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Taking enterprise mobile development beyond the essentials

How the Built.io Backend brings flexible user authentication, granular access control, and other enterprise features to mobile applications

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Why R? The pros and cons of the R language

Package ecosystem and graphics are strengths; security and memory management are weaknesses

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Sad day for developers: SCOTUS denies Google's appeal on APIs

Supreme Court's decision is bad news for developers targeting the U.S. market, who will now have to avoid any API not explicitly licensed as open

Supreme Court denies Google request in Java infringement case

In a huge victory,Oracle can charge licensing fees for Java on Android after the court's decision

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Rust 1.1 speeds compiling, adds new APIs

The new version is 32 percent faster in compilation time, while the version 1.2 beta supports Microsoft's Visual C

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Why is automating simple tasks so hard?

It should be easy to configure office software to perform repetitive workgroup tasks -- but it isn't, even in the Google Apps era

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The programmer's guide to breaking into management

The transition from command line to line-of-command requires a new mind-set -- and a thick skin

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Introducing Mob programming: The best team technique you've (probably) never heard of

Mob Programming extends Pair approach for productivity, quality gains in software development

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Google goes after GitHub and Bitbucket with Cloud Source Repositories

Google's prepping a GitHub competitor with in-the-cloud IDE features, but GitHub and others may be able to counter with on-premises solutions

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Java installer ditches the Ask Toolbar, swaps in Yahoo defaults

Users who install Java will have to uncheck a box to avoid getting Yahoo as their default home page and search engine

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Atom at 1.0: GitHub's Node-based editor is just getting started

Atom 1.0 is not just a code editor with cutting-edge add-ons, but a platform upon which other editors and IDEs can -- and are -- to be built

How the next Java update could make Yahoo your default search provider

Yahoo has cut a deal with Oracle to promote Yahoo alongside its Java technology

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Famous JavaScript framework steps back to move forward

The new alpha version represents a change in thinking for 3D JavaScript apps technology and looks to improve on MVC

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How containers change everything

When you integrate containers into the build workflow, all the pieces of our multi-cloud future begin to fall into place

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A new document database emerges from the cloud

The NoSQL trend has given us a crazy array of new database choices. Clusterpoint has just jumped in to offer a cloud-based document database

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Eclipse's latest release train carries Docker, Java technologies

The foundation's annual bulk release of technologies features Docker tools and Java IDE improvements

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Facebook open-sources IDE based on GitHub Atom

Inside Facebook, developers created an IDE built around GitHub's highly popular Atom text editor -- and now they've made it freely available

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Making the case for agile in the enterprise

In part 1 of a three-part series on how IT leaders can make sense of agile methodologies, we look at the business case for agile (Includes video)

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Beyond JavaScript: A new hope for a high-performance Web

While Famous founder Steve Newcomb holds skeptical view of WebAssembly, the project draws praise from other quarters

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