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software development

Are coding bootcamps worth it?
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Careers & training

Are coding bootcamps worth it?

Fast-track software development programmes often promise a quick way into a high-paying and lucrative career, but you’d be right to approach with caut…
6 Oct 2022
Why low-code and no-code can be a route through recession
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Development

Why low-code and no-code can be a route through recession

Businesses in need of cost and time-savings might benefit from alternative methodologies
5 Oct 2022
Cloud and cyber security certifications remain highest paying for IT professionals
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Careers & training

Cloud and cyber security certifications remain highest paying for IT professionals

Digital learning firm Skillsoft has analysed the data of thousands of IT professionals from around the world
29 Sep 2022
Microsoft Azure CTO hails 'most loved' Rust as the successor to C and C++
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programming languages

Microsoft Azure CTO hails 'most loved' Rust as the successor to C and C++

Rust is a newer programming language that developers enjoy using and learning, and it's being adopted far across the industry, too
21 Sep 2022
Akka to move away from open source licence, citing funding needs
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Business operations

Akka to move away from open source licence, citing funding needs

Enterprise customers will have to pay for the widely-used toolkit, with current versions losing all updates and support from October
8 Sep 2022
Programming with Python: Time to upgrade to fancy ANSI
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Development

Programming with Python: Time to upgrade to fancy ANSI

Wordle inspires Dick to reinvent his 1980s ASCII toolkit for the 2020s, but this time he doubles down with ANSI
3 Sep 2022
IT Pro News in Review: CIOs face a challenge, Ofcom's telecom fines, Apple expands Xcode
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Business strategy

IT Pro News in Review: CIOs face a challenge, Ofcom's telecom fines, Apple expands Xcode

Catch up on the biggest headlines of the week in just two minutes
2 Sep 2022
Apple expands Xcode Cloud platform with launch of paid subscriptions
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software development

Apple expands Xcode Cloud platform with launch of paid subscriptions

The new paid tiers will allow development teams to purchase additional compute resources for uses such as app testing and automated bug hunting
31 Aug 2022
Podcast transcript: Why devs are collaboration experts
Podcast transcript: Why devs are collaboration experts
Development

Podcast transcript: Why devs are collaboration experts

Read the full transcript for this episode of the IT Pro Podcast
5 Aug 2022
The IT Pro Podcast: Why devs are collaboration experts
The IT Pro Podcast - Why devs are collaboration experts
Development

The IT Pro Podcast: Why devs are collaboration experts

When it comes to cooperation, businesses could learn a few things from their IT team
5 Aug 2022
Coding vs programming vs scripting: What’s the difference?
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programming

Coding vs programming vs scripting: What’s the difference?

Your comprehensive guide to the important distinctions between coding, programming, and scripting
15 Jul 2022
Command Prompt Windows 10: What is it and how does it work?
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Microsoft Windows

Command Prompt Windows 10: What is it and how does it work?

We take a look at one of the most basic - and most powerful - features in Windows 10
15 Jul 2022
Microsoft testing fresh UI for the Windows 11 taskbar
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Microsoft Windows

Microsoft testing fresh UI for the Windows 11 taskbar

A minor U-turn sees the developer experimenting with new search icons on the taskbar, alongside widget notification badges, and a Camera app
14 Jul 2022
Google to pay $90 million settlement over Play Store billing dispute
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Google Android

Google to pay $90 million settlement over Play Store billing dispute

The tech giant ‌also announced changes‌ ‌to‌ ‌its‌ ‌Developer‌ ‌Distribution‌ ‌Agreement
1 Jul 2022
What is open source?
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Software

What is open source?

The benefits and drawbacks of open source software and how its vendors make their money
30 Jun 2022
The best IDEs for Python developers
The best IDEs for Python developers
software development

The best IDEs for Python developers

Take your Python programming to the next level with these code editors
23 Jun 2022
The top programming languages you need to learn for 2022
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Careers & training

The top programming languages you need to learn for 2022

With hundreds of coding languages out there, which ones will earn you the most?
23 Jun 2022
Salaries for the least popular programming languages surge as much as 44%
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Development

Salaries for the least popular programming languages surge as much as 44%

The latest annual Stack Overflow developer survey shows salaries for top paying languages have largely plateaued
23 Jun 2022
GitHub makes Copilot generally available despite weak effectiveness
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Development

GitHub makes Copilot generally available despite weak effectiveness

The AI pair programmer and code-completer has passed a 12-month technical trial but most suggestions are ignored by developers
22 Jun 2022
What is the Swift programming language?
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programming languages

What is the Swift programming language?

How Apple’s purpose-built language works, how it fits in the market, and how to get started learning
10 Jun 2022
Apple overhauls SwiftUI navigation and brings a score of new features to developers at WWDC 2022
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software development

Apple overhauls SwiftUI navigation and brings a score of new features to developers at WWDC 2022

Xcode also receives performance improvements and additional functionality, while Xcode Cloud is finally launched too
7 Jun 2022
GitHub Enterprise Server 3.5 is equipped with a horde of new security protections
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software development

GitHub Enterprise Server 3.5 is equipped with a horde of new security protections

Admins are also given more controls to ensure the smooth running of servers, be it on-prem or in the cloud
1 Jun 2022
The best Python test frameworks
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software testing

The best Python test frameworks

Make your Python code shine with these testing tools
26 May 2022