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New Google tool cuts JavaScript code down to size

Google's Ignition interpreter lowers memory consumption -- and that's only the beginning for this V8 engine component

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Microsoft brings iOS JavaScript debugging to MacOS, Windows

The iOS Web Debugger for Visual Studio Code is the latest attempt by Microsoft to woo iOS developers

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GopherJS compiler catches up to Google Go

GopherJS 1.7-1 extends browser app dev to version 1.7 of Google's Go language

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Visual Studio 15 preview adds TypeScript, C++ improvements

Microsoft's fourth preview of Visual Studio 15 also focuses on faster installation

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Go and Rust updates developers will love

The two languages improve speed and performance, with the added goal of delivering better developer experiences

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New Lever language builds on Python's convenience, aims for PyPy speeds

Open source language aims to be as easy to use as Python, but with easier concurrency, user-customizeable syntax, and PyPy-level speeds

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Gradle build sharing comes out of the cradle

The build automation system's founder also wants to address feature creep with CI systems

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Microsoft promises fewer forced sign-ins to Visual Studio

Developers had griped about frequently re-entering credentials to access the company's IDE; now, sessions should last for months

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$39 for 54 Hours of Training with the Linux Essentials Bundle - Deal Alert

These 5 courses will take you from newbie to Linux pro. Complete with two classes designed for Linux beginners, the Linux Essentials Bundle is the first step to a system administrator career, or to making a lateral move to your IT...

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New SVG spec irons out overlaps with HTML, CSS

The web graphics standard also gets improved text-wrapping and style properties

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LinkedIn's Gradle plug-in brings build automation to Python

The {py}gradle plugin can put Python and Java on the same page when it comes to software builds

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Microsoft's .Net Framework will get its own Patch Tuesday

Starting in October, the .Net Framework Monthly Rollup will provide regular security and quality updates

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Save the whale: Docker rightfully shuns standardization

The Open Container Project wants to standardize Docker the old-fashioned way: by committee. The pushback from Docker delivers a compelling counterpoint

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Google App Engine revs up Python 3 support

It's only Python 3.4 and a beta, but it's a step toward allowing App Engine users to implement Python in its latest and greatest incarnations

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PyPy directs Mozilla money to Python 3 support

PyPy runs Python faster, but its Python 3 support has lagged; a fresh infusion of cash from the Mozilla Foundation will be put toward fixing that problem

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Review: 13 primo Python web frameworks

Python programmers have many excellent options for creating web apps and APIs; Django, Weppy, Bottle, and Flask lead the way

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C language nosedives in Tiobe popularity index

The venerable language has lowest rating ever but still ranks second; Google's Go language is a rising star

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Apple's Swift 4 road map focuses on ABI, concurrency

Even before the release of Swift 3, Apple is talking up Swift 4 features like ABI stability, string processing, concurrency, and new scripting capabilities

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