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Why Node.js beats Java and .Net for Web, mobile, and IoT apps

Speed, scalability, productivity, and developer politics all played a role in AnyPresence’s selection of Node.js for its enterprise development platform


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Brace for these 5 big changes in Bootstrap 4

An alpha is out for the next version of the popular Web design framework, so here's what designers interested in migrating from Bootstrap 3 need to keep in mind

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Parse opens up SDKs to Apple, Android developers

The Facebook-owned cloud platform for mobile apps will first offer kits for Apple and Android, with JavaScript, PHP, and others to follow

Google spotlights, open-sources experimental Android apps

The company wants developers to submit their apps for Android devices, including smartwatches

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Review: Visual Studio 2015 breaks new ground

Sweeping upgrade improves everything from language support to lifecycle management, and it opens the door to cross-platform development

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Android Studio focuses on C++ editing

Version 1.3 of the IDE also gets memory and testing improvements

Salesforce tools let customers snap together new mobile apps

Modular components can be snapped together using a drag-and-drop interface

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Write handsome, hybrid mobile apps with Ionic

Cross-platform mobile dev tools ensure your app works on multiple devices, but for a stylish and functional UI, check out the Ionic JavaScript framework

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A world without Flash: The countdown begins

Adobe's much-maligned rich Internet technology could effectively be dead within five years, according to analysts

Taking enterprise mobile development beyond the essentials

How the Built.io Backend brings flexible user authentication, granular access control, and other enterprise features to mobile applications

Samsung teams with Red Hat to build enterprise apps

The apps will run on Red Hat's new mobile application platform

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Facebook open-sources IDE based on GitHub Atom

Inside Facebook, developers created an IDE built around GitHub's highly popular Atom text editor -- and now they've made it freely available

Oracle says it has completed its stack of cloud services

Oracle has launched 24 new services to help customers onto the cloud

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Programming Famous gets easier with visual HTML5 builder

The creators of the fast and flashy HTML5 framework want to simplify development for designers

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Which approach to use for your data APIs: generic or specialized?

Common wisdom calls for a single, generic API to concentrate all interactions between frontend and backend. But the continuous increase in the diversity of client devices and objects makes architects rethink this design and take a...

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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Use the right approach for building a data back end

Start with development or with design? This long-standing conundrum of software engineering is more acute than ever when it comes to building the interactions between front-end apps and their back end

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Google's Firebase mobile platform accommodates offline usage

iOS and Android device users can still use mobile apps even when not connected to the Web

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4 strategies to distribute your data between front end and back end

Where you store and process your data has a significant impact on issues such as privacy or performance, but also on the ability for apps to access and deliver relevant data

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