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Where are the best software developers? Not Silicon Valley

Technical recruiter HackerRank says the best developers are in Washington and Wyoming, based on the results of its coding skills tests

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Azure Container Instances: No Kubernetes required

Microsoft's new container service offers a middle ground between Azure Functions and Azure Container Service, with orchestration optional but available

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OWL: A 'better' PHP for single-server apps

OWL Web Language features a JavaScript-like syntax and compiles to PHP, promising more security and safety

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Architect has a better blueprint for AWS Lambda deployments

Project handles configuration and provisioning of Lambda functions and related AWS services with a plain-text manifest file

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Mingis on Tech: Why companies love 2-in-1 tablets

Your next corporate computer may well be an iPad Pro, Surface Pro or some other hybrid laptop/tablet combo.

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Your next company computer may be a 2-in-1 laptop

While consumers and businesses are walking away from tablets, 2-in-1 laptops are finding their way into corporations in a big way; sales are expected to grow by more than 21% a year over the next four years.

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Red Hat's Boltron snaps together a modular Linux server

The Fedora Modular Server project experiments with a new way to deliver multiple versions of packages side-by-side, each with their own development lifecycles

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Zoho's bold new pitch: Run your entire business for $1 a day per user

Zoho wants to be the operating system for your business. That's how the company puts it, and what it means is that you can now get just about any application you need to run a business using Zoho One, which gathers all of Zoho's...

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The PC business: Decline continues in Q2

Personal computer shipments declined between 3% and 4% in the June quarter from the same period in 2016; one analyst doubts Windows 10 will help much.

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Update: How to get the macOS ‘High Sierra’ public beta

Apple's free preview lets all Mac owners try out High Sierra.

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.Net Core 2.0 to extend coding optimizations to Linux

The next version of Microsoft's open source, cross-platform runtime will make native code run faster on Linux as well as Windows

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Oracle’s monster update emphasizes flaws in critical business applications

Oracle hasn’t been “just” a database company in a long time, and nowhere is that more evident than in its quarterly critical patch update release, where the bulk of the fixes are in business applications like PeopleSoft and E-Business...

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Apple's macOS Sierra update hints successor is on schedule

The current pace of releases indicates macOS High Sierra will likely arrive the third week in September.

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EU court must rule how forgetful Google should be

Just how forgetful must Google be when applying the "right to be forgotten" created by a 2014 European Union court ruling? That's the question the court that made the original decision must now answer, in a case pitting Google against...

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Top storage certifications for IT pros

Storage industry certifications that help demonstrate technical competency and boost qualifications for a better job.

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Survey says Python is tops with developers

Packt survey finds Python is the most commonly used tool, while Splunk, Hadoop, and Kafka skills draw the highest pay

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What SDN is and where it’s going

The SDN market has emerged from early adopter to early mainstream, and in doing so its use cases have expanded.

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Qualcomm opens European front in patent war with Apple

Qualcomm has asked two German courts to suspend sales of iPhones, alleging they infringe on its patents, while four Apple contractors from which Qualcomm had sought patent license fees have filed antitrust complaints against the chip...

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