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How third-party developers are transforming the Alexa experience

With more and more developers creating software and innovative solutions for voice control products, Amazon's Alexa might finally have come of age.

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WWDC dates announced: Apple is moving its annual conference to San Jose in June

The annual developers conference, where Apple will unveil the latest versions of iOS and macOS, is heading to San Jose June 5-9.

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Why happy developers equal happy customers

A company's greatest competitive advantage is its ability to deliver a great customer experience. And that starts with a happy software development team.

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Where in the world are the best female developers?

HackerRank releases its global list of best female developers. The countries that top the list will surprise you.

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Tighten security with better software development

Security threats and security solutions both depend on software. One way to safeguard your systems and data is to take a secure approach to software development that focuses on quality assurance, testing and code review.

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14 best tech jobs in America

Glassdoor's annual Best Jobs in America report shows data scientists, DevOps engineers and data engineers rank among the best jobs overall in America's current job market.

How to avoid becoming a dead-end developer

Stop now: Don't become a dead-end developer

Sensing a possible stall in your coding career? Here’s how to break free and tap your true potential

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Agile project management: A beginner's guide

If you're new to project management or just want to know about agile methodology, the answers to these 10 frequently asked questions will cover the basics you need to know.

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Should software developers have a code of ethics?

With the power to drive technology, comes great responsibility. What should developers do when faced with ethical dilemmas?

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The first Endless budget PC hits the U.S., and wants to teach you how to code

Endless, which previously sold a $79 PC to the developing world, has gone "upscale" with a $249 PC that doubles as a coding tutor.

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Resolve to improve your software estimating in 2017

Software estimating means specifying the time needed to create a software-based product or service, which in turn affects go-to-market schedules and revenue goals. Because so many moving parts make up a software estimate, some...

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CIOs assess how Apple and Google approach enterprise apps

Apple and Google both have unique ideas about how enterprises should develop apps for business, and each approach may appeal to IT organizations for a number of different reasons.

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Google App Maker aims to ease enterprise development

Google is making it simpler for business to create custom apps. Its new App Maker service lets you integrate apps with Google's services and run them on the same data center infrastructure as its G Suite of productivity software.

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Fight the talent shortage with citizen developers

You might not need a degree in computer science to become a software developer. Some businesses are turning to coding hobbyists and enthusiasts to fill the need for tech talent.

Are checked exceptions good or bad?

Checked exceptions are controversial. Some programmers think that checked exceptions are a good language feature but others hold a different point of view. This post introduces checked exceptions (for the benefit of the unfamiliar)...

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How to crack the coding challenge

Coding interviews are nerve-wracking, even for programmers with a computer science or engineering degree. They are e even scarier if you're a self-taught programmer. But using blind coding challenges can help boost your performance...

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Why scripts are better than politicians

The day that we've all been waiting for or waiting to get beyond is now upon us. As one of the most contentious political elections ever crashes to a close, it's time to think like the techies we are. So, here are some reasons...

Here Be Dragons: The 7 of the most vexing problems in programming

The 7 most vexing problems in programming

Here be dragons: These gnarly corners of the coding world can be formidable foes, even for seasoned pros

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