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A bad contract comes back to haunt the team

A tough negotiation over a software contract stretches over months, but the drama extends after the ink is dry

Meteor JavaScript reaches 1.0 milestone

The open source JavaScript framework is geared for faster development of Web and mobile apps

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HTML5 finally reaches official status

W3C endorses the Web development specification as an official standard

Microsoft opens Office 365 to programmers

Microsoft announces updates to Office 365, Azure, and Intune at TechEd Europe

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Eclipse shines light on cloud-based app dev

Eclipse Cloud Development initiative looks to host browser-based development tools in the cloud

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Next up for Node.js: Going mobile

A key developer wants to expand the horizons of the server-side JavaScript platform and bring it to all devices

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Nginx has big plans for JavaScript

The company plans to let you use JavaScript as an application language in its eponymous Web server

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Devops, agile development cut through federal agency's red tape

Scrum, waterfall approaches, paired with Jenkins, Git, Chef tools as well as Java and Spring add up to higher efficiency and better tech management

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ECMAScript 6 returns JavaScript to original intent

The committee behind ECMAScript wants a quicker release schedule to keep up with the pace of Web innovation

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Why BI projects fail -- and how to succeed instead

You can't simply shop for a BI solution and expect good results -- you need to think through your strategy first. Here's how to go about it

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Stop selling software development short

In the decade of the developer, enterprises need to revisit how they budget for and measure the value of software development

Software developer shortage transcends international boundaries

To solve the talent crunch, more technology education is needed at the grade school level

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Review: AnyPresence aces enterprise mobile apps

AnyPresence combines broad client support, useful code generation, and a rich set of options for data storage and enterprise integration

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GopherJS nudges Google Go past Dart in JavaScript Web development

With GopherJS, front-end code can be written in Go language, then compiled to JavaScript

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RoboVM beckons Java 8 programmers to iOS

The workaround technology lets developers use lambdas and defaults and provides full access to the hardware and the native iOS APIs

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Joyent staves off talk of a Node.js fork

Joyent form advisory board to open up the process of evolving the popular server-side JavaScript platform

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12 things I hate about Hadoop

Hadoop is a wonderful creation, but it's evolving quickly and it can exhibit flaws. Here are my dozen downers

Why Redis beats Memcached for caching

Redis is more powerful and more flexible and usually the right choice, but Memcached still has its place

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