Joab JacksonU.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

Joab Jackson covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for the IDG News Service, and is based in New York.

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Ractive aims to bring Web programming to the masses

The Ractive JavaScript library is designed to simplify the process of creating dynamic Web pages

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Google shares code to help server software digest HTTP/2

The software, called gRPC, is based on HTTP/2, an updated standard for transmitting Web pages and apps over the Internet

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Docker introduces orchestration tools for large scale deployments

Docker Machine, Swarm and Compose can be used together to manage large Docker deployments

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London Underground hums with better data on tracks

London's public transit system aims to keep trains on time with a little known form of asset management

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How IBM analyzes Twitter for the enterprise developer

Developers can parse massive amounts of Twitter data through Watson Analytics or IBM's Bluemix platform services

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IBM brings location awareness to MobileFirst apps

The new features are included with an update of the mobile management and development platform

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IBM channels stadium rock at its new Interconnect conference

The kickoff of the IBM InterConnect conference showed how companies such as Citi and Airbus embrace digital transfrormation

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IBM brings BlueMix platform services in-house

IBM is launching a series of tools to help ease the process of setting up a hybrid cloud

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Google Cloud offers security scanning for customer apps

The Google Cloud Security Scanner can ferret out XSS and mixed-use vulnerabilities

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Facebook garners big gains from tighter management of open source

Facebook is now contributing more to external open source projects and keeping closer tabs on its own open source efforts

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Microsoft launches machine learning as an Azure service

Microsoft's new Azure service aims to take the pain out of managing large machine learning systems

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Pivotal goes all-in with open source in Big Data Suite

Enterprises demand it because they're taking a more active role in software development, Pivotal says

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Big data vendors to forge a common Hadoop base platform

The Open Data Platform seeks to provide compatibility across different versions of Hadoop

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HP extends R programming language for big data use

Distributed R can be used to analyze data across multiple file servers

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Big data digest: The backlash begins

Critics diagnose the limits of big data, while analysts continue to see a bright future