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Hidden cloud migration gotchas

From equanimity to Equifax

What the Equifax breach should show CIOs and CISOs about open-source software quality

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Why Redis beats Memcached for caching

Memcached is sometimes more efficient, but Redis is almost always the better choice

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Unwanted by Oracle, Java EE gets adopted by Eclipse

A new name for Java EE is a likely outcome as the Eclipse Foundation figures out how to steward enterprise Java itself

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How to work with Elasticsearch in .Net

Take advantage of the open source search engine using C# to search and analyze your application’s data in real time

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Why Microsoft will drive serious Linux innovation

Microsoft, while maintaining its commitment to Windows, has made the necessary steps to not merely run on Linux but to help shape the future of Linux

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ONNX makes machine learning models portable, shareable

Microsoft and Facebook's machine learning model format aims to let devs choose frameworks freely and share trained models without hassle

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Mesosphere taps Kubernetes for container orchestration

Longtime Kubernetes competitor Mesosphere joins the bandwagon, making Kubernetes available with DC/OS

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Microservices: Nginx forges multilanguage app server

The open source application server supports Python, Google Go, and PHP, with Java and Node.js support planned

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The road to Java 9: Twice-yearly releases are coming

A move to GPL license and open-sourcing the JDK are also planned to make it easier for developers to adopt Java in their software

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Open core products: Are they worth the trade-off?

Combining open source and closed-source attributes, open core approaches risk lockin but can provide useful functionality

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Microsoft linker tool shrinks .Net applications

The .Net IL Linker reduces the footprint of .Net apps by discarding unused libraries and references, although it's still in the preview stages

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How to do open source right: LinkedIn shows the way

LinkedIn is a model for producing open source code that really matters to a community—and highlights why developers would want to work for you

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3 projects lighting a fire under machine learning

PyTorch, MXNet, and upstart Java-centric Smile bring greater speed and ease to model training and deployment

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Pivotal, VMware team up to deploy Kubernetes on vSphere

Pivotal Container Service provides enterprise Kubernetes atop VMware vSphere and Cloud Foundation in public and private clouds

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OpenJDK may tackle Java security gaps with secretive group

The private group would tackle code vulnerabilities that currently are handled without coordination—or not at all

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The cloud could drive open source out of the enterprise

The cloud neutralizes open source’s “free” advantage, and community zealotry alone won’t overcome that shift

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Oracle doesn't want Java EE any more

Oracle wants someone else to lead enterprise Java, though it says it will stay involved. Apache and Eclipse are likely candidates to take over Java EE

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.Net Core 2.0: Everything you need to know

In the cloud and on all your devices, the latest .Net release will give you a common framework for all your enterprise code

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