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IBM Expands Services for Mobile App Development

IBM today announced an expansion of its MobileFirst application development portfolio and new pre-configured mobile apps for certain vertical industries.

PhoneGap Tool Streamlines Testing Code Changes on Devices

With hybrid app development becoming an increasingly popular option in the mobile arena, a new PhoneGap Developer App has been released to simplify the process.

Hortonworks Partners with Concurrent for Hadoop Development

Hortonworks and Concurrent are partnering to make Hadoop development easier and quicker by combining the former's Hadoop data platform with the latter's Cascading application development framework.

Scala 2.11 Goes Live

Typesafe, the chief commercial backer of the open source Scala project, has announced the final release of Scala 2.11.

Typesafe Releases First Implementation of 'Reactive Streams' Spec

Akka is Typesafe's asynchronous, event-driven middleware implemented in Scala.

Oracle Adds Critical Patch for Java Cloud Service

Oracle has followed up its quarterly Critical Patch Update (CPU) with an additional security advisory for its Java Cloud Service.

Apache Hive Updated with SQL-on-Hadoop Features

Hortonworks yesterday announced a new version of Apache Hive, the open source data warehouse software running on top of Hadoop, with new SQL query features and performance improvements.

Syncfusion Expands JavaScript Libraries for Mobile Development

Development tool maker Syncfusion Inc. recently updated its Essential Studio 2014 suite of tools with 27 new JavaScript libraries aimed at mobile app developers.

Microsoft Tests Letting Mobile App Developers Respond to Reviews

Perennially chasing Apple and Google in the mobile app development arena, Microsoft is catching up in at least one area: Some Windows Phone developers can now respond to reviews of their apps as part of a recently launched pilot program.

New Embarcadero Tool Targets Mobile Development, Windows XP Modernization

Embarcadero Technologies this week upgraded its cross-platform tool for building natively compiled apps, emphasizing mobile targeting and a well-timed fix to modernize Windows XP applications.

Telerik Takes Kendo UI Core Open Source

Development tool maker Telerik has open sourced a component of its JavaScript framework, Kendo UI Core, joining a growing chorus of companies allowing developers to use and modify the source code of their products.

Google Adds to Big Data Connection Options

Google yesterday introduced two new connectors for accessing Hadoop data stored in the company's cloud storage platform.

Study: Developers Wield Power, Expect to Get Rich

Remember the old days, when developers were under siege by replacement workers with H1-B visas, outsourcing to offshore coding factories and the threat of their art becoming a commodity service? Take a look at them now.

Red Hat Expands Docker Collaboration on App Containerization

Red Hat wants to streamline the process of application delivery and orchestration across bare metal systems, virtual machines and private and public clouds via software containers -- and it's collaborating with Docker to do it.

Red Hat Unveils OpenShift Marketplace

Red Hat today announced the forthcoming launch of a new software marketplace for users of its OpenShift Online public cloud application development and hosting platform.

MapR Adds Some Spark to its Hadoop Distribution

MapR announced the addition of the Apache Spark technology stack to its Hadoop distribution, one of the leading tools in the fast-growing arena of Big Data analytics.

Apperian Opens Up API for Enterprise Mobility Platform

Apperian Inc. announced an open API for its enterprise mobility management and deployment platform.

MongoDB Releases Major Upgrade to NoSQL Database

MongoDB Inc. announced the "biggest release ever" of its popular NoSQL database, with improvements coming in the areas of aggregation, text-search integration, query engine performance, security and many more.

Spring Boot 1.0 Launches

The Spring team at Pivotal has announced the 1.0 release of its Spring Boot rapid application development framework.

Azul Releases Zulu OpenJDK for Java 8

The free and open source Zulu 8.0 is compatible and compliant with the recently launched Java SE 8.

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