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25 simple tools for building mobile apps fast

Low-code and no-code development tools give business users and developers a fast track to mobile app success

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GitHub’s Atom editor gets a speed boost

Architectural updates and a full rewrite of the rendering layer improve responsiveness, with better Git and PHP support coming soon

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Get started with Visual Studio Code

Microsoft’s open source development tool has become an important piece of the developer’s toolkit on Mac, Linux, and Windows

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JetBrains ships alternative to Microsoft’s Visual Studio

Rider can be used on Windows, MacOS, and Linux systems

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21 technologies transforming software development

The very nature of programming is evolving faster than you might think, thanks to these powerful tools

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How Rust can replace C, with Python's help

Four new projects make it easier to develop Rust libraries with Python bindings, allowing Rust to replace C as a low-level Python partner

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What is Node.js? The JavaScript runtime explained

Node.js is a lean, fast, cross-platform JavaScript runtime environment that is useful for both servers and desktop applications

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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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