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Don't get hung up on best practices

When it comes to designing real apps in the real world, best practices aren't always applicable

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17 JavaScript tools breathing new life into old code

From Lisp to Pascal, old code is new again, thanks to these JavaScript cross-compilers, translators, and emulators

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Visual Studio code editor comes to Mac, Linux

Microsoft adds Visual Studio Code to its expanding collection of cross-platform tools

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Function junction: An introduction to AWS Lambda

Stateless, event-driven, and message-oriented, Lambda is a new kind of service for new kinds of applications

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Microsoft woos Android, iOS devs with porting toolkit

At Build, Microsoft unveils plan that lets developers reuse Java, C++, and Objective-C code for Windows

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10 ways our data overlords could serve us better

Dear corporations: We've already ceded our privacy. Now implement the technology to serve us right

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Microsoft preaches the gospel of universal apps at Build

The Build conference also will focus on Visual Studio 2015, Windows 10, and mobile app dev

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New Node.js coalition spotlights enterprises

PayPal and Intuit throw support behind EnterpriseJS Coalition, which will host events and produce content about JavaScript in business environments

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Microsoft hints at potential C# 7 features

Microsoft posts lists of features under consideration on GitHub, but warns they aren't 'descriptions of the final outcome'

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WebRTC without the pain

Although still evolving, one of the hidden gems of the HTML5 specification is WebRTC. Here's the easy way to use it to stream voice, video, and data

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Review: Docker Swarm soars, and the sky's the limit

Swarm combines easy cluster creation and management with powerful container scheduling, but HA and other key features are still in the works

Video: Brendan Eich celebrates the rise of JavaScript compilers

In his Fluent Conference keynote, the JavaScript creator outlines where the language is headed and the role compilers have played in its growth

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Coming soon: PHP 7 -- and it's a scorcher

The upcoming version of the server-side scripting language has provided 100-percent-plus performance improvements in full-stack applications

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Eich: Expect more frequent JavaScript updates

The JavaScript founder wants to develop smaller specifications that can be implemented in browsers every year

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Software development: It's about the journey, not the finish line

Software development success should be defined by continuous learning and innovation, not just the completion of projects

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New Azure PaaS aims to make Microsoft the microservices maestro

With Azure Service Fabric, the same PaaS that Microsoft uses to build and deploy microservices applications on Azure will be offered to the world

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Open source patent protection extended to popular software

Docker, Puppet, LibreOffice, and the Go language are the latest additions to the Open Invention Network's extensive patent nonaggression umbrella

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Mozilla sets its sights on Rust's future

As Rust hits 1.0, Mozilla is organizing ideas about where next to take the language, its toolset, and its users

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