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10 Cool Network and Computing Research Projects

If you think the latest enterprise and consumer network and computer technologies rolling into your data center and being snuck into your offices by end users are advanced, wait until you see what's cooking in the labs at universities...

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TypeScript: Industrial-Strength JavaScript

Like it or not, JavaScript is the language of the Web, but it's tough to manage for enterprise-scale development. TypeScript offers an attractive alternative

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2015 Resolution: Stop Dumb Procurement Practices, Part 2

What if everything you knew about choosing a consultant and buying consulting services for software projects is wrong? What if your best practices are hurting you, and you don’t even notice?

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PHP vs. Node.js: An Epic Battle forDeveloper Mind Share

Here's how the old guard and upstart darling of the server-side Web stack up against each other

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Next-Gen Rust Language Moves to 1.0 Alpha

A beta release for the systems programming language is expected for February with a general 1.0 release to follow

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The Big 4 Java IDEs Compared

How Eclipse, NetBeans, JDeveloper, and IntelliJ IDEA stack up in capabilities and ease of use

Think that software library is safe to use? Not so fast!

Flaws in third-party software libraries often find their way into products, a problem that will occupy developers and sysadmins next year

MIT unifies Web development in a single, speedy new language

Ur/Web bundles the Web development stack into a compiled programming language

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Three Ways Enterprise Software Is Changing

Today's IT shops must grapple with analysis, cloud computing and DevOps

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Maximizing Microsoft's Azure for Dev, Test, and DevOps Scenarios

Microsoft's Azure cloud platform has evolved far beyond its original offering of Platform as a Service to host .NET applications to what Azure provides today. Many enterprises don't realize the power built in to Azure (and the...

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10 Chrome Extensions for Developers

Google Chrome needs a little polish and enhancement to really work with us instead of just for us.

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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 Code.org 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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