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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

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'Lightning-fast' PHP 7 speeds to beta

The new upgrade to PHP is feature-complete, but users are warned not to use it in production yet

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The state of Ruby and Rails: Opportunities and obstacles

Developer demand for Ruby and Rails remain high, but the specific ways both language and framework shine (or don't) are crucial to know

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Get concurrent with the Go language

Google's Go language is perfect for today's distributed application development, enabling complex operations across multiple services to run concurrently

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

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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

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Beyond JavaScript: A new hope for a high-performance Web

While Famous founder Steve Newcomb holds skeptical view of WebAssembly, the project draws praise from other quarters

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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

Microsoft, Google, Mozilla team to build a faster Web

Web Assembly will provide a standardized way to compile Web applications before they run, in order to speed their performance

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Better JavaScript programming with TypeScript

TypeScript helps you write better JavaScript, tame large JavaScript projects, and prepare for ECMAScript 6 -- and getting started couldn't be easier

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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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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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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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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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Training and bug reporting should be part of every app

We all live with the disconnect between user frustration and developers' attempts to fix problems. In an ideal world, the ability to bridge that gap would be part of the build

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HTTP/2: A jump-start for Java developers

Get tips for leveraging HTTP/2 features like server push, streaming, multiplexing, and header compression to boost the latency of your Java web applications.

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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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