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JavaScript ascends as Objective-C falls in language popularity

JavaScript has ascended to its highest position ever in the monthly Tiobe Index of language popularity, while Objective-C is on a downward slope.<p>The …

JavaScript Has Won: Run Flash with Mozilla Shumway and Develop Silverlight in JS with Fayde

Well this is some amazing news that has been a long time coming. You can take your Flash apps and run them without Flash, and take your Silverlight …

Converting HTML Sites to WordPress Sites

In the beginning (of the web) all websites were made with nothing but text and static HTML. Now though, over 20 years later, the web is a much …

Small screens, big decisions: How mobile is forcing businesses to rethink software

One of the biggest problems in software is feature bloat. Even sprightly new companies that base their competitive strategy on minimalism and ease of use can eventually fall prey to the same force that bogged down their predecessors.<p>For example, one could argue that thanks to feature bloat, …

Why it matters that the federal government will accept Apple Pay

Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke before President Barack Obama at a cybersecurity summit at Stanford University on Friday, and he was able to slip a few …

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