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SaaS migrations put the squeeze on in-house software developers

The number of software developers in the workforce is up from last year, but jobs in enterprise IT may become harder to find as more companies turn to cloud-based services.

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New query language could turn log files into business insights

IT departments have long relied on log data to help keep systems up and running, but they're not the only ones who can benefit from these vast stores of information. A new analytics language from Logentries could help managers tap log...

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Better IT support could make users more ignorant

A new study shows tech skills follow the same rule of dependence as other things; when someone's there to do it for you, you never learn anything about it yourself.

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IBM pitches analysis software for select industry verticals

Expertise drawn from 50,000 user engagements went into the new IBM software.

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Salesforce doubles down on big data with new analytics tool

Through a variety of partnerships, Wave for Big Data aims to open new data sources to Salesforce's Analytics Cloud.

CA gets 'agile' with $480M purchase of Rally

Expanding into the field of agile software development, CA Technologies is acquiring programming tools and services company Rally Software for $480 million.

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Review: 7 JavaScript IDEs put to the test

WebStorm and Visual Studio Code lead a field of rich and capable integrated tools for JavaScript programming.

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Update: U.S. sides with Oracle in Java copyright dispute with Google

The dispute between Google and Oracle revolves around whether Java APIs can be copyrighted.

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Data wrangling with R: Download our free PDF

Sort, summarize, reshape and more with this guide to R data munging.

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EU regulators misunderstand big data

More data doesn’t mean less competition.

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Salesforce Community Cloud gets recommendation tool to boost engagement

The update also lets companies create their own communities complete with custom apps.

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MemSQL makes its in-memory database available to all

In-memory databases have garnered attention recently because they combine transaction and analytic processing, and one of the latest developments came from MemSQL, which announced a new release and a free new Community Edition.

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Java's key to success: Simplicity

Java's success in remaining relevant in the ever-changing landscape of software development has been its simplicity.

'Attack of the Data Silos 2': Coming soon to an enterprise near you

Information silos are the scourge whose downfall has been foretold ever since the rise of enterprise resource planning platforms in the 1990s, but today, their demise remains far from assured.

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Web scraping with R and rvest (includes video & code)

See how to extract text from a Web page in this latest installment of R in 5 Lines or Less

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Java at 20: Its successes, failures and future

Oracle's Java VP discusses J2EE, OpenJDK, security woes, and the long gap before Java 7

Have you considered someone with handcuffs?

This pilot fish is doing some side work providing IT support for a small heating and air conditioning business when he gets a call from the owner -- whose laptop's version of Excel has started going crazy.

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R in 5 Lines or Less: Webscraping with R

In her latest how-to video on R techniques, Computerworld's Sharon Machlis shows how you can quickly webscrape sites to get pertinent data for your project.

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