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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

Software developer shortage transcends international boundaries

To solve the talent crunch, more technology education is needed at the grade school level

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Review: AnyPresence aces enterprise mobile apps

AnyPresence combines broad client support, useful code generation, and a rich set of options for data storage and enterprise integration

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GopherJS nudges Google Go past Dart in JavaScript Web development

With GopherJS, front-end code can be written in Go language, then compiled to JavaScript

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RoboVM beckons Java 8 programmers to iOS

The workaround technology lets developers use lambdas and defaults and provides full access to the hardware and the native iOS APIs

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Joyent staves off talk of a Node.js fork

Joyent form advisory board to open up the process of evolving the popular server-side JavaScript platform

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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. Here are my dozen downers

Why Redis beats Memcached for caching

Redis is more powerful and more flexible and usually the right choice, but Memcached still has its place

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Review: Parse delivers on mobile apps, but not for business

Facebook's MBaaS shines for consumer mobile applications, but misses some must-haves for business apps

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C/C++ decompiler translates programs, no source code needed

An LLVM for decompilation, Snowman's source code will be released soon

Salesforce.com gives mobile app development a 'Lightning' strike

The next generation of the Salesforce1 development platform is announced at Dreamforce

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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

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The cruel crucible of open source development

The open source development community is not the vicious hellhole some describe, but what goes around often comes around

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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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Ceylon 1.1.0 lands, with Java and Android hooks to come

Ceylon 1.1 features performance upgrades and OSGi backing, but developers are looking toward major improvements for the next release

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What Google's petition to the Supreme Court really means

Following the reversal of its historic win against Oracle over the copyrightability of APIs, Google has asked the Supreme Court to intervene

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Microsoft Roslyn compiler project will boost C#, Visual Basic

Microsoft lays out plans, features, and cuts for Roslyn compiler project

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Hidden gems: 10 Python tools too good to overlook

Parsing, image processing, computation -- these little-known Python libraries have you covered

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