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Software dev shortage transcends international boundaries

The lack of software development talent isn't just an issue for U.S. businesses.

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Topcoder now has 3,700 Swift devs

The Topcoder developer community already has 3,700 Swift developers on its platform just nine weeks after the programming language became available.

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Salesforce's big opportunity is in keeping it simple

Salesforce is growing revenues fast and its developer ecosystem faster, meaning there are piles and piles of customer data just waiting to be studied.

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Facebook opens smooth scrolling Paper framework for iOS

Facebook's AsyncDisplayKit could be just the remedy to solve a complex app's scrolling difficulties.

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Salesforce.com gives mobile app development a 'Lightning' strike

The next generation of the Salesforce1 platform is announced at Dreamforce

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Google wants Supreme Court to decide Android copyright case

Google has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a copyright infringement case that some developers think could affect their ability to innovate in software.

APIs could be used for business intelligence

An organization can learn more about potential customers by carefully studying how they use its APIs, according to John Musser, CEO of consulting firm API Science.

IBM and Xamarin collaborate on better back-end integration for mobile apps

IBM is working with Xamarin to make it easier for C# developers to integrate back-end systems like databases with mobile apps.

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10 battles now raging for the hearts and minds of developers

PHP vs. Node, SQL vs. NoSQL, compiled vs. scripting -- the debates that define programming today

9 proposed Java 9 features devs are going to love

Modularity, JSON, smart compilation -- Java's future offers compelling features to look forward to

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Review: Appcelerator is a mobile cloud platform in progress

Appcelerator Platform 2 combines rich mobile client support with the advantages of Node.js, but lacks pre-built integrations and full sync support

Mobile developers get offline sync in new Amazon SDK for AWS

The upgraded SDK makes extensive use of Amazon's Cognito service for user identity and data sync

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4 reasons to stick with Java — and 4 reasons to dump it

The enterprise mainstay has proved resilient in the face of many challenges -- but just how long can it remain a premier programming language?

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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.

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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.

Bossie Awards 2014: The best open-source application development tools

InfoWorld's picks of the year among languages, frameworks, libraries, and all the other tools that programmers use

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

And by the way, welcome back!

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?

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