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Android SDK Report Shows Growth of Firebase Back-End

One interesting finding in a new report exploring SDK usage in Android apps is the rapidly growing popularity of Firebase, an app platform from Google that provides Backend-as-a-Service functionality.

Amazon Cloud Adds C# Support to Lambda Service

Amazon Web Services announced that its AWS Lambda tool -- providing serverless functionality for projects such as app back-end services -- now supports Microsoft's C# programming language.

Alpha Software Boosts Offline Features in Low-Code Mobile Dev Tool

Alpha Anywhere 4.3, a low-code mobile and Web app development tool, has been released with increased offline functionality and several other improvements.

IBM Adds DevOps Toolchains to Bluemix Cloud

IBM unveiled a new DevOps offering for its cloud-based Bluemix app development platform, simplifying the process of setting up toolchains for automated coding, deployment and operations pipelines.

JNBridgePro 8.0 Enables Cross-Platform Overrides for Extending Frameworks

Java/.NET interoperability solutions provider JNBridge today released a new version of its flagship product.

Salary Report: Mobile, Big Data Devs Lead Pack

Still enjoying tremendous demand for their skills, mobile coders and Big Data specialists are set to command the highest developer-related salaries next year, according to a new report from careers firm Robert Half Technology.

Android 7.1.1 Nougat Rollout Provides New Dev Toys

Google is now rolling out Android 7.1.1 Nougat, which provides several new features to developers, including app shortcuts, round icon resources and image keyboard support -- along with new professional emoji featuring women and different skin tones.

Monetization Study: Mobile App Revenue Gaining on Games

In the consumer mobile space, game publishers have traditionally generated the most revenue, but a new app monetization report indicates non-game app makers are catching up.

Google Launches Open Source Security Tool in Beta

Google wants to make "fuzz testing" -- providing random data inputs to programs -- a standard part of open source development with a new tool called OSS-Fuzz, now in beta.

Amazon Cloud Courts Mobile Developers at re:Invent 2016

If you're overwhelmed by the vast amount of application development news emanating from this week's re:Invent conference by Amazon Web Services, here's a roundup of the items especially relevant to coders in the red-hot mobile space.

Analytics Tool IDs New Killer Mobile App: 'Communitainment'

Consumer-oriented mobile developers wondering where to focus their efforts in the coming year may want to think about targeting the new killer app as identified by Flurry Analytics: "Communitainment."

MapR Boosts Big Data Streaming in Open Source Ecosystem Pack

New Big Data streaming capabilities were highlighted by MapR Technologies in its new Ecosystem Pack, which helps developers keep current with all of the fast-changing components of the company's Converged Data Platform.

SurveyMonkey Shuttering App Analytics Service

Facing low customer interest in its SurveyMonkey Intelligence mobile app analytics service, the online survey specialist is closing it down Jan. 31, 2017.

Google Unveils Low-Code App Maker for Corporate Suite

Google today entered the low-code dev tool market with App Maker, targeting business users who want to create apps to work with G Suite, the company's counterpart to Microsoft Office.

Amazon Cloud Updates Mobile Hub for Enterprise Apps

Amazon Web Services updated its tool for creating corporate apps that use existing user directories and hook into other apps and systems such as customer relationship management, sales management, accounting and customer service tools.

Oracle Withdraws 2 Java EE JSRs, May Transfer MVC Spec

Oracle Corp. has notified the Java community officially of its intention to withdraw the Java Specification Requests (JSRs) for the Java EE Management API 2.0 (JSR 373) and JMS 2.1 (JSR 368).

Amazon Simplifies Big Data Queries of Cloud Data with SQL

The new Amazon Athena tool from Amazon Web Services enables serverless queries of large amounts of data stored in Amazon Simple Storage Service, obviating the need to spin up Hadoop clusters or set up data warehouses.

Scala Overhauls Compiler, Aligns with Java 8, in Latest Release

The 2.12 release of Scala, the type-safe programming language for the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), comes with a completely overhauled compiler, which allows the language to fully leverage the VM features in Java 8, the Scala team at Lightbend announced.

Splice Machine Touts Hybrid Big Data Workloads in Update

Splice Machine touted new hybrid workload capabilities in announcing version 2.5 of its Big Data platform, an open source SQL-based relational database solution powered by Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark.

Realm Mobile Database Now on Node

Realm, the provider of a mobile object database for Android and iOS developers, has expanded from the client to the server with what it describes as the first object database for the Node JavaScript ecosystem: Realm Node.js.

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