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Developers get real numbers on JavaScript library usage

Libscore crawls the top million websites to gather and track information on which JavaScript libraries are being used

Microsoft helps crack developer problems with Bing-based tool

Bing Developer Assistant now works with C#, but more languages are on the way

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Review: Alpha Anywhere aces offline mobile apps

Database-oriented rapid app development tool shines at creating Web and hybrid mobile apps that work offline

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Containers: The new building blocks for apps

Moving to containers is in demand and is in tune with the devops trend toward delivering microservices

Modular Java's changes could break IDEs

As Oracle presses forward with Project Jigsaw, it is notifying developers of potential changes to apps and IDEs that use the JDK

Docker's tremendous upside could upset some enterprises

Docker is straightforward to adopt and solves key problems -- and could trip up your cloud app migration strategy

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Functional programming piques Ruby founder, picks up Python compiler

Streem could end up being the basis for future Ruby upgrades, while Mochi brings key functional programming features to Python

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IBM's Design Language is no Bootstrap killer

IBM's newly unveiled Design Language for Web and mobile doesn't lock users into templates, but it's also much less immediately functional

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Peering into the future of software development

InfoWorld introduces a new blog and a new downloadable guide to cover the fastest-moving area of enterprise tech

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5 myths and 5 mistakes job-hunting coders must know about

The things you need to know after you’ve made it through coding boot camp.

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Google Go ventures into Android app development

Google Go 1.4 adds official support for Android, as well as improved syntax and garbage collection

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Python 2.7.9 brings network security fixes and 3.x backports

The latest bug fix addresses POODLE attack issues and leaks in cross-compatibility changes with the 3.x branch

Microsoft acquires cross-platform mobile app power with HockeyApp

HockeyApp will provide analyze app crashes and distribute beta releases for Visual Studio Online users

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Microsoft's Visual Basic upgrade cleans up syntax, coding errors

Version 14 of nearly 24-year-old language features enhancements for catching errors, but it's unlikely to draw new developers

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MongoDB gets its first native analytics tool

SlamData adds its own extensions to the SQL language, enabling analysts to query MongoDB directly, without conversion to an RDBMS or Hadoop database

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We all will be coders: Don't fear the future of software development

Software Development is unrecognizable from what it was 20 years ago and in 10 years it will be completely different again. Soon all new hires, regardless of their role, will know how to code, and as we all know, robots are capable of...

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Break free or be broken: Escape from management hell

One by one, the developers slip away at a company where the execs mismanage employees, funds, and customer relationships

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Microsoft expands its .Net open source plans

Microsoft will leverage NuGet package technology as part of its open source effort, though some developers feel the move is too little, too late

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