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% 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.
How I Won the Battle but Lost the War: An Agile Saga (Part 1)
There is a common expression that the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Our Agile Architect shares such a tale.
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.
Big Data Getting In-Memory Performance Boost: A Tech Round-Up
A flurry of new announcements from Cloudera, Red Hat, SGI and others highlights growing trend in real-time analytics of massive amounts of data.
Adobe Patches Zero-Day Flash Vulnerability
Adobe on Tuesday released a security update for Adobe Flash Player 188.8.131.52 and earlier for a Flash flaw being actively used in the wild.
Oracle Cloud World: Ellison Talks Up Security and Future Cloud Plans
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison made a last-minute appearance at the company's Cloud World event in San Francisco this week, adding some C-level cheerleading to the daylong showcase of Oracle products.
JDK 8 Shipping in March, Even if Not Bug Free
Oracle's JDK 8 Release Manager has offered assurances that this version the Java SE 8 Platform will ship in March, even with a few bugs.
Zulu OpenJDK Adds Java 6 & 7 Support on Linux & Windows
Azul Systems announced this week that its build of the OpenJDK, known as Zulu, is now available for both Java 6 and Java 7 running on Linux and Windows.
PaaS Provider Apprenda Adds Java Support
The newly launched Apprenda 5.0 also comes with a revamped developer portal and dynamic scaling enhancements.
Amazon Web Services Cuts Prices, Increases Instance Sizes
Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced it is reducing pricing for its S3 and Elastic Block Storage Service (EBS).
Delegated Authority: An Agile Trust Experiment
Our Agile Architect experiments with Delegated Authority. How far do you trust your team to make decisions?