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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

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

10 cities delivering high-speed Internet to their communities

Municipal broadband faces challenges from the big telcos, but 1-Gig Internet adoption is growing nonetheless

Gigabit Wi-Fi case study: Erickson Living upgrades to 802.11ac

A retirement community plans on retiring wired networks in individual residential units

Big carriers go political to kill local broadband

Major telcos are afraid that locally owned FTTH deployments will cut into their fat profits, so they seek to cripple competitors

Mobile data traffic is expected to explode 11-fold by 2018

Wearables will affect mobile traffic, too, but it's hard to predict by how much

MacBook Pro delivers blazing speed in Gigabit Wi-Fi test

In a test of three smartphones and two laptops, all five products validate the superior throughput of 802.11ac

Old-school Wi-Fi is slowing down networks, Cisco says

Cisco engineers propose standards change to pare down traffic sent using old, slow forms of Wi-Fi that clog channels

Fon working with Qualcomm to expand Wi-Fi hotspots

The free Wi-Fi aggregator has also received new funding from the chip maker as well as from Google and Deutsche Telekom

Cisco promises to fix admin backdoor in some routers

The company plans to release firmware updates to remove the undocumented feature by the end of the month

Default settings leave external hard drives connected to Asus routers wide open

Private files can be accessed over the Internet by anyone with basic knowledge

More unlicensed spectrum could be on the horizon, FCC chairman says

If forthcoming spectrum auctions make more space available, it could allow the IT industry to develop new communications services

Riverbed may go private in a $3 billion deal

An investment company wants to acquire the WAN optimization vendor

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