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Facebook Adds Analytics Support To App Links

Facebook announced updates to App Links to give developers new analytics support, so they can analyze and segment mobile traffic. As you may recall, Facebook launched App Links at f8 a few months ago. It’s basically a way for mobile applications to link to content within one another. Now, developers who use the Facebook SDK will be able to use …

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Microsoft Said To Set Press Event Date For Windows 9

Microsoft is said to be planning to introduce the world to Windows 9 as soon as next month. According to a report from The Verge, citing sources familiar with the company’s plans, a press event is planned for September 30th, though that’s apparently subject to change. Either way, it sounds like we’ll be getting a look pretty soon. The report …

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Linux Foundation Launches Linux Certification Program

The nonprofit Linux Foundation announced a new Linux Certification Program to help systems administrators show off some credentials and get jobs based upon them. There are two certifications – one for early career admins and one for engineer-level admins. The foundation says, “Combined with increased Linux training offerings and a free ‘Introduction to Linux’ Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) introduced …

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Uber Launches API, Affiliate Program for Developers

Uber thinks that “any app with a map is a potential Uber API partner” – so with that in mind, the on-demand car company is opening the Uber API to all developers. Uber is launching the API with eleven flagship partners who have already begun to use it –  Expensify, Hinge, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Momento, OpenTable, Starbucks, Tempo Smart …

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Visual Studio 2013 Gets New Web Features

Microsoft recently announced Update 3 for the RTM version of Visual Studio 2013, which includes some new features and fixes some bugs. In Microsoft ASP.NET and Web Tools 2013.3, they added scaffolding support for ASP.NET 5.2 technologies (MVC, Web API). Scaffolding correctly detects what are new versions of NuGet packages that a project is using. If it’s still using ASP.NET …

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Microsoft Postpones IE Java-Blocking Feature

Microsoft recently posted to its Internet Explorer blog that it would begin blocking out-of-date ActiveX controls as part of its “ongoing commitment to delivering a more secure browser”. It then updated the blog to announce that it had postponed it until September 9th. According to a recent Microsoft Security Intelligence report, Java exploits represented 84.6% to 98.5% of exploit kit-related …

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HGST and NEC Launch PCIe SSD Appliance for Microsoft SQL Server

Western Digital’s HGST and NEC announced a PCIe SSD Appliance for Microsoft SQL Server built on NEC Express 5800 and HGST FlashMAX II PCIe server-mounted flash storage. The appliance is aimed at boosting performance and reducing total cost of ownership by cutting rack space and power requirements. It offers twice the computer power of the previous generation 4CPU platform in …

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Zend Takes PHP App Platform To Amazon Web Services

PHP company Zend announced that it’s delivering its PHP application platform as an Amazon Web Services (AWS) advanced cloud service through the AWS Marketplace. This, the company says, will empower app developers to develop better apps fastel, deploy them continuously, and scale them indefinitely. “Today’s businesses must deliver quality applications efficiently and effectively to innovate and succeed, and much of …

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Amazon Launches Live App Testing For Android, Amazon Apps

Amazon just announced the launch of a new developer tool called Live App Testing, which lets you distribute apps in the Amazon Appstore to a pre-defined set of testers. This way, chances of a successful launch are increased, as this testing takes place before the app goes fully live. Those in the testing group will be able to use in-app …

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Facebook Launches App Ads Helper Tool, Updates App Ads, Parse SDK & Graph API

Facebook announced some updates to App ads, the Parse SDK, and the Graph API Thursday evening. They also announced the launch of a new tool called the App Ads Helper. The App Ads Helper, the company says, helps you “answer common questions around your app and app ads.” The company will expand the number of questions it can answer over …

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Google Fit Preview SDK Hits Developer Availability

Google announced Google Fit, its developer platform for fitness apps, at Google I/O earlier this summer. The company just announced the availability of the preview SDK. Now, developers can start creating all kinds of cool apps to help people improve their health via Android devices, as well as wearable, heart rate monitors, and connected scales. Google Fit gives developers one …

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Amazon Sees A Lot Of Developer Action Ahead Of Fire Phone Release

Amazon’s new Fire phone will see its release on Friday, and the company is taking the opportunity to talk about the developer “excitement” related to the platform and features that are unique to the device. “As we approach the release of Amazon’s Fire phone this week, we wanted to share some news out of the Amazon Appstore around the developer …

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