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Microservices! They are everywhere, or at least, the term is. When should you use a microservice architecture? What factors should be considered when making that decision? Do the benefits outweigh the costs? Why is everyone so excited about them, anyway?  Brought to you in partnership with IBM.

A Google engineer talks about the logistics of making a mobile site that renders in less than 1 second. 

12 Pieces of Required Reading for Recruiting Programmers

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Refactr.it: Brings Back the RefactorMyCode.com Philosophy

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Oracle v. Google and the Copyrightability of APIs: We’re Not Out of the Woods Yet

Jenkins creator Kohsuke Kawaguchi and his company, CloudBees, are reminding the community that Oracle’s appeal is something developers need to keep an eye on.  He’s also started a White House petition to end API copyrights.


PhoneGap 2.6.0 Released


Google App Engine Hits 1.7.7

Google’s web app platform adds greater availability for their Java 7 runtime, loosened billing restrictions, a Cloud SDK preview, and more.

Electronic Arts named the worst company in America – again

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Mark Zuckerberg’s Angelfire

What seems to be an Angelfire page from Mark Zuckerberg’s high school years is weirdly predictive of his future Social Network Tsardom. It’s all as dorky and embarrassing as any high school artifact should be.

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Discover how the Watson team is further developing SDKs in Java, Node.js, Python, iOS, and Android to access these services and make programming easy. Brought to you in partnership with IBM.

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