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Visual Studio 15.4 Released, Increasing Multiplatform Support

October 18, 2017

Via: InfoQ

The 4th update to Visual Studio 2017 has been released by Microsoft, and continues the company’s commitment to supporting .NET Standard 2.0 and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps.  .NET Standard 2.0 support is an important part of Microsoft’s strategy for […]


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The 10 essential tools for JavaScript developers

October 18, 2017

Via: Info World

JavaScript, by being the language supported in all mainstream browsers, has been key to the development of browser-based web apps, garnering attention from multitudes of developers while being fitted with new capabilities nearly every year. Naturally, an ecosystem of frameworks […]


Computing, Software & Applications

What a modern development organization looks like

October 17, 2017

Via: Info World

I work for a San Francisco startup. What we use in Silicon Valley isn’t necessarily indicative of the industry as a whole. So I informally asked a few friends distributed throughout the industry what tools they use, to figure out […]


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Java EE 8 is here: What you need to know

September 22, 2017

Via: Info World

Java EE 8—formally, Java Platform Enterprise Edition version 8—is now available. The release represents the first phase in Oracle’s two-phase plan to embrace modern computing paradigms, particularly cloud deployments, in enterprise Java. Where to download the Java EE 8 JDK […]


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What’s new in Apple’s Swift 4.0 language

September 22, 2017

Via: Info World

Swift 4.0 is now available. It’s a major upgrade to Apple’s Swift, the three-year old successor to the Objective-C language used for MacOS and iOS application development. The Swift 4 upgrade enhances the Swift Package Manager and provides new compatibility […]


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IBM open-sources a microservices-friendly Java app server

September 21, 2017

Via: Info World

A few weeks ago, Nginx released its multilanguage microservices-friendly app server, but without Java support at launch. Now IBM has a beta build of its own microservices-friendly app server for Java applications: the open source Open Liberty, which implements IBM’s […]


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How Personality Matters in Software Development

September 14, 2017

Via: InfoQ

Leaders have to orchestrate diverse contributions from individuals with different personalities to build great teams. Occasionally, team members might decide to act out of character and engage in behaviour that is outside their comfort zone to advance the team goal. […]


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Google Drive to be shut down, replaced by Backup and Sync

September 8, 2017

Via: TechSpot

Google’s own cloud storage platforms — Google Drive and Google Photos — are on their way out. In a blog post today, Google announced that starting December 11 both popular file sync applications will lose official support. Shortly thereafter (in March), Google […]


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Nginx forges multilanguage app server for microservices

September 7, 2017

Via: Info World

Nginx has introduced an application server for microservices environments. The open source Nginx Unit is designed for environments where developers use multiple languages in their deployments. It’s typical in microservices to use multiple languages and thus have multiple software stacks […]


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Why Python and C# can’t displace Java, C, or C++

September 7, 2017

Via: Info World

Although Java, C, and C++ have seen drops in language popularity, they once again remain atop the Tiobe language popularity index, which uses the number of developers, courses, and vendors for each language to calculate its popularity. Their two main contenders—Python […]