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Microsoft open sources .Net server stack

The company is building a version of .Net for Linux and Mac OS X

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Facebook releases C++ libraries to ease Internet communications

Facebook's Proxygen set of libraries can pave the way for the upcoming HTTP/2 Web communication protocols

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European startups are offering developers new ways to test code and apps

TestCloud mixes crowd and automated testing, while Codacy lets users write their own code tests

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AppDynamics now provides intel for business managers

Its new Fall 2014 Release offers real-time insights that business leaders might find useful

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Mozilla woos programmers with a special webdev browser

The Mozilla Foundation will release a browser that could help pave the way for the Open Web Platform

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HTML5 finalized, finally

HTML5 was designed to move the Web from serving static documents to becoming a full-fledged platform for building applications

Twitter weaves Fabric, but will developers be drawn in?

Twitter wants to help developers build apps -- with more tie-ins to Twitter -- through Fabric

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Progress builds up developer chops with Telerik buy

The $262 million deal puts Progress in the fast lane of application development

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Kii offers an on-ramp to the Internet of things

The Kii IoT platform is designed to work with any chipset or operating system

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Facebook opens Paper framework to help devs make smoother scrolling iOS apps

Facebook's AsyncDisplayKit could be just the remedy to solve a complex app's scrolling difficulties

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Pixate lets designers prototype native mobile apps without writing code

The service works with Android and iOS devices

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Salesforce.com gives mobile app development a 'Lightning' strike

The next generation of the Salesforce1 platform is announced at Dreamforce

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API usage could be a new source of business intelligence

How customers use a company's APIs could provide valuable insights, one industry expert advises