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Atom at 1.0: GitHub's Node-based editor is just getting started

Atom 1.0 is not just a code editor with cutting-edge add-ons, but a platform upon which other editors and IDEs can -- and are -- to be built

Chrome tools every Web developer will love

Chrome tools every Web developer will love

Chrome DevTools and powerful add-ons lend keen insights into your code

Can GitHub really be worth $2 billion?

The Git repository hosting service is reportedly seeking $200 million in its next round of funding

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Questions loom over 'open source' Swift

Apple says it will open-source the Swift language, but the issue of software freedom lingers

5 things Apple is doing to please developers

Apple announced at this week's developers conference that Version 2.0 of Swift and upgraded frameworks for Watch apps are on the way

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Microsoft makes it easier to extend Visual Studio

Project Extensibility uses the Common Project System to simplify the processes of updating code and adding features

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Firefox Developer Browser offers peek at app performance

The latest version of the Mozilla browser includes tools to give developers insight into what's happening in Web apps

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Believe it or not, Swift debuted a year ago today

Although not fully mature, Swift has proven both popular and powerful for modern development

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Google's Polymer Web library now ready for production use

Search and mobile giant looks to enable fast development of Web apps that use reusable components

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Code editors on the cutting edge

Is Eclipse overkill? Is Vim not enough? Then check out the new generation of code editors, led by Sublime Text, Atom, and Visual Studio Code

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Google Android M focuses on a better user experience

The upcoming version of Google's mobile OS will include simplified app data permissions, fingerprint support, and deeper app linking

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AngularJS 1.4 is built for speed, animations

The JavaScript framework's upgrade also fixes bugs and makes JQuery accommodations

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jsblocks: Client-side JavaScript 'for any kind of application'

The framework's founder claims more speed, more flexibility, and more features than alternative Model View frameworks

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Review: 7 JavaScript IDEs put to the test

WebStorm and Visual Studio Code lead a field of rich and capable integrated tools for JavaScript programming

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Microsoft languages pick up steam

C++, C#, and Visual Basic .Net make the biggest popularity gains in May's Tiobe index

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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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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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