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Flashback to 2001: This IT project's development database suddenly crashes and burns and no one can log in, so this pilot fish on the team investigates -- with his favorite training aid in hand.

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Mozilla scraps Firefox's 'Aurora' dev track

Mozilla has decided to drop one of Firefox's preview tracks that let customers test early versions of the browser before wider deployment.

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Microsoft acquires Deis to boost its Kubernetes chops

Microsoft is acquiring Deis, a company that makes tools to work with the Kubernetes open-source container orchestration system. The deal, announced Monday, marks Microsoft’s continued interest in container orchestration.

Bet he really missed his self-modifying code, too

A bank has lots of old-school Cobol code for handling its customers' money, and this programmer pilot fish keeps it nice and maintainable. Then he comes across the code of a former assembly-language coder.

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Cisco/AppDynamics upgrade broadens DevOps role in app management

Cisco’s AppDynamics this week rolled out a developer toolkit that will let corporate development teams quickly build and measure the business impact of Web and mobile applications.

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Ugly Jenkins gets friendly new UI

The free open source Blue Ocean plugin helps agile teams track build, test, and development progress via a visual pipeline editor

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Delphix CEO: We're having a 'massive impact' on the world’s best brands

Delphix will roll out HANA support in the near future, as well as support for Azure, so "we'll have all the major cloud platforms covered by the end of this year," CEO Chris Cook said.

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DigitalOcean adds free monitoring to its cloud virtual machines

DigitalOcean’s cloud platform became more useful to developers running production applications, thanks to Tuesday's addition of monitoring capabilities for its virtual machines.

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WebAssembly library supercharges web video applications

The WebDSP library features algorithms for building web applications operating on media data and provides better performance than JavaScript

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Microsoft to shut CodePlex open-source project site

The company acknowledges that GitHub is the go-to option for project hosting and will shutter CodePlex at the end of this year

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6 terrible tech managers — and how to succeed despite them

From the Know It All to the Overwhelmer, succeeding beneath a bad manager takes strategy and finesse

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Apple: WWDC isn’t big enough anymore

Apple's platforms, products, and services have expanded hugely and its global developer community is now vast -- should the company launch a second developer event to cater for this international crowd?

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12+ reasons you’ll want to be at WWDC 2017

Here are 12 reasons to keep an eye on why we’ll all want to find out what happens at this year’s Apple developer’s event.

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Open-source developers targeted in sophisticated malware attack

Developers who publish their code on GitHub have been targeted in an attack campaign that uses a little known but potent cyberespionage malware.

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Oracle recommends axing the Java object finalizer

But due to Java’s release schedule, the Object.finalize feature will likely stick around for a while

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Apple listens to developers, eradicates ‘free’ imitation at App Store

Services are critical to Apple's future, and that is why the company is so focused on making the App Store a better place for developers.

It's just one feature. How long could it take?

Programmer pilot fish gets a deskside visit from one of his company's big bosses, who has a very specific request: a brand-new feature, added to a big software product -- and ready to install in two weeks.

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Next.js 2.0 plays better with React, JavaScript

Version 2.0 of the minimalist JavaScript framework allows for smaller, more efficient apps

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Apple opens the registration lottery for WWDC 2017

Want to go to Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference? You have to sign up for a chance to buy tickets.

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