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How to choose the best mobile development environment

Native vs web apps vs hybrid. If you're still engaged in this debate, this guide will get you up to speed quick

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5 takeaways from Adobe Flash’s death march

What can developers learn from the steady decline of the once-popular multimedia platform? And what should they do to prepare for Flash’s imminent demise?

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First look: Facebook's open source React library

Recently released as an open source library, React enables developers to assemble a modern JavaScript UI fast, once you climb the learning curve

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6 things all good software code has in common

Not all source code is created equal. Here’s what developers say makes some software code far better than others

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

Build a reusable REST API back end

Building custom APIs for every mobile, Web, and IoT project drives up costs and risk; there’s a better way

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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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Free edition of Visual Studio: Cool enough for non-Microsoft devs

With licensing restrictions that favor individual users and open source developers, the free-to-use edition of Visual Studio

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8 free tools that teach kids how to code

It’s never too soon to teach kids to code. After all, they are already growing up surrounded by technology and are naturals when it comes to tablets, smartphones and computers. Here are eight websites and apps you can use to get your...

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Nginx to hop on HTTP/2 train

Open source Web server's backing for newest version of the fundamental Web protocol will improve Web performance, official says

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Top 10 new features in ASP.Net 5

ASP.Net vNext makes it easier to build leaner, faster, cloud-optimized Web applications, and it lets you do so on Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X

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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


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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