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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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  • microsoft-to-developers-practice-windows-10-convergence
    Microsoft to developers: Practice Windows 10 convergence

    Microsoft’s preview of its Windows 10 developer strategy and universal app platform focuses on converging the platform across different form factors. A blog post by Microsoft’s Kevin Gallo, director of the Windows developer platform, detailed efforts in...

    • 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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  • bash-is-more-powerful-than-you-think
    Bash is more powerful than you think

    Last week I talked a bit about how best to protect against the vagaries of human error, happenstance, and Murphy’s Law in regard to remote devices. Most of that includes trying to anticipate every possible circumstance that...

    • Posted September 22, 2015
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  • javascript-goes-native-for-ios-android-and-windows-phone-apps
    JavaScript goes native for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone apps

    NativeScript, a Telerik technology for building multiplatform native mobile apps from a single code base, is set to go to a 1.0 release in late April. Telerik is launching a beta program this week for the open source...

    • Posted September 21, 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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  • instant-feedback-arrives-for-javascript-code-testing
    Instant feedback arrives for JavaScript code testing

    Developers looking for quick results when testing JavaScript code could have a solution with the Wallaby.js test runner tool, a code coverage technology intended to offer nearly immediate reporting of results. The tool uses techniques like dependency...

    • 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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  • instagram-helps-developers-build-better-apple-watch-apps
    Instagram helps developers build better Apple Watch apps

    Instagram sees an opportunity for developing more complex apps for the Apple Watch and so has released the IGInterfaceDataTable open source library to make it easier to configure tables with multidimensional data. “Instead of flattening your data...

    • Posted September 21, 2015
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