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Next up for Node.js: Going mobile

A key developer wants to expand the horizons of the server-side JavaScript platform and bring it to all devices.


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Devops, agile development cut through federal agency's red tape

Scrum, waterfall approaches, paired with Jenkins, Git, Chef tools as well as Java and Spring add up to higher efficiency and better tech management.

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ECMAScript 6 returns JavaScript to original intent

ECMAScript committee member Jafar Husain talks about what to expect from the specification that defines JavaScript.

Software developer shortage transcends international boundaries

More grade-school level technology education would help meet the unprecedented demand for qualified programmers.

Stop selling software development short

In the decade of the developer, enterprises need to revisit how they budget for and measure the value of software development.

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RoboVM beckons Java 8 programmers to iOS

RoboVM lets developers use lambdas and defaults, and it provides full access to the hardware and native iOS APIs.

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12 things I hate about Hadoop

Hadoop is a wonderful creation, but it's evolving quickly and it can exhibit flaws. Andrew Oliver poses a dozen downers to consider before adopting Hadoop.

Why Redis beats Memcached for caching

Redis is the newer and more flexible datastore overall, but Memcached wins for efficiency in specific infrastructure and programming scenarios.

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The 14 mistakes that will kill your independent development shop

Indie developers take heed: Heads-down coding is a one-way ticket back to the corporate grind.

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Stability patterns applied in a RESTful architecture

Learn how stability patterns anticipate the hot-spots of distributed network behavior, then see five patterns applied to RESTful transactions in Jersey and RESTEasy.

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Learning a second programming language? Try these 5 sites

Want to switch between programming languages? These sites show developers how to bridge the gap between languages and frameworks.

Ceylon 1.1.0 lands, with Java and Android hooks to come

Ceylon 1.1 features performance upgrades and OSGi backing, but developers have more to look forward to in June 2015.

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Google stays mum on Android L, but buzz grows

All signs point to the imminent arrival of the groundbreaking upgrade, but one beta user sees looming fragmentation issues.

Google asks Supreme Court to decide Android copyright case

The Supreme Court might weigh in on the extent to which APIs can be protected by copyright.

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IBM debuts first Watson machine-learning APIs

The Watson Developer Cloud offers eight services for building what IBM describes as cognitive apps, with more services promised later on.

Let's smash some bugs! Five error tracking tools for Java

Takipi demos five newer error tracking tools – Takipi, Stack Hunter, Raygun, Sentry, and Airbrake – in a common Java debugging routine.

Bossie Awards 2014: The best open source application development tools

InfoWorld's editors and contributors pick the essential tools for software developers in 2014. Find out which languages, frameworks, and libraries deserve top place in your open source toolbox.

Couchbase readies next-generation NoSQL storage engine

Couchbase 3.0 promises faster performance, plus sneak peeks at the new ForestDB database engine and N1QL query language.

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ARM's Mbed falls short of true open source

Mbed promises to resolve some of IoT's biggest challenges, but its resemblance to Android in open source strategy won't win the OS major converts.

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