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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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AWS vs. open source: DocumentDB is the latest battlefront

In trying to prevent competition from AWS, vendors like MongoDB are undercutting open source. Ultimately, the battle could hurt both sides—and IT

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NetBeans 10 adds support for latest Java and PHP

Key to NetBeans 10 is enhanced support for Java Development Kit (JDK) 11 as well as capabilities for PHP and the JUnit 5 testing framework for Java

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PyOxidizer uses Rust to make Python executables

A new project written in Rust aims to make it easier to distribute Python applications as standalone binaries

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13 Java frameworks for rock-solid microservices

Turn to these open source toolkits to build reliable lightweight microservices on the battle-tested JVM

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VirtualBox 6.0 exports VMs to the cloud—but only Oracle Cloud

Update to Oracle’s open source virtualization platform also streamlines the UI and eases file management between hosts and guests

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Homebrew tutorial: How to use Homebrew for MacOS

The open source Homebrew package manager gives Mac users access to Unix command-line utilities that Apple left out — and a lot more

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PyText builds on PyTorch for language recognition

A Facebook project for natural language processing is now open source, and it promises better ways to mine texts for meaning

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Docker, Microsoft unveil deployment standard for cloud-native applications

Cloud-Native Application Bundles project offers a standard way to define complex, containerized applications for a variety of environments

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Microsoft open-sources WPF, WinForms, and WinUI XAML

Developers will be able to contribute to these technologies on GitHub, as well as build a private copy of the UI stack

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