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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • Sencha's new framework helps enterprises build Web apps for all devices

    Sencha's Ext JS 6 Javascript framework is now generally available, and with it comes the ability to build Web apps for desktops, tablets and smartphones. But getting the user interface right isn't always easy.

Features about Development tools
  • 15 technologies changing how developers work

    A long time ago, developers wrote assembly code that ran fast and light. On good days, they had enough money in their budget to hire someone to toggle all those switches on the front of the machine to input their code. On bad days, they flipped the switches themselves. Life was simple: The software loaded data from memory, did some arithmetic, and sent it back. That was all.

  • 15 hot programming trends - and 15 going cold

    Programmers love to sneer at the world of fashion where trends blow through like breezes. Skirt lengths rise and fall, pigments come and go, ties get fatter, then thinner. But in the world of technology, rigor, science, math, and precision rule over fad.

  • Why developers are turning to API services

    As application development increasingly hooks into outside services, tools to manage all those APIs are sprouting up

  • The rise of Cloud-based IDEs

    Development tools in the cloud enable programming from anywhere, but they're not suited for all app dev needs

  • Making games of enterprise software

    Thanks to computers and the Internet, everyone is playing games these days.