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Python squeezes past Kotlin to take Rust’s dev love crown

Python has continued its slide to the top of the developer world in Stack Overflow’s annual survey for 2019. Python is now the fastest...

Microsoft throws Windows PowerShell revamp at ‘surprising’ lack of uptake

Microsoft will “renew” efforts to completely replace its Window PowerShell command-line shell and scripting language platform following lacklustre uptake. Microsoft promised to revamp Windows...

Spring Cloud steps forward

Two updates to the Spring Cloud have come a step closer, hitting M2 status with RC1 promised in the “next few weeks.” Spring Cloud...
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Hey, Presto! SQL query engine brings Foundation to life

Big-data SQL query engine Presto has gone the way of many an aspiring open-source project and sought security through foundation The Presto Software Foundation was announced Friday with the goal...

Elastic rewrites code after three hour cache crash

Elastic has re-written part of its HA and failover architecture after a three-hour interruption of service and 20-minute blackout last week. The host of Elastic Cloud has replaced its TreeCache...

Platinum? That’ll do nicely – AWS drops big bucks on Apache Software Foundation

After years of dabbling, AWS has become a full-blooded platinum sponsor of the legendary Apache Software Foundation. AWS said Tuesday it’s become a platinum level ASF sponsor, paying $125,000 a...

Microsoft slips into SciKit-learn Consortium mode

Microsoft has joined the SciKit-learn Consortium, the organisation supporting construction of the free software machine-learning library for Python. The software giant will support central contributions and tackle new features and...

FoundationDB opens Apple’s database sauce

FoundationDB has open-sourced a slice of relational-technology employed in Apple’s online services. The FoundationDB Record Layer is an open source library that provides a record-oriented datastore with semantics similar to...
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Intel plans AI inference chip with Facebook

Intel is working with Facebook to build a server processor dedicated to speeding performance of AI. The chip giant, whose silicon dominates the planet’s server rooms, has announced Nirvana Neural...
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What’s that behind you? Python – and it’s everywhere, say TIOBE

Python was the fastest growing progamming language of 2018, according to one tracking service that reckoned it seized a position in the top three most popular with Java and...