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Malware hides behind JavaScript, PNGs to bypass browser security: 
A newly discovered cross-site scripting attack uses a sly variant on an existing hack to deliver malware in a way that’s so heavily obfuscated, even experts didn’t notice it at first.
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Forrester: HTML5 apps still not as good as native apps: 
The fact that no two mobile devices have the same screen size is one of mobile’s big advantages — and one of its drawbacks.
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PHP The Right Way: The Book: 
PTRW is a community effort, a website built entirely around spreading best up-to-date PHP practices. It’s far from exhaustive – instead, it tries to bullet-list the things you should pay attention to, and links to quality resources where one can learn more about the various aspects it covers.
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Creating a Slide Show Plugin With AngularJS: 
Gone are the days when you used to write hundreds of lines of jQuery to create a custom image slider! It’s time to go Angular and achieve the same goal with smaller, simpler code. This tutorial will show how to create a slide show plugin with AngularJS.
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What’s New with in Azure Storage incl the Import Export Service CORS JSON Read from Secondary: 
Chris Risner and Nick Harris are joined by Jai Haridas, Principal Development Manager and at Microsoft OpenTech and Aung Oo Principal Program Manager Lead.
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Daily Digest: Surface Pro Firmware Upgrade, Java and Cyberattacks, Agile and Lean, and more…


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Spammers Buy Chrome Extensions and Turn Them Into Adware: 
Two developers who sold their popular Chrome extensions saw them misused for aggressive advertising
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Microsoft Releases Update to Fix Surface Pro 2 Firmware Problems: 
Microsoft has issued a Surface Pro 2 update to fix glitches introduced by a December firmware release, which reduced battery life and changed how the device went into or out of sleep mode.
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Java Implicated in 91% of Cyberattacks, Says Cisco: 
2013 was the year of the Java exploit.
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Combining an Agile and Lean Approach: 
Several approaches exist to improve software development, among them are agile and lean. Managers have to decide which approaches to deploy in their organization. Approaches can also be combined depending on the problems that need to be solved.
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A Practical Guide to AngularJS Directives: 
This is a great series on the very popular topic of Directives.
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Beyond Bootstrap and Foundation: Frameworks You’ve Never Heard Of: 
While Bootstrap and Foundation are two of the more well-known front-end frameworks, there are other great frameworks available that many of you probably haven’t heard of. In this article I’m going to list some of these so you can consider giving them a try.
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10 HTML Tags You May Not Be Using: 
As a front-end developer you no doubt use HTML constantly and probably feel it doesn’t have any more unknowns. Nevertheless, the way it has evolved (in particular with the advent of HTML5) may surprise you at times.
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Java on Windows Azure: 
In this episode Nick Harris and Chris Risner are joined by Martin Sawicki, Program Manager at MS Open Tech where he focuses on Java on Windows Azure. In this episode Martin gives an overview on how to use Java with Windows
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Daily Digest: What To Expect in 2014, Skype Targeted by Hackers, VS Online, A Look At Ruby 2.1 and more…


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What to Expect of Internet of Things in 2014: 
The Internet of Things will continue to creep into consumers’ homes in 2014, but the real growth in the next year is likely to be in the enterprise.
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Skype’s social media accounts targeted by hacker group: 
User information was not compromised, Skype said
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Build More Efficient Windows Store Apps Using JavaScript: Error Handling: 
Eric Schmidt explores fundamental concepts of the Windows Library for JavaScript (WinJS), including promises, asynchronous debugging and error handling. He also demonstrates a new tool in Visual Studio 2013 for tracking down errors in asynchronous promise chains in JavaScript.
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Introducing Visual Studio Online: 
Whether you’re part of a team or a team of one, with Visual Studio Online you can easily create and monitor seriously demanding applications, from anywhere.
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A Look at Ruby 2.1: 
In this article, we take a look at the spanking new features of Ruby 2.1. It was first announced by Matz at the Barcelona Ruby Conference (BaRuCo) 2013. We’ll be focusing on Ruby 2.1.0, which was released over the holiday.
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Agile Coaching the Wrong Way!: 
Mark Balbes shares his blinders and blunders as an agile coach.
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Message Analyzer – Part 1: 
In this episode of Defrag Tools, Paul Long joins Chad Beeder in this 3 part series on Message Analyzer.
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