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Where To Get Paid The Most For Web And Software Development [Infographic] Where To Get Paid The Most For Web And Software Development [Infographic]
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It looks like Australia is the place to be if you want to maximize your wealth, developing. Staff.com put out the following infographic looking at average annual salaries for web developers, software developers, graphic designers, and some other positions. Australia …

Guild Wars 2: The Developers Love It, Will You? [Video]

When looking at the title of the video, your reaction might be – well, duh. What else would the developers of Guild Wars 2 say about the game they’ve created? When you start to watch the video, it becomes obvious …

Google+ Developers Page Launched Google+ Developers Page Launched

Google announced today that they’re launching a Google+ Developers account in order to help developers stay abreast of news regarding the Google+ platform, events, community goings-on, and other stuff of interest to developers. Chris Chabot, Team Leader of Google+ Developer …

Facebook Featured Story Action Specs Simplified Facebook Featured Story Action Specs Simplified

Facebook recently started putting sponsored stories in the news feed, which it is labeling as “featured”. Today, the company is talking about how to create these using action specs and recent changes to its Ads API designed to make it …

Facebook Single Sign-On Pro-Tips Facebook Single Sign-On Pro-Tips
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Today, Facebook released a list of best practices for developers of iOS and Android apps that implement the Single Sign-On (SSO) features that Facebook debuted a year ago. Using SSO, developers are able to save their users time and frustration …

Is A Lack Of Communication Hurting Facebook’s Relationship With Developers? Is A Lack Of Communication Hurting Facebook’s Relationship With Developers?

It would seem that Facebook has been pissing off developers again (though I’m not sure this ever truly stopped). A couple of fairly publicized complaints (at least within the developer community, courtesy of Hacker News) have drawn some response from …

Facebook Cans App Profile Pages Facebook Cans App Profile Pages
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Facebook announced that it will be removing all app profile pages. Owners are being told to migrate likes and the vanity URL of the pages to existing pages with the same name in the Product/App category. You should see a …

Windows Store Details For App Developers Released Windows Store Details For App Developers Released

Microsoft is giving a sneak preview of its upcoming Windows Store, which will be part of Windows 8. Developers will be able to earn up to 80% revenue share on apps sold through the platform. It starts at 70% for …

iTunes Match Launch Imminent?  Apple Releases New iTunes Beta To Developers iTunes Match Launch Imminent? Apple Releases New iTunes Beta To Developers
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UPDATE: Apple has quietly launched iTunes Match. The new version of iTunes provides support for the service – and you can download it here. Although it might be smart to wait a few hours, as the service is already oversubscribed. …

No Siri For Your Older iPhone, Says Apple No Siri For Your Older iPhone, Says Apple

Earlier this week, reports emerged that Apple was testing the currently iPhone 4S-exclusive Siri on other devices – mainly the iPhone 4. The report suggested that Apple could be bringing the voice assistant program to older devices – possibly even …

Facebook Gives Developers New Authentication Tools, Insights Facebook Gives Developers New Authentication Tools, Insights
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Facebook announced that it is making new developer tools announced at f8 available to developers and users. That would be the redesigned Auth Dialog and a new authentication flow, designed to give developers greater control over how people first interact …

Facebook Provides a Look at Facebook Bootcamp Facebook Provides a Look at Facebook Bootcamp
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Facebook has released an interesting video about Facebook Bootcamp. This is what all Facebook engineers go through when they start at the company. It lasts for six weeks. “At Facebook, engineers don’t waste time before getting their hands dirty. Every …

Facebook Still Dislikes the Concept of Disliking Facebook Still Dislikes the Concept of Disliking
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One of the grand new things coming to Facebook (according to Facebook) is the open graph and “frictionless sharing.” Not only does Facebook want to be the place where everything you do around the web is shared, but they also …

Jack Dorsey to Twitter Developers: Tell Us What You Need Jack Dorsey to Twitter Developers: Tell Us What You Need
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Twitter and its developer ecosystem have had a somewhat rocky relationship in recent months, particularly as Twitter has filled voids that were previously filled by third-parties by offering their own versions of things. Think mobile clients and photo uploading. Twitter …

Facebook Updates Developer App for Easier Settings Management Facebook Updates Developer App for Easier Settings Management

Today Facebook announced an update to the Developer App, which it says will make it easier for developers to manage all of their basic app settings from one place. “The streamlined UI more clearly shows the different app integrations (Web, …

Will Google+ Catch Facebook? Developers Say Yes Will Google+ Catch Facebook? Developers Say Yes
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Despite my documented skepticism, it is impossible to deny that Google+ is gripping the world of social media. Still in a testing phase, the new social network has already attracted 25 million users – users that are very excited about …

Are Things Getting Better for Facebook App Developers? Are Things Getting Better for Facebook App Developers?
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Facebook announced that it is removing its app directory, but also creating a new way to get apps into the Facebook search index. The company says the App Directory (in its current form) just doesn’t drive a significant amount of …

Twitter Launches New Site for Developers Twitter Launches New Site for Developers

Twitter has launched a new site for developers apparently aimed at providing better info on how to develop for the company’s platform. This comes at a time when the FTC is said to be eyeing the company over its competitive …

API Coming Soon For Google Plus API Coming Soon For Google Plus
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We’re only a few days into the era of Google Plus and already, folks want to add stuff to it, much like Facebook did with Farmville, and whatever other application you’d care to consider. While that may be the beginning …

Facebook Redesigns The Developer Dashboard Facebook Redesigns The Developer Dashboard
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Today, Facebook announced “major updates” to the Developer App, which it says will help developers “easily access, edit, and manage” apps on the Developer site. The dashboard (pictured above) has been redesigned, with access to your most frequently viewed apps …

Facebook Ban Bot Like Google Panda Update for Facebook Facebook Ban Bot Like Google Panda Update for Facebook
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It seems as if Facebook has developed something of a shoot first ask questions later kind of mentality. You may recall last week when Roger Ebert’s Facebook page was removed after complaints about him (following controversial comments made about the …