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Do you need both cloud architects and cloud engineers?

AI-based design and development is exciting but it doesn't replace sound, solid architecture and engineering in building and deploying cloud-based solutions.

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Microsoft ships Java 21 builds

Microsoft made Microsoft Build for OpenJDK 21 binaries available for free download and announced that JDK 21 will soon be available in Azure PaaS services.

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The future of data transformation is collaborative

Data-driven decision-making suffers from a mismatch between the tools, skills, and understanding of IT and data consumers in most enterprises. Here’s how to bridge the gap.


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6 ways automation makes things worse

The dream of fully automated development is getting more real by the day, but is that a good thing? Here are six automation gotchas to watch out for.

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The best new features and fixes in Python 3.12

Better error messages, support for Linux profiling tools, and many improvements to Python's type hinting have just landed. Let's take a look.

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Amazon Bedrock generative AI service reaches GA

Serverless managed service offers foundation models for building generative AI applications from several leading AI companies including Anthropic, Cohere, and Meta.

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Linux distros need to take more responsibility for security

Between the rapid release of open source software, and modern OSes preloaded with packages, enterprises are vulnerable to attacks they aren’t even aware of.

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What does generative AI mean for software companies?

AI and machine learning will boost the creativity and problem-solving abilities of software developers. It will also establish a new oligopoly over the software industry.

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Latest Node.js boosts stream performance

Node.js v20.8.0 release also brings memory management improvements that address longstanding memory leaks.

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A crisis of spending and cloud-based generative AI

Enterprises want generative AI, but CIOs need a way to pay for it. Diverting spending from traditional cloud computing may not be the best strategy.


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Microsoft’s F# refines loops in computation expressions

The while! keyword is geared for clarity and expressiveness and will appear in F# 8.

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What is REST? The de facto web architecture standard

REST is one of the most influential ideas in distributed architecture. Here's why it matters and how to understand RESTful services in theory and practice.

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Building for Linux and Android on Windows

Updates to Windows Subsystem for Linux and Windows Subsystem for Android make cross-platform development on Windows easy.

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Java 22 could include computed constants, class-filed API

These capabilities could join previously previewed features such as structured concurrency, value object storage enhancements, and string templates.

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Build an API gateway using YARP in ASP.NET Core

Take advantage of an API gateway to provide a single point of entry to your back-end services and keep your services secure. YARP makes it easy.