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The evolution of the developer: How cloud infrastructure and open source changed the landscape
The Next Web
There's an ongoing conversation about the shifting role of developers and what that means for IT departments. They're now shaping product and user experience with such great influence that businesses must understand their importance in order to be as successful as possible. Even Apple, one of the most successful tech companies in the world, dedicated its home page to thank developers back in March of 2012.
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HTML5 developers in demand; Charting gains greater attention
WatersTechnology
As Wall Street firms increasingly are turning to HTML5 as the preferred programming language for trading applications and mobile, trading firms are now finding themselves competing with Silicon Valley for development talent.
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5 reasons your responsive Web design fails
Business 2 Community
We stress the importance of optimizing a website for the variety of devices customers use to access the Web. After taking the leap to "go responsive," it's important to remember responsive design isn't a simple copy and paste job. While the optimized website design should reflect the native site's branding, different devices demand different viewing needs.
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2014 STC election results

STC, the Nominating Committee, and the Board of Directors are pleased to announce the results of its 2014 election. Kit Brown-Hoekstra automatically succeeds to the office of president; Bernard Aschwanden won election to vice president; Alyssa Fox won reelection as secretary; Ray Gallon and Charles Fisher will be Directors; and Donn DeBoard and Marta Rauch join the nominating committee. See the link below for full results. Congratulations to the winners, and a special thanks to all candidates for their dedication to STC and willingness to devote their time and energy to improving our Society.
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2013 STC Year in Review

The Society for Technical Communication is pleased to publish its 2013 Year in Review, a look back at major initiatives and updates to programming, as well as information on the state of the Society. The report reviews the past year and highlights the actions taken in 2013 to strengthen the Society, both in terms of the value and satisfaction it provides members and its sustainability as a business. It addresses the change in strategic focus and how this will benefit our members, current programs, and new areas of effort. It is intended to give our members insight and information about the association they have so generously supported. Included in the report are an updated mission statement; details on membership, education, partnerships, communities, publications, and recognitions; and financial highlights. Join us in celebrating 60 years as a profession.
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Six days left to save with Early Bird pricing for the STC Summit

Make sure you get the best rate for the 2014 Technical Communication Summit! The Early Bird rate of $975 for members ($1,235 for nonmembers) ends on Monday, 31 March. After that date, the registration fee climbs by $100 ($115 nonmembers), so hurry before it goes up. And if you're a consultant, check out the Consultant's Corner in the exhibit hall. A space in STC's Consultant’s Corner gives you the opportunity to market directly to your target audience and build valuable professional relationships with leading technical communicators from around the world.
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Liberty Mutual added to STC's Affinity Program

Liberty Mutual Insurance has partnered with the Society for Technical Communication to offer members savings of up to 10% off auto and home insurance. Through the STC Member Affinity Program, members can take advantage of a variety of services and products, which are offered at special member discounts. Participation in these programs can result in achieving a true return on your investment in membership. Take advantage of our affinity discounts with these companies: HP, Hyatt, Lenovo, Staples, MMIC, Hertz, MadCap, ThirtySix Software, Doc-To-Help, and LifeLock.
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April webinars from STC

STC has four live Web seminars scheduled in April, from some of our top-rated instructors, so there's no better time than now to find the education that will help you advance your career. From accessible information design to the future of tech comm, and collaboration to the art of the question, we have you covered! See the full schedule at the link below and sign up today for an hour of introduction, education, and sometimes even entertainment.
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Pro tip: Inject JavaScript into an Android Web view for a more dynamic UX
TechRepublic
Hardcore app developers usually prefer to stay away from Web views. However, when the client requires it, injecting JavaScript at runtime provides a way to make the user experience more dynamic.
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New HTML5 attributes for hyperlinks: download, media, and ping
SitePoint
Hyperlinks have been around since the dawn of the Web. But with the dawn of HTML5, three new attributes have been added to the humble <a> tag to keep existing attributes like href, rel, and others company. The new attributes are: download, media, and ping. In this article, we’ll take a quick look at what these new attributes are, and how they can be used once browser support improves.
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Facebook's Hack language a silver bullet for user-developers
CITEworld
How do you modernize the way we build the Web? That's the question at the heart of the release of a flurry of new languages and development platforms. First there was Google's Dart, then Microsoft's TypeScript, and even Twitter has its Bootstrap front-end framework. Now Facebook has joined the pack, with the release of Hack, a new language for its HHVM runtime. Facebook's HHVM and Hack combo is targeting one of the foundations of the modern Web: rapid application development.

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Building engaging Web apps with game mechanics
SitePoint
"Gamification" is the use and application of game design techniques and game mechanics, in nongame contexts, to engage a target audience to change behaviors, learn new skills, or enable innovation. Game design can be applied to practically all facets of business. Gartner predicts that by 2015, more than 50 percent of organizations that manage innovation processes will gamify those processes.

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Top 10 mobile skills IT pros must master
NewsFactor
In a recent blog post, Gartner distinguished analyst Nick Jones outlined 10 mobile technologies and skills that organizations need to master over the next two to three years. Here's a quick run-down of the top 10 mobile technologies and related capabilities that Gartner and Jones say will be critical to master by the end of 2016.

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HTML5 Web workers: Web development
DAWN.com
Using Web workers, developers can now run code containing extensive computations in the background, without worrying about the UI layer being blocked. This article takes a closer look at how the workers make this possible.
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4 things to avoid when creating a tablet experience for customers
Econsultancy
Nothing frustrates the mobile consumer more than forcing them to view your desktop site on mobile. Today's consumers are educated and nimble on mobile and their expectations are significantly heightened when engaging a brand on tablet. With 43 percent of tablet users spending more time on tablet than on desktop, companies are increasingly optimizing tablet browsing for consumers who want a seamless experience across all channels. To create an experience that is engaging and contributes to the bottom line, brands need to consider how to optimize for tablet.
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MIT Web development platform seeks to prevent apps from leaking data
SD Times
One group of MIT researchers believes the entire approach to securing online data should be overhauled. So, it has introduced Mylar, a platform for building secure Web applications, which redesigns encrypting and storing confidential user data by shoring up the weak link: servers.
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Creating CSS animations using Move.js
SitePoint
CSS3 transitions and animations are currently the preferred method for creating lightweight animations on websites. Unfortunately, many developers find their syntax to be complex and confusing. If this sounds like you, Move.js may be the perfect solution for you. Move.js is a simple JavaScript library that creates CSS3 animations using simple functions. This tutorial explores the basics of Move.js, and provides a live demo of Move in action.
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The history of flat design: How efficiency and minimalism turned the digital world flat
The Next Web
It seems as though any time you hear about Web design these days, you can't help but come across the term "flat design." While the flat Web design trend has been emerging in recent years, it seemed to have exploded in popularity thanks to large companies and organizations changing their design aesthetic to that of flat design. But where did flat design come from? And why are we seeing it on the Web?
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