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How to put the R programming language to work

We're at the beginning of a new wave of numeric data -- and the new R language provides a powerful array of tools to make sense of it all

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Review: 10 JavaScript editors compared

Sublime Text, TextMate, and Brackets lead a rich field in capabilities and speed

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All eyes on Android at Google I/O

The upcoming conference will focus squarely on Android, with sessions about how developers can utilize its newest features

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9 programming languages and the women who created them

From the dawn of mainframes through today, women have designed and developed programming languages that have had significant, lasting impact on software development

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IBM Watson adds hybrid cloud developer tools

Watson Explorer helps developers build hybrid cloud cognitive applications using data sets resident in a mix of on-premises, public and private cloud environments

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Visual Studio code editor comes to Mac, Linux

Microsoft adds Visual Studio Code to its expanding collection of cross-platform tools

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Microsoft open-sources JavaScript tools

ManifoldJS turns Web experiences into native mobile apps, while Vorlon.JS offers remote JavaScript debugging

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Microsoft woos Android, iOS devs with porting toolkit

At Build, Microsoft unveils plan that lets developers reuse Java, C++, and Objective-C code for Windows

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Puppet Enterprise 3.8 adds Docker, AWS management

Puppet Enterprise 3.8 includes Docker and AWS management modules, as well as the first supported release of Razor for bare-metal management

Red Hat broadens programming language support

RHEL can now support multiple versions of a single programming language, such as Python

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Mozilla sets its sights on Rust's future

As Rust hits 1.0, Mozilla is organizing ideas about where next to take the language, its toolset, and its users

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Grails Web framework finds home at Object Computing

Pivotal discontinued its support for Grails, but Object Computing has stepped in to hire key Grails developers

MIT's Picture language could be worth a thousand lines of code

MIT has developed a probabilistic programming language that could take same the grunt work out of machine learning

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Apple's Swift makes quick strides with developers

Not yet a year old, Apple's programming language is already earning plaudits for its feature set and ease of use

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Instagram helps developers build better Apple Watch apps

The company has released an open source library that helps developers configure tables with multidimensional data

Embarcadero moves RAD Studio beyond Windows

RAD Studio XE8 paves the way for app tethering and proximity-based beacon networks

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Microsoft upgrades JavaScript, Visual Studio development tools

WinJS JavaScript toolbox focuses on 'universal experiences' for Windows 10, while Visual Studio will get Enterprise, Professional, and Community editions

Microsoft consolidates enterprise editions of Visual Studio

Visual Studio Premium and Visual Studio Ultimate will be merged into a single Visual Studio Enterprise edition

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