Xamarin now claims to be the only cross-platform mobile development vendor that allows for native iOS and Android app creation in both C# and Java, having acquired technology for the latter language with an acquisition of Swedish company RoboVM.
Appvance has introduced a feature set to its namesake unified testing and test-automation platform that supports codeless test creation for Java thick client applications.
Atlassian has split its flagship JIRA issue tracker and project manager into three standalone products running on a common platform.
Java runtime solutions provider Azul Systems has made its flagship Zing JVM available as Amazon Machine Images running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Amazon Web Services.
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.
Eurotech, an Italy-based provider of embedded computing platforms, has released a new version of its ESF 3.1 development framework, "an inclusive and targeted Java OSGi framework for machine-to-machine multiservice gateways, smart devices and Internet of Things solutions applications."
Software development toolmaker JetBrains has announced a new milestone release of Kotlin, its open source, JVM-targeted programming language.
The latest edition of the RoboVM ahead-of-time (AOT) compiler and runtime library for Java is now available, coinciding with the release of Apple's iOS 9 mobile OS and Xcode 7 IDE.
JFrog today announced the release of Artifactory 4, its cloud-based binary repository manager, which the company is billing as the first "universal" artifact repository, and the biggest product announcement in the company's history.
KEMP Technologies has expanded the automated application deployment capabilities of its LoadMaster product with a new Java API.
The non-profit Application Developers Alliance published a new study of the modern development scene, pointing to polyglot programmers using multiple languages, more women joining the ranks and failed software projects caused by faulty requirements.
The beta version of NetBeans 8.1 is now available, supporting developers working with Java SE 8, Java SE Embedded 8 and Java ME Embedded 8, with a number of new tools and enhancements.
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.
Google announced new APIs as part of a Google Play services upgrade that identify and track human faces in photos or video and connect to nearby mobile devices, along with enhancements for Google Cloud Messaging.
Two major Big Data components of the Google Cloud Platform have graduated from beta to general availability, the company said.
Google unveiled Android Experiments, a site where mobile developers can show off their innovative apps and glean ideas from open source code.
Oracle Corp. wants to expand the scope of its complaint against Google in the long-running Oracle America v. Google Inc., Java copyright infringement lawsuit to include developments in the Android OS since the suit was filed in 2010.
RebelLabs, the research and content arm of Java toolmaker ZeroTurnaround, has published the findings of its annual Java developer survey, which focused on how performance testing is done by organizations.
Java runtime maker Azul Systems Inc. has announced a new consulting service for enterprises facing Java-related "barriers" that affect their deployments of the Apache Cassandra database management system.
IBM's WebSphere Application Server (WAS) Liberty profile, v8.5, is now Java EE 7 certified, the company announced this week.