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9 things you need to know to run a successful software development team

Experienced software engineering leaders share what it takes to get the most out of your team

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Review: VirtualBox 5.0 vs. VMware Workstation 11

VirtualBox 5.0's new features add ease and flexibility, but VMware Workstation 11 leads in performance and convenience

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Managing data in a mobile and cloud world

A simple strategy for standardizing metadata can improve decision-making, data governance and data security. (Insider; registration required)

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The Windows 10 developer’s dilemma: Go Universal or stick with the desktop?

Microsoft’s Universal Windows Platform offers code-once-run-anywhere upside, but development drawbacks abound

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Up, down, and out: 20 years of Internet Explorer

On IE's 20th anniversary, the story of the Web browser that had it all and lost its way

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Build microservices apps on Azure Service Fabric

Azure Service Fabric, Microsoft's PaaS solution for microservices, provides a highly flexible framework for building cloud-scale applications. Here's how to take advantage of it

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When video collaboration makes sense in the cloud

It doesn't work for everything, though, and smart IT managers are lining up different classes of videoconferencing tools for different use cases

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Review: Best open source reporting tools

Pentaho edges JasperReports and Eclipse BIRT is test of open source options for creating reports

Free download: A get-up-to-speed guide on hyper-converged infrastructure

A quickly evolving market with newcomers and some old-timers too

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How to build apps on Salesforce's platform

Not only does Salesforce offer easy application development and deployment in the cloud, its Trailhead training site offers self-guided courses to get you there

Free download: A get-up-to-speed guide on VDI

Learn how VDI can help your organization navigate shifts in business, and user needs

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Review: MongoDB 3.0 reaches for the enterprise

MongoDB zeroes in on operations with pluggable storage engines and revamped management tools

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Up your coding game with these 7 habits of great programmers

Experienced software engineers share their thoughts on what differentiates great programmers from good programmers and what it takes to up your coding game.

Free download: A get-up-to-speed guide on moving legacy apps to the cloud

There are many benefits to migrating legacy apps to the cloud—and many paths to success. This guide explains how to make that transition.

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Free course: The dark side of technology careers

In partnership with tech training provider PluralSight, CIO.com offers a free online course to help you learn about the bad things that can happen in tech careers and how to avoid, overcome or survive them.

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How to use MQTT for IoT messaging

Ordinary Web applications may not need reliable messaging, but the multiplicity of endpoints represented by the Internet of things demands a messaging protocol that measures up

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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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How to ask for a raise: 7 things your boss wants you to know

Asking for a raise can be a nerve wracking experience -- especially if you’re not sure what to expect. Here are seven things CIOs and hiring managers want you to know about asking for a raise so you can better position yourself for...

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