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  • Visual Studio 2013 reaches beyond the IDE

    Microsoft delivers editing, debugging, deployment, project architecture, and ALM improvements stretching from Windows to Web development, from mobile devices to clouds

  • The Open Source Rookies of the Year Awards

    , the open source software management company, picks the top 10 open source projects launched in the past year, based on stats collected from the

  • Greed is good: 9 open source secrets to making money

    Low-cost marketing, hard bargains, keeping competitors in check -- profiteering abounds in the open source community

  • True tales of (mostly) white-hat hacking

    Stings, penetration pwns, spy games -- it's all in a day's work along the thin gray line of IT security

  • John 'Maddog' Hall: Why Raspberry Pi is only the beginning

    Raspberry Pi ? the credit card-sized single-board computer developed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation to promote the teaching of computer science in schools ? is one of the most talked-about inventions of the year, but for Jon "maddog" Hall, executive director of Linux International, it is only the beginning.

  • The rise of cloud-based IDEs

    Development tools in the cloud enable programming from anywhere, but they're not suited for all app dev needs

  • Top security threats in 2013: Mobile attacks

    For years, information security experts have predicted a spike in mobile malware. Will 2013 be the year of mobile attacks? And what other security threats are on the horizon?

  • The 19 generations of computer programmers

    If you're searching for a fountain of youth, the easiest way to get that feeling of continual rebirth is to hang around a few tech product launches. Every new rollout comes with the fresh, unabashed feeling that this has never been done before. Ever.

  • HTML5 and the future of the web

    HTML5, the latest version of the HTML web mark-up language, promises to provide businesses with powerful, cross-platform tools for their web and mobile applications, and give developers an alternative to Adobe?s more popular Flash environment.

  • Will the future be written entirely in JavaScript?

    In 1995, when Netscape was looking for a new brand for its browser-embedded scripting language, the company licensed a variation of the "Java" name from Sun Microsystems. JavaScript was born, creating a mistaken impression (that of JavaScript and Java's close relation) you'll still see some newbies trip over to this day. That shared branding deal would never happen now; the executives at Oracle never watched "Sesame Street" as kids, so they don't share.





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