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HTML5 tool components released as open source

Borrowing a page from the recently revised Microsoft playbook, development tools maker Telerik has released as open source the bulk of its Kendo software library of components for building Web and mobile applications
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How to get Windows Phone 8.1 today

Microsoft released Windows Phone 8.1 today, and contrary to its label of "Windows Phone Preview for Developers," anyone can upgrade their current Windows Phone 8-powered handset.

Google launches Project Ara developer confab this week

Google is pushing to realize its vision of modular smartphones with a conference this week that will give developers a closer look at its Project Ara.

Outreach program leaves Gnome Foundation in cash crunch

The Gnome Foundation does not have any cash reserves as expenses on a women outreach program had to be made ahead of actually receiving payments from sponsors.

Updated Tibco app integration tool moves outside the data center

Updating its platform for the hyper-connected cloud era, Tibco has equipped the new version of its flagship application-integration software with the ability to communicate with external applications.

Google pushes I/O registration deadline back to April 15

If you thought you'd spend part of today signing up to attend this year's Google I/O, think again.

Building your own rocket or robot? NASA has code for you

Ever wish you could get your hands on the software that NASA used to launch its Apollo lunar missions or to get robots working on Mars? If so, NASA has something for you.

Microsoft unveils App Studio to ease development of Windows and Windows Phone apps

Microsoft's App Studio beta test has been expanded to allow novice developers to build applications for Windows tablets and PCs, in addition to Windows Phone.

At Build, mobility gets a boost with universal Windows apps

Microsoft's announcement of universal Windows apps demonstrates the company's commitment to improving its share of the tablet and smartphone markets.

Microsoft releases Windows Library for JavaScript as open source

Potentially helping developers more quickly build cross-platform applications, Microsoft is releasing as open source its WinJS JavaScript library for building Windows-styled controls.

App Development In Depth

Google's tantalizing Mobile Chrome App SDK

The Mobile Chrome Apps development kit, recently released as a developer preview, takes a hybrid app strategy.

R resources at Computerworld

From a beginner's guide to data-wrangling how-to and searchable collection of additional tutorials and videos, we've got you covered.

Agile Comes to Data Integration

Informatica is aiming to ease the pain of data integration with a new platform designed to allow businesses to rapidly prototype and validate before sending projects to development.

Visual Studio 2013 reaches past the IDE

Microsoft delivers editing, debugging, deployment, project architecture, and ALM improvements stretching from Windows to Web development, from mobile devices to clouds

Hiring managers advise that job seekers contribute to open-source projects

Contributing to open-source projects can give software developers an edge over other applicants in the competitive IT job market, say hiring professionals.

Evan Schuman: Bluetooth bras and bumping bozos

Tech overreach now has its mascot: the True Love Tester bra. How do companies green-light such hare-brained product ideas?

Tech hotshots: The rise of the QA expert

Often considered a second-class career choice, quality assurance is gaining prominence as automated testing demands more sophisticated talent and high-profile project failures highlight its importance.

Special report: The triumph of JavaScript

JavaScript is the reigning programming language across platforms and devices. Harness that power with the right frameworks and tools

The Open Source Rookies of the Year Awards

, the open source software management company, picks the top 10 open source projects launched in the past year, based on stats collected from the

Evan Schuman: App testing and sins of omission

Starbucks released a mobile app that stored passwords in clear text. There's a good chance that a lot of other companies just don't know whether they could find themselves in the same situation.