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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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Microsoft's new mobile app enables Windows developers to test on iOS

Xamarin Live Player is part of the company's broader cross-platform development approach

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Microsoft focuses on engagement with Fluent Design System, UWP, and Windows 10 Fall Update

Developers will get more tools to build applications that use Metro-like design language and work across device types

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10 JavaScript concepts every Node.js programmer must master

Want to build efficient and scalable Node.js apps? Learn how to make JavaScript work for—not against—you

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Choose one: High productivity or code you can maintain

No matter how you slice it, there's always a trade-off between speedy development and ultrareliable applications

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Java vs. Google's Go: An epic battle for developer mind share

The upstart Go is giving stalwart Java a run for its money on greenfield server-side web apps

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How to implement DI in WebAPI using StructureMap

StructureMap can inject the necessary dependencies seamlessly in your WebAPI controllers

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Microsoft’s Visual Studio tackles serverless computing, Mac dev

Azure Functions Visual Studio beta lets developers integrate Azure Functions into development flows

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Microsoft Graph and Microsoft Teams reshape Office

Microwork enablement through bots and chatops apps could be the best thing Microsoft Office has done for the office in a long time

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18 things you should know about using Linux tools in Windows 10

Windows 10 can now run (many) Linux binaries. Yes, really. Here’s what you need to know to make the most of the Windows Subsystem for Linux

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NoSQL, no problem: Why MySQL is still king

You'd think the advent of 'webscale' NoSQL databases would have consigned MySQL to history. But you'd be very wrong

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