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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.

Python Survey: Data Analysis Overtakes Web Development as No. 1 Use Case

A new developer survey about Python reveals the programming language is now used primarily for data analysis, supplanting the previous No. 1 use case, Web development.

MapR Open Source Analytics Pack Boosts Kafka and Kubernetes, Adds C#, Go

The new MapR Ecosystem Pack 6.1 is a new release for the program that provides for independent updates of modular, open source data projects included in the firm's data analytics platform.

Red Hat Unveils IDE for Kubernetes Development

Open source champion Red Hat today unveiled what it calls the industry's first integrated development environment for creating apps to work with Kubernetes, the wildly popular container orchestration system.

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.

Skills Survey: Developers Want to Learn Go, Kotlin and Python in 2019

Annual developer skills report shows JavaScript overtaking Java, top developer pet peeves, biggest employer turn-offs, importance of work-life balance and much more.

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.

Careers Site Names 'Data Scientist' Best Job in America for 2019

Taking into account earnings potential, job satisfaction and number of openings, careers site Glassdoor has named data scientist the best job in America for 2019 -- for the fourth time running.

Red Hat Releases JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 7.2

Red Hat announced the general availability of the 7.2 release of its JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, which comes with greater compliance with Java Enterprise Edition 8, JDK 11, Java SE 11 and additional support for Microsoft Windows and enterprise Java microservices.

Research Firm: Number of Enterprises Using AI Triples in 1 Year

Research firm Gartner published a new report indicating the number of enterprises implementing artificial intelligence in some form has tripled in the past year, despite an AI talent shortage.

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.

Oracle Boosts IoT Support in Java Card 3.1

Oracle has added some serious Internet of Things muscle to today's release of Java Card 3.1, with new features to address use cases across markets ranging from telecom and payments to cars and wearables.

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.

Software Developer Repeats as 'Best Job' for 2019

Software developer again topped the list of the 100 best jobs to have in the new year as compiled by U.S. News & World Report, based on salary, job openings, work-life balance and more.

New AWS DocumentDB Service Stirs Open Source Controversy

Simmering tension between the open source community and increasingly dominant cloud platforms came to light with the introduction of the new DocumentDB managed service by Amazon Web Services, which uses open source MongoDB code.

Blockchain Developer Tops Emerging Jobs Report

LinkedIn's annual Emerging Jobs report says blockchain developer is the top sought-after position among all occupations, with machine learning skills also in high demand.

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