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  • Mozilla offers app to create Web pages on smartphones

    The Mozilla Foundation wants to make sure that the Web remains a platform where anyone can create content, rather than just a place to consume information and services created by others.

    Written by Joab Jackson18 Aug. 15 04:25
  • GitHub launches desktop client to lure more developers

    Looking to expand its already considerable user base, GitHub has introduced a new desktop GUI client that streamlines many of the functions of the online code repository.

    Written by Joab Jackson13 Aug. 15 01:54
  • Digium helps mobile apps communicate better with new SDKs

    Digium has launched open source SDKs that aim to make it easier for developers to add voice and video calling, instant messaging, and push notifications to their Android and iOS apps.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs12 Aug. 15 02:11
  • Microsoft offers Windows developers a bridge to Apple iOS

    Having promised developers to be less Windows-centric and more cross platform friendly, Microsoft has released software that helps programmers more easily bridge the divide between Apple applications and Windows applications.

    Written by Joab Jackson07 Aug. 15 07:27
  • Salesforce tools let customers snap together new mobile apps

    Mobile apps now figure almost as prominently in enterprises as they do in the consumer world, and on Tuesday Salesforce rolled out some new DIY tools that aim to help business users "roll their own" apps as needs arise.

    Written by Katherine Noyes29 July 15 03:47
  • Microsoft Visual Studio understands a world beyond Windows

    Once devoted chiefly to developing desktop and server Windows applications, the Microsoft Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE) is increasingly resembling a Swiss Army Knife, able to support myriad computing platforms, languages and runtime environments.

    Written by Joab Jackson21 July 15 02:15
  • Oracle unwraps VM VirtualBox 5.0 with focus on security

    After entering beta roughly three months ago, Oracle's VM VirtualBox 5.0 virtualization software is now generally available, offering faster performance and better security.

    Written by Katherine Noyes10 July 15 03:19
  • How Instagram spots a trend

    With a user base of over 200 million people, who collectively post 70 million new photographs and short videos a day, Instagram provides a timely view of events around the world that people are interested in. But how does the service spot emerging trends while they are still on the rise?

    Written by Joab Jackson03 July 15 04:42
  • GitHub updates text editing for the modern era

    Plotting to lure developers away from their much-loved but decades-old Emacs and Vi text editors, online code repository GitHub has officially launched Atom, touting it as the text editor for the modern era.

    Written by Joab Jackson26 June 15 07:56
  • Unity CEO has game development platform's bugs on his mind

    Gaming platform company Unity Technologies is doubling down on improving its software quality, and letting developers know what it has planned for the future with a new public roadmap.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs26 June 15 03:20
  • Some Google App Engine languages may not get updates

    Google App Engine users may have some migration work ahead of them, because Google is contemplating not upgrading some popular programming languages currently running on the service, notably Java and Python.

    Written by Joab Jackson20 June 15 04:03
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