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Vulnerabilities found in more command-line tools, wget and tnftp get patches

Flaws identified in wget and tnftp allow malicious servers to execute rogue commands on users' systems

Microsoft opens Office 365 to programmers

Microsoft announces updates to Office 365, Azure, and Intune at TechEd Europe

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Eclipse shines light on cloud-based app dev

Eclipse Cloud Development initiative looks to host browser-based development tools in the cloud


GopherJS nudges Google Go past Dart in JavaScript Web development

With GopherJS, front-end code can be written in Go language, then compiled to JavaScript

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RoboVM beckons Java 8 programmers to iOS

The workaround technology lets developers use lambdas and defaults and provides full access to the hardware and the native iOS APIs gives mobile app development a 'Lightning' strike

The next generation of the Salesforce1 development platform is announced at Dreamforce

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Learning a second programming language? Try these 5 sites

Want to switch between programming languages? These sites show developers how to bridge the gap between languages and frameworks

Micron provides a software view into new coprocessor

A software kit for programmers should give developers an idea how the coprocessor could work

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GitHub dangles deep cloud service discounts for students

GitHub's Student Developer Pack offers thousands of dollars' worth of developer tools and cloud services for free to students

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Google Dart crashes into top 20 programming languages

The language's JavaScript compiler helps fuel interest; meanwhile, Java hits an all-time low in Tiobe's popularity index

Ericsson releases WebRTC browser and framework as open source

The browser has been resurrected at least in part to make up for Apple's apparent disinterest in the technology

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Frege joins Scala, Clojure among Java functional languages

The strictly typed, purely functional language is 'a Haskell for the JVM'


Oracle's Graal project empowers language creation on the JVM

Oracle's newly released Graal lets programmers create runtimes and compilers for new or existing languages in Java

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Java developers get IoT helping hand

Eclipse offers a stack of frameworks and services for building connected device apps


OpenJDK project opens up Java 9 to collaboration, experimentation

'Sandbox forest' gives developers a way to work on ongoing enhancements before finalizing and contributing them

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LibreOffice's superlow defect rate puts proprietary software to shame

LibreOffice code is among the cleanest you'll find, with one-tenth the defect density of the average proprietary code base for similar-scale apps

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Pedal to the metal: PyPy 2.4 powers up Python

JIT-powered Python engine PyPy was already fast, but version 2.4 charges further ahead, thanks to multithreaded optimizations

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Functional programming gains Web, networking option with Elixir language

Elixir language, now at version 1.0, leverages Erlang VM to produce short, fast, and maintainable code for the Web and infrastructures

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Mozilla Rust language approaches 1.0 milestone

Mozilla project expands beyond browser engines to support concurrency and quick systems programming

Dropbox upgrades API for its lightweight app databases

Apps that tap Dropbox's Datastore API can now let their users share the stored data with other people

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