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[TechRepublic] Windows 8: A developer's first impressions

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Windows 8: A developer's first impressions

Justin James highlights the major changes in Windows 8 that developers need to know, and explains why he thinks Microsoft strategy might backfire. Read more

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Developer news roundup: BUILD, AppFog, Web Workers HTML5 feature

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Different types of documentation for programmers

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Get your app ready for Android's global ecosystem

These six tips from developer William Francis will help you make sure your Android app is up to muster in the global ecosystem. Read more

IT Job openings, week of Sept. 19, 2011

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Does Android's permission system really work?

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