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What’s new in Microsoft Visual Studio Code 1.47

Microsoft updates Visual Studio Code monthly. Keep track of the latest new features and improvements in this changelog

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What is Google’s Open Usage Commons — and why?

Google’s new foundation provides trademark protection to open source projects, starting with Istio, Angular, and Gerrit. Not everyone is pleased

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What does an open source maintainer do after burnout?

Maintaining an open source project is far different from coding, which is a problem if coding is what you love

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The unwavering optimism of Tim O'Reilly

InfoWorld finds the Silicon Valley veteran in an at once optimistic, yet fiercely critical mood, as he talks about the opportunities artificial intelligence could afford society, while also addressing the risks of such technology if...

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Microsoft unveils Pylance, its new Python extension for Visual Studio Code

Pylance works with the existing Microsoft Python extension to bring faster type checking and program analysis to Python devs

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The power of open source to fight COVID-19

By fueling the sharing of resources and technology across the globe, open source is helping to address the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic

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Developers will decide cloud winners and losers

Companies might choose AWS, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud, but their developers will decide what runs there

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How GraphQL turned web development on its head

With GraphQL, you get to build whatever API you like and let the client determine what data it wants to access. Just don’t call it a query language

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Julia vs. Python: Which is best for data science?

Python has turned into a data science and machine learning mainstay, while Julia was built from the ground up to do the job

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How Redis scratched an itch — and changed databases forever

For decades we were hamstrung by the belief the database was a ‘solved’ problem, until open source developers opened our eyes

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Will the solo open source developer survive the pandemic?

Many important projects are maintained by volunteer developers who may now have more pressing needs than volunteering

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Open source projects take all kinds — well, some do

You might think open source projects only want users who contribute code. It’s complicated

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Open source projects take all kinds

If you think open source projects only want users who contribute code, think again

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Best practices for selecting software composition analysis tools

SCA tools automate the process of identifying and classifying open source code used in a development environment, identifying security, licensing and quality issues. Here's how to pick a product.

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The most important part of an open source project

We rightly put open source contributors on a pedestal, but perhaps we should rethink the hierarchy of contributions

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The most important part of an open source project

We rightly put open source contributors on a pedestal, but perhaps we should rethink the hierarchy of contributions

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11 tools that make Kubernetes better

Take advantage of these Kubernetes companions to simplify app definitions, migrate clusters, ease cloud deployments, and more

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Gatsby JS stands on the shoulders of thousands

If Linux stood on the shoulders of giants, Gatsby relies on an entire ecosystem of JavaScript developers and upstream projects

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