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  • Why R? The pros and cons of the R language

    The R programming language is an important tool for <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/article/2922073/analytics/how-to-put-the-r-programming-language-to-work.html">development in the numeric analysis and machine learning spaces.</a> With machines becoming more important as data generators, the popularity of the language can only be expected to grow. But R has both pros and cons that developers should know.

  • Rust 1.1 speeds compiling, adds new APIs

    The open source Rust systems language, developed by Mozilla Research with an emphasis on speed and thread safety, has been upgraded with a 1.1 release highlighted by improved compilation.

  • Eclipse's latest release train carries Docker, Java technologies

    Along with the arrival of summer, late June marks the arrival of the Eclipse Foundation's annual release train, with the open source tooling organization simultaneously releasing a multitude of technologies. This year's release train, dubbed Mars, is the 10th in the series. It improves the organization's stalwart Java IDE and adds Docker accommodations.

  • It's official: ECMAScript 6 is approved

    ECMAScript 2015, also referred to as ECMAScript 6, has been approved by ECMA International, the organization said this week. The move provides stability to the technology.

  • New Node.js merges in the best of io.js

    Now that the reunion of Node.js and io.js factions is a done deal, Node.js users can look forward to an upcoming version that converges the two variants of the server-side JavaScript platform.

  • N1QL: A SQL twist comes to document databases

    Looking to bolster query capabilities for its NoSQL database, Couchbase this week is trumpeting the arrival of its N1QL "next-generation" declarative query language, which brings SQL-like querying to Couchbase Server, the company's distributed, JSON document datastore.

  • Google Android M focuses on a better user experience

    Forging ahead with its bread-and-butter mobile platform, Google is offering a <a href="http://developer.android.com/preview/index.html">developer preview of its upcoming Android M OS</a>, which focuses on improvements in areas ranging from app permissions to mobile payments.