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Sorry, Go 2 probably won't add your 'missing' feature

Now is your chance to ask for new Go features, though Go team's conservative design philosophy will likely keep changes to a minimum

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Apache Spark 2.2 gets streaming, R language boosts

The latest additions to Apache's all-in-one in-memory processing framework simplify stream processing and flesh out support for the R language

Hotspot brings GUI to Linux Perf data

Hotspot frees the analysis of Linux performance data from static, text-based reports with an interactive, eye-opening GUI

IBM, blockchain, Maersk

What's new in Kubernetes 1.7

The container orchestration standard adds local storage, encryption for secrets, and under-the-hood extensibility

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Kubernetes's days may be numbered as open source changes

What happens if Google finds more efficient ways to drive paying customers to the Google Cloud Platform and other services?

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Eclipse gets ready for Java 9 with Oxygen release train

The annual coordinated release covers 83 projects, including Linux Tools, PDT, Sirius, and EGit

Container FAQ
Q&A

What are containers and why do you need them?

Containers are a solution to the problem of how to get software to run reliably when moved from one computing environment to another. Here's what you need to know about this popular technology.

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Google open-sources TensorFlow training tools

Tensor2Tensor simplifies deep-learning model training so developers can more easily create machine learning workflows

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5 things you need to know about Stack Clash to secure your shared Linux environment

Qualys shows that attackers can locally exploit the privilege escalation vulnerability to gain root access over Linux, Solaris and BSD machines. This is bad news for Unix-based servers, and even more so for multi-tenant environments.

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Scala goes skinny: Ammonite tunes the heavyweight for simple tasks

An interactive REPL and system shell capabilities highlight the coming Version 1.0 release

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The top 7 Linux IoT projects

IoT, in all of its manifold forms, is increasingly a Linux game, and the Linux Foundation lists seven projects as the key players in the march of connected open-source systems. Here's a rundown.

Core ML brings machine learning to Apple developers

Apple's Core ML frameworks provide a standardized -- if limited -- way to embed machine learning into Mac and iOS apps

automation

How Heptio plans to automate away Kubernetes setup pains

Using Google's custom Ksonnet language, microservices developers can spend less time on configuration setup

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Amateur web developers can now look to Mavo

The HTML-based platform provides data -management capabilities without needing a back-end server

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Microsoft brings scalable Git to Visual Studio in improved GVFS

The Atlassian SourceTree IDE client also now supports GVFS, and others may join in

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Kubernetes foundation takes on container networking

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation adds another open source project to its container-centric toolbelt

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AMD's game plan to become a machine learning giant

With machine learning now a major market for GPUs, AMD wants a piece of that action — and an end to Nvidia’s essential monopoly

devops

Why Ansible has become the devops darling for software automation

Ansible has come from nowhere to be the No. 1 choice for software automation in many organizations

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