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Serverless React Starter Kit Features One-Click AWS Deployment

The React JavaScript library for Web development -- enjoying immense popularity right now -- is featured in a serverless starter kit that leverages new capabilities of the AWS Mobile Hub on the Amazon Web Services cloud.

AWS Cloud Adds .NET Core Support to Coding Tools

Cloud services used for developing, building and deploying AWS applications now support .NET Core, a lightweight, open source, modular platform used to create Web applications and services for Windows, Linux and Mac OSes.

Study Shows Huge Middleware Shift to the Cloud Amid Lack of Trained Developers

A new report from Liaison Technologies reveals a massive shift of enterprise middleware to the cloud, driven by an explosion of cloud applications and data sources coupled with increasing demand for integration between business applications.

Cask Puts Big Data Sandbox on AWS Cloud

Cask is now offering a sandbox on the Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) cloud to let users more easily and quickly evaluate the company's flagship Big Data platform.

AWS Cloud Seeks Developer Feedback on Java SDK Preview

Amazon Web Services is soliciting developer feedback for its updated Java SDK, built on Java 8, with new features and API changes.

Developers Again Blamed for Cloud Back-End Security Vulnerabilities

Developers are once again being blamed for cloud security vulnerabilities, this time in a new report from Appthority, which found terabytes of enterprise data exposed on cloud back-ends, including personally identifiable information.

Firm Says Untrained Developers Jeopardize Cloud Security

Developers lacking security training unknowingly jeopardize public cloud computing environments, says a new report from RedLock Inc.

Microsoft's New Azure Database Offerings Challenge (and Maybe Surpass) AWS Cloud

In its database offerings, the Microsoft Azure cloud is starting to look a lot more like the Amazon Web Services cloud.

Ionic Partners with AWS for Mobile Back-End Starter Project on GitHub

To help Ionic developers navigate the intricacies of cloud-hosted services to support such apps with back-end functionality -- such as storage, databases, security, user management and more -- Ionic teamed up with Amazon Web Services on a starter mobile app they hosted on GitHub.

AWS CodeStar Eases Building and Deployment of Java, Other Code on Amazon Cloud

It's designed to integrate with existing IDEs and abstract some of the steps needed to build a toolchain for continuous integration/continuous deployment on the cloud computing service.

Microsoft Responds to Developer Requests in Visual Studio Mobile Center Updates

Since announcing the preview of its Visual Studio Mobile Center last November, Microsoft has been steadily improving it, most recently with support for Visual Studio Team Services and more.

New AWS-Tuned Ubuntu Kernel Boots 30 Percent Faster

Canonical has fine-tuned the Ubuntu kernel for better performance on the Amazon Web Services cloud, reportedly providing 30 percent faster bootups in a smaller package.

Postgres-as-a-Service Now Available on AWS Cloud

Postgres, an open source database popular among data developers, is now available on the Amazon Web Services cloud as a Database-as-a-Service offering, EnterpriseDB announced today.

Cloud Developer Research: AWS Crushes the High End, Challenged in the Low

Such is the dominance of the Amazon Web Services cloud among developers that research reports are left with examining in which specific customer or industry segments it might be challenged by other providers.

Atlassian Puts Local AWS Stack on GitHub for Testing/Mocking

It's described as a "fully functional local AWS cloud stack" for testing and mocking AWS cloud development projects on local machines.

AWS Lambda Nods to Node.js Devs with Version Upgrade

Amazon Web Services, with a formidable head start in the serverless computing arena among major cloud providers, is continuing to court coders, most recently with a Node.js update to its AWS Lambda service.

New IBM Bluemix Developer Console Goes Cloud Native

IBM introduced the new Bluemix Developer Console, which extends its existing Bluemix Mobile Dashboard by adding cloud native app development functionality.

Fauna Takes 'First Serverless Database' to the Cloud

Fully onboard with what it calls the serverless revolution, San Francisco start-up Fauna Inc. launched FaunaDB Serverless Cloud, described as the "first serverless database."

Amazon Entices Alexa Voice Skills Developers with AWS Usage Credits

Developers who publish Alexa "skills" providing natural language commands to voice-controlled home computing devices such as Echo can get rewarded with $100 monthly credits if usage exceeds the limits of the AWS free tier.

Google Targets Mobile Back-End Development

With front-end mobile coding taken care of in the recent release of Android Studio 2.3, Google targeted cloud-based back-end development at its recent Google Cloud Next '17 conference.

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