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It's alive! Microsoft to let Live Writer live on as open source

Devoted followers, including some within Microsoft, get their wish, as eight-year-old blogging tool will survive


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Master single-page Web apps with AngularJS

Single-page Web apps are nice for users, but they can be nasty for developers; AngularJS can help

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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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HTML5 shoot-out: How Chrome, Safari, Firefox, IE, and Opera measure up

Chrome and Opera lead in compliance with the latest Web features, but the differences among browsers may be smaller than they appear

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WebRTC without the pain

Although still evolving, one of the hidden gems of the HTML5 specification is WebRTC. Here's the easy way to use it to stream voice, video, and data

IBM joins race to upgrade Webmail interface with Verse

IBM aims to eliminate clutter and understand the user's needs with its Verse Web interface for email

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APIs aren’t apps: Make them as thin and light as possible

For fast and scalable APIs, forget the heavy frameworks and go lean

Google shares code to help server software digest HTTP/2

The open sourced software, called gRPC, is an updated standard for transmitting Web pages and apps over the Internet

Microsofts pulling Facebook, Google chat from Outlook.com

Say goodbye to Google Talk and Facebook chat in Outlook.com, because soon Microsoft's Webmail app will be all about Skype

Google Cloud offers security scanning for customer apps

The Google Cloud Security Scanner can ferret out XSS and mixed-content vulnerabilities

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Wiki creator reinvents collaboration, again

The engine of the Internet is collaboration, which this blog is dedicated to exploring. True Internet collaboration began with the wiki -- which just underwent a complete transformation

Microsoft said to acquire calendar app Sunrise for north of $100 million

Sunrise's software pulls data from third party services like Microsoft Exchange

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How-to: Get started with Nginx

Follow these steps to install Nginx on Linux and configure PHP support, virtual hosts, HTTP authentication, SSL support, URL rewrites, and load balancing

Microsoft throws open doors to Sway beta

Large response to the new Web-based publishing tool led Microsoft to expand its test program

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25 years after Lotus Notes, IBM tries to reinvent email again

IBM's Verse borrows ideas from Google's Inbox, then adds Watson-powered querying to let users tame their email

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Microsoft unveils de-cluttering option for Office 365 mailboxes

Business users of Outlook get 'Clutter,' spam filter-like broom that sweeps aside unimportant messages

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JavaScript juices high-performance Web apps with SIMD.js API

Google, Mozilla, and Intel partner on SIMD.js API to boost games, video, audio apps for the Web

Google rethinks webmail with Inbox, raising questions about Gmail's future

The new app is built from the ground up to deal with email overload

Why Redis beats Memcached for caching

Redis is more powerful and more flexible and usually the right choice, but Memcached still has its place

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