VMs, but it could also help solve the cloud's 'noisy neighbor' problem

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Having fun with HTTP status codes

HTTP status codes go way beyond the 404 and 500 errors we have all encountered. Let's look at what they mean for a non-developer -- and figure out some of the geek humor that’s hidden in their midst

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Spark sits at the heart of IBM's reinvention

With 'Spark as a service,' IBM recasts many of the company's big data options around the analytics technology

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Dell steps up analytics push with Statistica 13, new vertical services

The company's Analytics-as-a-Service line has gained several new industry-specific offerings

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Amazon launches managed Elasticsearch service

The new service makes it easier to implement the popular open-source search and analytics tool

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Oracle services help you mix cloud and on-premises software

With a deployment portability feature, you can migrate your integration platform from the cloud to on-premises and back again

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4 ways APIs will help grow a data-driven business

REST APIs can have a deeper impact and use than simply powering the interactions between your back end and front end. There are several ways they can impact your business.

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Nginx boosts devops with custom JavaScript

Nginx launches NginScript for configuring its Web server

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Now with HTTP/2: Major Nginx upgrade arrives

Nginx Plus Release 7 features performance boosts, TCP load balancing, and denial-of-service protections

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Businesses will eat up Amazon API Gateway

Apigee, Mashery, MuleSoft, and WSO2 pioneered the technology, but AWS is about to make it mainstream

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How to use actors in distributed applications

Actors make it easier to build and manage scalable, distributed cloud applications. Each actor can send and receive messages and taking certain actions based on message contents

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IBM extends Spectrum storage line into the cloud

IBM augments its software-defined Spectrum line of storage offerings with integrated cloud capabilities

NTT helps integrate private and public clouds with dedicated connectivity

Purported advantages of the new Multi-Cloud Connect service include better reliability, faster speeds, lower latency and higher security

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Dell creates new server division for 'second-tier' hyperscale customers

The new DSS group will target areas like Web service delivery, oil and gas, and research

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