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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

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Microsoft Visual Studio understands a world beyond Windows

Visual Studio 2015 comes with Roslyn, Microsoft's next-generation compiler technology

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Telecom providers launch app challenges to spur innovation in Africa, Asia

Orange, Airtel seek to work with developers

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IBM Watson's next trick: Helping you write better

Tone Analyzer can help tweak the attitude in that email before you hit 'send'

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Salesforce erects Shield for better enterprise-app security

New suite targets companies with regulatory, compliance or governance requirements

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Oracle unwraps VM VirtualBox 5.0 with focus on security

Disk-image encryption is now included in the virtualization software

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Sencha's new framework helps enterprises build Web apps for all devices

Ext JS 6 makes way for universal Web apps for desktops, tablets and smartphones

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Latest Windows 10 SDK preview helps developers build cooler photo apps

New APIs let developers build apps that can take HDR photos and integrate with Windows 10's face recognition feature

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Google Cloud Platform provides a home for cloud code

Google Cloud Platform users can now store their code in the same environment in which it is run