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Embarcadero Platform Aims at Native, Multi-Device App Development

Embarcadero Technologies today announced a new app development platform to help coders build native mobile apps targeting multiple devices with one codebase.

SQL Server 2014 Hits RTM, Going Live April 1

SQL Server 2014 hit its "release-to-manufacturing" milestone today, and will go live April 1. Microsoft also launched Windows Azure HD Insight -- the company's "big data" Hadoop solution.

Java 8 Arrives

It's official: the Java Platform Standard Edition 8 (Java SE 8) and the latest Java SE Development Kit (JDK 8) are now generally available.

Pivotal Adds Hadoop Distribution to In-Memory Big Data Parade

Pivotal Software Inc. today announced the release of a new version of its enterprise Hadoop distribution based on the recently upgraded Apache Hadoop 2.2.

Microsoft Opens Up Office 365 and SignalR to Android

Microsoft announced two new open source SDKs that let Android users access Office 365 data and use SignalR for real-time Web connectivity between clients and servers.

Parasoft API Testing Upgrade Addresses Mobile Move to REST/JSON

Recognizing that RESTful APIs are becoming the de facto standard for mobile app development, Parasoft announced that its API Testing tool has been upgraded to address that trend.

Java 8 Survey Finds Developers Ready To Upgrade

Typesafe found that 65 percent intend to upgrade to Java SE 8 within the next 24 months.

Xamarin Adds SAP Mobile to Cross-Platform Stable

Xamarin added support for the SAP Mobile Platform to its stable of cross-platform mobile app development tools.

Android Targeted by 97 Percent of Mobile Threats Last Year

A total of 804 new families or vulnerability variants discovered were targeted at Google's mobile OS platform during the second half of last year.

Open Source ZX Spreadsheet Offers Direct Functionality in Browsers

ZK Spreadsheet 3.0.1 comes with an overhauled API "for simpler usability to perform common user actions," the company says.

Apache Announces Hadoop Upgrade, Elevates Spark Project

The open source Apache Software Foundation this week voted to release a Hadoop upgrade that allows for in-memory caching of data and working with data from different storage classes. It also elevated the Spark Big Data analytics project to top-level status.

IBM Offers Watson Supercomputing Power to Develop Mobile Big Data Apps

IBM is offering the power of its Watson supercomputing platform to encourage mobile developers to build Big Data "cognitive computing" apps in a contest announced today.

Upcoming Crypto Software Aims To Protect Enterprise Java Apps

Sunnyvale, Calif.-based whiteCryption this week announced Cryptanium Code Protection for Java, designed to allow enterprise developers to harden Java-based mobile applications.

Jelastic Updates 'Platform-as-Infrastructure' Solution

Jelastic has updated its namesake Java-and-PHP cloud hosting platform and further combined its PaaS and IaaS capabilities, according to the company.

CloudBees Java PaaS Now on Verizon Cloud

Java Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) provider CloudBees is partnering with Verizon to offer a version of its platform on the new Verizon Cloud.

New Intel Big Data Platform Includes Analytics Toolkit for Developers

Intel Corp. announced a new platform that seeks to simplify Big Data analytics while improving upon the capabilities of straight Apache Hadoop.

Open Source B.I. Pentaho Integrates with Storm and YARN

Open source business intelligence and analytics company Pentaho Corporation last week announced native support of two Apache projects: Storm and YARN.

Splunk Big Data Adds Eclipse Plug-in, Updates Python SDK

Splunk has announced the general availability of the Splunk Plug-in for Eclipse

Updated Algorithm Library for Java Released

The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) has just announced an update of more than 100 routines in the NAG Library for Java.

Facebook Launches Java APIs for Encrypted SD Storage

Dubbed "Conceal," the APIs are designed to encrypt large files on disk, initially for Android smartphones.

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