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Universal Studios Neon gives mobile app development a 'Lightning' strike

The next generation of the Salesforce1 platform is announced at Dreamforce

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The Coming War for Developers

The emergence of next-generation social, mobile, analytics and cloud technology has sparked a war for developers able to continue the fast pace of innovation. Enterprises that want to remain in business tomorrow would be wise to make...

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The 14 Mistakes That Will Kill Your Independent Development Shop

Indie developers take heed: Heads-down coding is a one-way ticket back to the corporate grind


Why Ruby Is the Crown Jewel in a Developer's Resume

Demand for Ruby on Rails talent continues at a steady pace, and developers with the skills and knowledge of this language are red-hot in a tight IT job market (includes infographic).

10 Python Tools Too Good to Overlook

Parsing, image processing, computation -- these little-known Python libraries have you covered

Google asks Supreme Court to decide Android copyright case

The Supreme Court might weigh in on the extent to which APIs can be protected by copyright

Simpler back-end integration on mobile apps aim as IBM and Xamarin collaborate

IBM has integrated Worklight with Xamarin's mobile development platform

15 GOTO Schools for the Best Programming Jobs

LinkedIn data reveals which schools have the most graduates working as software developers for the most desirable employers

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10 Battles Raging for the Hearts and Minds of Developers

PHP vs. Node, SQL vs. NoSQL, compiled vs. scripting -- the debates that define programming today


CIOs Should Prepare for Lack of Cobol (Yes, Cobol) Developers

Businesses are faced with a shortage of programmers with Cobol skills, but there is hope that a new generation of developers will emerge.

9 Proposed Java 9 Features Devs Will Love

Modularity, JSON, smart compilation -- Java's future offers compelling features to look forward to


Apple Delivers OS X Yosemite 'Golden Master' to Devs

Apple on Tuesday released a "golden master" of OS X Yosemite to developers, signaling that the upgrade is on track to ship within the next three weeks.

Ellison pushes Oracle's new cloud platform hard, but questions linger

'We're just getting started' in the cloud, Ellison said

Oracle unveils Alta, a next-generation user interface

A mobile app creation tool for business users is also in the works

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4 Reasons to Stick with Java -- and 4 Reasons to Dump it

The enterprise mainstay has proved resilient in the face of many challenges -- but just how long can it remain a premier programming language?

Oracle expanding depth of its cloud development platform

Six new services are in the works, but no availability date was released

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12 Predictions, 5 Years: The Future of Programming

We gaze into our coding crystal ball to find the sure bets and intriguing developments to target in the next five years

Google wants to enrich offline browsing

A proposed browser standard, Service Workers, could bring rich offline functionality to Web applications

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