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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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Make the most of 'promises' in JavaScript

Ensuring consistency in distributed applications is a challenge. Here's how to use promises and keep everything on track


How to build custom rules with FxCop

Take advantage of the FxCop library to build custom rules and enforce code quality

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Microsoft woos non-Windows developers with new tools

New Visual Studio Code beta and updates to Visual Studio bolster support for alternative languages and platforms

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Microsoft ups its devops game with a raft of new tools

Visual Studio Code hits beta as open source with a full gallery of extensions

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Microsoft's open source .Net now ready for real apps

Microsoft is delivering feature-complete release candidates of .Net Core 5 and the ASP.Net 5 Web framework for Linux, Windows, and OS X

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Review: OpenShift 3 rocks Docker containers

Red Hat’s robust, easy-to-use, and highly scalable PaaS now builds on Docker, with some temporary limitations

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