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Build mobile apps directly within the Firefox browser

A new code editor from Mozilla allows developers to build and test mobile apps from within a browser window

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Google, Microsoft clouds now cover MongoDB

MongoDB adds new cloud services to its already successful run of being hosted on the Amazon cloud

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ISC: Cray makes Lustre palatable for storage administrators

Cray folds the ornery Lustre into its tiered storage management software

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SC500: China wins a slowing supercomputer race

China's Tianhe-2 once again tops the list of the world's most powerful supercomputers

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USENIX researchers get a grip on Hadoop performance

Modeling Hadoop jobs can be tricky because of all the moving parts, researchers say

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USENIX: Unstable code can lead to security vulnerabilities

Program compilers can inadvertently erase code, causing all sorts of hard-to-find performance problems and security issues

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Red Hat adds to OpenStack expertise with eNovance buy

The cloud integration company could contribute considerable OpenStack talent to Red Hat

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CA gets into cloud management of IT services

CA Cloud Service Management provides a central location to manage an organization's use of external cloud services

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Microsoft launches a service to help predict the future

The Azure Machine Learning service will streamline the task of predictive analysis, Microsoft says.

Preview cutting-edge Internet Explorer features early with new test build browser

The Internet Explorer Developer Channel will offer an early glimpse into the next version of Internet Explorer

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You won't believe what programming language this Wall Street firm uses

The Caml functional programming language provided Jane Street with powerful error-catching capabilities

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HP CIO Ramon Baez sees your future in the cloud

In this Q&A, Baez explains how CIOs can make the most from the cloud and big data

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Google engineer: We need more Web programming languages

The creator behind Google Dart showed developers at QCon some other nascent Web development languages

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HP assembles 'federation' of Helion cloud providers

HP partners will offer infrastructure services based on the company's Helion software stack

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday brings a bounty of IE fixes

For this month's Patch Tuesday, Microsoft is fixing a critical vulnerability made public by HP last month.