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Mendix Taps React Native for 'True' Low-Code iOS and Android Apps

In announcing its Spring '19 release, Mendix claims to be the first low-code application development platform vendor in the market to offer true native mobile apps with the model-based visual approach.

Alibaba Adds to the Growing List of OpenJDK Distros

China’s e-commerce giant, Alibaba, has unveiled its own Java distribution. Based on OpenJDK and Java SE 8, Dragonwell8, currently in preview, is the open source version of the company’s in-house implementation.

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Machine Learning, Dev Positions Dominate Survey of Top U.S. Jobs for 2019

Indeed.com recently released its list of "Best Jobs in the U.S.: 2019" and machine learning engineer is No. 1 on the list, followed closely by full-stack developer at No. 3.

Live Share, IntelliCode Mark Release of Visual Studio 2019

In launching Visual Studio 2019 and Visual Studio 2019 for Mac, Microsoft highlighted the general availability of the collaborative Live Share functionality, along with the option to use AI-driven IntelliCode to smarten up the code-completion functionality of IntelliSense, and much more.

Report: Low-Code Tools Increasingly Support ... Coding

The low-code dev tooling space -- helping "ordinary business users" crank out apps to meet growing demand amid a shortage of trained developers -- is evolving to support ... more coding, of all things.

Open Source Project Fosters Data Teamwork Best Practices

The Linux Foundation has added a new project to foster and advance best practices for data teamwork, borrowing from the Agile approach to software development.

JDK 12 Released

Oracle today announced the general availability of JDK 12, the latest update of the reference implementation of the Java SE Platform, coming with a number of new features including a preview of Switch Expressions and abortable mixed collections for the Garbage-First (G1) collector.

Progress Updates Low-Code-for-Pros Kinvey Platform

Progress Software has updated its low-code Kinvey platform positioned as a productivity tool for professional developers, unlike competitors that target the non-coder "business user" audience.

Hottest GitHub Project Right Now: VS Code in the Browser

The hottest project on GitHub right now comes from Coder, which recently open sourced its cloud-hosted port of the open source Visual Studio Code editor, providing browser access to one of the most popular programming tools in the world.

SAP Builds Its Own Java Distro

SAP's new SapMachine was created to allow its customers and partners to build and maintain an SAP-supported version of OpenJDK.

Low-Code Appian Update Addresses Enterprise Mobility

Appian last week updated its low-code app development platform, with enterprise mobility one of the key areas of focus.

Database Trends Report: SQL Beats NoSQL, MySQL Most Popular

Good old-fashioned SQL still rules the database roost even though popular offerings in the NoSQL camp are closing the gap, while MySQL is the most popular of the whole bunch in a new report from ScaleGrid.

Eclipse MicroProfile 2.2 Continues Alignment with Java EE 8

The latest release of the Eclipse MicroProfile continues to align itself with Java EE 8 as the foundational programming model for the development of Java microservices. It builds on the last release with numerous updates, additional features and greater functionality for implementing enterprise Java microservices.

Tech Salary Report Says Golang Pays the Best: $132,827

Dice's annual tech salary study shows low unemployment and stagnant salaries with Go programmers leading the pack along with Kafka and Amazon cloud skills, though job satisfaction also counts for developers and other pros who seem increasingly willing to move on.

Salesforce Unveils Low-Code Mobile Development Platform

Salesforce extended its Lightning development initiative with a mobile focus, the latest effort to address the perfect storm of a mobile development talent shortage amid exploding demand for enterprise mobile apps.

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