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  • Pluralsight bags $135M to fortify online coding, tech course offerings

    Pluralsight, a Salt Lake City e-learning company that offers video-based courses on everything from Windows 8 to WebRTC to Apple iOS, has raised a fresh $135 million in venture funding.

  • 15 technologies changing how developers work

    A long time ago, developers wrote assembly code that ran fast and light. On good days, they had enough money in their budget to hire someone to toggle all those switches on the front of the machine to input their code. On bad days, they flipped the switches themselves. Life was simple: The software loaded data from memory, did some arithmetic, and sent it back. That was all.

  • UK government adopts ODF for document exchange with citizens and suppliers

    The U.K. government has adopted ODF as its standard for the exchange of word processor and spreadsheet files between departments and with citizens and suppliers, meaning that companies and citizens will not be required to buy a particular application or software suite in order to collaborate with government staff.

  • New banking malware 'Kronos' advertised on underground forums

    A new Trojan program designed to steal log-in credentials and other financial information from online banking websites is being advertised to cybercriminal groups on the underground market.

  • Vulnerability in AVG security toolbar puts IE users at risk

    Implementation issues with AVG Secure Search, a browser toolbar from antivirus vendor AVG Technologies that's supposed to protect users from malicious websites, could have allowed remote attackers to execute malicious code on computers.

  • With components, Google agitates for a revolution in Web development

    At the Google I/O conference this week, the company vigorously lobbied developers to adopt a new programming model, one that could, the company asserted, make it radically easier to build Web applications.

  • Dropbox plays nicer with Web apps

    Web developers can now configure apps to be notified immediately of changes that users make to their Dropbox files, taking some strain off Web servers and potentially giving end users a better experience.

  • Microsoft Azure tools aim to help companies manage hybrid clouds

    For the kick-off of its annual Tech Ed user conference, being held this week in Houston, Microsoft has released a bevy of tools and services to help administrators connect their internal operations to Microsoft's Azure cloud.

  • Jumping JavaScript! Hands-on with the Famo.us framework

    Famo.us is an open source JavaScript framework for building high-performance mobile Web and hybrid mobile apps. The framework gets its speed and sizzle by replacing the browser's slow, DOM-based rendering mechanism with its own rendering engine and by tapping the GPU acceleration provided by CSS3's 3D transformation functions -- no plug-ins or native code required.

  • Government plan to adopt ODF file format sparks standards debate in UK

    The U.K. is moving to a system where citizens can exchange information with the government digitally by default -- but in choosing the file formats to use for that exchange, it must balance corporate interests with those of citizens.

Latest Features

  • 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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