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Thanks for driving me nuts!

When this application programmer pilot fish takes a job in a factory environment, his co-workers warn him to watch out for a user named Barney -- and with good reason.


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Create your own Slack bots -- and web APIs -- in R

Make your own API and connect it to a Slack custom slash command -- all in R. This step-by-step tutorial will show you how to find a current stock price, but the basic framework can be used for all sorts of data.

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8 steps to regaining control over shadow IT

Learn how to discover those employees who went roaming for outside services.

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New JavaScript library invites developers to play with Canvas

The Sandpit library uses the canvas 2D element for creative coding

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The top Go language IDEs and editors

Among dozens of options for developing Go programs, Gogland, Visual Studio Code, and Cloud9 rise to the top

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Why you need a bug bounty program

If you’re ready to deal with the volume of reports, a bug bounty program can help you can find the holes in your system — before attackers do.

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Java and Python FTP attacks can punch holes through firewalls

The Java and Python runtimes fail to properly validate FTP URLs, which can potentially allow attackers to punch holes through firewalls to access local networks.

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Kubernetes is now generally available on Azure Container Service

Kubernetes is generally available for use with Azure Container Service, Microsoft’s managed cloud container hosting offering, as of Tuesday. ACS support for Kubernetes comes along with the service’s preexisting support for the Apache...

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Visual Studio cloud IDE gets smarter about builds

Microsoft Teams Services adds GitHub integration and easier pull requests

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Microsoft expands developer features for its Teams chat app

Third-party developers have new tools to play with when it comes to building integrations with Microsoft’s Teams group chat app. The company announced a pair of new developer-oriented features on Thursday, aimed at giving greater...

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Heroku: PaaS is future of development tools

Heroku CEO Adam Gross highlights the integral role of PaaS for companies ramping up customer-facing apps

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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.

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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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