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Toshiba hopes to charm developers with kits for building wearables

Some developers will be offered the company's development environment and reference board for free

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Red Hat broadens programming language support

RHEL can now support multiple versions of a single programming language, such as Python

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Microsoft makes debugging PHP less painful with new Azure tool

Microsoft has tapped Zend's Z-Ray for advanced PHP analysis

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MIT's Picture language could be worth a thousand lines of code

MIT has developed a probabilistic programming language that could take same the grunt work out of machine learning

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Embarcadero moves RAD Studio beyond Windows

RAD Studio XE8 paves the way for app tethering and proximity-based beacon networks

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Etsy borrows some HipHop help from Facebook

Etsy has moved from running PHP directly on the server to using Facebook's speedier open source PHP virtual machine

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Instagram gives Apple Watch developers a hand

Instagram has shared some of the code it used to create its own Apple Watch app.

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Microsoft consolidates enterprise editions of Visual Studio

Visual Studio Premium and Visual Studio Ultimate will be merged into a single Visual Studio Enterprise edition

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Facebook speeds iPhone app dev wih React Native

The React Native framework takes advantaghe of many of iOS'es built-in capabilities

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Microsoft to simplify Azure migration with bigger VM drives

Enterprises can now migrate virtual machines whose OS drives size exceed 127GB

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Google refocuses Dart as a JavaScript helper

Google no longer plans to embed a Dart virtual machine within its Chrome browser

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Microsoft releases tools to build universal Windows 10 apps

Developers can start testing Windows 10's adaptive user interface and other features in the new Visual Studio preview.

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Facebook engineering tool mimics dodgy network connectivity

Facebook's Augmented Traffic Control (ATC) can simulate network traffic on 2G, Edge, 3G, or LTE networks

HSA spec released, will share workloads among CPUs, GPUs

HSA Foundation's first software and hardware specification could extract more performance, battery from mobile devices

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Airbnb offers a query tool for unlocking massive data sets

Airbnb is known for its home rental services, but check out its tool for opening data warehouses