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This IT pilot fish is freshly back from his honeymoon when the customer service team leader stops in and asks him to order some sample kits using a script fish has developed. No problem, right?

Appcelerator cloud in man's hands

Internet of Things

Software stack from Eclipse could unleash Java developer army on IoT

There's no single standard to link all devices in the "Internet of Things" and there may never be one, but the Eclipse Foundation wants to at least make it easier for developers to code for the standards that are out there.

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Oracle expands depth of its cloud development platform

Oracle is giving its entry into the platform-as-a-service market an injection of new services in hopes of differentiating it from the likes of Windows Azure and Salesforce.com's Salesforce1.

In strike against Oracle, Workday ships first app for higher education

Workday Student Recruiting is now generally available, but a full suite won't be released for another two years

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App developers need to be upfront about ads and making you pay

Pulling a bait and switch with monthly fees and advertisements isn't cool.

On the other hand, it survived Y2k just fine

This big retailer wants to make sure it doesn't feed duplicate orders into a mainframe system, so it tasks a programmer with making sure that doesn't happen. Flash forward 22 years. What could still go wrong?

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Sony releases SmartEyeglass developer kit

Sony has launched an SDK for its SmartEyeglass head-mounted display, another step toward challenging Google Glass.

Qualcomm seeks to attract developers with mobile TV and digital glasses SDKs

Developers can download the LTE Broadcast SDK and sign up for a beta test of the Vuforia SDK for Digital Eyewear

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Developers for Android must now list physical address in Play Store

The new Google Play rule applies to those with paid apps or in-app purchases.

Dropbox upgrades API for its lightweight app DBs

Apps that tap Dropbox's Datastore API can now let their users share the stored data with other people

Microsoft expands Windows on Devices program

Microsoft wants to put a small version of Windows 8 on more developer boards

Internet of Things

Lowe’s wants to be your smart home gateway

For home improvement retailer Lowe's, the explosion in the Internet of Things has created a few challenges -- and a lot of opportunities.

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Twitter sets its platform ambitions high with new 'Flight' conference

The event will help outside developers build apps using Twitter tools

Retailers prefer to develop apps for Apple before Android

Despite rumours of new iPhone features that already exist in Android

Sometimes you really need an engineered solution

This software for monitoring production lines is standardized throughout the company. But one manager wants to install a monitor that will make it impossible to use without a complete redesign.

Hands-on with 10 JavaScript tools

Need a JavaScript tool for your dev shop? InfoWorld takes an in-depth, first-person look at 10 JavaScript tools ready for adoption

RAD Studio XE7 developers write once to multiple platforms

The new code editor from Embarcadero allows developers to maintain a single code base for multiple devices

FeedHenry fortifies mobile apps using Node.js

FeedHenry is a Node.js-based, enterprise-oriented MBaaS and mobile application platform with a wide array of integrations, both online and offline development options, collaborative app building, and a drag-and-drop form builder.

Navigating a field of uncertainty and doubt.

Should you buy enterprise applications from a startup?

Get ready for radical changes in software purchasing

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