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What could possibly go wrong?

Amateur Quality Assurance testers on a credit-card application system that has already gone live -- yeah, that's a recipe for No Problems At All, right?

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Amazon launches managed Elasticsearch service

Amazon announced a new service that's designed to make it easier to spin up and operate the popular Elasticsearch open-source search and analytics engine.

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GitHub expands hardware-based authentication to developers

GitHub developers will now be able to log in to the code repository using YubiKey hardware keys.

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IBM brings Bluemix behind the firewall for sensitive workloads

IBM’s Bluemix development platform is already available in public and hosted private cloud versions. On Thursday, the company announced a third option for customers that need to build apps behind a firewall.

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10 tried and true methods for breaking coder’s block

When veteran software developers have trouble writing code, they often turn to one (or more) of these sure-fire solutions to get it flowing again.

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Native vs. HTML5 vs. hybrid mobile apps: The pros and cons

Key considerations for choosing the best mobile development environment for your organizations.

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Progress Software CEO: We're honored to serve dev community

In an exclusive interview, CEO Philip Pead vows to help Progress' community of 1.7 million developers meet the challenges of a cloud and mobile world.

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How to choose the best mobile development environment

Native vs Web apps vs hybrid. If you're still engaged in this debate, this guide will get you up to speed quick.

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Where are all the good Web developers?

If you’re having trouble finding them, ask yourself: Am I a bad client, or am I looking in the wrong place?

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Review: RethinkDB rethinks real-time Web apps

RethinkDB's NoSQL document store delivers high-speed change notifications for super-responsive apps.

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XcodeGhost used unprecedented infection strategy against Apple

Hackers who targeted Apple pulled off an unprecedented feat by lulling unwitting developers into loading thousands of iOS apps with adware.

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Mobile apps: Publish first, test never

When a user-experience company recently tested mobile apps from pharmacy chain Rite Aid and restaurant chain Applebee's, both apps greatly frustrated focus-group users. The Applebee's app, foe example, didn’t update pricing when...

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Say hello to IBM Watson's 'perfect data' -- and goodbye privacy

Watson's A.I. services will bring us unparalelled convenience, untold marketing opportunities, and zero privacy.

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A diesel whodunit: How software let VW cheat on emissions

Volkswagen, which has admitted to cheating on emissions tests on its diesel cars, was able to use software that could detect when a car was being tested. A standard software development audit trail could pin down the culprit.

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Nexus 5X & 6P -- why do pure-Android phones have silly names?

Next week is new-Nexus time. At release date, we expect two new Google Android devices to be available. And now we know what they'll be called. But why the giddy excitement about a couple of 'developer' phones?

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6 things all good software code has in common

Not all source code is created equal. Here’s what developers say makes some software code far better than others.


Startup Syncano wants to take some coding chores off developers' hands

Syncano will provide back-end components to front-end developers and says its service should make it easier for enterprises to write applications, including ones for the Internet of Things.

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Apple iOS App Store riddled with malware -- XcodeGhost haunts hundreds of apps [u3]

Apple iOS App Store suffers major malware attack. The XcodeGhost malware has been found in more than 300 popular apps so far. Many apps used in the U.S. were infected. Including Mercury, CamCard, and

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