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IT jobs outlook: High demand, higher salaries

Technology professionals are not only enjoying better job prospects in 2015, they're netting slightly bigger paychecks for their work.

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Google Web Toolkit dumps compatibility for sake of upgrades

Two new versions of Google Web Toolkit are due, featuring support for Java 8 but sacrificing backward compatibility.

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10 things you should worry about in 2015

We live in an age of uncertainty, where old assumptions suddenly become open questions. Generalized anxiety is bad for you, though, so focus on these 10 points.

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14 nightmare clients -- and how to defang them

Beastly behavior in the workplace is a given from time to time, but did you know that some of your clients are actual monsters? Find out how zombies, minotaurs, sirens and more will show up in your software project lifecycle, and how...

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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.

Ruby pioneers come clean on the language's shortcomings

Ruby founder Yukihiro Matsumoto and Rails creator David Heinemeier Hansson offer frank feedback on the language.

How to (and how not to) measure programmer productivity

Can programmer productivity be effectively measured? Blogger Jim Bird joins the chorus claiming that it can't – at least not using traditional methods alone.

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JavaScript, Java lead the way in RedMonk language rankings

RedMonk's Programming Language Rankings measure usage on GitHub and Stack Overflow, where JavaScript and Java continue to lead the pack.

Redline Smalltalk connects to the JVM world

Unlike other Smalltalk-to-JVM efforts, Redline does not need a separate compile cycle.

Io.js beta release could lead to reconciliation with Node.js

As the Node fork ships in beta, leaders of both camps say they would like to merge the technologies back together.

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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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PHP vs. Node.js: An epic battle for developer mind share

For every coder crowing about the purity of Node.js, there's another who's happy with the deep code base and stability of PHP. Will the old codger beat back the server-side upstart? Or will JavaScript topple its old friend to achieve...

Try out JavaScript 6 features while you wait for the real thing

The 6to5 project, a transpiler that transforms ECMAScript 6 code into completely backward-compatible ECMAScript 5 code, works with existing build systems and environments like Node.js.

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Java seeks stronghold in networking for Internet of things

The Kona Project, proposed this week, would define and implement Java APIs for networking technologies and protocols commonly used in IoT.

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Review: The big 4 Java IDEs compared

Find out how Eclipse, NetBeans, JDeveloper, and IntelliJ IDEA stack up today in capabilities and ease of use.

7 cool tools for doing devops right

7 cool tools for doing devops right

From Docker to Splunk, get a preview of seven technologies that are helping tech teams bridge the dev and ops divide.

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How to salvage a (nearly) hopeless software project

Faulty foundations, AWOL contractors, bugs piling up -- here’s what to do before taking a sledgehammer to a faltering pile of code.

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Why 2015 will be the year of microservices

Promising to accelerate Web and mobile app dev, microservices architecture is a developer-driven phenomenon that many enterprises will benefit from in 2015.

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