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How to move to DevOps to drive open networks

It’s time to re-examine traditional IT organizational structures and move toward a cloud-oriented, DevOps-based model. This transformation will be challenging, take time and impact the way networks are built and managed. Here are some...

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JRuby upgrade promises better performance

JRuby 9000 features a rewritten compiler that focuses on optimization

9 ways developers can help rebuild trust on the Internet

9 ways developers can rebuild trust on the Internet

Public keys, trusted hardware, block chains -- developers should be using these tech tools to help secure the Internet for all.

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Can Microsoft’s Azure bring machine learning to the masses?

While the very phrase 'machine learning' may conjure up fantastic images of evil robot overlords and other science fiction references, the technology as been around for some time. Here’s how Microsoft aims to make it as available and...

Telecom providers launch app challenges to spur innovation in Africa, Asia

Orange, Airtel seek to work with developers

IBM Watson's next trick: Helping you write better

Tone Analyzer can help tweak the attitude in that email before you hit 'send'

8 free websites that teach programming

8 free sites that teach you how to program

Want to learn to code, but aren't interested in paying pricey fees? Here are eight great websites that will teach you how to program -- on your own time, from the comfort of your own home and for free.

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10 things you need to know about bi-modal IT

Far from being the buzzword du jour, bi-modal IT is a real thing now. In this organizational setup, one group is tasked with the keep-the-lights-on functions and the other on more innovative, forward-looking projects. That sounds all...

Salesforce erects Shield for better enterprise-app security

New suite targets companies with regulatory, compliance or governance requirements

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JavaScript rules the school, but C++ climbs in popularity

C++ is the biggest gainer in language popularity so far this year, but JavaScript remains stalwart

Amazon makes it easier to test mobile apps in its cloud

AWS launched Device Farm, a service for mobile app developers to test their apps on a range of phones and tablets in Amazon’s cloud.

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Why Apple rules UX, its native iOS apps suck, and that's OK

Some of Apple's native apps languished when the company prioritized user experience over app development. However, Apple enjoys a competitive advantage that has little to do with the apps it ships on its devices and everything to do...

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BBC reveals Micro:bit, a programmable PC that fits in your pocket

British school children around age 11 and 12 are about to get a free micro-PC to learn how to code.

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Why R? The pros and cons of the R language

Package ecosystem and graphics are strengths; security and memory management are weaknesses

Which way to management?

The programmer's guide to breaking into management

The transition from command line to line-of-command requires a new mind-set -- and a thick skin

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Introducing Mob programming: The best team technique you've (probably) never heard of

Adopting a mob mentality may give your development team a productivity boost and improve software quality to boot. The reason, proponents say, is that working as a team allows for faster feedback loops and avoids problems associated...

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'OK Google' hotword detection yanked from Chromium after user revolt

OK Google is a handy feature, but it's a proprietary code and including it by default in an open source browser is a no-no.

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Welcome to the workforce: Advice for new programmers

Veteran software developers share the lessons they’ve learned over the years about how to successfully navigate the professional coding business.

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