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Microsoft Open Sources, Expands .NET To Linux, Mac

Microsoft announced that it is open sourcing the full server-side .NET stack, and expanding .NET to run on Linux and Mac OS. The company also released Visual Studio Community 2013, which is a free edition of Visual Studio that provides access to the core toolset. “With billions of devices in the market today, developers need tools that target many different …

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Amazon Releases Cloud Drive API For App Integrations

Amazon announced the launch of the Cloud Drive API. This enables developers to integrate Cloud Drive into their own apps for various features. With the API, Amazon customers will be able to edit their Cloud Drive photos and documents, print photos, organize cloud services, etc. with third-party app integrations. It’s already integrated with or will be soon integrated with the …

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Mozilla Launches Firefox Developer Edition

Earlier this month, Mozilla teased an upcoming version of Firefox specifically for developers. It’s now released Firefox Developer Edition. The browser replaces the Aurora channel in the Firefox Release process, and features will land in Developer Edition every six weeks, just like Aurora. This is after they have stabilized in Nightly builds. Developer Edition gives developers access to tools and …

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Google Announces Container Engine And More Cloud Platform News

Google is holding its Cloud Platform Live event today in San Francisco, where it has already made some big announcements. One of these is Google Container Engine which lets you run Docker containers in compute clusters, powered by the previously announced Kubernetes. Kubernetes, an open source container manager, was announced back in June. More on that here. “Google Container Engine …

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Mozilla Teases Browser For Developers [#Fx10]

Mozilla has a new browser specifically dedicated to developers coming out soon. It will be unveiled on November 10th. Mozilla teased it with a brief video on Monday: “When building for the Web, developers tend to use a myriad of different tools which often don’t work well together,” Mozilla said in a blog post. “This means you end up switching …

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Google Gives Android Developers A Material Design Checklist

Google recently unveiled Android 5.0 Lollipop. The biggest difference Google has been touting is Material Design, which the company describes as “a visual language for our users that synthesizes the classic principles of good design with the innovation and possibility of technology and science.” Here’s 45 minutes of Google explaining what that means. Obviously developers are going to want to …

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Facebook Adds Access Levels To Ads API

Facebook announced some changes to how developers can access the Ads API. These, the company says, will “empower” them to build more innovative ad tools. There are now three access levels: Development, Basic, and Standard. Development lets you try out the API, and test apps on the Facebook Platform. Basic lets you further test, iterate, and build an app with …

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Twitter Reveals Fabric Dev Kits, Digits Sign-In At Flight

As expected, Twitter announced a new mobile platform for app developers called Fabric at its first-ever Flight conference. The company says it will make it easier for developers to build apps. It’s made of three modular kits that address stability, distribution, revenue, and identity. It combines services from Twitter itself, as well as its Crashlytics and MoPub offerings and other …

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Google Tag Manager Gets New API, Interface, Templates

Google announced the launch a new Tag Manager API as well as a new interface for it, and some more third-party templates. The company expects these to make both marketers and IT teams happy. “Many large enterprises use Google Tag Manager to streamline and simplify website and mobile app tagging,” says product manager Lukas Bergstrom. “It helps marketers control the …

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Adobe Announces New Mobile App Analytics Offering

Adobe announced a new mobile app analytics offering called Adobe Analytics – Mobile Apps, which is obviously aimed at helping marketers and developers measure the effectiveness of apps, and get a better idea of how people are using them on different devices. Adobe Analytics – Mobile Apps includes enhanced support for iBeacons, app acquisition analytics, a new mobile SDK that …

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IBM Announces New Watson-Powered Partner Apps, Developer Tools

IBM announced some new Watson-powered cloud apps for the financial services, healthcare, IT services, non-profit, retail, security, and travel industries. This comes as the company opens its new IBM Watson global headquarters in New York. The company is announced new ecosystem partners across these industries. These include: WayBlazer in travel; Red Ant, Reflexis, and Sellpoints in retail; Findability Sciences in …

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