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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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Fast Guide to Google Go Programming

Need a concise, simple, safe, and fast compiled language with wonderful concurrency features? Go with Google Go

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Federal IT Leaders Seek Support From Developers for EHR Adoption

The White House's Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is looking to build a development community around the Blue Button electronic health record system.

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10 More Do's and Don'ts for Faster SQL Queries

Follow these tried-and-true techniques to improving both the speed and concurrency of your dawdling database


How to Attract Agile Development Talent

The agile framework for software development brings speed, flexibility and efficiency to IT-focused organizations. But finding and hiring agile talent requires that you shift your outdated mindset and change your hiring practices. ...

7 Reasons Apple Should Open-Source Swift -- and 7 Reasons it Won't

Faster innovation, better security, new markets -- the case for opening Swift might be more compelling than Apple will admit


Buying the Next Generation of Coders: Microsoft’s Minecraft Gamble

If Microsoft does purchase Minecraft, it's going to own an interesting set of educational technologies that the world thinks of as games. Beginners will be able to start creating Minecraft worlds before graduating to the programmable...

9 Rules for the Developer-ization of IT

CIOs who want to drive innovation and change in their organizations should focus on making the lives of developers easier so they can innovate, produce great apps and deliver valuable IP.

Hands-On With 10 JavaScript Editors and IDEs

Need a JavaScript tool for your dev shop? InfoWorld takes an in-depth, first-person look at 10 JavaScript tools ready for adoption

10 Confounding Programming Language Features

Programming languages are full of peculiarities but these oddities tend to make developers say 'WTF?' more than most

Embarcadero developers write once to multiple platforms

The new RAD Studio XE7 code editor allows developers to maintain a single code base for multiple devices

FeedHenry Uses Node.js to Fortify Mobile Apps

A few years ago, the mobile enterprise application platform (MEAP) seemed to be the likely answer to the huge challenge of creating groups of mobile applications that work together and integrate with enterprise data. In hindsight,...

4 Data Wrangling Tasks in R for Advanced Beginners

R is mighty, but it can be complex for data tasks. Learn how to get summaries, sort and do other tasks with relative ease. (Now updated with dplyr examples.)

You Can't Wear the Manager and Developer Hats at the Same Time

The two roles demand entirely different mindsets and work styles.

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