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Ansible vs. Puppet: Declarative DevOps Tools Square Off

DevOps aims to drive collaboration between development and operations teams, but software quality drives DevOps adoption more than any other factor. As this comparison of Ansible vs. Puppet shows, software quality dramatically influences DevOps tools. Software quality tends to be an organizational...
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DPDK — One API to Rule Them All?

The Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) Summit 2018 was held at the Club Auto Sport in San Jose, California, last week, a unique and appropriate location given that DPDK is the engine that powers many NFV platforms today, including auto-focused platforms. As presenters shared the latest research and...
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How Facebook Made a Universal Open Source Language for the Web

A more flexible alternative called Graph Query Language, developed by Facebook, is spreading fast and has won over companies ranging from GitHub to Audi. GraphQL is heavily inspired by another language called Facebook Query Language, which in turn was based on Structured Query Language, the well-...
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The State of the Octoverse: Top Programming Languages of 2018

At the core of every technology on GitHub is a programming language. In this year’s Octoverse report, we published a brief analysis of which ones were best represented or trending on GitHub. In this post, we’ll take a deeper dive into why—and where—top programming languages are popular. There are...
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Envoy and gRPC-Web: A Fresh New Alternative to REST

gRPC-Web is a JavaScript client library that enables web applications to interact with backend gRPC services using Envoy instead of a custom HTTP server as an intermediary. Last week, the gRPC team announced the GA release of gRPC-Web on the CNCF blog after nearly two years of active development....
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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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