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PHP vs. Node.js: An epic battle for developer mind share

Here's how the old guard and upstart darling of the server-side Web stack up against each other

29 tips for succeeding as an independent developer

Find out how to cut corporate ties and transform your coding chops into a thriving business that can go the distance

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Why developers love and hate PHP

The language has a substantial stake in Web development, but it is marred by design flaws

Facebook's alternative PHP engine attracts Web service providers

HHVM is being used by the Box storage service and by one of the largest hosts for enterprise-ready WordPress

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PHP 7 moves full speed ahead

Next major version of server-side Web development language planned for release in the next year

Liquid computing: The next wave of the mobile experience

The traditional enterprise workflow is ripe for huge change as the focus moves away from working in a single context on a single device to the workflow being portable and contextual

The care and feeding of a rockstar developer

Whether you're a hiring company, an educator, or a developer, find out what you're up against in the war for programming talent

The beginner's guide to Docker

Dig into Docker, the red-hot open source framework, from getting started to services you can use right now to the company's direction, in this downloadable PDF

Digital Spotlight: Cloud Security

The scalability of cloud computing depends on sharing resources that were never shared before, creating a new set of risks and demanding a new set of security best practices

Special report: The triumph of JavaScript

JavaScript is the reigning programming language across platforms and devices. Harness that power with the right frameworks and tools

Download the Hadoop Deep Dive

Businesses are using Hadoop across low-cost hardware clusters to find meaningful patterns in unstructured data. In this in-depth PDF, InfoWorld explains how Hadoop works and how you can reap its benefits

Download the HTML5 Strategy Deep Dive

Preparing your website and Web apps for HTML5? Here's what you need to know

Download the Cloud Security Deep Dive

The scalability of cloud computing depends on sharing resources that were never shared before, creating a new set of risks -- and demanding a new set of security best practices

PHP 5.6 features built-in debugger, better namespace support

PHP 7 will follow in a year or so to significantly improve performance for PHP apps

4 ways PHP coding is getting less painful

Users kick up performance, package management, and community relations for the popular yet widely reviled language

Best starter programming language? 8 top picks of developers

Programmers weigh in on why each of these popular first coding languages is the best one for beginners

12 things we hate about PHP

Inconsistent naming conventions, incompatible versions, weirdness at almost every level – here's the hell we deal with between angle-bracket question marks

Bossie Awards 2013: The best open source application development tools

InfoWorld's top picks among all of the languages, frameworks, libraries, and tools that programmers use

10 cloud IDEs let you ditch the desktop

These cool Web-based development tools bring coding to the browser

Programmer picks: 7 tools for HTML5, Ruby, Python, and more

PHP, Ruby, Python, and beyond -- developers weigh in on seven popular IDEs and tools aimed at dynamic languages

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