Application Development

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When Git isn't good enough: Version control for enterprises

Built for development teams, Git can’t meet enterprise scalability and security requirements on its own

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IBM promotes Spark, Docker, Node, and Go goodies

A spate of projects from IBM's DeveloperWorks Open portal covers everything from improving Spark performance to Docker network management

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Free edition of Visual Studio: Cool enough for non-Microsoft devs

With licensing restrictions that favor individual users and open source developers, the free-to-use edition of Visual Studio

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What GitHub will do with its $250 million series B

The leading cloud-based code repository and version control system forges ahead on its global mission with a new infusion of capital

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Java 9 plays catch-up, adds REPL for faster feedback

REPL capability allows programmers to get immediate feedback instead of having to compile complete programs first

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What Visual Studio 2015 says about the new Microsoft

New versions of Visual Studio have always revealed Microsoft's latest thinking. Visual Studio 2015 clearly shows Microsoft's commitment to cross-platform app dev

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High-resolution displays reveal Windows 10 blind spot

With high-DPI displays on the rise, apps for Windows 10 must scale well on those displays -- but many don't

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Samsung banks on JavaScript, Node.js for IoT

IoT.js is a lightweight version of Node.js that can run on devices with resource constraints

Salesforce tools let customers snap together new mobile apps

Modular components can be snapped together using a drag-and-drop interface

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Free course: "JavaScript: The Good Parts"

In partnership with tech training provider Pluralsight, ITworld is offering a free online JavaScript course by Douglas Crockford, author of "JavaScript: The Good Parts" and Senior JavaScript Architect at PayPal

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Java devs abhor Oracle’s plan to kill private APIs

Oracle's plan to eliminate access to sun.misc.Unsafe would have drastic consequences, opponents fear

Video: Why architecture matters in open source

In his OSCON keynote address, Martin Fowler gives developers a dose of practical wisdom about architecture

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When migrating apps to the cloud, don't forget containers

You may not be taking advantage of an application approach between lift and shift and cloud-native

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In data science, the R language is swallowing Python

According to a new survey, Python’s data science training wheels increasingly lead to the R language

Oracle tries to beef up copyright case against Android

Google's mobile OS has come to 'permeate the fabric of our society,' Oracle says

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How to ruin an open source project: Let us count the ways

GitHub official Brandon Keepers provides warnings about bad practices that can kill projects

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Why streaming analytics is such a big deal

Analytics drive decisions, but some decisions shouldn't wait until batch processes complete -- which is why, eventually, we'll all analyze data as it streams in

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Top 10 new features in ASP.Net 5

ASP.Net vNext makes it easier to build leaner, faster, cloud-optimized Web applications, and it lets you do so on Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X

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Write handsome, hybrid mobile apps with Ionic

Cross-platform mobile dev tools ensure your app works on multiple devices, but for a stylish and functional UI, check out the Ionic JavaScript framework

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