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New Version of Hudson CI Server Released

The Eclipse Foundation officially released a new version of the Java-based Hudson continuous integration (CI) server this week.

Sun Vets Release Java SDK for Native Mobile Apps

Codename One today announced the first release of its flagship software development kit (SDK) for Java developers building mobile applications.

Agile Development Tool for Visual Studio Released

A new cloud-based offering from Skytap aims to aid in agile development and testing processes for Visual Studio developers.

Appcelerator Updates Mobile Dev Platform, Partners with Tester SOASTA

Mobile development platform provider Appcelerator today announced an agreement with SOASTA to integrate that company's TouchTest functional test automation tool with the latest version of its Titanium dev platform.

Ovum Study: Big Data Retains Popularity

Analyst firm Ovum this week released research indicating sentiment about Big Data vendors remained positive in 2012 among Web developers and others.

App Dev Survey Outlines Exec Priorities: Speed, Business Needs, Agile

While the top priority in 2013 remains faster delivery of applications, a new survey shows that a formerly insignificant need has shot up in importance -- developers need apps to better align to business needs.

Red Hat's ManageIQ Extends Cloud Management

Red Hat on Tuesday said it has closed the $104 million deal announced last month during the holidays with ManageIQ.

High-Memory Cluster Instances Added to Amazon's EC2

Amazon Web Services announced that its EC2 cloud infrastructure can now support high-memory cluster instances for larger processing jobs.

Oracle Issues Security Fixes for MySQL, Other Database Products

Database developers were put on watch this week as Oracle issued a Critical Patch Update targeting 86 security vulnerabilities, including 18 for its MySQL database products.

Java EE 7 Now in Public Review

The public review process for the Java Enterprise Edition 7 (Java EE 7) specification is currently underway

ZeroTurnaround Launches Resource Site for Java Community

Java toolmaker ZeroTurnaround this week launched Rebel Labs, a new "research and content organization" site through which the company plans to offer free, vendor-neutral reports and other technical resources for the Java community.

Salary Survey: .NET Developers Average $94K a Year

.NET developers continue to buck the slow economy trend, according to figures from the 2013 Visual Studio Magazine Salary Survey.

Trend Index Names C# as Programming Language of the Year

In terms of growth, C# surpassed all other programming languages in a popularity contest called the PoularitY of Programming Language index, based on Google Trends data from 2012.

Big Data Vendor Splunk Adds Java, Python SDKs

Splunk Inc. recently announced the addition of Java and Python software development kits for its big data, real-time operational intelligence platform.

Xamarin Tool Enables Mac Development with C#

Xamarin Inc. this week announced a tool that lets C# developers build native Mac OS X apps.

Vendors Team Up To Provide DevOps Platform

Agile ALM provider CollabNet is partnering with IT automation vendor UC4 to provide what the two companies are billing as the world's first DevOps platform.

Red Hat Updates Virtualization Platform

Version 3.1, available now, updates the KVM hypervisor to support current industry-standard x86 processors, and expands the platform's ability to scale with support for guest VMs.

Java PaaS Provider Expands Partner Ecosystem

Java Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) provider CloudBees is expanding its partner ecosystem with a new Services Partner Program, which offers new support for system integrators (SIs), Web designers and software development consultants.

CSA Releases Mobile Device Guidance

An assessment and threat report on the state of mobile computing was recently released by the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA).

IntelliJ IDEA 12 Supports Java 8

JetBrains last week released version 12 of its venerable integrated development environment (IDE), IntelliJ IDEA.