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MongoDB and Redis pair volume with velocity

For new kinds of high-capacity, real-time applications, two databases are better than one

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Microsoft PowerApps helps non-developers build mobile apps

The new tool allows nonprogrammers to create mobile business apps for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone with little to no coding

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Microsoft's new service makes app developers out of everyday employees

PowerApps lets anyone build a cross-platform mobile application -- no software development experience required

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6 Python libraries every programmer will love

Fast, safe database access; quick, clean Web frameworks, no-fuss cross-platform GUIs -- these libraries solve problems over the short term and the long haul

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The hidden pitfalls of going freelance in IT

Independence has its upsides and downsides. IT pros lend firsthand advice on the challenges of going solo


Node.js discloses two critical security vulnerabilities

The Node.js Foundation revealed a denial-of-service and an out-of-bounds access issue and said the fixes will come next week

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How to work with performance counters in C#

Take advantage of performance counters to get an insight on the performance of your applications

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Understanding thread pools in C#

Take advantage of thread pools to create and use threads on demand and improve the responsiveness of your application

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Facebook outfits React with Accessibility API

A new API extends React and React Native to people needing assistive technology

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It's springtime at last for cognitive computing

Artificial intelligence suffered a long winter, but a new name -- cognitive computing -- and a flood of data, innovation, and compute power now has thousands smart applications flourishing

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Spark 1.6 feeds big data's hunger for memory

The forthcoming version of the popular data processing framework makes more efficient use of memory, addressing a common developers' complaint

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Trello: Collaboration is in the cards

Trello lets workgroups develop and track their workflows collaboratively using a familiar card metaphor -- and provides APIs for further customization

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How to work with attributes in C#

Take advantage of attributes to embed metadata information to your assemblies and decorate the business objects in your application


IBM offers to take on authentication for developers

IBM incorporated Identity Mixer, a cryptographic tool designed to handle authentication for third-party applications, into Bluemix

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Move over, Linux -- JavaScript-powered NodeOS 1.0 approaches

NodeOS lowers the bar for developers using a base foundation of JavaScript, Node.js, and Npm

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Apple apologizes to Mac devs for App Store certificate screw-up

One developer wonders why the company isn't saying 'Sorry' to customers as well

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Android Studio upgrade improves memory profiler

Android Studio 1.5 also fixes bugs and improves lint checks for static code analysis

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Why Microsoft’s data chief thinks current machine learning tools are like tailored shirts

A marketplace for intelligent APIs will bring 'mass production' to machine learning and data science

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We don't need a million new Spark jockeys

Spark may have taken big data by storm, but IBM's promise to train a million people on Spark goes too far, mainly because the technology is evolving too fast

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