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Sencha's new framework helps enterprises build Web apps for every device

Ext JS 6 makes way for universal Web apps for desktops, tablets and smartphones

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60+ R resources to improve your data skills

From books to videos to online tutorials -- most free! -- here are plenty of ideas to burnish your R knowledge.

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Why R? Pros and cons of the R language

Package ecosystem and graphics are strengths; security and memory management are weaknesses.

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MIT tests 'software transplants' to fix buggy code

MIT researchers have shown a way to fix flaws using code copied from a working program.

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Rust 1.1 speeds up compiling, adds new APIs

The new version is 32% faster in compilation time, while the version 1.2 beta supports Microsoft's Visual C.

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Introducing Mob programming: The best team technique you've (probably) never heard of

Adopting a mob mentality may give your development team a productivity boost and improve software quality to boot. The reason, proponents say, is that working as a team allows for faster feedback loops and avoids problems associated...

Google Cloud Platform provides home for cloud code

Google Cloud Platform users can now store their code in the same environment in which it is run.

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Welcome to the workforce: Advice for new programmers

Veteran software developers share the lessons they’ve learned over the years about how to successfully navigate the professional coding business.

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Open Container Project forces forks to COMPLY

Docker and CoreOS declare peace in our time. The newly-minted Open Container Project (OCP) is governed by the Linux Foundation, and brings together the main containerization and composability factions, with a who's who of vendors and...

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9 reasons MEAN should power your next programming project

LAMP diehards take note: The flexible simplicity of MongoDB, ExpressJS, AngularJS, and Node.js is no joke.

Some Google App Engine languages might not get updates

Google is upgrading its App Engine, and current users of Java and Python may face some turbulence

Facebook enhances C++ with parallel programming tool

Facebook's Folly Futures provides an easy way to do parallel programming in C++

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Microsoft, Google and Mozilla team up to build a faster Web

Web apps and pages may soon get a speed boost to rival the performance of native desktop and mobile applications, thanks to a new standards initiative from Microsoft, Google and Mozilla. The work, WebAssembly, provides a way to...

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Oracle wants cleaner garbage collector for Java 9

Oracle says the low-pause efficiency in the G1 garbage collector should get the nod over Parallel GC

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EoT: More than meets the API

The enterprise use of "things" will be empowered by APIs that enable a variety of device platforms and types to interactive productively with back-end systems.

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PHP at 20: From pet project to powerhouse

Lerdorf's one-time ‘silly little project’ has transformed into a Web mainstay, thanks to flexibility, pragmatism, and a vibrant community of Web devs

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Facebook turns to wizened old C++ to power new photo-sharing app

For its new Moments photo-sharing app, Facebook eschewed the crop of fashionable mobile development platforms in favor of coding in the venerable C++ programming language.

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Next build of Windows 10 for phones coming Tuesday

Windows Phone users waiting for the next beta build of Windows 10 shouldn't have to wait for long. Windows Insider Program members can upgrade their phones to Windows 10 Mobile build 10036 on Tuesday.

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Rent the Runway's CTO says a strong engineering department turns dreams into reality

Rent the Runway CTO Camille Fournier leads a 60-member team that has delivered innovations such as a one-of-a-kind platform that allows customers to shop by browsing photos of real women with similar body types.

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