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What is JavaScript? Creator Brendan Eich explains

Brendan Eich, creator of the JavaScript programming language, explains how the language is used, and why it's still a favorite among programmers for its ease of use.

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Firefox 61 brings code inspection to web developers

Firefox 61 lets developers inspect and interact with original code in the debugger as if the code had never been minified or bundled

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What’s new in TypeScript 2.9

The new Version 2.9 of the JavaScript superset adds support for object literals and numeric types—but also can break your existing code

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What is a business analyst? A key role for business-IT efficiency

Business analyst help guide businesses in improving processes, products, services and software through data analysis. These agile workers straddle the line between IT and the business to help bridge the gap and improve efficiency.

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What’s new in Google’s V8 JavaScript engine Version 6.7

The V8 Version 6.7 beta focuses focuses on language features and security

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What is GraphQL? Better APIs by design

Learn how Facebook’s open standard for querying data can provide a better way to build APIs than REST and Swagger

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What’s new in Microsoft’s Visual Studio 2017

Version 15.7 arrives for better C++ and XAML support, while the new Version 15.8 beta brings Docker support

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R tip: How to create easy interactive scatter plots with taucharts

In this first episode of Do More with R, Sharon Machlis, director of Editorial Data & Analytics at IDG Communications, demonstrates how easy it is to use the R language to create an interactive scatter plot with multiple trendline...

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Java roadmap: Eclipse’s Jakarta EE enterprise Java takes shape

The Eclipse Foundation outlines the 39 projects that will make up the new cloud-native, microservices-friendly enterprise Java effort, and how GlassFish will evolve

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Overstock.com puts a lot of stock in blockchain

Four years ago, Overstock.com began accepting bitcoin as a form of payment. It also created a venture capital arm that has invested in a dozen companies using bitcoin's underlying technology to create a new trust model.

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What’s new in Rust 1.26

Feature-packed Rust 1.26 delivers faster compile times, existential types, basic slice patterns, and refinements to file reading and the Cargo package manager

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What’s new in Microsoft .Net Core

.Net Core 2.1 promises better build performance and several other improvements for developers

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What’s new in Google’s Android Studio

Google’s beta development suite for mobile apps supports the Android App Bundle format to reduce app size

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What is CI/CD? Continuous integration and continuous delivery explained

The CI/CD pipeline is one of the best practices for devops teams to implement, for delivering code changes more frequently and reliably

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Linux for developers is coming to Chrome OS

A virtual machine will run Linux in a forthcoming beta Chrome OS for Pixelbook users

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What is an API? Application programming interfaces explained

Application programming interfaces hide complexity from developers, extend systems to partners, organize code, and make components reusable

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What’s new in Google’s Flutter mobile dev framework

The first beta release is now available for Android and iOS developers

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What’s new for developers in Android P

Kotlin, machine learning, and greater app compatibility get attention in the latest Google developer tools

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