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Google’s Logica language addresses SQL’s flaws

Open source logic programming language compiles to SQL and runs on Google BigQuery, with experimental support for PostgreSQL and SQLite.


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Deno 1.9 previews native HTTP/2 server

Upgrade to secure JavaScript/TypeScript runtime incorporates fast Rust-based HTTP implementation and faster binding infrastructure.


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The COVID pandemic’s lasting impact on cloud usage

9 out of 10 companies have accelerated their cloud adoption in response to the coronavirus pandemic, with corresponding increases in cloud spend—and waste.


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Running microservices on Google Cloud Platform

From roll-your-own Kubernetes and PaaS to serverless containers and serverless functions, Google provides many options for building microservices applications in the cloud. Here’s a guide.


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Microsoft returns to Java with Azure-focused OpenJDK release

It’s been a long time since Microsoft brewed its own Java. But now it’s back, with the Microsoft Build of OpenJDK, fit and finished for running in the Azure cloud.


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Ahana Cloud for Presto review: Fast SQL queries against data lakes

Ahana Cloud for Presto turns a data lake on Amazon S3 into what is effectively a data warehouse, without moving any data. SQL queries run quickly even when joining multiple heterogeneous data sources.


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Gradle 7.0 improves incremental builds, backs Java 16

New release of the build automation tool also improves support for Apple Silicon systems.


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Moving cloud resources to an ‘edge cloud center’ near you

Most points of presence are in urban areas, but a more distributed workforce relocating into rural regions has sparked the rise of smaller cloud centers that provide local processing.


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No one wants to manage Kubernetes anymore

The availability of solid and varied managed Kubernetes options has seen more and more companies shy away from managing their own clusters. Here’s why.


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How to use Parallel.For and Parallel.ForEach in C#

Take advantage of lock-free, thread-safe implementations in C# to maximize the throughput of your .NET or .NET Core applications.


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NativeScript 8.0 shines on Apple M1, Webpack

Latest release of the JavaScript framework for mobile app development also adds new CSS capabilities and plug-ins for ESLint, Apple Pay, and Google Pay.


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Packing safety intelligence into robots’ AI brains

We’re finding that smart robots don’t necessarily have the common sense needed to keep human beings out of harm’s way.


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How to excel with data analytics

Finding success with data analytics requires good tools, good data management, and good strategy. Turn to these best practices to turn your growing volumes of data into better business decision-making.


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What the heck does the Google vs. Oracle decision mean?

Few of the Supreme Court Justices seemed to understand what an API is or does, but their decision was a victory shout for software developers of all kinds, including open source developers.


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5 perspectives on modern data analytics

You can't navigate business challenges without the right instruments. Done right, analytics initiatives deliver the essential insights you need, as these five articles explore.