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JavaScript-based attack simplifies browser exploits

Researchers have devised a new attack that can bypass address space layout randomization (ASLR) in browsers and possibly other applications.

Cloud Foundry targets developers to spark enterprise adoption

Computerworld UK speaks to Cloud Foundry Foundation's executive director, Abby Kearns

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What happens when tech companies make television shows

Short version: It's not good. Apple's Planet of the Apps is not exactly popcorn-friendly.


Seastar C++ framework seeks to simplify coding

Concepts capability that simplifies design will be featured in the next version of the event-driven framework

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Why learn C?

The C programming language is hard to learn, its popularity is waning and demand is shifting. Is there any point in learning C?

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Get ready to grab your Google I/O tickets

If you're hoping to attend Google I/O in May, you can apply for tickets to the annual developer conference Feb. 22-27.

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NativeScript 3.0 sets release with Angular 4

Meanwhile, the framework for building native iOS and Android apps in JavaScript has improved debugging and Angular performance

Internationalization, REDEFINED!

This company develops embedded systems, and all the user-facing text is internationalized, but not the diagnostics. Then a new owner wants that to be translated too -- within the next two weeks.

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Ford to invest $1B in A.I. startup toward self-driving cars

Ford plans to invest $1 billion over the next five years in Argo AI, an artificial intelligence startup that will help develop a virtual driver system for the automaker’s autonomous vehicle coming in 2021.

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Slimmer, more nimble Visual Studio 2017 will ship March 7

A multitude of improvements are planned for coding, startup and testing

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PHP vs. Node.js: Epic battle for developer mind share

Here's how the old guard and upstart darling of the server-side web stack up against each other

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Accenture wants to help businesses secure their blockchains

Accenture wants to help businesses use blockchain technologies more securely by locking away the encryption keys they use to sign transactions.

It ain't broke, so fix it -- right now!

This company makes a corporate decision to go 100-percent Microsoft .NET for its web app development -- and that's a problem for the pilot fish who's responsible for the existing versions of some of those apps.

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Microsoft lays out the future direction for its .NET languages

The development paths of Visual Basic and C# will diverge, which may be too late.

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Mozilla zaps residue of Firefox OS as it shutters IoT group

Mozilla is shuttering a group tasked with creating an operating system for the Internet of Things and will lay off an unspecified number of workers.

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From presentation to conversation: How A.I. will transform enterprise apps

Apps will soon shift from dumb repositories to deft assistants.

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Oracle bets the future of Java EE on REST APIs

Oracle sees REST as key to modernizing future versions of Java EE for microservices and the cloud

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Microsoft previews upcoming improvements in .Net

C#, Visual Basic, and F# will get attention in a coordinated effort across Microsoft's development platform

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