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6 essential Python tools for data science—now improved

SciPy, Numba, Cython, Dask, Vaex, and Intel SDC all have new versions that aid big data analytics and machine learning projects.

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Rust tutorial: Get started with the Rust language

How to get your feet wet using Rust’s tool chain, creating projects, working with third-party code, and managing libraries.

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Another day, another multi-billion IPO for open source

Investment in open source technologies and companies has been going strong for more than two decades. If anything, it keeps accelerating, along with the innovation.

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Eclipse launches group to shepherd popular Java IDE

The panel, featuring IBM, will look to ensure that the popular dev tool meets market needs.

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Why developers should use Apache Pulsar

Apache Pulsar is an open source streaming platform that addresses some important limitations in Kafka, particularly for cloud-native applications.

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Go 1.17 moves to beta, with language and compiler enhancements

The open source Google language hones in on passing function arguments.

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Excel, Python, and the future of data science

If the ubiquitous spreadsheet program is the gateway to data science, Python aims to be the next step.

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Snowflake pushes back at… whom?

Making great efforts to tout its closed source software, Snowflake may be trying to convince an audience that doesn't really care.

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Angular team streamlines feature requests

Feature requests will be reviewed for alignment with existing projects on the Angular roadmap, then prioritized or put through a 60-day voting process.

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Open source’s diversity problem

It’s no secret that women are underrepresented in tech, especially open source, but their contributions speak for themselves.

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Microsoft’s Java build turns GA

After an April preview, Microsoft Build for OpenJDK is now generally available for production deployment.

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Striking a balance with ‘open’ at Snowflake

At Snowflake, we fully embrace the value of open standards and open source. But we strive to avoid misguided applications of open that create costly complexity instead of low-cost ease of use.

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Python’s creators unveil speedup plans for Python

Incremental improvements are on the way that promise to speed up Python by a factor of 2x to 5x, and remain compatible with existing code.

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Babel project is running out of money

The core team behind the open source JavaScript compiler seek corporate sponsors to fund the continued development of the project.

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Instagram open sources high-performance Python fork

By making the Cinder project publicly available, the company wants to open conversation about upstreaming its performance optimizations to standard Python.

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Pyston project open sources its faster Python

Pyston 2.2 yields a roughly 30% speed improvement over standard CPython, and the software is now available under an open source license.

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Using Pulumi 3.0 to manage Azure infrastructure

Pulumi’s infrastructure-as-code platform gets a major upgrade, with Azure at the core.

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Tapping into the smartest software developers

Both the single-stack architecture and the best-of-breed approaches can limit you. Open source and building in the capability for change are key.

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