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ActiveState adds enterprise editions of Ruby, Node, Go, and Lua

New editions join ActiveState's professional-grade language lineup, which already includes Python, Perl, and Tcl

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Ruby creator floats new concurrency model

The new concurrency and parallelism model, called Guild, would feature thread safety, but isn't expected before 2020

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Ruby creator floats new concurrency model

The new concurrency and parallelism model, called Guild, would feature thread safety, but isn't expected before 2020

How RASP protects applications from attacks

Runtime application self protection technologies mitigate application-level vulnerabilities right from the runtime engine, such as the JVM

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Swagger stumbles: Flaw enables remote code execution

Swagger's code generators and parsers forgot the core tenet of software development, which is never to trust user input

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The end of BigLittle: Ruby unifies integer classes

Language founder Yukihiro Matsumoto says the general release of Ruby 2.4.0, currently available as a preview, will come in December

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Python 3, Ruby, Rust, and JavaScript algorithms are now welcome on Algorithmia

The service for building and hosting algorithms and monetizing them as APIs will also support the standard repositories for third-party code used by each language

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Ruby again shines in language popularity

The language jumps seven spots from a year ago in Tiobe's index, while C's popularity takes a big hit

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Admins: Don't wait for ImageMagick patch

Millions of websites are vulnerable to flaws in the ImageMagick image processing tool

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RubyGems.org warns developers to verify gems for file tampering

While RubyGems.org believes none of the gems have been maliciously modified, authors should check and verify

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Ruby on Rails fixes multiple input validation vulnerabilities

Ruby on Rails fixed six vulnerabilities in versions 3.x, 4.1.x, 4.2.x, and Rails 5.0 beta and three in rails-html-sanitizer

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Ruby on Rails takes on Node.js with WebSocket support, API mode

The first beta for the 5.0 edition of the popular Web framework for Ruby is out, with WebSockets support as a major feature -- and with Ruby 2.2.2 as a requirement

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IBM's open source JVM project could also speed Ruby, Python

IBM's internal OMR project makes maintaining JVM easier across platforms -- and may give other languages a performance boost

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The state of Ruby and Rails: Opportunities and obstacles

Developer demand for Ruby and Rails remain high, but the specific ways both language and framework shine (or don't) are crucial to know

Ruby pioneers come clean on the language's shortcomings

Ruby founder Yukihiro Matsumoto and Rails creator David Heinemeier Hansson offer frank feedback on the language.

29 tips for succeeding as an independent developer

Find out how to cut corporate ties and transform your coding chops into a thriving business that can go the distance

Liquid computing: The next wave of the mobile experience

The traditional enterprise workflow is ripe for huge change as the focus moves away from working in a single context on a single device to the workflow being portable and contextual

The care and feeding of a rockstar developer

Whether you're a hiring company, an educator, or a developer, find out what you're up against in the war for programming talent

The beginner's guide to Docker

Dig into Docker, the red-hot open source framework, from getting started to services you can use right now to the company's direction, in this downloadable PDF

Digital Spotlight: Cloud Security

The scalability of cloud computing depends on sharing resources that were never shared before, creating a new set of risks and demanding a new set of security best practices

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