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Humble and No Starch Press have a bundle to help you master Python.

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The most important part of an open source project

We rightly put open source contributors on a pedestal, but perhaps we should rethink the hierarchy of contributions

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11 tools that make Kubernetes better

Take advantage of these Kubernetes companions to simplify app definitions, migrate clusters, ease cloud deployments, and more

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Nvidia, after $7B Mellanox hardware deal, grabs Cumulus for big network software play

Nvidia, a company known for developing advanced chips for artificial intelligence and high-speed gaming applications has is making a concerted effort to go after cloud-based data center customers by acquiring Cumulus Networks for an...

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Gatsby JS stands on the shoulders of thousands

If Linux stood on the shoulders of giants, Gatsby relies on an entire ecosystem of JavaScript developers and upstream projects

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How to value cloud-based open source software services

Now that open source is common in enterprise solutions, both in the cloud and on-premises, enterprises are confused about how IT should value it in the cloud

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Remember when open source was fun?

For the creators of Drupal, Curl, and Fio, their projects didn’t seem like work. There might be a lesson for the rest of us

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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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Open source made the cloud in its image

Just as the Unix philosophy provided a blueprint for open source, open source practices and design principles provided a model for the cloud

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Eclipse Theia takes aim at Visual Studio Code

A platform for building desktop and web-based IDEs that run VS Code extensions, Theia is not yet available in an end-user version

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SkySQL, MariaDB-as-a-service, launches on Google Cloud

MariaDB creators offer their own cloud-hosted alternative to database services like Google Cloud SQL and Amazon RDS

Cassandra and DataStax reunited — and just in time

Past the ‘breakup,’ DataStax once again has an important role to play in the Apache Cassandra project

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Git 2.26 fetches faster by default

Latest version of the open source software version control system uses the new fast network fetch protocol instead of the old slow one

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9 offbeat databases worth a look

Plain old MySQL or MongoDB not doing the job? See if these unique offerings meet your needs

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LLVM 10 bolsters Wasm, C/C++, and TensorFlow

The latest version of the language development toolkit improves parallelism in Wasm and adds a sublanguage that aids machine learning

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What is Apache Spark? The big data platform that crushed Hadoop

Fast, flexible, and developer-friendly, Apache Spark is the leading platform for large-scale SQL, batch processing, stream processing, and machine learning

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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

Apache Brooklyn 1.0 arrives for autonomic cloud computing

Open source toolkit blueprints on-prem or cloud apps and reacts to health metrics to repair or scale them

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