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3 big data platforms look beyond Hadoop

Learn how the Cloudera, Hortonworks, and MapR data platforms are evolving to meet the demands for real-time analytics and machine learning

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What’s new in the Anaconda distribution for Python

Anaconda 5.2 adds job scheduling, support for GPUs, and integration with version control systems including Git and GitHub

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Docker tutorial: Get started with Docker Hub

Learn how to use Docker’s container registry to find official images and host your own for public or private use

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MySQL tutorial: Get started with MySQL 8

How to install and configure the latest edition of the popular open source database, plus tips for migrating from MySQL 7

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What’s new in Python 3.7

Python 3.7 adds new classes for data handling, optimizations for script compilation and garbage collection, and faster asynchronous I/O

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Eclipse IDE Photon release train arrives with Rust but no Jakarta EE

The 2018 release offers native Eclipse IDE capabilities for the Rust and C# languages, as well as new Java support

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What is Julia? A fresh approach to numerical computing

A “no compromises” programming language for data scientists, Julia combines the ease of a dynamic language with the speed of a compiled language

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Django tutorial: Get started with Django 2.0

Get up and running with routes, views, and templates in Python’s most popular web framework

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Zapcc high-speed C++ compiler now open source

Zapcc bests Clang in compilation, its creator says

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9 Splunk alternatives for log analysis

Splunk may be the most famous way to make sense of mass quantities of log data, but it is far from the only player around

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Why use Chef for automation and orchestration

Chef Automate provides a full suite of enterprise capabilities to automate hybrid infrastructure, from delivery to compliance

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Database shift: Start with open source but finish with AWS

AWS seems to be building natural bridges between on-premises databases like MySQL and cloud services like Amazon Aurora

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5 Python distributions for mastering machine learning

From bare-bones to full-blown, learn which edition of Python is best for your machine learning projects

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Open source serverless: Fission, Fn, Kubeless, and OpenWhisk

Do-it-yourself serverless frameworks offer freedom from cloud lock-in, but at the cost of cloud convenience and ease

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What is TensorFlow? The machine learning library explained

TensorFlow is a Python-friendly open source library for numerical computation that makes machine learning faster and easier

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Open source’s existential dilemma: the meaning of ‘free'

Developers once were quick to distinguish open source as “free as in freedom, not free as in beer.” Today, as GitHub shows, they demand the beer but are nonchalant about the freedom

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The future of Java: How Jakarta EE will unfold under Eclipse

The open source tools organization wants to adopt Docker, NoSQL, and Kubernetes in enterprise Java, while standardizing on Maven and Jenkins

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Microsoft buys GitHub for $7.5 billion

Company vows to keep the code-sharing site an open platform

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Why use SaltStack for automation and orchestration

SaltStack is a good choice for very large networks, thanks to its message queue networking and multi-master architecture

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What’s new in Microsoft .Net Core

Now available, .Net Core 2.1 promises better build performance and several other improvements for developers

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