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Apple's Swift Programming Language Promoted by Topcoder Crowdsourcing Platform

Cloud services provider Appirio is employing its topcoder crowdsourcing platform to speed up the development of applications built for iPhones, iPads, and Macs using Apple's new Swift programming language.

Amazon Cloud Now Features Zend PHP Platform as Service

The Zend Technologies PHP development platform is now available as a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud.

Analysts Say Mobile App Development Requires New Strategy, Techniques

Analysts from major research firms Gartner Inc. and IDC have recently emphasized that mobile app developers have to think differently from traditional practices -- or else.

Windows Phone Developers Can Now Respond to User Reviews of Their Apps

After a four-month pilot program, Microsoft this week rolled out functionality on its Dev Center that lets Windows Phone developers respond to user reviews of their mobile offerings posted on the app store.

Pivotal Launches Lightweight Java Web Stack

Pivotal Software has assembled a number of its open-source app dev technologies and combined them with its commercial products into a new lightweight Java Web application stack called the Pivotal App Suite.

Oracle's 'Valhalla' Experimental OpenJDK Project Focuses on Generic Types

The project's goals include a major overhaul of Java's generics, a new approach to generic typing, and new support for value types.

Splice Machine Makes Waves as 'Only Hadoop RDBMS'

Splice Machine Inc. is getting a lot of attention as it seeks to carve out a niche for itself in the exploding Big Data analytics arena by combining the advantages of traditional RDBMS technology with the scale-out capabilities associated with NoSQL databases.

Mobile Survey: Native Development, Back End Take Most Time

A new survey shows mobile app developers spend most of their time building native apps and that back-end coding takes up far more time than building the front-end UI.

Big Data Product Watch 8/4/14: Data Lakes, Visibility, Project Jumpstarts and More

Here's a roundup of recent Big Data product announcements from Solix Technologies, MongoHQ and GoGrid, Appfluent Technology, and Actian.

Big Data Rivals Team Up On Hadoop Management

Hortonworks and Pivotal Software are teaming up to further development work on the open source Ambari project for managing Hadoop clusters.

Open Source JVM Language Kotlin Reaches Milestone 8

Software development toolmaker JetBrains has announced a new milestone release of Kotlin, the open-source, Java Virtual Machine (JVM)-targeted programming language developed by the company.

Java Devs Get Mac OS X Support in Open Source Zulu

Java developers building applications on the latest Mac operating systems can now add the Zulu JDK to their toolboxes.

Couchbase Releases Second Java SDK 2.0 Developer Preview

The Couchbase Java SDK preview includes both the JMV core package (core-io 0.2) and the Java SDK 2.9 preview 2.

RhoMobile Suite for Cross-Platform Mobile App Development Upgraded

The latest entry in the cross-platform enterprise mobile app development tool arena comes from Motorola Solutions Inc. with today's release of RhoMobile Suite 5.0.

Analysts Warn of Data Lake 'Fallacy' in Big Data Analytics

Storing unstructured Big Data from disparate sources in one large "data lake" for integrated analysis is an unfulfilled promise according to analysts from research firm Gartner Inc.

Cloud9's Browser-Based IDEs Gets Major Update

Cloud9's browser-based IDE supports a range of programming languages, including Java, PHP, Python, Ruby and JavaScript.

Hadoop Vendors Recruit More Partners in Big Data War

Hortonworks Inc. and MapR Technologies Inc. -- two of the leading vendors of Hadoop-based distributions -- this week announced partnerships to enhance their Big Data analytics offerings.

Zend Offers Application X-Ray with 'Z-Ray'

Zend Server 7 includes a new set of embedded facilities designed to give developers "in-context visibility" inside their applications.

Survey: Most Mobile App Developers Below 'Poverty Line'

It's really tough to make money building mobile apps, VisionMobile Ltd. revealed in its latest developer economics survey.

Cisco Launches Network Development Push

With increased network programmability as a key tenet of emerging software-defined networking (SDN) technology, Cisco Systems Inc. is actively courting developers with its DevNet site, hoping to get them onboard with its SDN vision.

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