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What is Cython? Python at the speed of C

A superset of Python that compiles to C, Cython combines the ease of Python and the speed of native code

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Who really contributes to open source

New data debunks several myths around which companies lead in open source contributions

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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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What’s new in Microsoft .Net Core

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

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What is LLVM? The power behind Swift, Rust, Clang, and more

Learn how the compiler framework for programmatically generating machine-native code has made it easier than ever to roll new languages and enhance existing ones

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Open source turns 20: How Linux, Raspberry Pi, Chromium and more are influencing PCs

It's been 20 years since the term open source was coined by the Open Source Initiative, and computers haven't been the same since.

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20 years of open source: Its world-changing history in brief

Today, open source powers servers, computers, devices, and all manner of software. But two decades ago, it was a fringe, radical idea that seemed destined to remain academic

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Are the BSDs dying? Some security researchers think so

To few eyeballs on code is a security issue. Can FreeBSD, OpenBSD, and NetBSD survive?

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20 years on, open source hasn’t changed the world as promised

Most code remains closed and proprietary, even though open source now dominates enterprise platforms. How can that be?

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Troubled jQuery mobile and UI projects seek new participants

Because of diminished resources, the two JavaScript-related projects are being merged

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Julia vs. Python: Julia language rises for data science

Python has turned into a data science and machine learning mainstay, while Julia was built from the ground up to do the job

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IBM offers code patterns for AI, microservices, blockchain apps

IBM has also set up a resource exchange for bot developers

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What’s new in Kubernetes containers

Kubernetes 1.9 features several APIs for workloads and container storage, as well as beta support for Windows Server

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Why old-school PostgreSQL is so hip again

Postgres is old as dirt, yet over the past five years it has panned out as pure gold

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Oracle joins the serverless fray with Fn

The functions-based, open source serverless computing platform requires Docker and initially supports Java

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Open source innovation is now all about vendor on-ramps

AWS, Microsoft, and Google are all racing to figure out how to turn their innovations into open source on-ramps to their proprietary services

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Firefox Quantum: A leap forward, or a fatal trip?

Firefox Quantum is faster, but users will lose all their rich extensions.

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EE4J: Eclipse’s replacement for Java EE unveiled

Eclipse Foundation unveils nine EE4J proposals covering Java NIO, REST, web services, JSON, messaging, middleware, and WebSockets

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