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Google Plus Now Minus Chief Vic Gundotra

Prominent Google exec says farewell with post to social network he helped create. Full Story »
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BMC Automates the Mainframe Change Ticket

A plug-in for BMC Control-M batch scheduler provides a faster way to validate changes to complex mainframe systems

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12 Ethical Dilemmas Gnawing at Developers Today

The tech world has always been long on power and short on thinking about the ramifications of this power. If it can be built, there will always be someone who will build it without contemplating a safer, saner way of doing so, let alone whether the technology should even be built in the first place. The software gets written. Who cares where and how it's used? That's a task for somebody in some corner office.

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5 Ways to Get Open Source Software Support

Support for open source software is 'unbundled' from the software itself. That actually makes it much easier to get the right level of support at the right price.

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Telerik Frees HTML5 Collection of Components

The package includes all the features in the commercial Kendo UI Mobile package

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Unbounded Robotics Launches Robot Platform for Education, Research

If you fear the rise of robots, the latest humanoid-style machine has an "emergency stop to prevent robot apocalypse."

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How to Get Windows Phone 8.1 Today

Microsoft released Windows Phone 8.1 today, and contrary to its label of "Windows Phone Preview for Developers," anyone can upgrade their current Windows Phone 8-powered handset.

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Is Windows 8 Development Worth the Trouble?

Microsoft pays some companies to produce Windows 8 versions of their products. Without this type of financial assistance, or various other incentives, is Windows 8 and especially Windows Phone development worth the effort?

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How Story Mapping Complements Agile Development

Story mapping offers a visualization of the steps, or stories, which make up a software development project. This conversation with several experts on the topic discusses how story mapping works, how maps are created and how stakeholders benefit from seeing the lay of the land.

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Microsoft Eases Development for Windows and Windows Phone with New App Studio

Microsoft's App Studio beta test has been expanded to allow novice developers to build applications for Windows tablets and PCs, in addition to Windows Phone.

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Linus Torvalds Suspends Key Linux Developer

An argument between developers of some of the most basic parts of Linux turned heated this week, resulting in a prominent Red Hat employee and code contributor being banned from working on the Linux kernel.

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SAP Wants to Make Business Users Head-over-heels for HANA with New MOOC

The course is free of charge and follows one launched for developers last year

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Microsoft open sources Windows Library for JavaScript

The Windows WinJS JavaScript library can now be used to help build apps for non-Microsoft browsers

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Microsoft to give Windows away for phones, small tablets

The move is an attempt to increase the OS' presence in those devices, where Android and iOS rule

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Hortonworks Adds New Enterprise Features to Hadoop Distribution

With the release of the Hortonworks Data Platform 2.1 version of its Hadoop distribution, Hortonworks is packing in new enterprise features, including data access, data governance, data management, security and operations.