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Microsoft to developers: Practice Windows 10 convergence

At Mobile World Congress, Microsoft urges developers toward Windows universal apps that can be written once for use on multiple devices

Atlassian offers high-volume, Git-based code management

The Stash Data Center can support thousands of developers all submitting their code changes at once

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Microsoft stakes claim on smartwatches with Band SDK

Competing with Apple and Google, Microsoft hopes developers can create apps that give the Band platform an edge

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Red Hat Shenandoah boosts Java garbage collection

The technology for reducing garbage collection pause times is aimed at in-memory databases and other apps requiring large heaps

IBM brings BlueMix platform services in-house

IBM is launching a series of tools to help ease the process of setting up a hybrid cloud

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Apple Swift follows familiar path to .Net and Android

Silver lets developers use a common language across multiple platforms, but it is not a cross-platform technology

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Yahoo angles for developers and dollars with new mobile suite

Mobile is now a core business, according to CEO Marissa Meyer, and the new offerings will help developers use Yahoo to monetize their apps

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Entity Framework 7: Providing support for new platforms and new data stores

Entity Framework 7, a major redesign of Entity Framework, provides support for non-relational data stores and in-memory data. Also, Windows Phone and Windows Store applications are supported. You can work with Entity Framework 7 on...

Amazon upgrades Ruby SDK to help developers write less code

Version 2 of the SDK, which supports more than 40 services, is now stable and available for download

IBM brings more Watson smarts to developers

Mobile apps can now utilize IBM's voice-to-text and text-to-voice translation services as well as a new set of analytics

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Free cloud service evaluates JavaScript code quality

Free for open source projects, BitHound analyzes JavaScript code to ferret out subpar Node packages

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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

Video: Get ready for ASP.Net 5 and Visual Studio 2015's mobile, cloud dev future

Microsoft is packing lots of new features into its key developer tools; here's what to look for

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Next-gen Rust language moves to 1.0 alpha

A beta release for the systems programming language is expected for February with a general 1.0 release to follow

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Review: The big 4 Java IDEs compared

How Eclipse, NetBeans, JDeveloper, and IntelliJ IDEA stack up in capabilities and ease of use

AT&T announces developer tool for WebRTC

Enhanced WebRTC beta has enhancements for adding caller ID, enabling more devices

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Microsoft adds TouchDevelop capabilities to Windows App Studio

However, developers wanting to upgrade Windows 8.0 apps must use Visual Studio 2013

Microsoft helps crack developer problems with Bing-based tool

Bing Developer Assistant now works with C#, but more languages are on the way

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