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PHP gets its own formal language specification

The PHP scripting language, a critical cog in Web development, is having its semantics and syntax codified to keep divergence to a minimum

Gartner gets the 'data lake' concept all wrong

For $200, Gartner tells you 'data lakes' are bad and advises you to try real hard, plan far in advance, and get governance correct

Happy 10th anniversary, Ruby on Rails -- but watch your back

The Web framework remains popular, but competitors like Node.js have stolen some of its thunder

Review: OpenShift shines for developers and ops

From the pain-free install and easy app deployment to gear idling and automatic scaling, OpenShift fulfills the promise of platform as a service

SAP embraces opens source -- sort of

Years of slow change are finally leading to new openness at SAP, at least in connection with SAP HANA

Docker: The first true devops tool?

Docker VP James Turnbull discusses what the container technology means for devops, as well as planned improvements and VMware-like ambitions

Why one developer switched from Java to Google Go

Pivotal's Matt Stine, who was raised on Java, has become an advocate for the Google-built Go language

Apache Cordova lets developers create Android apps from third-party WebViews

Developers can use WebViews such as Intel's Crosswalk to get around Android's nuances

How to create a data lake for fun and profit

The idea of data lakes has been fermenting, and now real companies are using them for real analysis. Here's why you might want one -- and how to create it

XML co-founder Tim Bray: Beware of spies in your software

Governments are a key offender, he stresses, advising use of HTTPS and OpenPGP to block software-based security threats

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2009 Technology of the Year Awards: App...

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How to Populate Your CMDB in Four Steps

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Dynamic programming futures

JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, and other dynamic languages are remaking the Web and bringing programming to the masses.... more

Gartner gets the 'data lake' concept all wrong
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Gartner gets the 'data lake' concept all wrong

Blog by Andrew C. Oliver

For $200, Gartner tells you 'data lakes' are bad and advises you to try real hard, plan far in advance, and get governance correct

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