Application Development News & Articles

Docker Announces Universal Control Plane Beta, First Hardware Signing System

The Docker Universal Control Plane (UCP) 1.0 is now available as a public beta.

Study Investigates Millionaire Mobile App Developers

How many millionaire mobile app developers are out there? New research seeking to answer that question reportedly dispels some "myths" about the profitability of mobile app development, contradicting other studies that paint a bleak picture of developer income levels.

Dev Shop Offers Stats To Prove Android Coding Costs More than iOS

Independent dev shop Infinium Inc. has published numbers from its own experience to back up its belief that Android development takes longer than equivalent iOS development and is thus more expensive.

Concurrent Adds Spark Support to Big Data App Management Solution

Concurrent has added support for Apache Spark technology to its Big Data application performance management solution, becoming the latest in a long line of vendors embracing the ever-popular open source analytics project.

Study: iOS App Store Provides Revenue, Google Play Has Download Reach

Mobile developers wondering which of the two major app stores to target may find some guidance in a recent survey from App Annie, which indicated Apple's App Store generates more revenue for devs while the Google Play store for Android apps provides more download volume.

App Analytics Tool Predicts User Behavior

Web and mobile app analytics company Localytics announced a new tool that uses machine learning to predict user behavior in an effort to reduce churn and boost customer conversions.

Low-Code Tool Addresses Mobile App Offline Problem

Mendix said it addressed the thorny problem of handling offline functionality in mobile apps with the latest rendition of its rapid application development tool.

Google Doubles Allowable Size of Android Apps

Google announced it was doubling the Android app file size limit from 50MB to 100MB, while warning developers to not use the additional leeway just because it's available, as it could degrade the UX.

'Citizen Developer' Movement Transforming in Enterprise, Report Says

Facing huge demand for developers -- especially for mobile apps -- enterprises are turning to a variety of solutions, including outsourcing and relying on in-house "citizen developers" to use low-code or no-code tools to supplement professional coders, a movement undergoing change, according to a new report.

Open Source Container Company Docker Updates Hub for Faster App Delivery

Open source container specialist Docker Inc. has updated its Docker Hub cloud service designed to speed up application delivery by development teams through automated workflows.

New Java API for App Delivery Controller

KEMP Technologies has expanded the automated application deployment capabilities of its LoadMaster product with a new Java API.

Spring Framework 4.2 Goes GA

Pivotal Software announced the general availability of version 4.2 of the Spring Framework. The latest feature release of the 4.x line of the open source application framework for enterprise Java is compatible with Java 6, 7 and 8.

App Annie Adds Google Analytics

App Annie has added Google Analytics functionality to its free mobile app intelligence platform as part of a new beta offering.

Google App Engine for Go Now Generally Available

Google today announced the Google App Engine for Go is now generally available, giving developers the option to build Web apps with the eight-year-old open source programming language designed for large-scale computing.

Report: Swing from Native Development to Web in Mobile Arena

Mobile Web app development tool vendor Sencha Inc. released research showing that many firms are turning to mobile Web app development tools at the expense of native approaches.

CA Release Automation Now Integrated with JFrog Artifactory

CA Technologies has integrated its Release Automation solution with JFrog's Artifactory binary repository management system, the two companies announced.

Zend Partners with Microsoft, Adds Z-Ray to Azure App Service

Zend's Z-Ray app performance tool will soon be integrated with Microsoft's new Azure App Service, the two companies announced Wednesday.

Microsoft SDK Provides App Metrics to Java Devs

Microsoft released the Java SDK for Application Insights to help cloud and Web developers glean insights from Java application health and usage metrics.

New Relic Extending APM to Mobile

Application Performance Management specialist is making its software analytics platform available to mobile app developers via a new, embeddable SDK

Docker Releases Container Orchestration Bundle for Download

Docker Inc., the chief commercial supporter of the open source Docker Project, has made its new container orchestration bundle available for download.

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