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Removed from JDK 11, JavaFX 11 arrives as a standalone module

Developers must now explicitly include JavaFX modules in applications

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LLVM 7 improves performance analysis, linking

The compiler framework that powers Rust, Swift, and Clang offers new and revised tools for optimization, linking, and debugging

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Microsoft’s SignalR real-time service moves to the cloud

The cloud service is geared to apps including social networks and GPS

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Microsoft’s ML.Net framework adds TensorFlow scoring

This capability enables use of an existing model from Google’s TensorFlow deep learning and machine learning toolkit

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HackerRank launches tool to help hire developers

The service for employers promises to assess their hiring practices and assessment tests

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What’s new in Microsoft’s Visual Studio 2017

Version 15.8 brings Docker support and extended support for TypeScript, JavaScript, and C++; Version 15.9 beta extends UWP support

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LinkedIn open-sources a tool to run TensorFlow on Hadoop

The Tony project uses Hadoop's native scheduler to run TensorFlow jobs, making fault tolerance and GPU usage easier

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Oracle forges a Java microservices framework

The Helidon framework supports the MicroProfile technology and is intended to make it easier to develop microservices

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TensorFlow.js puts machine learning in the browser

The WebGL-accelerated library works with the Node.js server-side JavaScript runtime, but isn’t on par with Tensorflow’s Python API

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New Python app profiler uses Rust for speed and safety

The Py-Spy profiler can profile Python applications without modifying source code, and it installs using Python’s native package management

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Microsoft Azure Devops Services puts devops in the cloud

Azure Devops replaces Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), providing services for CI/CD, testing, and kanban project boards

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Jenkins CI/CD is in trouble, so its founder wants to split it up

The autonomous nature of the Jenkins community has made it unable to solve some issues, which are becoming more pronounced with the project now more than ten years old

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Breakthrough: Python reaches Tiobe index Top 3

Python displaces C++ in the popularity ranking, and places high in the PyPL and RedMonk rankings too

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Project Athens to provide a proxy server for Golang modules

Athens offers a global registry for Go modules along with a standalone proxy server for deployment on premises

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Linus Torvalds: Changes in hardware change Linux development

Bugs are getting more esoteric, and hardware isn’t getting faster at the same pace it used to

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Kubeflow brings Kubernetes to machine learning workloads

Project works with TensorFlow library, eases ML deployments

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What’s new in Kotlin 1.3

The Kotlin 1.3 beta update introduces contracts to the type system

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What’s new in NativeScript

The framework that turns JavaScript, TypeScript, and Angular into native mobile apps adds starter templates, has direct Vue.js support

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Faster Babel 7 compiler debuts for JavaScript, TypeScript

But TypeScript is not fully supported, and Babel 7 does break some existing code

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What’s new in Google’s Go language

Version 1.11 offers experimental support for WebAssembly and preliminary support for modules

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