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Whether you’re mastering the fundamentals of programming, or digging into iOS 10-specific features (improved AI and Siri function, anyone?)--this course will have you covered.

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Security software that uses 'code hooking' opens the door to hackers

Code-hooking techniques used by security, performance, virtualization and other types of programs to monitor third-party processes have introduced vulnerabilities that hackers can exploit.

Swift vs. Objective-C: 10 reasons the future favors Swift

Facebook SDK gives Apple's Swift devs access to platform services

The SDK enables integration of iOS mobile apps with services on the social network

And then they had to ruin their imperfect record

This programmer pilot fish develops and maintains a custom manufacturing system for a client, and one report in particular has been working without a hitch for years -- until today.

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The IoT spurs surprise surge in assembly language popularity

This month's Tiobe Index of language popularity has the assembly language cracking the top 10, likely due to its use in small IoT devices

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Attackers could steal millions using online phone verification systems

A researcher finds he could earn millions of dollars by abusing the online phone verification systems used by Google, Microsoft, and Instagram.

HPE finds chatrooms — or 'chatops' — instrumental for Devops success

While the chatroom has its origins in the early days of the internet – be it on IRC, Usenet forums or early messenger apps like ICQ – it’s making a real resurgence in the world of business, as HPE found out.

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AWS buys Cloud9 IDE in snub to Google

Amazon Web Services has bought Cloud9, a popular web-based developer environment that recently aligned itself with the Google Cloud Platform.

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Atlassian scoops up StatusPage

It is always interesting to see a company's M&A strategy once it IPOs. Atlassian today made its first post-IPO deal.

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IBM and AT&T cozy up to IoT developers

A deal between IBM and AT&T to help developers turn ideas involving the Internet of Things into reality is just the latest tie-up involving major enterprise vendors in this field.

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Packed with over 100 hours of instruction, this bundle will help you dive into Linux, the popular open-source operating system, and is currently on sale over 90% off its typical price.

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Facebook reveals elaborate phone-testing process for thousands of weekly code updates

Facebook unveiled insights into how it tests new code on thousands of mobile devices at an until-now secret lab in its Prineville, Ore., data center.

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Three popular Drupal modules patch site-takeover flaws

The security team of the popular Drupal content management system worked with the maintainers of three third-party modules to fix critical vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to take over websites.

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Fiat Chrysler launches bug bounty program for connected vehicles

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has launched a bug bounty program to attract white-hat hackers to spot cybersecurity flaws in its products and connected services.

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.

See, IT project governance works!

This manufacturer generates lots of production data that's used by its engineers at HQ. But local line supervisors also want to query the data to help make production more efficient. How hard could that be?

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Salesforce expands encryption options with 'bring your own key'

Salesforce on Tuesday stepped up its efforts to woo security-conscious businesses by adding "bring your own key" encryption to its Salesforce Shield set of cloud services.

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Microsoft is selling a HoloLens 'enterprise edition,' but it's not what you think

Microsoft’s HoloLens has been available to developers for some time, but what's less well known is that its augmented reality headset also comes in an 'enterprise edition.'

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