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Programming languages are now driven by corporations: Should we be worried?

Today, seemingly the only way a new programming language hits the big time is with the generous backing of a megacorp

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What’s new in Kubernetes containers

Kubernetes 1.14 officially supports Microsoft Windows Server 2019

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Microsoft unveils speedy type checker for Python

Pyright aims to be a faster type checker for Python than existing projects, and doesn't need Python itself

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Pub/sub messaging: Apache Kafka vs. Apache Pulsar

Apache Kafka set the bar for large-scale distributed messaging, but Apache Pulsar has some neat tricks of its own

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LLVM 8 shines on WebAssembly, machine learning workloads

The open source compiler framework adds full support for WebAssembly and speedups for AMD GPUs and Intel neural network instructions

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New Google project offers Kubernetes building blocks for CI/CD

Tekton is an open-source toolkit for creating cloud-native continuous integration and delivery pipelines on Kubernetes

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Open source licenses may not matter so much any more

MongoDB's efforts to get OSI endorsement a more business-friendly SSPL have failed. MongoDB is proceeding anyhow, reflecting a possibly pivotal moment

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Rancher K3s shrinks Kubernetes for IoT devices

An open source project by Rancher Labs strips Kubernetes down to the bare essentials for edge computing and other resource-constrained use cases

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Cloud vendors are who’s powering open source now

Those “evil” cloud companies aren’t sucking the life out of open source—they’re the major contributors

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What is a static site generator? Static website tools explained

Learn about the new wave of lean tools for building fast-loading, low-overhead websites—and leave your fat CMS behind

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Why you should use SQLite

Learn why this compact embedded relational database shines for many desktop, mobile, and edge computing applications

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PyPy 7 speeds up Python 2.7, Python 3.5, and Python 3.6 alike

The latest release of the JIT-compiling Python runtime updates support for three major versions of Python in one go

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Python 3 and data science top Python developer survey

JetBrains survey shows Python 3 adoption growing and data analysis and web development to be the leading Python use cases

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What’s new in Microsoft .Net Core

Latest .Net Core 3.0 beta includes support for C# 8 nullable references, switch expressions, and asynchronous streams

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Knative may be the serverless computing standard you need

The proliferation of serverless platforms has raised a very real specter of siloes and lockin for early adopters

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Eclipse releases GlassFish 5.1 for Java EE 8

Eclipse Foundation reaches a key Jakarta EE milestone with the release of its own GlassFish application server

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CoreDNS joins Kubernetes, Prometheus, and Envoy

The plug-in powered DNS server for Kubernetes becomes the fourth open source project to reach graduation status under the CNCF

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What is Istio? The Kubernetes service mesh explained

Learn how Google’s Istio open source project conquers the complexities of managing the networks used to connect microservices

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GitHub after Microsoft: How it has changed

The cloud and enterprise source-management platform is making up for lost time with new features and new pricing plans

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18 Node.js and JavaScript libraries for fast and simple microservices

Whether you go serverless or server-full, look to these open source projects to support your Node.js microservices

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