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How to get started with Python

How to pick the right Python distribution, the right Python IDE, and the right supporting tools to jumpstart your Python programming

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Go language soars to new heights in popularity

For the first time, Go makes the top 10 in the Tiobe index of programming language popularity

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Sorry, Go 2 probably won't add your 'missing' feature

Now is your chance to ask for new Go features, though Go team's conservative design philosophy will likely keep changes to a minimum

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20 tips for mastering Git and GitHub

The programming world's favorite distributed version control system also lets you find, share, and improve code. Here's how to make Git and GitHub work better for you

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Review: OutSystems makes React apps drag-and-drop easy

Low-code application development platform lowers the bar to building web apps, mobile apps, and responsive mobile hybrid apps

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Eclipse gets ready for Java 9 with Oxygen release train

The annual coordinated release covers 83 projects, including Linux Tools, PDT, Sirius, and EGit

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What is Python? Everything you need to know

Why the Python programming language shines for data science, machine learning, systems automation, web and API development, and beyond

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Review: Appian aces low-code dev, at a price

Appian Platform allows business users to create simple forms apps, and developers to enhance them with workflows

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Visual Studio Code comes to Chromebooks, Raspberry Pi

Community build project packages Microsoft's open source editor for Linuxes and Chrome OS on ARM hardware

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The 10 tools every modern developer should use

No matter what language you use or platforms you support, there is a core set of tools everyone needs to have

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Apple’s Xcode 9 beta previews blockbuster improvements

A new editor, a new build system, new Swift language capabilities, and wireless debugging are just the start

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The 7 best wireframing and prototyping tools for app makers

Lately, I have had a lot of discussions about UI and UX. Nobody has complained about this, so I presume we are reaching a point where everyone involved with app development recognizes the importance of UI and UX. A great app idea...

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GitHub Enterprise users get project management, data access improvements

New capabilities include the GraphQL API, project boards, and API rate limiting

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What's the Go language really good for?

InfoWorld examines the strengths, weaknesses, use cases, and future directions of Google's hit programming language

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Microsoft brings scalable Git to Visual Studio in improved GVFS

The Atlassian SourceTree IDE client also now supports GVFS, and others may join in

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Microsoft devs: How to create apps for alien platforms

The integration of Xamarin tools into Visual Studio, plus new tools for cross-platform testing, have transformed the Windows-only Microsoft IDE into a universal tool

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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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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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