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Salesforce.com Boosts Its Mobile Developer Tools, Adds Mono Support

Salesforce.com today released an upgrade of its recently launched enterprise mobile development platform with four new template packs, including a module that helps developers build apps that can better respond to intermittent connectivity.

Google App Engine 1.8.2 Released

Among the improvements in version 1.8.2 is an update of the Google Plugin For Eclipse.

IBM and Pivotal To Support the Cloud Foundry Open Source PaaS Project

IBM this week said it is backing the VMware-launched Cloud Foundry initiative.

Cloudera Releases Hadoop Security Module

Apache Hadoop developers working with SQL query engines can now rely on a new security tool from Cloudera Inc. that reportedly provides the granularity to secure data access from most SQL and business intelligence (BI) tools and scenarios.

Java PaaS Firm CloudBees Acquires Data Integrator FoxWeave

Java Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) company CloudBees today announced the acquisition of FoxWeave, a provider of a cloud-based data integration platform of the same name.

Microsoft & Azul to Build OpenJDK for Azure

The new distro will be freely distributed and licensed under the GNU General Public License version 2.

Latest Java ME Update Adds ARM-based Chip Optimization

Oracle today announced the latest update of the Java Platform Micro Edition (Java ME) is specifically optimized for some popular ARM-based embedded chip architectures.

Big Data Education, Training Opportunities on the Rise

Yesterday's announcement of a new master's degree program for data scientists at the University of California, Berkeley is among the latest examples of how educators and trainers are scrambling to meet the huge Big Data skills shortage.

Study: Poor End User Experience Is Top Cloud Concern

Cloud bottlenecks affecting user experience is a major concern when looking into cloud solutions.

Survey: Security Not a Top Priority for Many Software Developers

According to a new study by comScore, more than 40 percent of software developers globally say that security isn't a top priority for them, and a similar percentage don't use a secure application program process.

Gartner Big Data Analyst: Still Waiting for YARN to Move Hadoop Forward

Gartner analyst Merv Adrian was upbeat about the progress of Big Data and Hadoop during his recent keynote at Hadoop Summit North America, but later expressed some frustration and noted that "we aren't quite there yet."

Oracle Releases Cloud Application Foundation

Oracle today announced the 12c release of its Cloud Application Foundation, an integrated middleware platform for computing across conventional and cloud environments.

Java Remote Access Tool Used In PRISM Phishing Attack Targeting Gov't Workers

An attack campaign focused on government agencies is employing phishing e-mails to deliver a malicious payload containing a Java Remote Access Tool (RAT) called jRAT.

Red Hat & Google Partner on Open Source Java Framework for Cloud Apps

The goal of CapeDwarf is an implementation of the Google App Engine (GAE) API that allows Java developers to deploy their applications on Red Hat's JBoss Application Server (JBoss AS) unmodified.

Atlassian’s Bamboo 5 Bridges the DevOps Gap

Atlassian is releasing a significant upgrade to its Bamboo continuous integration (CI) server, one that represents an expansion of the tool’s core capabilities.

Oracle, Salesforce.com Strike Cloud 'Strategic Partnership'

Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison held a joint webcast last week to say they have formed a "strategic partnership."

Stratus Developing Fault-Tolerant Offering for OpenStack

High-availability computing software and hardware maker Stratus announced a new product designed to enable fault-tolerant operations in OpenStack clouds.

Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2014 Preview

Microsoft on Tuesday released the SQL Server 2014 Community Technology Preview 1 and the cloud-based SQL Server 2014 Community Technology Preview 1 on Windows Azure.

Build Keynote, Day 1: Spotlight on Visual Studio 2013 and Bing Development Platform

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer kicked off the Build Conference in San Francisco this morning with his keynote that focused on giving the public a first look at Visual Studio 2013, the new Bing development API and Windows 8.1.

New Framework for Java Devs Building Big Data Apps

Continuuity is set to give attendees at this week's Hadoop Summit in San Jose a peek at the latest version of its Developer Suite.

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