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The Linux Foundation has launched the GraphQL Foundation to build a vendor-neutral community around the query language for APIs.

GraphQL Gets Its Own Foundation

Addressing the rapidly growing user base around GraphQL, The Linux Foundation has launched the GraphQL Foundation to build a vendor-neutral community around the query language for APIs (application programming interfaces). “Through the formation of the GraphQL Foundation, I hope to see GraphQL...
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39 No Frills Keyboard Shortcuts Every Developer Should Follow

What used to be 27 is now 39 - Due to all the great comments, I've amended the list to add a few more suggestions, thanks to all that contributed. Shortcuts are the most productive thing that a developer can add to their repertoire that will aid them through their entire career. Learning how to use...
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Carnegie Mellon is Saving Old Software from Oblivion

A prototype archiving system called Olive lets vintage code run on today’s computers. Researchers’ growing dependence on computers and the difficulty they encounter when attempting to run old software are hampering their ability to check published results. The problem of obsolescent software is...
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5 Things Your Team Should Do to Make Pull Requests Less Painful

In this article we’ll go over some best practices that help ensure good pull requests. Writing good pull requests and having an effective workflow will increase a team’s productivity and minimize frustration. Although a pull request is traditionally considered the final point in the developer...
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Best Design Practices to Get the Most out of Your API

Practical techniques to ensure developers can actually do the things you want them to do using your API. In the previous chapters, we gave an overview of various approaches for transmitting data via your web API. Now that you're familiar with the landscape of transport and have an understanding of...
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Add It Up: Test Automation Is Not a Tooling Story

Test automation tools are not used very often. Only 16 percent of performance test cases are executed with test automation tools, and security tests are being completed at the same frequency according to the World Quality Report (WQR) 2018-2019, which surveyed 1,700 IT decision makers (ITDMs) at...
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4 Best Practices for Giving Open Source Code Feedback

In the previous article I gave you tips for how to receive feedback, especially in the context of your first free and open source project contribution. Now it's time to talk about the other side of that same coin: providing feedback. If I tell you that something you did in your contribution is "...
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Programming Snapshot: Implementing Fast Queries for Local Files in Go

To find files quickly in the deeply nested subdirectories of his home directory, Mike whips up a Go program to index file metadata in an SQLite database. ...the GitHub Codesearch [1] project, with its indexer built in Go, at least lets you browse locally available repositories, index them, and...
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Why Linux Users Should Try Rust

Rust is a fairly young and modern programming language with a lot of features that make it incredibly flexible and very secure. It's also becoming quite popular, having won first place for the "most loved programming language" in the Stack Overflow Developer Survey three years in a row — 2016, 2017...
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Why Python is So Popular with Developers: 3 Reasons the Language Has Exploded

Python is the fastest-growing programming language in the world, as it increasingly becomes used in a wide range of developer job roles and data science positions across industries. But how did it become the go-to coding language for so many tasks? "Python is very popular because of its set of...
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