Despite the popularity of open source software development, the growing movement is plagued by poor documentation and negative interactions -- primarily rudeness -- among developers, according to a big new survey from GitHub.
Here's a roundup of recent news about Big Data, including Pentaho scaling Spark across the enterprise, MongoDB expanding the reach of its Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS), MariaDB unifying its offerings, Cloudera'a new Altus Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and more.
Realm is continuing to build upon its database-centric mobile app development platform, adding a new logic layer to incorporate back-end, serverless functionality.
Developers lacking security training unknowingly jeopardize public cloud computing environments, says a new report from RedLock Inc.
The microservices approach to software development -- chaining together loosely coupled services to create larger applications -- just got a boost from Google, IBM and Lyft.
Mark Reinhold, chief architect of Oracle's Java Platform Group, believes the heated concerns bubbling up recently in the Java community about the readiness of the Java Platform Module System specification, better known as Jigsaw, for the upcoming release of Java 9 are based on a number of misconceptions.
Android developers were already able to use Kotlin through a plug-in, but from now on it'll ship alongside Java and C++ with the official Android IDE.
Google is open sourcing the client libraries of its Firebase mobile/Web development platform, which supports apps with a host of back-end services such as the popular Crashlytics crash reporting tool.
Microsoft this week clarified how iOS development will work with the new Xamarin-based tooling announced at the recent Build developers conference: It's easier, but a Mac will still be needed at some point.
Google today unveiled Android O Developer Preview 2, which it described as "our first beta-quality candidate" for its upcoming flagship mobile OS revamp.
GitHub today announced new integration with the open source Atom code editor and a beta of its GitHub Desktop app, with both providing developers with new ways of working with the company's software development platform.
The sorry state of open source security was further revealed by Google, which reported its fuzz testing tool has found hundreds of potential security vulnerabilities in the five months since it was launched.
Gartner is the latest major research firm to turn its attention to the burgeoning low-code movement, spawned by enterprises' increasing appetite for mobile/Web apps in the face of a dearth of qualified professional developers.
In its database offerings, the Microsoft Azure cloud is starting to look a lot more like the Amazon Web Services cloud.
To help Ionic developers navigate the intricacies of cloud-hosted services to support such apps with back-end functionality -- such as storage, databases, security, user management and more -- Ionic teamed up with Amazon Web Services on a starter mobile app they hosted on GitHub.
Java runtime solutions provider Azul Systems has just released Zing 17.03, the latest version of its Java Virtual Machine, with full support for its Falcon just-in-time compiler.
The Eclipse Foundation's Internet of Things Working Group released a new version of its Kura IoT framework last week, announced the first milestone release of its Kapua platform and announced the creation of a new initiative to drive the adoption of IoT open source and open standards.
The final vote count was 10 for, 13 against, but the decision of the Executive Committee of the Java Community Process to reject JSR 376 doesn't mean we won't be seeing the long awaited, much delayed modularization of Java in the next release.
After Microsoft today announced the general availability of Visual Studio for Mac, many developers on forum sites questioned if it's really the same IDE that Windows users have known and loved for years, or a refactored, rebadged and rebranded version of Xamarin Studio -- and no less than Xamarin chief Miguel de Icaza himself weighed in with some answers.
Artificial intelligence is such a hot topic in software development that companies are even seeking freelancers to help out, making it the No 1. sought-after tech skill in Upwork's latest quarterly report.