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This week's top features on developerWorks:
- Get to know Apache Click (Web development)
- Improve the security and performance of DB2 Ruby on Rails applications using parameterized queries (Information Management)
- Mash active and archived data using IBM Mashup Center and Optim (Information Management)
- Generate dummy CIM indications for testing on Linux (Linux)
- Cloud services for your virtual infrastructure: Get to know AppScale (Open source)
- Add a dashboard view to Rational Build Forge (Rational)
- Build an OAuth-enabled Web Twitter client (Web development)
- Create a Dojo DataGrid component using a generic grid handler (WebSphere)