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Add security to Azure applications with Azure WAF

Microsoft’s latest updates to Azure’s Web Application Firewall make it an essential component of cloud architectures.


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The best new features and fixes in Python 3.11

A faster interpreter, more intelligible errors, more powerful type hints, and a slew of other speedups and tweaks are now ready to try out.


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Bootstrap 5.2.0 bolsters CSS, custom components

Major upgrade to popular web framework introduces CSS variables for all components and improves helpers and utilities for fonts and colors.


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Career roadmap: Data engineer

A combination of education, on-the-job training, and a certificate in data science paved the way from health sciences to data engineering.


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Google Cloud launches services to bolster open-source security, simplify zero-trust rollouts

New Google Cloud security services aim to strengthen open-source security, simplify zero-trust adoption, and improve cloud governance.


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You’re doing cloudops planning too late

If cloudops isn't going well, perhaps important planning is being overlooked or left until too late in the process.


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Kotlin 1.7.0 beta alters builder type inference

A new memory manager is also featured in the planned language upgrade.


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Only DevSecOps can save the metaverse

The vast metaverse will also be vast in terms of code, accelerating the demand for supply chain security, automated scanning and testing, and continuous updates.


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CNCF launches ethics in open source training course

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation has developed a new certification for developers looking to better incorporate ethical-first thinking into their open source software design.


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Top technologists have job options: 5 tips for retention

IT leaders suggest getting to know each employee personally and customizing opportunities for flexibility, growth, and wellness.


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More money for open source security won’t work

Funding pledged to secure open source software is an important start, but creative hackers and a proliferation of targets mean there are no guarantees.


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Review: YugabyteDB does PostgreSQL proud

YugabyteDB 2.13 is a highly scalable, distributed version of PostgreSQL that combines compelling ideas from Google Cloud Spanner and Amazon Aurora—and serves as a Cassandra-compatible database too.


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Microsoft .NET 7 Preview 4 brings Regex improvements, cache metrics

Fourth preview of the forthcoming .NET upgrade adds span support to the Regex library and hit and miss stats for IMemoryCache.


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JDK 19: The features targeted for Java 19

Virtual threads, pattern matching for switch expressions, a vector API, and a Linux/RISC-V port are slated for Java 19, a non-LTS release of standard Java due in September.


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Cloudflare to take on AWS, Azure, Google with D1 distributed database

Cloudflare claims that its new serverless database will reduce data transfer fees and latency for developers when compared to rival databases from AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Oracle.