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Until next week,
John Swanson and the developerWorks editorial team
This week's top features on developerWorks:
- New WebSphere Developer Technical Journal (WebSphere)
- Multithreaded data structures for parallel computing: Design concurrent data structures without mutexes (AIX and UNIX)
- Tuning SQL with Optim Query Tuner: Tuning individual queries (Information Management)
- Define the scope of your development environment (Rational)
- Optimize load handling for high-volume tests with Rational Performance Tester (Rational)
- HTML5 fundamentals: Get your feet wet (Web development)
- Five tips for using XPath in XSLT (XML)