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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.

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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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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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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DukeScript brings Java to HTML5, JavaScript

Released earlier this month, DukeScript 1.0 is a framework for developing cross-platform mobile, desktop, and Web applications.

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3 make-or-break interview questions for developers

It's developer season at my company. Unlike with deer season, we’re hiring rather than shooting, though not all survive the interview process.

Apple's Swift falls back to earth after initial surge

Apple's programming language dips in popularity after strong start, but is expected to even out in coming months.

Facebook to release open source library for iOS interface development

Async Display Kit, part of Facebook's Paper interface app for iOS, offers users better scrolling on devices.

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Where are the mobile dev payouts? In enterprise apps

Findings from VisionMobile's "State of the Developer Nation" show platform consolidation and declining returns on consumer app dev

10 things you should know about Apple's Swift

Apps built using Swift won't be accepted to the iOS or Mac App Store until the fall, so there's still time to learn the ins and outs of this new programming language.

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iOS developers poised to win big in Apple-IBM deal

The new alliance between Apple and IBM puts iPads in hands of IBM-backed businesses and gives enterprise-ready iOS developers a big new market to play in.

Android L first take: Developers are excited, intrigued

Developers at Google I/O compared Google's new Android L OS favorably to iOS, saying the new 'material design' concept was a major leap for Android.

Google engineer: We need more Web programming languages

Gilad Bracha, co-author of Google's Dart, showcased Elm, Lively, and other lesser known Web programming languages at QCon, saying that Web apps must be able to compete with native ones.

10 features Apple 'stole' for the Swift programming language

Apple's new Swift programming language borrows top features from a wide sample of scripting and programming languages, which is exactly why iOS and OS X developers like it.

Apple's Swift is instant hit among top programming languages

Introduced just last week, the new programming language for OS X and iOS applications has already captured enough developer interest to claim a spot in the Tiobe Programming Language Index.

Apple unveils Swift programming language

Swift, akin to Objective-C but without the baggage, emphasizes speed and interactivity for building OS X and iOS apps.

Tools rush in: Developer options grow for Internet of things

As more devices come online, an ecosystem of tools and technologies to help developers link devices to the Net expands.

Couchbase brings NoSQL power to mobile apps

Couchbase Mobile promises native embedded NoSQL on mobile devices, both to bolster apps and to help Couchbase stand apart from other NoSQL providers.

Millennials and tech: Round pegs in a square cubicle farm

It takes more than money and perks to make young developers happy. A trip to Thailand reveals the problem of retaining talent is global -- and needs real, not superficial, solutions.

Jumping JavaScript! Hands-on with the Famo.us framework

Famo.us is due to hit open beta on May 19. Take a guided tour of this fast and flashy JavaScript framework that seeks to reinvent the Web.

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