DataStax launches Astra Block to support Web3 applications
 Astra Block, which is based on the Ethereum blockchain, will be available as part of the companys Astra DB NoSQL database-as-a-service

 Starburst adds low code and Warp Speed capabilities to Enterprise and Galaxy offerings
 The new capabilities include a low-code interface, private preview of data products along with a data catalog, an environment that supports Python, and an indexing and caching solution called Warp Speed

 Microsoft pledges support in .NET language updates
 The company has just updated its strategy for C#, F#, and Visual Basic, committing to performance and stability for all three languages

 How to get your computer science degree online
 A BSCS might be good or even necessary for your career, and you could do it completely online. Look before you leap

 Mapping the wider fediverse
 After overcoming a few obstacles, my set of Steampipe dashboards is starting to feel like the Bloomberg terminal for Mastodon that I envision

 How to merge data in R using R merge, dplyr, or data.table
 See how to join two data sets by one or more common columns using base Rs merge function, dplyr join functions, and the speedy data.table package

 Snowflake to acquire LeapYear to boost data clean room abilities
 The San Francisco-based startup will bolster Snowflake's ability to offer secure data collaboration among customer enterprises

 Data is a stumbling block for most multicloud deployments
 If multicloud is your preferred architecture, you better have a solid plan for interoperability, security, portability, and centralized management. Do you?
 C++ still shining in language popularity index
 The language grew nearly 6% year over year in Tiobe's index and ranks fifth on PYPL's popularity index

 The role of the database in edge computing
 Edge computing is about distributing data storage and processing. A next-gen, edge-ready database is key to keeping data consistent and in sync across the cloud, edge, and client tiers

 IT career roadmap: Mobile app developer
 Looking for an IT job for all seasons? The demand for mobile app developers is steady and growing

 Where the tech jobs are
 The tech industry may be cutting jobs left and right, but every industry needs technologists, from farm equipment and healthcare to retail and financial services

 Oracle per-employee Java licensing could benefit rivals

 Eclipse, Azul, other providers may see increased Java downloads from new Oracle pricing based on total number of employees rather than number of users

 Why observability in dataops?
 Because building reliable data pipelines is hard, and the first step to becoming a data-driven organization is trusting your data

 The tech leader's guide to 2023
 What's ahead for cryptocurrency, cybersecurity, AI-based application development, and extended reality in 2023? Here's a roadmap from some of tech's most forward-thinking leaders

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