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Software testers balk at ISO 29119 standards proposal

The ISO wants to standardize software testing, but it's encountering pushback from testers and is unlikely to get uptake in large companies

Google's retreat on Pointer Events makes life harder for Web developers

Google and Microsoft's different views on Pointer Events mask fundamental disagreements about the future of the Web

Why developers should get excited about Java 9

The next generation of the enterprise development platform will feature major improvements, including modularity and API updates

Walmart's investment in open source isn't cheap

While proprietary vendors want us to focus on price, innovators focus on the flexibility and business value of open source

What I wish I'd known starting out as a programmer

Young programmers don't generally seek advice from aging coders. Fine -- but for once, sit down, shut up, and listen in

The API economy, the killing joke, and the prisoner's dilemma

APIs are a cornerstone of the modern cloud economy. But are we putting too much faith in the people who make these platforms?

Five ways Docker is taking over the world

Docker is more than a fad -- it's a real-deal technology finding widespread adoption and creating its own ecosystem

How far will businesses go to lure developers?

IT departments are getting creative to attract and retain elite software development talent

In Microsoft's cloud quest, some will get left behind

Risk of 'technical drift' is especially pernicious when your vendor appears to support the cloud but is only paying lip service

How to solve Java's security problem

Bringing application security natively into the JVM can provide stronger, faster, more accurate protection against dangerous vulnerabilities

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What I wish I'd known starting out as a programmer
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