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Oracle hits back at modular Java critics

High-ranking Java official responds to Red Hat's comments, saying that changes need to be useful to all developers, not a select few

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iOS: Has Apple damaged developers?

Apple’s iOS App Store is filled with software, but has it hurt developers with a race to the bottom in terms of pricing?

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Why you need a systems reliability engineer

How can you make sure the software your company builds today will stand the test of time? Hire an SRE.

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Why you should worry about API security, but not panic

API developers offer some very striking responses to the question of how secure they believe their APIs are.

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How startups recruit, hire and retain software developers

Startups can't offer the same salaries and benefits as larger tech companies, but they've built creative strategies to compete when it comes to hiring and retaining software developers.

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Don’t rush into outsourcing software development

In a rush to save money, companies often plunge into software development outsourcing, quickly select a supplier and expect that team to produce great software right away. They skip the careful evaluation required to determine which...

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Google to developers: Get on the 18:9 bandwagon or get left behind

In a post on its Android developers blog, Google urges developers to tune their apps for the new 18:9 ratio screens on the LG G6 and the Galaxy S8.

Alternative facts: 9 falsehoods programmers believe

9 lies programmers tell themselves

Confidence in our power over machines also makes us guilty of hoping to bend reality to our code

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Recruiters: Coding talent needed, degree optional

HackerRank finds that bootcamps and other alternatives to four-year degrees are now seen as viable

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15 unfilled tech jobs that cost the U.S. billions

What's the overall cost of unfilled technology jobs? New research from Glassdoor shows it's in the billions.

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Update of macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta with Night Shift now available to developers

Apple is stepping up its beta schedule, so it could mean that an official release is coming soon.

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WWDC dates announced: Apple is moving its annual conference to San Jose in June

The annual developers conference, where Apple will unveil the latest versions of iOS and macOS, is heading to San Jose June 5-9.

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Why happy developers equal happy customers

A company's greatest competitive advantage is its ability to deliver a great customer experience. And that starts with a happy software development team.

Where in the world are the best female developers?

HackerRank releases its global list of best female developers. The countries that top the list will surprise you.

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Tighten security with better software development

Security threats and security solutions both depend on software. One way to safeguard your systems and data is to take a secure approach to software development that focuses on quality assurance, testing and code review.

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14 best tech jobs in America

Glassdoor's annual Best Jobs in America report shows data scientists, DevOps engineers and data engineers rank among the best jobs overall in America's current job market.

How to avoid becoming a dead-end developer

Stop now: Don't become a dead-end developer

Sensing a possible stall in your coding career? Here’s how to break free and tap your true potential

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The first Endless budget PC hits the U.S., and wants to teach you how to code

Endless, which previously sold a $79 PC to the developing world, has gone "upscale" with a $249 PC that doubles as a coding tutor.

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Resolve to improve your software estimating in 2017

Software estimating means specifying the time needed to create a software-based product or service, which in turn affects go-to-market schedules and revenue goals. Because so many moving parts make up a software estimate, some...

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CIOs assess how Apple and Google approach enterprise apps

Apple and Google both have unique ideas about how enterprises should develop apps for business, and each approach may appeal to IT organizations for a number of different reasons.

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