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Coder, Sell Thyself

But don’t think your success as an independent contractor will require you to become anything like a used-car salesperson. It’s still your skills at the keyboard that will make all the difference.

Microsoft to Open-Source Cloud Framework

The distributed computing research project known as Project Orleans will be available in early 2015

Cisco Lawsuits Aside, Arista Forges Ahead with EOS

Enhances switch operating system for DevOps as litigation awaits.

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Learning Scrum: An Empirical Approach to Product Development

To understand why scrum has become such a popular agile development method, it's worth examining where it comes from, what it tries to solve and how it has changed over time.

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5 Myths and 5 Mistakes Job-Hunting Coders Must Know About

The things you need to know after you’ve made it through coding boot camp.

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Apple to Host 'Hour of Code' Workshops at its Stores Next Week

Apple on Dec. 11 will welcome to its stores around the world those wanting to take part in the Hour of Code programming initiative.

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Faster Ruby on Rails Rolls into the Station

Ruby on Rails 4.2 will feature debugging and performance upgrades, as work on version 5 of the Web development framework begins

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How to Maintain Security in Continuous Deployment Environments

If you wait till tomorrow to secure what continuous deployment took live yesterday, hackers will infect your application today!


Microsoft Study Finds Everybody Wants DevOps But Culture is a Challenge

A new study sponsored by Microsoft finds that while everybody wants to adopt DevOps, the cultural barriers between developers and operations are way more of an obstacle to getting there than any shortcomings of technology.

7 Tools Tuned for Agile Development Success

Dev shops versed in agile development can choose from a wealth of rapidly improving project management tools to hone their processes

New IBM service shines a light on mobile device and app performance

The company is also unveiling cloud-based virtual desktops for mobile devices

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Attack of the One-Letter Programming Languages

From D to R, these lesser-known languages tackle specific problems in ways worthy of a cult following

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What Developers Can Do to Extend Smartphone Battery Life

Smarter app design combined with energy-usage monitors can keep apps from hogging battery life

Facebook's alternative PHP engine attracts Web service providers

HHVM is being used by the Box storage service and by one of the largest hosts for enterprise-ready WordPress

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Why It Sometimes Makes Sense to Go Slow With Mobile Development

At Westinghouse, developers work slowly and steadily to avoid bugs in mobile apps used for testing the nuclear power plants that the company builds for electricity providers around the world.

Facebook's alternative PHP engine attracts Web service providers

HHVM is being used by the Box storage service and by one of the largest hosts for enterprise-ready WordPress

Debian Vote Against Systemd Coupling Fails, Sponsor Steps Down

Debian developers voted down a proposal that would have weakened the Linux distribution’s integration with a controversial system software package on Tuesday, in a victory for systemd supporters.

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Prominent Developers Pulling Out of Debian as Voting Deadline Nears

Four prominent members of the Debian community have stepped down or reduced their involvement in the open source project as a result of an increasingly bitter argument over the future of the widely influential Linux distribution.

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