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GitHub adds CodeQL scanning for security bugs

GitHub users can draw on ready-made and custom CodeQL queries to discover security vulnerabilities in their codebases.

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Microsoft’s Playwright simplifies tests for Python web apps

Front-end tests for web apps have traditionally been a chore. Playwright offers an easier way to integrate those tests for Python.

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Learn Python: 5 great Python courses for beginners and beyond

Whether you're just getting started with Python, or you need a deep dive into machine learning or web development, these free and low-cost courses have you covered


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How to run Cassandra and Kubernetes together

Kubernetes runs distributed applications, and Apache Cassandra provides a distributed database environment. Here’s how you can run them together

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Where to find free and open data sets on the web

From government, health, and finance data to weather, baseball, and Star Trek, countless collections of free data are available to scratch almost your analytical itch

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Microsoft taps LLVM for quantum computing

Using LLVM, Microsoft has created a common interface between programming languages and target quantum computers

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Ruby 3 previews parallel execution

Major Ruby update introduces an experimental feature called Ractor that promises thread-safe parallel execution

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Rapid UI development with Flutter for Windows

Google’s cross-platform user interface tool arrives on Windows with support for Win32 and UWP

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2 egregious cloud security threats the CSA missed

The latest Cloud Security Alliance report highlights the ‘Egregious 11’ cloud security threats. Here are a couple more to consider

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Azure Databricks previews parallelized Photon query engine

Microsoft and Databricks say the vectorized query engine written in C++ accelerates Apache Spark workloads by up to 20x


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The year of PostgreSQL is every year

Completely community-driven, with no centralized ownership, Postgres has been the elephant in the room for more than 30 years

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7 low-code platforms developers should know

Low-code platforms for enterprise developers integrate with the devops toolchain to speed the delivery of applications, modernizations, automations, and more

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How to manage user secrets in ASP.NET Core

Take advantage of user secrets management in ASP.NET Core to prevent the sharing of sensitive application data in your projects

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When AIops tools outsmart you

AIops is leading us to the operational promised land for cloud computing, but we have to be smart enough to know how to follow

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JDK 16: What’s coming in Java 16

Due March 2021, the next Java upgrade targets a new metaspace memory allocator, support for C++ 14 language features in JDK source code, and a vector API