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Open Source Survey Shows Python Love, Security Pain Points

ActiveState published results of a survey conducted to examine challenges faced by developers who work with open source runtimes, revealing love for Python and security pain points.

Apple Provides Developer Guidance for New iPad Pro

The guidance comes in the form of two Tech Talks videos: "Bringing Your Apps to the New iPad Pro" and "Designing for iPad Pro and Apple Pencil."

Firebase Mobile Platform Boosts Machine Learning, More

Google announced a bevy of improvements to its Firebase mobile development platform, including enhancements to machine learning, workflow integration, IDE support and more.

Spam Kills Android 'Nearby Notifications'

The Nearby Notifications functionality introduced for Android devices some three years is going away as engineers noticed it was plagued by spam and irrelevant messages.

Google Enables Smaller Android Apps with App Bundle Updates

Google announced enhancements to its new Android App Bundle publishing format that shrinks the size of app downloads, which have steadily grown to the point they inhibit device installations.

IBM Modernizes Domino Business App Platform

In modernizing Domino, the business app platform with roots in the 29-year-old Lotus Notes ecosystem, IBM boosted cloud, mobile application development, JavaScript capabilities and more.

Security Report Calls for Enterprise App Lifecycle Revamp

Enterprise mobile and Web app development is riddled by security gaffes, according to a new report from WhiteHat Security, which is calling for a revamp of the development lifecycle.

Report: Swift Now Top 10 Language, Java Still No. 1

The October edition of the TIOBE index measuring programming language popularity reports that Apple's Swift has made it into the top 10.

Google Ships Final Flutter Preview for Building iOS and Android Apps with Dart

Google has shipped the final preview of its open source Flutter project, which uses the company's Dart programming language to build native iOS and Android mobile apps.

Apple Enlists Salesforce in Enterprise Business App Push

Continuing its push into the mobile business app space, Apple has enlisted customer CRM specialist Salesforce in its latest effort.

Google Releases Android Studio 3.2

Google released the latest edition of its flagship IDE for mobile app development, Android Studio 3.2, featuring a new app publishing format, Android 9 Pie functionality and even a new What's New assistant to inform coders of the latest changes.

Firm Adds Automated iOS Testing to Appium-Based Cloud Service

NTT Resonant added automated iOS testing to its Appium-based cloud testing service, supporting iOS 10 and later versions, along with adding support for another Appium version.

New Mobile App Service Seeks to Improve Push Notifications

London-based Pusher has launched a new service out of beta that is said to improve on mobile app push notifications, providing more visibility and information to developers about those notifications.

Study: Open Source Software Contributes to Mobile App Vulnerabilities

A new study examined hundreds of popular Android apps for security vulnerabilities, finding that the improper use of open source software puts organizations and users at risk.

Mobile Dev Platform Takes Augmented Reality to the Browser

Augmented reality, the technology behind the Pokémon GO craze of a couple years ago, has become one of hottest areas of mobile app development. Now, a two-year-old California startup has taken it to the mobile Web.

Appdome Updates Mobile Security Offerings

The company boosted the capabilities of its code obfuscation product and unveiled man-in-the-middle attack protection.

Analysts See Unexpected Rise in On-Premises Mobile Dev Platform Deployments

With everything moving to the cloud, research firm Gartner Inc. noticed an unexpected rise in on-premises mobile app development platform (MADP) deployments in its latest Magic Quadrant report.

NativeScript, Angular Team Up for Single-Project, Native Mobile/Web Apps

While previous efforts to combine NativeScript and the Angular framework for Web and native apps go back at least a couple of years, the teams this week announced an approach with a new ingredient: the open source NativeScript Schematics.

Swift Falls from Top 10 in RedMonk Programming Language Rankings

RedMonk noted the "relatively static nature of the top 10 languages" in its new programming language popularity report, but one notable change in that higher echelon is the exit of Swift.

Open Source Dart 2 Revamp Focuses on Mobile, Web Development

After a nearly eight-month pre-release preview, the Dart 2 programming language has emerged as a stable release that includes many breaking changes in a revamp that focuses on mobile and Web client-side development.

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