Microsoft held a launch event on Monday in San Francisco for its Windows Phone 8 platform.
The Mono project this week announced an update of the open source .NET development framework that includes a C# 5.0 compiler supporting asynchronous programming, along with a host of other improvements.
Continuuity Inc. this week announced Big Data AppFabric, consisting of big data application development tools and an application runtime platform running in the cloud.
The Versant JPA, launched last week, features "multiple firsts for NoSQL Big Data technologies," according to the company.
Java toolmaker ZeroTurnaround this week released an updated version of its JRebel JVM plug-in for IBM WebSphere (WAS) 8.5 that supports the Liberty profile.
The Open Group's project to produce a framework for SOA governance has passed a milestone that makes it an international standard.
The new ADF Mobile is HTML5- and Java-based, and aimed at developers looking to build and deploy enterprise apps to mobile environments from a single code base.
Facebook has released a new SDK for Android, allowing a solution for developers to integrate Facebook functionality into their apps.
IBM emphasized Platform as a Service (PaaS) as the next frontier for enterprise cloud computing at its annual Cloud Innovation Forum in New York last week.
Rally Software is teaming with the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University to form a research program to formally measure the effectiveness of Agile practices in software development
A recent salary report has some good news for software engineers.
JNBridge last week released another in its evolving series of free interoperability kits.
Google has revamped its Google Play Developer Console, featuring changes to publishing flow, user feedback, language support and more granular statistics.
A study by Evans Data shows that 73 percent of developers worldwide are either writing apps for tablets or plan to within six months.
Precog recently announced the launch of its big data infrastructure platform in public beta, aiming to simplify the capture, storage and analysis of large amounts of data by developers through the use of cloud-based APIs.
RIM announced yesterday that its app store, BlackBerry App World, is taking applications.
Alfresco has released a new open API for its cloud-based Enterprise Content Management (ECM) platform, Alfresco in the Cloud.
Android has seen the number of Trojans targeting the platform nearly triple in just the last three months.
IBM and AT&T said they are getting together to offer their shared customers cloud services that use IBM's compute and storage infrastructure, and network connectivity provided by AT&T.
A new survey indicates that while software development projects using the Agile methodology are doing OK, they could be doing better, with communication reported as the biggest impediment to success.