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React - an open-source JavaScript library for building user interfaces
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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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Alternatives to Nmap: from simple to advanced network scanning

Nmap has established itself as a premier, free, open-source network mapping tool. There are alternatives that are also free, though they vary in their sophistication and ease of use.

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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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Nagios Core monitoring software: lots of plugins, steep learning curve

Nagios Core is open source, free and has good documentation, but it could use a streamlined install process, updated Web interface, and better configuration options.

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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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Git might replace Mercurial for Java’s source-code management

Project Skara would provide prototypes for hosting Java Development Kit (JDK) 12

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What’s new in the Anaconda distribution for Python

Anaconda 5.2 adds job scheduling, support for GPUs, and integration with version control systems including Git and GitHub

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Eclipse IDE Photon release train arrives with Rust but no Jakarta EE

The 2018 release offers native Eclipse IDE capabilities for the Rust and C# languages, as well as new Java support

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What is Julia? A fresh approach to numerical computing

A “no compromises” programming language for data scientists, Julia combines the ease of a dynamic language with the speed of a compiled language

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Zapcc high-speed C++ compiler now open source

Zapcc bests Clang in compilation, its creator says

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What is TensorFlow? The machine learning library explained

TensorFlow is a Python-friendly open source library for numerical computation that makes machine learning faster and easier

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Microsoft buys GitHub for $7.5 billion

Company vows to keep the code-sharing site an open platform

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LibreOffice 6 review: The open-source favorite gets an update

This Office alternative gets even better with productivity improvements.

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What is GraphQL? Better APIs by design

Learn how Facebook’s open standard for querying data can provide a better way to build APIs than REST and Swagger

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These new BI tools bridge the gap between analytics and modern applications

Emerging BI tools let developers be developers, without having to slow down to bother with the data silos they leave in their wake

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Anaconda, CPython, PyPy, and more: Know your Python distributions

Learn about the variety of runtimes and distributions available for Python, and the use cases each serves best

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Open source isn’t the community you think it is

The irony is that what makes open source work—and differ from commercial software—is that only a few developers do the major work on any project

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