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Popularity Index Charts Rise of VB.NET

Microsoft's oft-maligned Visual Basic .NET was the big mover in the December TIOBE index of programming language popularity -- and even TIOBE was surprised.

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.

Report: Despite High JavaScript Demand, Student Devs Learning Ruby and Python

Despite a gap between the supply of available JavaScript talent and enterprise demand for such skills, student developers are more interested in learning Ruby and Python.

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.

New IntelliJ IDEA Released with Support for Java 12

The much-anticipated IntelliJ IDEA 2018.3 update of the popular development environment comes with a range of new features, bug fixes, and early support for features in the upcoming Java 12.

GitHub: 3 Features Make Programming Languages Popular

GitHub has identified three features that make a programming language popular in 2018.

Apache TomEE 8.0 Reaches First Milestone

The new version is a major update and will be the first to provide support for Java EE 8 and Eclipse Jakarta EE.

One More Reaction to IBM's Acquisition of Red Hat

Gartner analyst Anne Thomas says combining the IBM and Red Hat teams eliminates some conflicts between the two organizations' enterprise Java activities, but she also warns of an almost inevitable decline in the total amount of resources allocated to supporting enterprise Java.

Firm Offers Low-Code IoT Studio IDE

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Electronics introduced new design tool called DK IoT Studio, a low-code integrated development environment for Internet of Things projects.

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.

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.

Low-Code Vendor OutSystems Unveils AI/ML Development Initiative

OutSystems, known for its low-code app development tools, announced an initiative to bring artificial intelligence and machine learning functionality to software development.

Service Pack Updates SQL Server 2014

Microsoft provided "performance, scalability and diagnostics improvements" in this week's release of SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 3.

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."

IBM to Acquire Red Hat, a Leading Java Community Contributor

IBM announced on Sunday plans to acquire leading enterprise open source software provider and long-time Java Community Process leader Red Hat in a $34 billion stock deal.

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