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Is Twitter's dead developer conference another nail in its coffin?

Twitter will not host its annual Flight developer conference this year amid speculation and uncertainty about the company's future. Its bruised relationship with developers may be a sign of what's to come.

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French software developer sues Apple, seeking improvements in iOS browser

Software developer Nexedi is so keen to see Apple improve the rendering engine in its iPhone browser that it's filed suit against the company in a French court.

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Virtual assistant faceoff: Alexa, Cortana, Google Assistant and Siri

A lot can change in a year. Just ask Amazon's Alexa, Apple's Siri, Google Assistant and Microsoft's Cortana virtual assistants. We posed the same questions to all four in the summer of 2015 and again in fall 2016, with notable...


Mastercard launches dev platform for building payment, security apps

Mastercard launched an ambitious open Mastercard Developers platform to help third-party developers create commerce-related apps and services.

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Microsoft pursues .Net development unity with .Net Standard

A single base library will reach all three major variants of .Net, solving the code-sharing problem for .Net developers across platforms

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Red Hat links Java to Microsoft's Visual Studio Code

An extension based on the Language Server Protocol offers developers expanded use of Microsoft's development tool

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Windows Desktop apps are now in the Windows Store

Developers can now distribute their Windows desktop apps to people shopping through Windows 10's app store, with an update from Microsoft on Wednesday morning.

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Drones and robots will get smarter with Nvidia's Jetson TX1 update

The Jetson TX1 developer board is now a lot faster and better equipped to handle AI and image processing. Nvidia's new Jetpack 2.3 software tools, announced on Tuesday, double the deep-learning performance of the board.

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You can now buy things from Facebook bots

Facebook bots will now be able to conduct business and display their own custom user interfaces, after an update the company announced Monday morning aimed at enhancing its platform capabilities.

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Apple updates App Store developer guidelines ahead of iOS 10

The days are numbered for iOS apps that crash instantly upon launch or that use lengthy names to game search results, according to Apple's newly revised set of App Store developer policies.

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The next version of Fedora picks up Rust

The first public alpha of Fedora 25 rolls in Mozilla's Rust language as a standard-issue component


Transforming development in the race to innovate

The technology field is moving faster than ever. With more companies entering the fray businesses are always looking to shorten development times and get to market faster with their product and/or services. Modern practices like...

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Microsoft brings iOS JavaScript debugging to MacOS, Windows

The iOS Web Debugger for Visual Studio Code is the latest attempt by Microsoft to woo iOS developers

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iOS 10 gives apps room to grow

iOS 10 at its most basic level is a platform for mobile devices that will allow apps to evolve in ways that will delight users.

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Visual Studio 15 preview adds TypeScript, C++ improvements

Microsoft's fourth preview of Visual Studio 15 also focuses on faster installation

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LinuxCon: Q&A with inventor of, um, Microsoft PowerShell

The creator of Microsoft's recently open-sourced scripting and configuration framework PowerShell, Jeffrey Snover, sat down with Network World at LinuxCon North America 2016.

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Another day, another 4,600 lines of Linux kernel code

The Linux kernel is improving faster than ever, gaining 7.8 patches per hour and 4,600 lines of new code every day.

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