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Doing more with less: Lambda expressions in Java 8

Using lambda expressions can make your Java code leaner, more powerful, and easier to read

Nashorn: JavaScript has been made great in Java 8

JavaScript on the JVM is better and faster but not always friendlier with Nashorn, the rebuilt JavaScript interpreter

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.

Cloud services for mobile developers: Google vs. Amazon vs. Azure vs. Parse

Cloud-based back ends for mobile applications combine key services with varying degrees of complexity

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.

4 reasons companies say yes to open source

Open source is free and widely available, but its benefits don't stop there. Enterprises are embracing it for its agility, a quality they value above all in these times of marketplace upheaval.

13 benchmarking sins

Avoid these benchmarking boners if you want to get useful data from your system tests.

iOS 7 for developers: Special report

Apple's mobile OS offers all kinds of bells and whistles -- here's how to take advantage of them, courtesy of InfoWorld's experts

Review: Dueling hybrid cloud wizards

CloudVelocity and Ravello Systems march clones of in-house servers into the cloud for development, testing, and disaster recovery

How Load Balancing Is Playing a Bigger Role in Tech Transitions

Load balancing isn't just for websites that expect surges in traffic any more. Companies of all sizes, and in all verticals, find load balancing an effective way to address disaster recovery, scalability, failover and application virtualization needs.

Making Scrum work for you

Last week, I wrote about how Scrum has become a mainstream software development approach. This article explores how to make Scrum work for your organization and deliver results.