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  • microsoft-stakes-claim-on-smartwatches-with-band-sdk
    Microsoft stakes claim on smartwatches with Band SDK

    Microsoft faces a tall order in competing with Apple and Google on smartwatches. But with its developer preview SDK for the Microsoft Band, the company looks to entice developers to build customized scenarios for the platform. Made...

    • Posted September 23, 2015
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  • how-just-about-everyone-gets-unit-testing-wrong
    How just about everyone gets unit testing wrong

    One of the biggest ways that people could leverage technologies more effectively is to use unit testing correctly. Most teams either don’t utilize unit testing at all or use it far too much — it’s tough to...

    • Posted September 23, 2015
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  • oracle-lays-out-lego-like-future-of-java
    Oracle lays out Lego-like future of Java

    Developers have plenty to look forward to in Java, given efforts afoot to add modularization and improvements data access and performance. Java “evolves by taking on the next big pain point,” said Mark Reinhold, chief architect for...

    • Posted September 21, 2015
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  • googles-go-language-is-off-to-a-great-start-but-still-has-work-ahead
    Google’s Go language is off to a great start, but still has work ahead

    Go, a Google-developed open source language intended to focus on simplicity and efficiency, has been getting a lot of attention lately. Launched late in 2009, the statically typed language is perhaps best known for its use in...

    • Posted September 21, 2015
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  • microsoft-upgrades-javascript-visual-studio-development-tools
    Microsoft upgrades JavaScript, Visual Studio development tools

    Microsoft is making more accommodations for developers in both the JavaScript and Visual Studio realms, including promoting the development of “universal experiences.” With a preview of WinJS 4.0 (Windows Library for JavaScript 4.0), Microsoft wants to enable...

    • Posted September 21, 2015
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  • cobol-yes-cobol-gets-a-bridge-to-node-js
    Cobol — yes, Cobol — gets a bridge to Node.js

    Linking the old world of programming with the new, a Web developer from Romania has built a bridge between highly fashionable Node.js and that venerated but antiquated business programming language: Cobol. Found on Github, the node-cobol project...

    • Posted September 21, 2015
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  • google-go-goes-faster-with-1-5-upgrade
    Google Go goes faster with 1.5 upgrade

    Go 1.5, released today, improves the Google-developed language by adding concurrent garbage collection, leveraging all processor cores by default, and letting developers use Go to write background logic for mobile apps. The up-and-coming open source language, which...

    • Posted September 21, 2015
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  • salesforce-aura-ventures-into-open-source-to-a-point
    Salesforce Aura ventures into open source — to a point

    Salesforce’s splashy new UI, the Lightning Experience, is more than a pretty face. It was built with Aura, the company’s open source UI framework, available for use independent from Salesforce’s services. With Lightning — and Aura —...

    • Posted September 21, 2015
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  • developers-can-now-use-embarcaderos-rad-studio-for-windows-10-apps
    Developers can now use Embarcadero’s RAD Studio for Windows 10 apps

    Embarcadero has updated its RAD Studio integrated development environment to help developers make the most of new features in Windows 10, now that the OS has been installed on more than 75 million devices. RAD Studio lets...

    • Posted September 21, 2015
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  • microsoft-launches-new-tools-for-building-office-add-ins
    Microsoft launches new tools for building Office add-ins

    Microsoft released a new set of tools on Monday to help developers make slick-looking add-ins for Office apps, at a time when the company wants to boost the ecosystem of third-party applications and services that work with...

    • Posted September 21, 2015
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