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9 cutting-edge programming languages worth learning now

The big languages are popular for a reason: They offer a huge foundation of open source code, libraries, and frameworks that make finishing the job easier. This is the result of years of momentum in which they are chosen time and again for new projects, and expertise in their nuances grow worthwhile and plentiful.

Written by Peter Wayner04 Nov. 14 04:49

11 reasons encryption is (almost) dead

Massive leaps in computing power, hidden layers, hardware backdoors -- encrypting sensitive data from prying eyes is more precarious than ever

Written by Peter Wayner05 May 14 20:03

12 ethical dilemmas gnawing at developers today

The tech world has always been long on power and short on thinking about the ramifications of this power. If it can be built, there will always be someone who will build it without contemplating a safer, saner way of doing so, let alone whether the technology should even be built in the first place. The software gets written. Who cares where and how it's used? That's a task for somebody in some corner office.

Written by Peter Wayner22 April 14 00:26

Review: Dueling hybrid cloud wizards

CloudVelocity and Ravello Systems march clones of in-house servers into the cloud for development, testing, and disaster recovery

Written by Peter Wayner27 Nov. 13 11:06

10 reasons the browser is becoming the universal OS

A bazillion years ago in Internet time (aka 1995), Brendan Eich, Marc Andreessen, and the rest of Netscape looked at the World Wide Web and saw a sparsely tagged world of static documents -- a computational desert where a programmer's seed could find no purchase.

Written by Peter Wayner18 Nov. 13 16:13

Bossies 2013: The Best of Open Source Software Awards

This year, the annual Bossie Awards recognize 120 of the best open source software for data centers and clouds, desktops and mobile devices, developers and IT pros

Written by Peter Wayner17 Sept. 13 10:06
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