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Npm founder foresees merger of Node.js and io.js

Isaac Schlueter also talks about io.js, Npm business model

Microsoft makes debugging PHP less painful with new Azure tool

Microsoft has tapped Zend's Z-Ray for advanced PHP analysis

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Machine learning and the strategic snake oil reserve

Outside of programmatic trading and fraud detection, we're only starting to use machine learning in business. The biggest inhibitor may be our lack of imagination in applying it

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Oracle to end publicly available security fixes for Java 7 this month

Users must sign long-term support deals or migrate to Java 8 to avoid 'enormous headache and disruption to millions of applications'

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Grails Web framework finds home at Object Computing

Pivotal discontinued its support for Grails, but Object Computing has stepped in to hire key Grails developers

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Software development and security in the WYOD age

The new wave of wearables will change the way that enterprise IT works in the coming era: Wear Your Own Device (WYOD)

MIT's Picture language could be worth a thousand lines of code

MIT has developed a probabilistic programming language that could take same the grunt work out of machine learning

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Java regains spot as most popular language in developer index

Language's use in Android development was cited as reason for its rise back to the top spot in the Tiobe index

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Apple's Swift makes quick strides with developers

Not yet a year old, Apple's programming language is already earning plaudits for its feature set and ease of use

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Improving on Git-flow for continuous delivery

While Git-flow provides workflow structure essential for devops, CD often requires bridging the gaps to other stakeholders

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Cool tools for compiling to JavaScript

Little languages abound to bring your code to the Web with surprising ease and few compromises

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11 keyboards beloved by programmers

Software developers can become quite attached to the keyboards they use to bang out code all day. Here are some models that have significant coder followings

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Stack Overflow survey: Nearly half of developers are self-taught

Stack Overflow Developer Survey finds 48 percent of respondents never received a degree in computer science

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JavaScript will lead a massive shift in enterprise development

JavaScript and Node.js will change corporate technology like Java did, according to a Forrester report

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Go cross-platform with Apache Cordova

No one likes to build a different native app for every mobile platform in existence. Cordova saves you much of the sweat by offering standard APIs that talk to device-specific hardware

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Big data is dead -- long live big data

Soon, we'll see 'prepacked' applications that incorporate the distributed processing, machine learning, and analytics of today's overhyped, custom-made solutions

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Language forks bring new power to programming

From Hack to Cython, inventive forks are pushing popular programming languages in new directions

Embarcadero moves RAD Studio beyond Windows

RAD Studio XE8 paves the way for app tethering and proximity-based beacon networks

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