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HHVM 3.8 can speed up PHP, but only so much

The accelerated PHP engine from Facebook boasts performance improvements, but the real bottleneck remain applications themselves

8 steps to a faster, smoother build process

False positives undermine the whole purpose of automated testing and continuous integration; eliminate them with these tips

Windows bugs

Microsoft kicks off two-month Spartan bug bounty program

Offers up to $15K for top-notch reports and exploits of the still-under-construction browser slated to ship with Windows 10

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Saving TDD from itself

Before Extreme Programming and Test-Driven Development (TDD) became part of the Agile canon, unit testing was well understood and infrequently practiced. Some fifteen years on, unit testing is now widely practiced and poorly...

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Desktop virtualization review: VMware Workstation vs. Oracle VirtualBox

VMware Workstation 11 has the edge in performance and polish, while VirtualBox 4.3.20 leads in platform support and price

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Get it right later? Microsoft Outlook needs to work now

Public beta testing is fine, if users know it's happening, but it's no excuse for bad apps

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Geeks give back: Be an open source tester

Open source developers are hard-working people who don't need to hear misdirected complaints. Want an open source project to be the best it can be? Volunteer your time and become a tester

Amazon hopes to simplify mobile app testing with new tool

Live App Testing is available via Amazon's developer console

Microsoft to strike back at with CRM cloud for government

The CRM Online government cloud will be tied to ones for Microsoft's Azure and Office 365

Microsoft botched all aspects of Exchange outage response

Failure to communicate with users shows Microsoft has lots to learn from utilities, says crisis expert

10 reasons why open source is eating the world

From quality to security, here's why open source software is surging in popularity

SAP going full steam ahead on HANA, the cloud, and 'simple' software

SAP makes many pledges to customers, but it has much work remaining to actually deliver on them

Linux group builds 64-bit Android KitKat for ARM developers

Linaro has built a 64-bit version of Android 4.4 for developers to write and test applications for ARM-based mobile devices

Salesforce at 15: Industry disruptor wards off midlife crisis

A look at the cloud software industry pioneer as it heads toward $5 billion in annual sales

Experts explain how to avoid big mistakes with Oracle's Exadata

Presenters at the recent Collaborate user conference gave their tips

Mozilla unveils debugger that works like a VCR

Mozilla's Rr project lets you record and replay the behavior of Linux applications for easier debugging of complex programs

HP updates life cycle development suite for faster testing

HP's Application Lifecycle Management software comes with a new interface and enhanced testing tools for more agile development

Eight eye-openers from's annual report

CRM still accounts for most of's revenue, and the company is looking to increase both customer retention and profitability

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