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Free Windows 8 Offer for Mac Developers Lasts About 30 Minutes

Microsoft today offered (nearly) free Windows 8 USB sticks to Mac developers but apparently "sold out" just over 30 minutes after the offer was posted.

Going Social to Rank Coder Skills

Gild Inc. uses social site participation and quality of posted code to rank software developers for companies looking to hire.

Java PaaS Provider Pushes App Changes through the Cloud

Java Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) provider CloudBees has announced Continuous Cloud Delivery (CCD).

DevOps Toolmaker UrbanCode Adds Enterprise Build Automation

The new uBuild tool is designed to provide developers using Java, C#, and C/C++ with a central, authoritative build framework for quality and dependency control.

Java EE IDE MyEclipse Gets an Update

Genuitec LLC, creator of the MyEclipse Java EE integrated development environment (IDE), is planning to announce a new "enterprise anywhere" edition of its flagship dev tool at the EclipseCon conference in Boston.

Hadoop on Windows Azure Moves Forward in Microsoft's Embrace of Big Data

Microsoft this week released the first public preview of its Hadoop on Windows Azure service, called HDInsight.

IBM Seeking Acquisition of IaaS Provider

IBM may be looking to acquire a major infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider, according to published reports.

New Desktop Client for Git and Mercurial on Windows

Atlassian released to beta a new version of its SourceTree desktop client for the Git and Mercurial distributed version control systems (DVCSes) for Windows.

Forrester Study Reveals Disconnect Between Business and Software Development

Companies are increasingly depending on custom software development projects to give them a competitive edge, but business leaders are still frustrated with the results of such initiatives, a new Forrester Consulting study concludes.

Android Co-Founder Steps Down

Andy Rubin, senior vice president at Google for mobile and digital content, and co-founder of Android Inc., will be stepping down to join an unspecified project at the company.

Microsoft Offering Developers $100 per App Creation

According to a Microsoft blog, the company is offering $100 per app built for the Windows Store and Windows Phone Store.

Web Coding Pioneer Unveils 'Sequel to SQL' BI Tool

Looker Data Sciences Inc. announced a business intelligence (BI) platform powered by a new data modeling language designed to simplify complex analytical SQL queries.

IDC's Tablet Market Forecast 2017: Android Will Lead, iOS Just Behind, Windows Under 10 Percent

Research firm IDC is predicting that Android and Apple-based tablets will continue their dominance in the tablet market over the next five years.

Tool Suites for Spring, Groovy/Grails Updated

SpringSource has released updates of the Spring Tool Suite and the Groovy/Grails Tool Suite.

Big Data Product Watch 3/4/13: Helping Hands for Hadoop

Even hardware giants are jumping on the Big Data bandwagon, with Intel and EMC announcing their own Hadoop distributions among a flurry of other announcements.

IBM's Cloud Offerings Officially Go OpenStack

On Monday IBM announced that the company is aligning all of its cloud infrastructure offerings around the open source OpenStack initiative.

Game Closure SDK Helps Devs Create HTML 5 Games

Game Closure recently released a new SDK that allows development solely in JavaScript, with near-native performance.

Spring for Apache Hadoop Goes Live

Spring for Apache Hadoop integrates the Hadoop framework for data-intensive distributed computing with the Spring Java/J2EE application development framework.

Java/.NET Integrator Adds Mono Support

Java/.NET interoperability solutions provider JNBridge LLC released JNBridgePro 7.0 with new support for the open source implementation of the Microsoft .NET Framework known as Mono.

RSA Keynote: Big Data Will Become 'Big Intelligence'

Big Data will transform the security industry as it morphs into "Big Intelligence."