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The great cloud computing surge

Driven in part by the pandemic, cloud computing adoption has reached new heights. These five articles take a close look at the implications.


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Go 1.17 moves to beta, with language and compiler enhancements

The open source Google language hones in on passing function arguments.


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From legacy to the cloud: The 3 stages of enterprise modernization

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed many organizations to confront their legacy technology burden sooner than expected. However, getting old systems to the cloud doesn’t happen overnight.


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Excel, Python, and the future of data science

If the ubiquitous spreadsheet program is the gateway to data science, Python aims to be the next step.


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Visual Studio Code adds Workplace Trust for code editing safety

Latest version of Microsoft’s editor also focuses on debugging capabilities


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Oracle offers Java management service

Enterprise installations can be monitored for compliance, performance, and security.


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Complexity is the biggest threat to cloud success and security

Just when we thought cloud computing could take a post-pandemic victory lap, we now face the largest challenge to date.


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JDK 17: The new features in Java 17

Always-strict floating point semantics, a foreign function and memory API, and a uniform API for pseudo random number generators are planned for the Java long-term support release due in September.


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Snowflake pushes back at… whom?

Making great efforts to tout its closed source software, Snowflake may be trying to convince an audience that doesn't really care.


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“Do More with R” video tutorials

Search for R video tutorials by task, topic, or package. Most videos are shorter than 10 minutes


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Microsoft equips Visual Studio Code with extension for Project Tye microservices

The experimental tool helps with viewing, running, and debugging apps from within the editor.


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Use the new R pipe built into R 4.1

Learn the new pipe operator built into R 4.1 and how it differs from the maggritr pipe. Don’t want to install R 4.1 yet? See how to run R 4.1 in a Docker container.


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The value of time series data and TSDBs

Time series data key insights in domains ranging from science and medicine to systems monitoring and industrial IoT. Understand time series data and the databases designed to ingest, store, and analyze time series data.


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How to validate method parameters using PostSharp in C#

Take advantage of aspect-oriented programming using PostSharp to validate method parameters in C#.


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Apple Xcode 13 supports teams, Swift concurrency

Latest version of Apple’s IDE backs Xcode Cloud CI/CD, team development features, and Swift concurrent programming using async/await and actors.