Application Development Trends' News

Which Android Version Should Developers Target?

Monetization of the Android app market is generally following an upward trend: each successive release of the platform tends to be more profitable for developers than the last.

Microsoft Updates .NET Framework for Windows Phone 8, Releases SDK

Microsoft released a phone-focused version of the .NET Framework this week as well as the Windows Phone 8 SDK.

Windows Phone 8 Officially Launches, SDK Available Tomorrow

Microsoft held a launch event on Monday in San Francisco for its Windows Phone 8 platform.

Mono Update Adds Async Programming

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 Targets Developers with Big Data AppFabric

Continuuity Inc. this week announced Big Data AppFabric, consisting of big data application development tools and an application runtime platform running in the cloud.

JRebel Update Supports WebSphere Liberty Profile

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.

Versant Releases Java-Based API for Big Data

The Versant JPA, launched last week, features "multiple firsts for NoSQL Big Data technologies," according to the company.

SOA Governance Framework Becomes a Standard

The Open Group's project to produce a framework for SOA governance has passed a milestone that makes it an international standard.

Oracle's Java-Based ADF Goes Mobile for iOS, Android

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 Releases New Android SDK

Facebook has released a new SDK for Android, allowing a solution for developers to integrate Facebook functionality into their apps.

IBM Voices Support for PaaS at Cloud Forum

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.

Program Seeks to Measure Agile Effectiveness

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

Survey: Google Pays Devs the Best, but Facebook Catching Up

A recent salary report has some good news for software engineers.

New JNBridge Interoperability Kit Uses LINQ with HBase and Hadoop

JNBridge last week released another in its evolving series of free interoperability kits.

Survey: Developer Tablet Interest Shifting to Android

A study by Evans Data shows that 73 percent of developers worldwide are either writing apps for tablets or plan to within six months.

Google Upgrades Android Developer Console

Google has revamped its Google Play Developer Console, featuring changes to publishing flow, user feedback, language support and more granular statistics.

Precog Launches Beta Platform Aimed at Big Data Developers

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 Counting on BlackBerry 10 To Make It Relevant Again

RIM announced yesterday that its app store, BlackBerry App World, is taking applications.

Alfresco ECM Launches Open Cloud API for Mobile Apps

Alfresco has released a new open API for its cloud-based Enterprise Content Management (ECM) platform, Alfresco in the Cloud.

Security: Is Android Becoming the Windows of Mobile?

Android has seen the number of Trojans targeting the platform nearly triple in just the last three months.

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