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Through software, readers like you are rapidly changing the world. InfoQs Research provides readers with high-integrity, up-to-date, and community-driven insight into trends, behaviors and technologies that affect professional software development. Unlike traditional and expensive vendor-based approaches, our research is based on answers provided by "you," the community!

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What's Your Next Native Language?

What native languages do you use if neither the JVM, .NET VM or JS VM is available or wanted?

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What Influences the Mood of Agile Teams?

Team mood plays a key role in agile software development, as people are working closely together every day to iteratively deliver a product to their customers and satisfy the needs of their stakeholders. InfoQ would like to hear from you: What you think are the main factors that influence the mood of teams in agile? 2

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How Do You Unit Test Your JavaScript Code?

Recently, we asked you about your JavaScript testing approaches, and your responses showed Unit Testing Tools as the most popular. To follow up, we now want to know which unit testing tools you use. 2

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What IoT Technology Have You Used or Learned About?

InfoQ Research wants to determine the technologies mostly used by our community in their IoT projects. 1

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What is Your Interest in the IoT?

InfoQ wants to evaluate the involvement of our community in hobbyist or real-life IoT projects. 1

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JavaScript Testing Approaches

​​​Testing, taken in the loosest sense of the word, is widely agreed to be a positive thing, bestowing various benefits, including allowing us to better understand our code, and identifying bugs. What we're wondering is how you are testing JavaScript code -- if indeed you are even testing ​at all. Vote for Functional Testing, Unit Testing Tools, Test Automation Frameworks, or not testing. 3

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Emerging Trends in Big Data Technologies

Big Data technologies have been getting lot of attention over the last few years. There are several trends and innovations happening in this space. InfoQ would like to learn what new trends in Big Data you are currently using or planning on using in the future. 2

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Common Causes of Team Conflict

Team collaboration is one of the primary focuses of Agile. In agile teams, conflicts arise which are healthy as well unhealthy.

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How Do You Handle Async APIs and Callback Hell?

Asynchronous APIs are increasingly popular but they are more tedious to program than their synchronous counterparts. How do you handle asynchronous APIs and stay out of Callback Hell? 9

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Java 8: Will It See More Rapid Adoption?

Historically, organizations have tended to move to a new version of a language slowly (witness the looming crisis in Visual Basic 6). However Java 8 is arguably the biggest update to the language in many years and we therefore wondered if it might see a more rapid adoption. 2

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What's Your Technology Stack to Create Mobile Apps?

Since the impact of mobile applications is ubiquitous in the whole it industry, there are numerous ways to create an app. In this community-driven research initiative, we are examining the importance and adoption level of different tools and toolstacks to create a mobile application. 5

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What CI Server Do You Use?

Continuous Integration (CI) is a software development practice where members of a team integrate their work frequently - usually each person integrates at least daily - leading to multiple integrations per day. Each integration is verified by an automated build (including test) to detect integration errors as quickly as possible. 3

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30 Most Popular 3rd-Party Controls for .NET Applications

.NET components not only enhance productivity but also enable developers to build applications with intuitive user interfaces. InfoQ wants to know which third party component is popular and widely used among developers for the development of ASP.NET, AJAX, MVC and Windows based applications. 5

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Hadoop ecosystem capabilities: What to add next?

The last 5 years the Hadoop ecosystem has expanded rapidly to satisfy for various production needs. Most recently a number of real-time workloads and tools have been brought to this new generation data processing and management platform.

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NoSQL: Emerging Trends and Innovations

NoSQL Databases have been getting lot of attention over the last few years. There are several trends happening in this space and we would like to learn what new NoSQL database products you are using.

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Τrends of different Big Data Solutions

Various Hadoop-based solutions for a new generation of data management have disrupted the market of traditional data processing and management systems in recent years. There is no longer a question on whether enterprises need a big data strategy - it has become a fact! But the questions remains - when and how to migrate?

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Software Development Trends for 2014

2014's lurking around the corner: what technologies will take off and have a major impact, which of the fashions and fads of 2013 will become important trends and game changers in 2014.

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How do you document your APIs?

Well documented APIs enhance the experience for developers and have become an essential requirement for defining an API's success. As a result, there are a variety of tools targeted at API producers to automate the process of generating richer documents that reduces costs and time and dramatically improves developer adoption. 8

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How Do You Access Your Relational Data from Java?

The Java language and platform offers a vast range of options when it comes to working with relational data, from raw JDBC to fully blown Object/Relational mapping (ORM) tools. 13

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What Puzzles You Most About Functional Programming?

With so much diversity, it’s hard to define the exact scope of what exactly functional programming is. Is it a question of how to design your program, that is, using functions as the primary abstraction? Or is it about programming with mathematical functions, meaning pure functions that do not have side effects? And what are those monads again? 6

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What's Your Next Language on the Javascript Platform?

JavaScript VMs are mature and ubiquitous - but what's the best language to write code for it? A long list of languages targeting JavaScript exists, but which one will you use for your next project? 6

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Testing Tools for .NET Developers

It often happens that the tools we rely on the most are also the most immature. We tolerate them because they fulfill an essential role. Other tools are really well designed, but aren’t important enough to justify the cost in time and money. And a rare few hit both marks. InfoQ wants to know which tools .NET testing tools you like to use and which you need to use. 2

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