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Microsoft .NET 5 Preview 2 brings RyuJIT and GC improvements

Aimed at unifying the .NET platform, .NET 5 will support cross-platform native, web, and mobile development


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Are you overengineering your cloud apps?

Just because you can does not mean you should. Think twice before making solutions more complex than they need to be


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C++ proposal dismisses backward compatibility

Proposal to the C++ standards committee would give up backward and binary compatibility for safety and simplicity


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Postman lends its API power to the COVID-19 fight

The API development platform provider has launched an API resource center for tapping COVID-19 data including testing location information throughout the U.S.


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5 apps to integrate with Jira Software

From cloud document repositories to more powerful reporting and analytics tools, take Jira to the next level with these third-party tools


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How to create a SQL Server failover cluster in the Google Cloud (redux)

A step-by-step guide to using SAN-less failover clustering software to support SQL Server’s Always On Failover Clustering in the public cloud


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Eclipse Theia takes aim at Visual Studio Code

A platform for building desktop and web-based IDEs that run VS Code extensions, Theia is not yet available in an end-user version


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7 tools and services for real-time collaborative coding

Want to code together remotely? These web-based services and editor add-ons let programmers work on the same files at the same time


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Review: Amazon SageMaker plays catch-up

With Studio, Autopilot, and other additions, Amazon SageMaker is now competitive with the machine learning environments available in other clouds


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JDK 15: The new features in Java 15

Next version of standard Java will add text blocks and the Z Garbage Collector, and drop the Nashorn JavaScript engine


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SkySQL, MariaDB-as-a-service, launches on Google Cloud

MariaDB creators offer their own cloud-hosted alternative to database services like Google Cloud SQL and Amazon RDS


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How AI helped Domino’s improve pizza delivery

Sharing a container environment and Nvidia GPU server has enabled Domino’s data scientists to create more complex and accurate models to improve store and delivery operations


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Building PWAs in the new Microsoft Edge

Microsoft is making it easier to discover progressive Web applications in Edge


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Get ready for the post-pandemic run on cloud

Weeks of lockdown may cause a temporary economic downturn. After the pandemic is behind us we may also see a run on cloud computing


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TypeScript 3.9 slashes compile times for packages

New beta release addresses extremely poor editing and compilation speeds associated with packages such as material-ui and styled-components