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Like daughter, like father

Pilot fish's eight-year-old daughter comes to him in a panic -- she says she saved all her stories like he told her to, but now she can't find any of them. But it seems she may have inherited that tendency.


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Google gets into the low-code enterprise app development biz

Google is the latest enterprise software provider to throw its hat in the ring of low-code app development with a new service called App Maker.

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Review: GitLab rocks version control

Thanks to a solid foundation and delightful extras, this open source version-control system is a serious contender.

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10 resume do’s and don’ts for developers

Recruiters and hiring managers reveal what makes a candidate stand out -- or fall flat.

Overtime will never be this much fun again

Recently married IT pilot fish takes on extra development work for a factory automation project -- but he doesn't want to spend all his spare time driving to the remote factory. Fortunately, there's a work-around.

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First look: Visual Studio for Mac is here at last, almost

Xamarin-inspired IDE will allow C# and F# programmers to develop for iOS, Mac, and Android on a single machine, but is currently limited.

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Does Apple really want to kill Automator, AppleScript?

Shock termination of veteran Apple developer guru sends shockwaves across the Mac community

Whatever happened to all those dot-coms, anyway?

It's the late 1990s, and this cash-machine network has just been spun off from its parent bank, which means the new company needs to order up a new billing system -- the dot-com way.

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Intercom integrates with Twilio, jumps on the developer ecosystem bandwagon

Just providing a really valuable product isn't nearly enough -- you need to convince developers to build tools on top of your platform as well.

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IT users review 6 software test management tools

Developers use test management tools — from vendors such as HPE, Microsoft and IBM — to manage their software quality-assurance programs. We’ve asked QA managers to identify the best and worst features of six leading suites.

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Every version of SQL Server 2016 now gets its full feature set

Microsoft packed SQL Server 2016 with new advanced features that are supposed to help it compete with a suite of other database software. But some of the most advanced capabilities in the relational database software were restricted...

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The next versions of Visual Studio are here on Windows -- and Mac

Microsoft's Connect developer conference kicked off with some expected news: the next versions of the Visual Studio IDE have arrived on Windows and Mac.

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Microsoft and Google bury the hatchet in one small way

There's one small glimmer of hope in the relationship between Google and Microsoft: Google has joined the .Net Foundation, to help drive forward the programming language Microsoft created.

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Machine learning: The deplorable state of deployment

A failed standard, complex alternatives -- and a way forward.

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OpenAI will use Microsoft's cloud, as Azure gains more features

Microsoft's continued investment in artificial intelligence and machine learning technology is paying dividends. The company has partnered with OpenAI, a nonprofit company founded earlier this year to advance the field of machine...

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3 things GrubHub's CEO should've considered before sending an anti-Trump email

Watch what you write in an email.

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The top 12 overused IT terms

A lot of what we talk about in IT confuses the heck out of our business-side colleagues.

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5 screen-sharing apps offer easy collaboration

These five apps that will let you video chat, message, share screens and collaborate in real-time with your coworkers.

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What are Microservices?

Developers are finding a new way to create apps and programs - here's a quick look at how microservices work, and what it means for IT shops and their development operations.

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