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Parlez-vous workflow?

U.S. pilot fish is working with a multinational chemical company's team in Paris, facing the challenges of transatlantic time shift, different work cultures -- and lunch.

There are programming standards, and then...this

This Cobol program is big, old and often modified, but it was developed under some reasonable software development standards. So why doesn't it seem to make any sense?

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Apple’s ARKit is accelerating AR development

Apple has unleashed a real opportunity for developers of all stripes to get really creative with what these technologies may actually mean—and they seem to be embracing the chance.

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R Consortium survey seeks input from R users

Have opinions about R? The Consortium wants to hear from you.

Details, details...

There are three steps to software development success: Try to buy instead of build. Check whether it's too hard to build in-house. And...what are we forgetting?

Ready, fire, aim!

This programming standards project has a high-level executive sponsor's support -- but there are still a few questions about it that really need answers.

Four decades later, the same bugs keep popping up

Doctor's office offers patients a faster way to check in: Fill in a form online before the appointment. Which database errors did the developers make this time?

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Purism aims to push privacy-centric laptops, tablets and phones to market

A San Francisco-based start-up created a line of laptops -- and is now working on delivering a tablet and smartphone -- designed with hardware and open-source software to guard user privacy.

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Apple takes on Facebook with its own Messages Bots

Apple's Business Chat alliance with Nuance opens up its popular messaging platform the bot-based enterprise customer support.

Hey, those variables don't grow on trees, y'know!

This IT shop's boss wants a new column added to a key database -- one that will hold the file-creation date for every set of customer data. Consultant's response: That's going to be a very, VERY big job.

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The top 5 mistakes enterprise devs make when building mobile apps

While many organizations have embraced the need for mobile apps to get work done or address customer needs, development efforts sometimes fail. Here's why.

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Mingis on Tech: The alphabet soup of mobile device management

Do you know your MDM from MAM and EMM? It's all about BYOD, and how companies can keep data safe while making it easier for workers to be productive with their own devices.

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WWDC 2017: Everything you need to know about Apple and AR

Now the company has announced it, I thought it would be useful to put together everything I know about Apple’s AR approach so far.

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Apple's WWDC 2017 announcements: First thoughts for the enterprise

Powerful new platforms present some opportunity, but AR will be the big show.

Just one more reason to love Mondays

It's first thing Monday morning when this bank suddenly discovers it's not receiving some mission-critical data on its primary data feed. What's gone wrong? (Or, more to the point -- what hasn't?)

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Apple has paid App Store devs over $70 billion

Apple just can't be silent about its success as it plans to expand developer opportunity at `WWDC 2017

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Why Apple’s App Store is good business for your enterprise

Apple's platforms are becoming money machines, while the company's deep commitments to training show the depth of the firm's long-term commitment to these solutions.

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Is a coding boot camp right for you?

Coding boot camps are popping up everywhere as demand for programmers grows. But with high tuition costs and a lack of proven oversight, are they worth it? 

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