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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Red Hat broadens programming language support

RHEL can now support multiple versions of a single programming language, such as Python

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Qualys devises a virtual patch to protect against vulnerabilities

The security company's Web Application Firewall can protect Web applications from malicious users

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Raytheon forms defense-grade security unit with $1.9 billion Websense buy

Raytheon plans to combine Websense's Triton platform with its own SureView line of security products.

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VMware prepares its virtualization stack for Docker

VMware open sources a Linux distribution and access management software

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Microsoft Azure offers scalability as a service for high-volume apps

The Azure Service Fabric will take care of load balancing as the usage of a cloud application rises

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Docker update speeds and organizes container deployments

Docker Engine 1.6 and Docker Registry 2.0 work together to make the software containter easier to manage

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Google takes on real-time big data analysis with new cloud services

Google has unveiled a real-time data processing service and updated its BigQuery analysis tool

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Microsoft makes debugging PHP less painful with new Azure tool

Microsoft has tapped Zend's Z-Ray for advanced PHP analysis

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Percona expands into NoSQL turf with TokuDB purchase

Percona's purchase of TokuDB will give the company a cpommercial grade MongoDB distribution and some speedy indexing software

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday: The patches just keep coming

Microsoft's latest round of patches covers Internet Explorer, Windows, Office and other Microsoft products.

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MIT's Picture language could be worth a thousand lines of code

MIT has developed a probabilistic programming language that could take same the grunt work out of machine learning

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Pivotal sets the stage for open-source in-memory computing

Pivotal has released the source code for much of its GemFire distributed in-memory database

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Amazon offers network file storage in the cloud

Watch out NetApp! Amazon is coming after the NAS storage market

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In a mock cyberattack, Deloitte teaches the whole business how to respond

While security and IT staffers typically are trained on dealing with breaches, staffers in other departments may not always be ready

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Microsoft creates a container for Windows

Windows Server Containers will be able to run applications specifically built for Windows Server and .Net