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STC membership grace period ends today
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Have you renewed your STC membership? The grace period ends today, 15 January. After today, you will no longer have access to your STC benefits if you haven't renewed. Don't put it off any longer — renew today at the link below and stay connected! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at +1 (703) 522-4114 or email membership@stc.org.
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Hot IT job skills in 2014: Mobile, Web development and big data
Computerworld
Expertise in Web development, mobile development and large-scale data analysis will be much sought-after by IT hiring managers this year. The clients of Doug Schade, principal consultant in the software technology search division at hiring firm WinterWyman, are especially interested in Web developers who know open source languages. In addition to Java skills, Ruby, and Python, development backgrounds are desirable, reflecting a development trend that de-emphasizes Microsoft languages, he said. Java and .Net skills are especially valuable for Web development projects, said Jack Cullen, president of IT staffing firm Modis.
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Java, Objective-C still popular thanks to mobile development
WebProNews
Every month, TIOBE Software releases an index of the most popular programming languages based upon a variety of factors. Most months, the popularity of these languages doesn't change much thanks to developers sticking to what they know. As we head into 2014, that still remains to be the case. The first TIOBE Index report of 2014 has gone live and it confirms that the C programming language family is still going strong. Here are the top 20 programming languages according to TIOBE.
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6 biggest responsive Web design problems and how to resolve them
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Responsive Web design is the most refreshing trend since the death of skeuomorphism. It saves time and money and makes websites better. Of course, nothing is perfect. In the short time that responsive design has been around, Web producers have identified some problems with the practice. Thankfully, they've also identified solutions.
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Register now for the 2014 Summit
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Registration for the 2014 Technical Communication Summit, taking place 18-21 May in Phoenix, AZ, is open! The Really Early Bird rate (available only to STC members) is just $835 for members (nonmember rate: $1,235, or join STC and save). The Technical Communication Summit is the place for continuing tech comm education, plus networking with the top minds in the field. Your registration includes access to over 80 educational sessions, multiple networking events, and the all-important Summit@aClick, recordings of almost all sessions (available after the conference). Click below for more information, to register, and even for help in asking your company to provide funding.
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Technical editing, writing for localization online courses scheduled for February
STC
STC offers two multiweek, online courses beginning in February. Join Linda Oestreich and Michelle Corbin every Friday from 21 February-21 March for Technical Editing Fundamentals and learn how to apply your knowledge responsibly as an editor. Or register for Writing for Localization: Hands-on Workshop and Best Practices, presented by Lisa Pietrangeli every Wednesday from 26 February-2 April, for lessons on how to make your companies’ localization process more efficient and achieve consistently higher quality translations.
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Forget to add a community? It's not too late!
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Those who have already joined STC or renewed your membership, thank you! Don’t forget that you can update your records at any point throughout the year. Click below and log in, then browse through the tabs to change your contact information, update your communication preferences, and even add a chapter or Special Interest Group!
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Call for entries for the 2014 International Summit Awards
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The Society for Technical Communication’s International Summit Awards (ISA) competition is accepting chapter or regional entries through 31 January 2014. To qualify, the entry must have been produced or substantially revised within 24 months prior to 1 September 2013 and won an Award of Excellence or Distinguished Technical Communication Award at a local or regional STC competition in 2013–14. All STC ISA entries must be submitted using the online submission form.
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Top tools to help you mock Web services
ProgrammableWeb
API access is one of the biggest challenges developers face when developing API-reliant applications. In many cases, an API is being developed concurrently and thus isn't available. In others, there may be environment restrictions that make it difficult or impossible for applications under development to make HTTP calls to the public internet. The good news is that a growing number of tools will allow developers to mock Web services, helping developers of applications that depend on APIs to speed development and improve quality by facilitating functional testing.
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10 quick and easy fixes to reduce page weight
SitePoint
Total page weight increased by 32 percent in 2013 to reach a ludicrous 1.7Mb and 96 individual HTTP requests. That's an average figure; half of all sites will be larger. Website obesity has become an epidemic and we Web developers are to blame. There are no excuses. Fortunately, there are a number of quick fixes which will have an instant effect on site performance.
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Amazon redesigns developer portal with streamlined app submissions, site-wide search, full API list, and more
The Next Web
Amazon recently revamped its developer portal with a new look and feel. Yet this isn't just a new coat of paint: the site is now more efficient at helping app makers plan, build, and submit their work to the Amazon Appstore.
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The 7 app developer moments that mattered in 2013
FierceDeveloper
They came, they saw, they downloaded. Well, some of them downloaded. Consumer interest in apps continued to climb in 2013, but for the developers who created them, the year was filled with a variety of platform changes, concerns over how user data is handled, an emphasis on analytics, and more than a few surprising mergers and acquisitions. Thus, FierceDeveloper is taking a look back on the year that was to put some of the biggest stories in perspective.

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iOS 7.1 beta gets developers talking on Twitter
FierceDeveloper
Just before the Thanksgiving holiday, Apple offered developers a sneak peek at something they seem truly grateful for, based on Twitter comments: the beta version of iOS 7.1. Though most of the changes were relatively minor, they included an option to upload "burst mode photos" to Photo Stream for iPhone 5s users.

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Think immersive landing pages are only for the big guns?
ClickThrough
Head of Web development Alan Rowe has been doing a lot of thinking about immersive landing pages. They're popular amongst big companies like Google and Apple, but that doesn't mean smaller firms can't take a slice of the immersive pie.

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18 pivotal Web design trends for 2014
Econsultancy
What Web design trends do you think we'll see in 2014? One designer is betting on more simplicity, more cleanliness, and more focus on smaller screen sizes, among other things. This collection is largely based on observation, vaguely educated guesswork, waving a finger in the air, and a bunch of other posts compiled in recent months.
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We need a Web that's device-aware
Wired
The Web continues to mature as evolving technologies and devices shape its capabilities. From a Web 1.0 infant to a Web 2.0 toddler, websites offered interactivity to engage the viewer. With the arrival of device-aware websites, the Web has officially become a teenager, with a self-awareness that brings new levels of functionality.
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A practical guide to AngularJS directives
SitePoint
Directives are the most important components of any AngularJS application. Although AngularJS ships with wide range of directives, you will often need to create application specific directives. This tutorial will give an overview of custom directives and explain how to use them in real world Angular projects.
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