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Scala goes skinny: Ammonite tunes the heavyweight for simple tasks

An interactive REPL and system shell capabilities highlight the coming Version 1.0 release

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The top 7 Linux IoT projects

IoT, in all of its manifold forms, is increasingly a Linux game, and the Linux Foundation lists seven projects as the key players in the march of connected open-source systems. Here's a rundown.

Core ML brings machine learning to Apple developers

Apple's Core ML frameworks provide a standardized -- if limited -- way to embed machine learning into Mac and iOS apps

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How Heptio plans to automate away Kubernetes setup pains

Using Google's custom Ksonnet language, microservices developers can spend less time on configuration setup

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Amateur web developers can now look to Mavo

The HTML-based platform provides data -management capabilities without needing a back-end server

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Microsoft brings scalable Git to Visual Studio in improved GVFS

The Atlassian SourceTree IDE client also now supports GVFS, and others may join in

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Kubernetes foundation takes on container networking

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation adds another open source project to its container-centric toolbelt

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AMD's game plan to become a machine learning giant

With machine learning now a major market for GPUs, AMD wants a piece of that action — and an end to Nvidia’s essential monopoly

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Why Ansible has become the devops darling for software automation

Ansible has come from nowhere to be the No. 1 choice for software automation in many organizations

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Microsoft's P language is aimed at where cloud, AI, and IoT meet

The Rust-like open source language tackles application development where asynchrony leads to “heisenbugs” and other event complexities

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Atom editor now has native GitHub integration

The direct integration with the code-hosting platform to make things easier for devs -- but also ties them more closely to GitHub

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What has OpenStack done for me lately? The next 5 issues to address

By focusing on these critical areas, the OpenStack community can extend fully-open private and hybrid cloud infrastructure to everyone

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Dell EMC's newest switches will come with its open network OS

Dell's drive into open networking accelerated on Monday with the announcement of the first switches to ship with OS10, the company's network operating system that's based on open source.

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Red Hat kicks off annual Summit by leaning dev-wards

Red Hat’s annual summit opened today with the announcement of three new products aimed with uncharacteristic directness at developers, rather than the company’s usual target of IT operations staff.

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The framework formerly known as JavaScriptMVC hits 1.0

Now known as DoneJS, the framework for building high-performance real-time apps for mobile, web, and desktop reaches version 1.0

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Aggregating with Apache Spark

Get an overview of threadless, multithreaded, and distributed aggregation using the Streams API, Java threads, and MapReduce, then see for yourself what Spark's cluster computing engine brings to the equation

Open source security risks persist in commercial software [Infographic]

Black Duck’s second annual Open Source Security and Risk Analysis report shows that commonly used infrastructure components have high-risk vulnerabilities.

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Linkerd 1.0 helps cloud services communicate

Open source project provides infrastructure for service discovery, load balancing, failure handling, instrumentation, and routing to all interservice communication

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