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UPDATED: Windows 8 Details Revealed, Developer Preview Live

Microsoft kicked off the preliminaries of its Build conference on Monday by previewing the "Windows 8" operating system.

Google Improves 'Native Client' for HTML 5 Web Apps

Google announced on Thursday that it has released a new beta of its Native Client plug-in, which is integrated into its Chrome browser.

When Milliseconds Make Millions: Why Wall Street Programmers Earn the Big Bucks

David Ramel follows up his "Highest Paid Programmers" article with a look inside the world of high-frequency trading (HTF), where coders earn top dollars and even nanoseconds count.

Windows Phone 7 Developers Get Hands on 'Mango' Beta

Both a new software development kit (SDK) beta and "Mango" beta were released yesterday for Windows Phone 7 developers.

What Do the Highest-Paid Programmers Make?

How much can a programmer get paid? Our reporter went on a quest to document the high-end salary range for programmers, including the highest verifiable salary. Here's what he found out.

Java/.NET Interop Provider Offering New Bridges in the Cloud

Java/.NET interoperability solutions provider JNBridge is jumping deep into the cloud with a major update of its flagship toolset.

Microsoft Touts Agile in Visual Studio vNext

Microsoft emphasized the Agile capabilities of the next Visual Studio release (vNext) at its Tech-Ed conference in Atlanta this week.

Mono Project Leader Launches New Mono-Focused Company

Miguel de Icaza, the original leader of the Mono Project, an open source implementation of the .NET Framework based on C# and the Common Language Runtime (CLR), has launched a new startup company called Xamarin.

Microsoft's Java SDK for Team Foundation Server Now Available

Microsoft on Monday launched a new Team Foundation Server (TFS) software development kit (SDK) for Java.

Microsoft Previews Visual Studio vNext at Tech-Ed

Microsoft showed off the next version of its flagship integrated development environment (IDE) at its 2011 Tech-Ed North America conference, kicking off today in Atlanta, Ga.

ALM Product Watch 5/10: Seapine ALM, Coverity Integrity Control, More

Here's a look at some of the newest ALM-related products and updates hitting the market.

Tasktop Integration Tool Aids Eclipse-Based Agile Development

Tasktop Technologies recently announced an update to Tasktop Enterprise, which synchronizes tasks between Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) elements and cross-repository Agile planning.

'Mango' for Windows Phone, Silverlight 5 Beta and Kinect Windows SDK Unveiled at Day 2 of MIX

Microsoft Wednesday announced plans to release a major tools update next month for the upcoming "Mango" platform, slated for existing Windows Phones and future later this year.

Survey: Dev Outlook Shifting

A survey by ALM provider Serena Software indicates that dev organizations are shifting focus from cost cutting to improving application delivery.

Microsoft Reaching Out on Open Source Interoperability

Gianugo Rabellino is a man on a mission, giving full attention to open source software and interoperability at Microsoft.

Amethyst and WebOrb Integrate Flash Development with Visual Studio

Well-integrated environment from SapphireSteel lets .NET developers create Flex applications for the Flash platform.

MonoDroid Tutorial Part 1: Introduction to MonoDroid

In the first part of this tutorial series, Wallace McClure walks you through what MonoDroid is and how .NET developers can use it to create Android apps.

MonoDroid Tutorial Part 2: Building a MonoDroid App

In the second part of this tutorial series, Wallace McClure walks you through the basics of creating a MonoDroid app.

Microsoft Releases Free 'Express' Version of IIS

Microsoft this week released a free version of its Internet Information Server (IIS) Web server, called IIS Express 7.5.

Microsoft Unveils Silverlight 5 Beta Features

Silverlight 5 offers improvements targeted at premium media experiences and enterprise apps, according to Microsoft. The public beta is slated for the first half of 2011.

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