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New Open Source Database, Rich Text Editor Framework for React Ecosystem

Facebook said there were no major news announcements emanating from the just-started React.js Conf 2016 like last year's introduction of React Native, but nevertheless there is news today of a new database for React Native and a tool for building rich text editors in React for Web -- both open source.

IBM Furthers Server-Side Swift Development in the Cloud

After launching a sandbox playground for the newly open sourced Swift programming language last December, IBM today announced a runtime preview as the next step in its effort to advance server-side development with Apple's new dev darling.

Yahoo Revamps App Analytics in Mobile Dev Suite

Yahoo has redesigned its Flurry app analytics service while updating its mobile dev suite, it announced yesterday from its mobile developer conference in San Francisco.

Amazon Courts Parse-Using Mobile Devs with Cloud Services

Along with nearly every other mobile back-end vendor on the planet, Amazon is stepping up to the plate to offer its cloud as a replacement for the Parse service being shut down by its acquired owner, Facebook.

Kotlin Language JVM and Android Goes GA

Software development toolmaker JetBrains has announced the general availability of Kotlin 1.0, its open source programming language for both JVM and Android, after more than five years in development and two years of production use.

IDE Updates: Xcode Gets Playgrounds, Android Studio Improves Faster Emulator

Apple and Google are out with new beta updates to their mobile dev IDEs, with interactive playgrounds for iOS development in Xcode and improvements to the new, faster emulator for Android Studio.

Mozilla Kills Firefox OS for Smartphones, Eyes Connected IoT Devices

Mozilla has given up on Firefox OS -- its ill-fated challenge to Apple's iOS and Google's Android mobile platforms -- to instead focus on connected devices "bringing the power of the Web to IoT."

Couchbase Mobile Targets Enterprise

Today's release of Couchbase Mobile -- the NoSQL database turned into a mobile dev solution -- targets the enterprise with administration, security and performance enhancements.

Visual Studio Code Gets Cordova Tooling for Cross-Platform Mobile

Microsoft updated its lightweight, open source code editor with a new tooling extension that provides support for building hybrid cross-platform mobile apps with Apache Cordova.

Facebook Shutting Down Parse Back-end Service for Mobile Development

Facebook is closing down the Parse Mobile Back-end-as-a-Service platform it acquired in April 2013, a move that will force many developers to switch their apps to an alternative backing service.

Mobile Dev Success: All About that MBaaS

New reports from mobile app development organizations show how Mobile Back-end-as-a-Service is crucial to enterprise mobility success, especially when using rapid application development or low-code tools.

Monitoring Service Adds Mobile App Performance Management

Site24x7 announced it has added mobile Application Performance Management functionality to its cloud monitoring service for DevOps and IT operations, providing real-time performance insights for native Android and iOS apps.

Survey: Open Source Tools Preferred for Mobile Development

A new survey published by Red Hat Inc., seeking to measure the maturity of enterprise mobility efforts, reveals that a large majority of mobile developers prefer using open source software.

Twitter Offers Mobile App Dev Tips

Twitter started the new year by sharing some of the hard-won tips and advice it has gleaned from its own development of mobile apps for the iOS and Android platforms.

On the Organization of Mobile Dev Teams

Analysts are advising mobile development leaders to put more thought into dev team organization, one of the bedrock basics upon which successful mobility initiatives are built.

Analyst: React Native Ready for Enterprise Late This Year

React Native, a new approach to creating mobile apps unveiled by Facebook early last year, is an important development that's still maturing and unlikely to be suitable for enterprise adoption until late this year, IDC analyst Al Hilwa said in recent research report.

Codename One Launches Open Source iOS Java VM

Codename One wants the open source community to take its relatively new iOS Java VM and run with it.

WaveMaker Goes Hybrid with Codeless Mobile App Tool

WaveMaker Inc.'s mobile rapid application development tool now lets developers create hybrid apps along with pure Web apps.

Telerik Update Aims to Speed Cross-Platform Enterprise App Development

The latest edition of Telerik's cross-platform mobile app development platform is all about speed, shipping enterprise apps quicker and shortening update cycles.

Microsoft Tackles Mobile Skills Shortage with Low-Code PowerApps

"There simply aren't enough skilled developers to keep up with demand for business app scenarios," says Microsoft exec Bill Staples in a blog post introducing PowerApps, the company's new low-code cross-platform mobile app development solution designed to let non-developers create enterprise apps.

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