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Facebook Going Native on Android

Facebook recently decided to go native for iOS devices after the company said it found that HTML 5 doesn't work well for apps with the scale of Facebook.

Facebook Goes iOS Native

Facebook updated its app for iOS devices after customer complaints of slow operating speeds.

Microsoft's App Hub Replaced With Dev Center

Windows Phone developers have a new home for their applications. Say goodbye to the App Hub, and hello to Windows Phone Dev Center.

Tool Analyzes Open Source Components in Your Java Apps

Sonatype on Wednesday launched a new on-demand service that analyzes the open-source components in Java applications for security, licensing and quality problems.

Sun Veterans Create SDK for Native Java on the iPhone

Codename One is developing a new SDK designed to allow Java developers to create native applications for multiple mobile/tablet platforms.

Survey: One-Third of Developers Below 'App Poverty Line'

About a third of all mobile developers live below the "app poverty line," where they can't make enough money on applications to serve as their sole source of income.

The Art of Writing Agile Stories Redux

Our Agile Architect delves deeper into agile story writing by illustrating his own thought processes when evolving stories from concept to final form.

Stingray Traffic Manager 9.0 Ties Software with Contollers

Riverbed announced its new Stingray Traffic Manager 9.0, saying it combines the application delivery controller (ADC) with its Aptimizer Web content optimization software.

'Publish to the Cloud' Plugin Available for Java Devs Deploying on Azure

GigaSpaces Technologies has added its support to the Windows Azure Plugin for Eclipse with Java project with the contribution of a "publish to the cloud" wizard.

Red Hat Unveils Hybrid Cloud Management Platform

Red Hat today announced the general availability of Red Hat CloudForms, a new open source, hybrid cloud platform aimed at heterogeneous enterprise environments.

Oracle's Public Cloud Launch Set for June 6

Oracle announced it will release its public cloud platform as a service (PaaS) on Wednesday, June 6.

Agile Platform 7 Simplifies Adoption of DevOps

Agile Web apps toolmaker OutSystems released the latest version of its Agile Platform environment earlier this month.

GitHub App for Windows Devs Released

The code repository and collaboration Web site GitHub is releasing a desktop app that works on Windows versions as far back as Windows XP and as current as pre-release versions of Windows 8.

Facebook To Open App Store

Facebook has announced its own App Center, a platform for selling its apps and acting as a conduit for other mobile apps.

XobotOS Replaces Java With C#

A new project from Xamarin has replaced the Java code underpinning the Android OS with C# code.

Oracle vs. Google: 5 Top Analysts Weigh In on API Implications for Devs and Startups

"If APIs are copyrightable in the U.S., but not the EU, then the implications are substantial...startups will come to Europe." 

RIM Announces BlackBerry 10, Woos Devs with $10K Per App Pledge

Research in Motion (RIM) Tuesday announced the BlackBerry 10, a new smartphone clearly aimed at regaining the market share it's been hemorrhaging over the last few years to market leaders iPhone and Android.

Google Launches Authentication Service for Servers and APIs

Google's newly launched Service Accounts will provide certificate-based authentication to APIs for server-to-server interactions.

Spring Framework Extensions Now Compatible with Spring 3.1

VMware recently announced that all major extensions to its Spring Framework are now compatible with the latest version of the Spring open source Java development framework.

Suit Alleges App Makers Siphoning User Info

According to a lawsuit filed in a Texas court this week, makers of some of the most popular mobile apps are collecting user information without the consumer's consent.

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