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Oracle's First CPU of 2018: Smallest Since Last April, Except for Java

Oracle's first Quarterly Critical Patch Update of 2018 provided fixes for 237 vulnerabilities across its product lines, including patches for 21 security holes in the Java Platform Standard edition (Java SE), 18 of which are remotely exploitable without authentication.

Reports Say Low-Code Tools Pay Off, but Many Enterprises Still Unaware

New survey-based reports from low-code vendors indicate their tools provide benefits, but many enterprises are still unaware of those tools and those benefits.

Survey: JavaScripters Wanted, but Programmers Prefer Python

Technical recruiting company HackerRank says JavaScript is the top programming language sought by organizations -- narrowly edging out Java -- but developers prefer Python.

Microsoft Borrows from Visual, Low-Code Approach in Azure Data Factory

Microsoft has shipped a v2 preview of its Azure Data Factory -- a cloud-based, Big Data integration service -- that borrows from the visual, low-code development approach that has seen skyrocketing popularity of late.

AWS Lambda Serverless Computing Service Gets Go Support

Amazon Web Services is continuing to add support for Google's Go programming language across its myriad development services, after having recently launched a new developer preview of its SDK for Go.

OutSystems Partners for Industry-Specific Low-Code Tools

As the low-code development tool space has evolved from rudimentary offerings to valuable enterprise stalwarts, OutSystems has taken the next step, partnering to deliver industry-specific solutions.

Software Developer Named Best Job for 2018

U.S. News & World Report has named software developer the best job for 2018, marking the first time since 2015 that the mainstream news publication's ranking wasn't topped by a healthcare-related position.

Angular 2, React Native Top List of In-Demand Freelance Dev Skills

Those two development technologies experienced by far the most year-over-year growth in 2017, more than double the rate of No. 3 Docker.

Is 2018 the Year IoT Gets Down to Business?

Much of the hype around the Internet of Things is about household gadgets like the smart toothbrush, but IoT applications are increasingly being deployed from factory floors to hospital wards.

Visual Studio Code Editor Gets New Extensions for Java Programming

The Visual Studio Code team continues to add Java functionality to Microsoft's open source, cross-platform code editor via extensions, just launching a new batch for working with Maven, Tomcat and Checkstyle.

Bonitasoft Offers Open Source, Low-Code Platform on AWS Cloud

Bonitasoft announced a partnership with Amazon Web Services to let organizations operate the Bonita open source, low-code development platform with AWS cloud technology.

Guardians Publish Open Letter on Java EE Rebranding

"The clearest evidence that the current direction to rename and repackage Java EE is wrong-headed is community opinion," says the letter about the question of what to call Java EE when its migration to the Eclipse Foundation is complete.

Oracle Responds to Guardians Open Letter on Java EE Rebranding

An Oracle representative responded to the Java EE Guardians' recently posted "Joint Community Open Letter on Java EE Naming and Packaging," stating unequivocally that it will not be allowing the use of its trademarked "Java EE" and "javax" to be used in naming the Java EE 8-based technologies contributed to the Eclipse Foundation late last year.

Microsoft Smooths iOS Development with Xamarin in New Visual Studio Preview

The latest effort to ease iOS development with Xamarin -- which still requires hooking up to a Mac machine -- automates the provisioning process.

Report: Mobile App Growth Slows, Phablet Form Factor Rises

"2017 was the year that mobile app innovation and growth was disrupted," said mobile analytics company Flurry in its year-end report, which also noted the rise of the phablet form factor at the expense of medium-sized phones.

AWS Publishes Quick Start for Using Couchbase NoSQL Database in the Cloud

Amazon Web Services published a new Quick Start for using Couchbase, the popular document-oriented NoSQL database, on its cloud computing platform.

As Go 2.0 Nears, AWS Launches Developer Preview of Go SDK 2.0

There's now a developer preview of an updated SDK for the Go programming language available on the Amazon Web Services cloud.

Apple Waives $99 Developer Program Fee for Some Organizations

One of the differences between developing for the Android mobile platform or Apple's iOS is the $99 Apple Developer Program membership fee for the latter, a distinction that's being loosened somewhat.

Developing an IoT Nightmare: My Smart Fork Ate My Data

Dr. Ben Zorn, co-manager of Microsoft's Research in Software Engineering group, wonders if the smart fork you are using to eat your spaghetti could be hacked.

Fastest-Growing SDKs Predict 2018 Trends in Android Development

Because one of the best ways to see where something is going is to track where it's coming from, Android developers interested in what 2018 has in store can consult a new report on the fastest-growing SDKs of 2017.

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