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10 fastest-growing tech skills

It’s a great time to add new IT skills to your arsenal. To help you focus your attention in the right places, here are 10 in-demand tech skills that IT pros should master, according to research from

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Google I/O to shine a spotlight on Android

Android's newest features will get plenty of attention at the Google's developers conference next month

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Making your command line more helpful and fun!

You can do a lot more with your command line font colors than turn them on and off. How about picking your own colors? How about customizing your prompt so that it balks when you make a mistake?

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4 ways to keep digital business development on course

Proven methods to help navigate the seemingly endless number of ways that a digital business development effort can go wrong.

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22 insults no developer wants to hear

Flame wars in the bug tracker might be exactly the right (harsh) feedback your code needs


Why it’s time to learn COBOL

COBOL offers the promise of job security and above-average pay. Even some of the cool kids are doing it.

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Ubuntu on Windows: What it means and who it's for

No, you won't be running Ubuntu desktop apps on Windows.


Red Hat offers no-cost RHEL subscription to developers

It’s not a watered down version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, it’s the same RHEL that enterprise customers use.

Can your CEO pass the digital strategy laugh test?

If Kim Kardashian can win a top spot in the App Store, Global 2000 CIOs ought to be held to high bar for delivering compelling digital experiences at scale. Here's a by-the-numbers look at competitive digital strategies.


Brocade dials up DevOps

Acquires workflow automation startup StackStorm to orchestrate IT

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How to get agile to work at your company

Transitioning from waterfall to agile development can be like shooting the rapids. IT industry experts share advice on how to not get crushed on the rocks.


CIOs need to avoid a mistaken path to DevOps

Fundamental operational changes required for DevOps.

Why Chef's DevOps approach substantiates the ITaaS delivery model

Why Chef's approach to DevOps substantiates the ITaaS delivery model

How Adam Jacob, CTO of Chef, the leading IT-automation firm, articulates a perspective of DevOps that shows that DevOps and the IT as a Service (ITaaS) delivery model are two sides of the same coin: the lean and agile IT organization...


Fireside chat with Home Depot's CIO Matt Carey

Maryfran Johnson interviews Home Depot's CIO Matt Carey who is on a mission to create an interconnected retail experience that harnesses the physical and digital assets available across 2,200+ stores and distribution centers. The $80...

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OpenJDK plan would make Java coding easier

JEP 286 proposes adding a local-variable type inference capability

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On writing, collaboration and software development

Software engineers need to learn from writers, come out of the basement and become comfortable with collaboration.

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One-in-three developers fear A.I. will replace them

What keeps software developers up at night, other than coding? Artificial intelligence systems coming for their jobs.

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Codenvy teams with Microsoft to help developers work together

Microsoft and Codenvy have teamed up to offer an extension to Visual Studio Team Services that lets developers efficiently create a cloud-based workspace with the correct tools to work on a shared project.

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