TechRepublic Member | July 31, 2012
Poll: Do you prefer pre-made or roll your own libraries?
Developer Justin James uses pre-made libraries when possible to save time and effort. Do you prefer pre-made or roll your own libraries, or perhaps a little of both? Read more
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Solutions for Today's Smart Business
To learn more about the latest in business tools, check out this white paper. You'll hear how IBM is changing the way people do business with the help of the latest in software and analytics. Keep reading to discover more.
Getting data from Agile Platform's Web Blocks to their owners
OutSystems Agile Platform's Web Blocks are great tools for encapsulating functionality. Here's a trick for getting information out of Web Blocks. Read more
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Visual Studio compiler options, Part 2: Option Strict
Compiler options are project-level settings that determine how the compiler behaves when it compiles your code. In this post, Daryl Lucas discusses Option Strict. Read more
How DevOps supports the paradigm shift of the cloud
Guest Contributor Brian Jawalka makes the case for DevOps, an approach that teams developers and operations experts in IT to realize the full benefits of the cloud. Read more
How to use the RGBa color model
Ryan Boudreaux illustrates the RGBa color model and shares the fallback for the IE browser. Read more
ARC simplifies iOS memory management
In iOS, one of the biggest recent additions for developers is automatic reference counting. Justin James explains why. Read more
Windows Phone 7: using ListBoxes with Style
Adding a button to the end of a ListBox in Windows Phone 7 is a little more complicated than expected. Read more
Android Jelly Bean makes notifications even fancier
Learn how to use Android Jelly Bean's notification builder class to create impressive notifications that support intents, images, and previews. Read more
Harness Big Data with Google BigQuery
Need processing power for your big data? Google's service called BigQuery allows you to run SQL-like queries against large datasets on a subscription basis. Read more
What UK consultants need to know about IR35
Under UK law IR35, Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs may examine the contract between contractor and client to determine if its terms could describe an employment relationship. Read more
Eight ways geeks would improve the Summer Olympic games
The events of the Summer Olympics aren't quite as interesting as the movies, games, and comics geeks are used to enjoying. Don't worry, we can fix that. Read more
Inside Google offices
Google really knows how to offer its employees creature comforts. Take a look at some of the office interiors. View on site
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Ready for Anything: Preparing for The Future of Communications (IBM)
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Shorten release cycles (Hewlett-Packard (HP))
Survival guide for testing modern applications (Hewlett-Packard (HP))
Five mobile application challenges for IT (Hewlett-Packard (HP))
London Olympics 2012: Special Report
From London, TechRepublic UK editor Steve Ranger and chief reporter Nick Health lead our coverage of the technology that is powering the 2012 Olympics.
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