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Google’s Firebase taps serverless Cloud Functions

Performance monitoring, open source SDKs also highlighted for the tooling

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Build a devops pipeline for your Windows servers

Establishing a devops-style automated continuous deployment pipeline makes deploying and maintaining Windows infrastructure a breeze

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Oracle has a plan to make Java 9 migration easier

A new proposal would temporarily permit illegal reflective access from code on class path by default, so more older code would function in Java 9

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How to get a job as a developer: The 6-step guide

Landing your dream web or software development job doesn't have to be a daunting task. If you want to work in computing, this is where you can start

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Google’s Polymer zeroes in on ES6 compatibility, interoperability

Polymer 2.0 promises much improved ECMAScript 6 standards support and interoperability with other libraries and frameworks

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Forgot about Mahout? It’s back, and worth your attention

Mahout is a vibrant machine learning project that is now riding Spark instead of MapReduce for the algorithmically inclined

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Google endorses Kotlin for Android development

Android Studio 3.0 IDE will include this first addition to Android’s official languages

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Cortana moves way beyond being a personal assistant

Combined with Microsoft Graph, Project Rome, and Bot Framework, the personal assistant technology looks to reinvent work across devices

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At Google I/O, all eyes on Android Auto and Android TV

Developers from around the world are gathering on the lawn at the Shoreline Amphitheater. Excitement for the annual Google I/O conference is a given, but this week’s announcements will undoubtedly keep developers on their toes. Any...

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Atom editor now has native GitHub integration

The direct integration with the code-hosting platform to make things easier for devs -- but also ties them more closely to GitHub

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Visual Studio may gain AI smarts around available code

The experimental technology could assist in code analysis, but there’s no timeline for its release

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Review: The 10 best JavaScript editors

Sublime Text, Visual Studio Code, Brackets, and Atom rise to the top, but several others are worth considering

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What developers can expect at Google I/O 2017

Android O is the main focus, but Google will also dig into machine learning, web payments, web applications, and the internet of things

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The cloud can’t fix poor application performance

Don’t believe the fairy tale that the cloud’s auto-provisioning and auto-scaling services make software perform better

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Escape from Flatland: Microsoft’s new UI approach

Microsoft's Fluid Design System concept will help developers create apps for a multitude of systems and input types

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Q&A: Microsoft Cosmos DB creator lays out vision for planet-scale database

Distinguished Engineer Dharma Shukla outlines the origins and goals of Microsoft's cloud database, which debuted at Build 2017

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Watch out for serverless computing’s blind spot

Automatic provisioning of server resources is a great idea, but it can lead to the end of upfront resource planning—and high resource costs

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Impact of colocation on software development

Colocation of software teams is a prerequisite for digital transformation and creating the innovative products that drive better business and software outcomes.

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