iOS/Android/WP7 Development


What's New in Programming Language Popularity

February 2019 reports on programming language popularity from TIOBE and PYPL are out, with the former tracking the rise of Groovy and the latter contrasting the trends of Python (up) with PHP (down).

Mendix Boosts Low-Code Dev Platform with IBM Cloud and Watson AI

Mendix, one of the leading vendors in the enterprise low-code development space, has boosted its dev platform with new integration tapping into IBM Cloud services, including Watson AI cognitive services.

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.

Google Launches Cloud Firestore, a Serverless NoSQL Database

Google today announced the general availability of its Cloud Firestore NoSQL document database for the growing serverless computing space in the cloud where there's no need to manage infrastructure.

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.

Windows 10 Mobile Support Ending Dec. 10

A Microsoft support document indicates the Windows 10 Mobile initiative is ending Dec. 10 of this year, after which any remaining users -- who were told in 2017 that no new features would be introduced -- will no longer get security updates, patches, free support and so on.

Bugfest Prompts Quality Overhaul of Android Studio

Google has heard enough negative developer feedback about its Android Studio IDE to prompt a new quality and stability initiative.

Navigation Editor Highlights Android Studio 3.3 Update

Google announced Android Studio 3.3 with a focus on "refinement and quality" over new features, though a host of those have been introduced also.

New Tool for Mobile App Development in 2019: Blockchain

"Any organization or business that requires recording and/or sharing of digital data through their app can benefit from implementing blockchain in their mobile apps," says one firm.

Most Public Cloud Apps Are Mobile, Says Study

New cloud development survey finds different workloads targeting private, hybrid and public cloud platforms, with the latter dominated by mobile apps.

Mobile Developers Champion Flutter for Xamarin

Flutter, Google's new mobile UI framework for creating native mobile apps, is already being targeted for Xamarin development in an open source project on GitHub championed by a handful of developers.

Cloudflare Helps Developers Accelerate Mobile Traffic

Mobile SDK replaces TCP with customized UDP to let developers tweak protocol parameters to reduce latency, increase throughput and improved user experiences.

'Full Stack Software Developer' Named Fastest-Growing Job of 2018

Of the 25 fastest growing jobs, 12 were computer or mathematics-based occupations, with mobile developers, software developers and graphic designers seeing the biggest hiring increases.

Flutter 1.0 Arrives with New Way to Code Mobile Apps

Google finally took the wraps off Flutter 1.0, its new approach to cross-platform mobile development nirvana: creating native iOS and Android apps with one codebase.

Kony Targets Low-Code Progressive Web Apps

Kony, a major player in the mobile application development platform space, has added the capability to create Progressive Web Apps with its low-code tooling.

WaveMaker Low-Code Tool Taps Angular 7 for Front-End Tech

WaveMaker Inc. announced an update to its namesake low-code development tool that leverages a new front-end technology stack based on Angular 7.

Amazon Cloud Does Mobile Development Reboot

Mobile development using the Amazon cloud is undergoing a transformation, with a new site, new tools and new functionality to support iOS, Android, React Native and other apps.

Text-Mining Research Helps Mobile App Developers Address Issues

Statisticians at Cornell University have developed a new text-mining approach that can reportedly help mobile app developers sort out app reviews to more quickly zero in on problems that need immediate attention.

Firm Applies Machine Learning to Mobile App Security

Facing ever-more-sophisticated attack vectors, companies like Zimperium are infusing emerging AI technologies like machine learning into their mobile app defense solutions.

NativeScript, for JavaScript-Based Native Mobile Apps, Hits Version 5.0

New features include Hot Module Replacement, Angular CLI integration, Android and iOS functionality enhancements and more.

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