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Google Web Toolkit dumps compatibility for sake of upgrades

Two new versions of Google Web Toolkit are due, featuring support for Java 8 but sacrificing backward compatibility

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Technology of the Year 2015: The best hardware and software of the year

InfoWorld's 2015 Technology of the Year Award winners showcase the best tools and technologies for developers, IT professionals, and businesses

One container technology does not fit all enterprises

This application-portability technology is hot for good reason, but its benefits aren't universal or guaranteed

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‘It just works’? Not so for too many Apple users

Apple's journey from 'it just works' to 'it just needs more work' may undermine the company’s reputation for quality

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Compile C# to JavaScript with DuoCode

Using Microsoft Roslyn and Visual Studio, dev shops with C# assets can compile apps to run in the browser with no extra coding

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Microsoft debuts TypeScript 1.4

The latest version of Microsoft's JavaScript alternative includes support for ECMAscript 6

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10 things you should worry about in 2015

We live in an age of uncertainty, where old assumptions suddenly become open questions. Generalized anxiety is bad for you, though, so focus on these 10 points

Critical Java updates fix 19 vulnerabilities, disable SSL 3.0

Future Java 7 security patches will not be publicly available so users should migrate to Java 8

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Review: IBM Bluemix bulks up Cloud Foundry

IBM's full-featured PaaS wows with Watson and an amazing array of services, but many are not yet ready for prime time

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Will the Mac dump Intel for the same chip as the iPad?

The rise of iPad apps such as Microsoft Office would make the transition easier than you might expect, but it's still no slam-dunk

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TypeScript: Industrial-strength JavaScript

Like it or not, JavaScript is the language of the Web, but it's tough to manage for enterprise-scale development. TypeScript offers an attractive alternative

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Java focuses on modularity, real-time apps in 2015

Modular Java, due in Java 9, makes for a sleeker footprint, while Safety-Critical Java targets secure real-time systems

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14 nightmare clients -- and how to defang them

Here’s how to identify and neutralize beastly client behavior before it gets the best of your project

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Ruby pioneers come clean on the language's shortcomings

Ruby founder Yukihiro Matsumoto and Rails creator David Heinemeier Hansson offer frank feedback on the language

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Famo.us, jQuery join forces for slicker, smoother Web

Famo.us is now a founding member of the jQuery Foundation; their first joint mission will be to curate quality Web widgets for developers

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10 things you don't need to worry about in 2015

We all have enough to worry about. Read this list and you'll have 10 fewer reasons to stay up all night

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