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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

Apple's Swift language achieves 1.0 release milestone

Apple's follow-up to Objective-C reaches GM status for iOS and will do the same on the Mac when Yosemite ships this fall

Compiler wars: LLVM and GCC compete on speed, security

Newest revision of LLVM compiler framework battles with GCC on performance, but it has lots of ground to cover

Microsoft frees Visual Studio Online for occasional contributors

The company made the move because enterprise software projects now involve more line-of-business participants

How to expedite continuous testing

Using a combination of Jenkins and Circle CI, plus some Ruby and GitHub know-how, will make for a smooth process

Primed for mobile development, Mono upgrade focuses on performance

Mono 3.6.0, intended for Linux but picked up by mobile app developers, boosts performance and cuts memory usage

Amazon hopes to simplify mobile app testing with new tool

Live App Testing is available via Amazon's developer console

15 technologies changing how developers work

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

Pivotal packages a lighter Java Web application stack

The Pivotal App Suite collects Spring, Tomcat, Redis, RabbitMQ, and other components in one integrated package

Getting started with Ruby: A tour of the scripting language

Ruby is the screwdriver that gets the job done with no fuss and no muss. This article will help you get started with it

How to get started with GitHub

GitHub has been called the 'social network for programmers.' Here's how to get started on the popular site for sharing and hosting code

SAP embraces opens source -- sort of

Years of slow change are finally leading to new openness at SAP, at least in connection with SAP HANA

11 Android tools for Web developers

Android mobile devices, while not typically thought of as places where development work gets done, can offer surprisingly useful apps to help developers get the job done

Appcelerator gears up for the business world

The Appcelerator mobile development platform has been updated for better metric collection and building of APIs

Python bumps off Java as top learning language

Eight out of the top 10 universities now use Python to introduce programming, a researcher has found

6 CSS tools for coding in style

Preprocessors, frameworks, boilerplate -- these technologies bring style, consistency, and responsiveness to Web development

Oracle hopes to entice mobile developers with new framework

The Mobile Application Framework works with a variety of development tools and languages

Developers rejoice: Android innovation rules at Google I/O

Google I/O delivered a smorgasbord of innovation, new services, and APIs that promise to extend the reach of the Android platform

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