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OWL: A 'better' PHP for single-server apps

OWL Web Language features a JavaScript-like syntax and compiles to PHP, promising more security and safety

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Architect has a better blueprint for AWS Lambda deployments

Project handles configuration and provisioning of Lambda functions and related AWS services with a plain-text manifest file

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Red Hat's Boltron snaps together a modular Linux server

The Fedora Modular Server project experiments with a new way to deliver multiple versions of packages side-by-side, each with their own development lifecycles

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Adobe: Flash Player to reach end-of-life in 2020

Adobe's proprietary rich Internet plug-in technology is finally stepping aside for HTML5 and other web standards

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.Net Core 2.0 to extend coding optimizations to Linux

The next version of Microsoft's open source, cross-platform runtime will make native code run faster on Linux as well as Windows

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Microcosm simplifies state management for React apps

Viget Labs tool serves as a central place to track all application data for React, with Preact, Vue, and Glimmer support on the to-do list

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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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