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  • Rust 1.1 speeds compiling, adds new APIs

    The open source Rust systems language, developed by Mozilla Research with an emphasis on speed and thread safety, has been upgraded with a 1.1 release highlighted by improved compilation.

  • Google Cloud Platform provides a home for cloud code

    Users of Google's Cloud Platform services now have a convenient place to stash all the source code powering their cloud-based applications

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Eclipse's latest release train carries Docker, Java technologies

    Along with the arrival of summer, late June marks the arrival of the Eclipse Foundation's annual release train, with the open source tooling organization simultaneously releasing a multitude of technologies. This year's release train, dubbed Mars, is the 10th in the series. It improves the organization's stalwart Java IDE and adds Docker accommodations.

Tutorials about application development
  • Get 5GB of free cloud-sync storage from SugarSync

    Wouldn't it be cool if you had a "magic" folder on your PC, one that automatically synced its contents with the Web, your other PCs, your cell phone, and other devices?

  • Keep kids safe online with OpenDNS FamilyShield

    You wouldn't let your kids walk the streets of Amsterdam's Red Light District, but giving them unrestricted access to the Web is practically the same thing. The problem is, how do you block out all that inappropriate Web content?

Features about application development
  • Why R? The pros and cons of the R language

    The R programming language is an important tool for development in the numeric analysis and machine learning spaces. With machines becoming more important as data generators, the popularity of the language can only be expected to grow. But R has both pros and cons that developers should know.

  • Android Pay likely at Google I/O as Samsung preps its own service

    Google is expected to reveal details about Android Pay at its annual I/O conference this week, even as Samsung readies its own separate mobile payment service.

  • Java at 20: The programming juggernaut rolls on

    What began as an experiment in consumer electronics in the early 1990s celebrates its 20th anniversary as a staple of enterprise computing this week. Java has become a dominant platform, able to run wherever the Java Virtual Machine is supported, forging ahead despite the rise of rival languages and recent tribulations with security.

  • Coding for cars: The next generation of mobile apps

    For several decades, enterprise developers had to support one simple platform: computers on desks. Then the smartphone came along and we had to find ways to deliver the data to a smaller, more mobile rectangle. All of these challenges, however, prepare us little for the next big platform to come: the automobile.

  • Put your API on a JSON diet

    Last week I discussed design considerations for APIs, given that APIs aren't applications and shouldn't be treated as such. At small scales, APIs that come along for the ride with bulky Web frameworks might be fine, but beyond that you're asking for trouble. If you're building an API that will serve a large number of clients, your API code should be thin and tight, as well as make liberal use of caching. Otherwise, the future headaches will be crippling.

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