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App Development Highlights IBM's New MobileFirst Services

Shortly after Microsoft proclaimed itself as being "mobile first, cloud first" at its Build conference, IBM further exemplified the growing trend by improving its MobileFirst portfolio, including app development services.

Cloudera, Hortonworks Update Big Data Platforms

Big Data heavyweights Cloudera and Hortonworks each upgraded their platforms last week, reflecting their differing views on providing Hadoop-based products to customers.

SAS Tackles Big Data Virtualization

SAS announced enhancements to its data management software that will include Big Data virtualization capabilities.

For Mobile Development, Apps Are in, Web Is Out

A new study by Flurry Analytics indicates where mobile developers should be expending their resources, as consumer time spent on mobile apps keeps rising while time spent viewing mobile Web browsers has fallen.

Pivotal Creates Big Data Suite Subscription Offering

Pivotal has combined a host of data technologies into a new Big Data Suite offered on a subscription basis.

SQL Server 2014 Goes Live

As expected, on April 1 Microsoft released to "general availability" an updated version of its SQL Server database, SQL Server 2014.

Survey Shows Collaborative Development Pays Off

The increasing trend of companies pooling their development resources to collaborate on open source projects is paying off for both the companies and individual developers, according to a new study from the Linux Foundation.

Facebook Leads Effort to Improve MySQL for Large-Scale Use

Facebook today announced an alliance with Web powerhouses Google Inc., LinkedIn and Twitter Inc. to improve the open source MySQL database for large-scale applications.

Cisco Joins the Business-Oriented Mobile App Development Parade

Hardware and networking power Cisco Systems Inc. this week entered the software development arena as part of its new Enterprise Mobility Services Platform.

Oracle Launches Java 8 with Online Event

Oracle followed up on the launch of Java SE 8 and JDK8 last week with an online Webcast event Tuesday featuring stars of its Java team and the Java community.

New Version of Free, Open Source NetBeans IDE Features Java 8 Support

On Tuesday Oracle announced the release of a new version of its NetBeans IDE, 8.0, that takes advantage of the latest enhancements in Java SE 8, among other changes.

Google Developer News Includes New Managed VMs Service

Google Inc. this week is making lots of noise at its Google Platform Live conference, including the introduction of "Managed VMs" designed to help developers using the App Engine cloud service access native resources and run native code.

Adobe Announces PhoneGap Enterprise for Mobile Development

Adobe Systems Inc. announced PhoneGap Enterprise, a set of mobile app development tools positioned as just one part of a broader marketing initiative.

New Facebook 'Hack' Programming Language Aims To Improve PHP

Facebook open sourced an internal programming language called Hack, developed by its engineers to improve upon -- while remaining compatible with -- the PHP scripting language running much of the company's Web site.

Continuuity Open Sources Loom Big Data Cluster Management Tool

Continuuity yesterday open sourced its Loom software for managing cloud-based Big Data clusters.

Google Announces .NET APIs, Android Apps for Wearables and More

Google this week announced a library of client APIs for the Microsoft .NET Framework, a developer preview for building Android apps for wearable devices and guidance on how to use management tools with the Google Compute Engine cloud service.

With a New $160 Million, Cloudera Targets Hadoop Community Contributions

Cloudera this week raised $160 million in funding from major investors as it considers an initial public offering, planning to invest much of the money in engineering resources to extend its contributions to the Apache Hadoop community.

HP Focuses on Mobile, Cloud-Based App Development Testing

HP upgraded its application lifecycle management (ALM) products with a focus on performance testing from the cloud and mobile app testing.

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.

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