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What is Apache Spark? The big data analytics platform explained

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’s new in Microsoft Visual Studio Code

Microsoft regularly updates Visual Studio Code. Keep track of the updates’ key capabilities in this changelog

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What’s new in Prometheus monitoring for Docker and Kubernetes

Prometheus 2.0 container monitoring system arrives with a more efficient time-series data storage format, better handling of stale event data, and snapshot-based database backups

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Visual Studio Code roadmap: The new features you can expect

Microsoft’s 2018 roadmap focuses on performance, editor, workbench, JavaScript, and TypeScript improvements

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What’s new in Fedora Linux 27

The newest version of Red Hat’s user-oriented Linux distro improves modularity to ease updates, refreshes the software development tools, and ends alpha releases

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Dremio: Simpler and faster data analytics

Built on Apache Arrow and Apache Parquet, Dremio brings self-service to data analysts and SQL queries to NoSQL data sources

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Get started with Rust, the language for safer code

Here’s how to get your feet wet with using Rust’s tool chain, creating projects, working with third-party code, and managing libraries

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The Rust language: Developing safer software

Get up to speed quickly on newcomer Rust, designed to create fast, system-level software. This two-minute animated explainer shows how Rust bypasses the vexing programming issues of memory and management.

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ZGC large-heap Java garbage collector may go open source

Votes are due by November 8 to approve the project request, which could compete with Red Hat’s Shenandoah

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What’s new in the Anaconda distribution for Python

Version 5.0.1 of the math-, science-, and data-analysis-focused distribution for Python uses newly recompiled binaries

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Apache PredictionIO: Easier machine learning with Spark

An open source project now under Apache’s guidance uses a template system for easy training and deployment of Spark-powered machine learning models

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Cloud lockin is here to stay, so learn to love it

To get the benefits of the cloud means tapping into proprietary ecosystems. But there is one way to lessen the impact: change agility

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Microsoft adds multithreading to Node.js for compute-heavy apps

The Napa.js runtime is in development to bring C++-like performance to Node.js

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5 essential Python tools for data science—now improved

SciPy, Cython, Dask, HPAT, and Numba all have new versions that aid big data analytics and machine learning projects

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The critics are wrong about AWS’s open source approach

Open source contributions aren’t selfless charity but a virtuous intersection of corporate, user, and community benefit. Which is how AWS approaches open source

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Docker will include Kubernetes in the box

Both the enterprise and desktop editions of Docker will include Kubernetes, making the container technology easier to use in both development and production environments

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What is Grafeas? Better auditing for containers

Google's Grafeas provides a common API for metadata about containers, from image and build details to security vulnerabilities

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How to use Redis for real-time metering applications

Take advantage of the open source in-memory database’s built-in data structures and commands to simplify metering at scale

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