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React - an open-source JavaScript library for building user interfaces

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H2O puts machine learning on autopilot

H2O's Driverless AI promises to bring ML analysis to nontechnical users, and to take the drudgery out of model selection for experts

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Survey says Python is tops with developers

Packt survey finds Python is the most commonly used tool, while Splunk, Hadoop, and Kafka skills draw the highest pay

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OCI container standards arrive at last

The OCI 1.0 spec for container image formats and runtimes will mainly impact the long-term development of enterprise-oriented container products

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Mozilla brings Python-style project documentation to JavaScript

The Sphinx-js plug-in works with Python's Sphinx tool to allow developers to more fully document their JavaScript APIs

Machine learning gets down to business

Yandex open sources CatBoost machine learning library

The Russian search giant has released its own system for machine learning, with trained results that can be used directly in Apple's Core ML system

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Go language soars to new heights in popularity

For the first time, Go makes the top 10 in the Tiobe index of programming language popularity

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Sorry, Go 2 probably won't add your 'missing' feature

Now is your chance to ask for new Go features, though Go team's conservative design philosophy will likely keep changes to a minimum

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Apache Spark 2.2 gets streaming, R language boosts

The latest additions to Apache's all-in-one in-memory processing framework simplify stream processing and flesh out support for the R language

Hotspot brings GUI to Linux Perf data

Hotspot frees the analysis of Linux performance data from static, text-based reports with an interactive, eye-opening GUI

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Luna brings visual development to functional programming

Developers typically start sketching components and dependencies on a whiteboard before coding, so Luna’s creators argue that it doesn’t make sense to then implement that logic only in text

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What's new in Kubernetes 1.7

The container orchestration standard adds local storage, encryption for secrets, and under-the-hood extensibility

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Eclipse gets ready for Java 9 with Oxygen release train

The annual coordinated release covers 83 projects, including Linux Tools, PDT, Sirius, and EGit

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The road to Java 9: Modular Java finally gets OK'd

IBM, Eclipse Foundation, Red Hat, and others decide to stand out of the way of the controversial technology’s deployment in Java 9

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Nvidia's new TensorRT speeds machine learning predictions

Serving predictions from a GPU is also more power-efficient and delivers results with lower latency, Nvidia claims

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Progressive web apps challenge native mobile apps

Web companies such as Lyft and Twitter have now deployed the technology that seeks to make web apps as good, and network-independent, as native mobile apps

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The road to Java 9: Only critical bugs getting fixed now

The upgrade is slated for an initial release candidate build today

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