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Hell freezes over: Microsoft and Ubuntu bring Linux's Bash shell to Windows 10

You read that right: The popular Bash shell command is coming to Windows 10, with Ubuntu's help.

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Apple's Swift programming language is now open-source and available on Linux

Apple's Swift now supports Linux, but don't think you'll be playing iOS games on Ubuntu anytime soon.

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Microsoft Visual Studio tweaks shower Linux with more love

Microsoft said it loves Linux now, and new tweaks to Visual Studio will appeal to open-source loving developers.

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Microsoft will release its hackathon help tool to the world

Microsoft is planning to bring its internal tool for running hackathons to the public next year, starting by allowing a few select colleges to test drive it at their own events.

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Mozilla offers app to create Web pages on smartphones

It's for Android devices and available currently in four languages: Bengali, Brazilian Portuguese, English and Indonesian

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GitHub launches desktop client to lure more developers

The GitHib desktop can branch copies of a software project and then merge user changes back into the project

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Digium helps mobile apps communicate better with new SDKs

Developers no longer need to be signaling experts to add in-app communications features

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Microsoft releases iOS-to-Windows app maker Windows Bridge to open source

Also called "Project Islandwood," the development environment is Microsoft's bid to accelerate Windows app development by bringing in popular apps from other platforms.

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How Facebook made mobile site faster for users with limited bandwidth

Facebook engineers rose to the challenge of shrinking profile cover photos to 200 bytes

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Salesforce tools let customers snap together new mobile apps

Modular components can be snapped together using a drag-and-drop interface