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Microsoft Mesh brings mixed-reality apps to Azure

The Mesh platform supports holographic experiences and mixed-reality applications for users of HoloLens and VR headsets as well as mobile devices and PCs.


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IT leaders see open source as higher quality

Top benefits of using open source are higher quality and innovation, while barriers include support and compatibility, according to recent Red Hat survey.


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2021’s Ignite shows off new Cosmos DB features

Microsoft’s second virtual Ignite conference is promoting new Azure data services, including major upgrades to its planet-scale distributed database.


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OpenStreetMap just turned 100 million

The open mapping data project is a colossal success story, but faces some hurdles. Here’s how you can help.


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One application across multiple clouds? 3 big problems

Before you run a distributed application across multiple public cloud providers, you need to understand the trade-offs (many) and the opportunities (few).


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6 projects that push Python performance

Python has never been as speedy as C or Java, but several projects are in the works to get the lead out of the language


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How to work with static anonymous functions in C# 9

Take advantage of static anonymous methods in C# 9 to improve the performance of your .NET applications.


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15 ways to leave your cloud provider

From inexplicable outages to cyberattacks to head-scratching Terms of Service ‘violations,’ your seemingly solid perch in the cloud could turn suddenly precarious. Here are 15 ways to prepare for a fast exit.


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Nominate yourself for the 2021 Enterprise Architecture Awards

Leadership, collaboration, business smarts, tech smarts, and an agile operating model are the hallmarks of today’s high-impact EA teams


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9 fine libraries for C++ programming

C++ developers look to these libraries for help building Windows apps, mobile apps, machine learning and scientific apps, and more


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Google Jetpack Compose Android UI toolkit now in beta

Declarative UI toolkit is intended to ease the development of native applications across Android platforms.


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IT Salary Survey 2021: The results are in

The latest Insider Pro and Computerworld Salary Survey reveals the current salaries for dozens of tech titles, the IT skills most in demand (and those not), the tech hiring expectations for the coming year, and what matters most to IT...


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Does AI-driven cloud computing need ethics guidelines?

It’s clear that artificial intelligence is powerful and cost-effective in the public cloud. However, it can be weaponized for unethical tasks.


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NumPy 1.20 introduces type annotations

Major upgrade to the scientific package for Python also features expanded use of SIMD, increasing the execution speed of universal functions.


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JDK 17: What’s in store for Java 17

A new rendering pipeline for MacOS and a uniform API for pseudo random number generators are proposed for the Java long-term support release due in September.