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Microsoft upgrades JavaScript, Visual Studio development tools

WinJS JavaScript toolbox focuses on 'universal experiences' for Windows 10, while Visual Studio will get Enterprise, Professional, and Community editions

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First look: Microsoft's Azure App Services sweeten cloud development

Polished integration of Azure Websites, Mobile Services, and BizTalk Services is a big step forward for cloud-oriented developers

Microsoft consolidates enterprise editions of Visual Studio

Visual Studio Premium and Visual Studio Ultimate will be merged into a single Visual Studio Enterprise edition

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Meteor JavaScript framework hits Windows

Windows support had been the most-requested feature for the framework, which now also works with MongoDB 3.0

Hack your way through the microservices revolution

How can we go from the design of a microservices architecture to code as fast as possible? With a programming language created for the purpose

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Google equips Go with an experimental cross-platform UI

Bare-bones GXUI cross-platform UI library is garnering interest on GitHub, given Go's lack of native GUI support

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7 reasons why frameworks are the new programming languages

Thanks to powerful tools, the need for speed, and the shifting nature of programming itself, your next nerd fight will be over framework APIs, not syntax

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Wanted: Easy database app dev tools for the Web

Building database apps for a workgroup used to be a simple task. All we need is a new, modern set of Web tools to make that task easy again

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Put your API on a JSON diet

Slimming down your JSON payload can bring significant savings in the mobile era, but beware overdoing it to the point of illegibility

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How to succeed with microservices architecture

Developer empowerment is a key part of the microservices trend, says Nginx's Owen Garrett, who offers lessons learned from real world implementations

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Google Dart upgrade hones in on asynchronous programming

The Dart language gets a number of improvements right as Google lowers its ambitions for Dart VM

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Facebook: We don't hate the Web

But for the time being Facebook is sticking to native development for mobile apps and open-sourcing its React Native technology

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Quality is line one: 8 characteristics of good software code

When developers dish on what makes some source code particularly “good,” these qualities tend to get mentioned frequently.

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Exploring Windows Management Instrumentation in C#

Take advantage of WMI to retrieve the hardware details of your computer system

Facebook's iOS UI development framework goes open source

ComponentKit framework, now offered for general use, reduces the complexity of writing code

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Microsoft brings Node.js debugging to Visual Studio

Node.js Tools 1.0 for Visual Studio supports deploying Node.js applications in Microsoft Azure

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Google: Dart will not replace in-browser JavaScript

Though created as a replacement for JavaScript in the browser, Google's Dart will now be compiled rather than run in its own VM

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Open up the Internet of things with Node-red

How do you even begin to wrap your head around developing applications for the Internet of things? For Node.js devs, Node-red provides a useful visual development environment

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