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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. Full Story »
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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.

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Windows Can't Keep Partying Like It's 1999

Microsoft partners, developers and customers may get a clearer picture this week of how the company plans to keep Windows relevant now that its rock-solid position in the market has been shaken up by competitors, shifts in technology and the lukewarm reception of recent releases.

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Web Giants Join Forces for Open Source MySQL Scalability Project

Engineering teams from Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and Twitter have begun work on WebScaleSQL, an open source project designed to address the challenges of running MySQL at Web scale.

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Facebook's Hack Programming Language Builds Code Safety Into PHP

Hack pairs PHP's ease with the safety controls of older languages

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3 Ways Technology Improves Road Race Registration

Like most previously paper processes, road race registration has moved online. This offers convenience to runners, but it can be a headache for unprepared race directors. Here's how three organizations handle the traffic, testing and analysis of their runner registration systems.

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Making an iOS App About Steve Jobs? Think Different, Apple Says

Apple reportedly won't OK Steve Jobs-themed offerings for its App Store, and the mobile world is a gloomier place because of that.

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Marmalade Spreads iOS Games to Android

The company's new Juice tool lets developers use Objective-C but still offer apps on Android tablets and smartphones