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HoloLens' mixed reality is gaming on steroids

That's Microsoft's vision, but we won't know what the platform can really do until developers get their hands on it in early 2016.

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Oracle considers a new effort to develop mobile Java apps

The OpenJDK community has until Oct. 12 to vote on the proposal to ease development for iOS, Android, and mobile Windows


Rogue Wave buys PHP technology leader Zend

The acquisition is expected to help accelerate Zend's push into large enterprises

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Atlassian takes Jira beyond the development world

There are three new editions of the project-tracking tool, inlcuding one that targets non-technical business teams

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Linux kernel dev Sarah Sharp quits, citing 'brutal' communications style

A prominent Linux kernel developer is stepping down from her direct work in the kernel community

Where to start with containers and microservices

Lessons from Java and VMs show enterprise operations pros the way to microservices adoption

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Objective-C plummets in popularity

The venerable language for Apple development is losing ground, perhaps with a nudge from Swift

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Facebook gives Android a kick in the byte code

Facebook turns its attention to the Redex project for optimizing Java bytecode to improve Android optimization

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GitHub gets bigger: Updates LFS, adds integrations directory

At the GitHub Universe conference, the company showed off tools that add to the popular code-sharing site's developer capabilities

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GitHub adds hardware-based authentication for developers

GitHub developers will now be able to log in to the code repository using YubiKey hardware keys

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Grails gets cozy with AngularJS for better JavaScript

The Grails framework features improved REST capabilities, while the companion Groovy language gets compiler boosts

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Why self-service is everything in BI and big data

Empower users to acquire and manipulate the data they really need, and BI can become a magnitude more useful -- and much less work for IT

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Get started on IoT programming with Codebug

For less than $20, Codebug sets the foundation for building simple wearable devices


An API is not the product, but it makes the product better

To borrow the punch line from a famous ad campaign, an API is not a product. But it can be found in many of the products you use, making them better

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Insider: Oracle has lost interest in Java

New sources are stepping up questions about Oracle's stewardship of the Java development platform

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Progress Software CEO: We're honored to serve dev community

In an exclusive interview, CEO Philip Pead vows to help Progress' community of 1.7 million developers meet the challenges of a cloud and mobile world

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Not sure if devops is right for your company? Look to Etsy and Netflix

Devops is a darling, but can seem daunting. Here's a checklist for seeing if your company's ready

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5 key trends in open source

InfoWorld's Best of Open Source Software Awards shows how dependent we've become on open source for everyday infrastructure and for today's rapid-fire tech development

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