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  • Android Studio focuses on C++ editing

    Android Studio, which has been billed as "the official Android IDE," is getting improvements in C++ language accommodations, annotations, and memory profiling with the release of the 1.3 version this week.

  • Windows 10: Fact vs. fiction

    It's a few days before Windows 10 is officially slated to drop, and still, confusion abounds. Worse, many fallacies regarding Microsoft's plans around upgrades and support for Win10 remain in circulation, despite efforts to dispel them.

  • Windows 10 reality check: Separating fact from fiction

    With the world officially on a collision course with Windows 10 on July 29, it's time to clear up common misconceptions about Microsoft's latest, evolving version of its flagship OS. Perhaps not surprising, there's quite a bit of misinformation floating around, some of it harmless, but some of it potentially damaging to any decisions you make about Windows 10.

  • JavaScript unites Microsoft and Google

    Version 2.0 of the popular AngularJS JavaScript framework will be built on TypeScript, Microsoft's superset of the scripting language that compiles to JavaScript, thanks to a partnership between Microsoft and Google.

  • Two years in the making, Node.js upgrade arrives

    In development for nearly two years, the 0.12 release of Node.js is about to become available. Whether the release can mend the now-fractured community that has been built around the popular server-side JavaScript platform remains to be seen.

  • Bossies 2014: The Best of Open Source Software Awards

    If you hadn't noticed, we're in the midst of an incredible boom in enterprise technology development -- and open source is leading it. You're unlikely to find better proof of that dynamism than this year's Best of Open Source Software Awards, affectionately known as the Bossies.

  • Open source firms urged to go on legal offensive

    Open-source software companies are missing out on a relatively inexpensive way to fight concerns about patent liability, according to an attorney who spoke at an open-source conference in San Francisco.