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  • Parse opens up SDKs to Apple, Android developers

    Parse, <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/article/2824545/application-development/review-parse-delivers-mobile-apps-not-for-business.html">which provides a cloud platform for mobile and desktop apps,</a> plans to open-source all of its SDKs, starting with kits for iOS, OS X and Android.

  • Microsoft retools F# for Visual Studio 2015

    F#, a functional programming language developed by Microsoft Research, is getting a second generation of tools for use with the Visual Studio software development platform.

  • 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.

  • 9 ways developers can rebuild trust on the Internet

    The Internet is a pit of epistemological chaos. As Peter Steiner posited -- and millions of chuckles peer-reviewed -- in his famous New Yorker cartoon, there's no way to know if you're swapping packets with a dog or the bank that claims to safeguard your money. To make matters worse, Edward Snowden has revealed that the NSA may be squirreling away a copy of some or all of our packets, and given the ease with which it can be done, other countries and a number of rogue hacker groups may very well be following the NSA's lead.

  • Esri to unveil mapping tools in R

    Esri is set to announce an open-source software bridge that makes it faster and easier to move mapping data between ArcGIS and R. The aim is to help R users tap into an organization's GIS data housed within ArcGIS, a popular platform for high-powered geo-analysis, without the need to generate intermediate files. However, the code will also work to pull in any vector or tabular data supported by ArcGIS -- including but not limited to Shapefiles -- whether or not that data is stored within ArcGIS.

  • 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.