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Node.js Monitoring/Debugging Tool Now Free for Open Source Projects

RisingStack is making its Trace tool for monitoring and debugging Node.js-based applications free to use with open source projects -- if they're deemed worthy.

Data Scientists Worry About Human Bias in Machine Learning, AI-Based Warfare

New report says data scientists are a happy bunch overall, but they do worry about ethical issues such as human bias and prejudice being programmed into machine learning and the use of artificial intelligence and automation in warfare and intelligence operations.

Microsoft Announces SQL Server 2017, Releases 2.0 Preview

Microsoft today announced the next version of its flagship RDBMS is officially named SQL Server 2017 and made a new CTP available for download.

Facebook Modernizes Open Source Relay JavaScript Framework for Mobile

Facebook today announced a new version of Relay -- its open source JavaScript framework for building data-driven applications -- that improves performance on mobile devices.

Rollout Rolls Out Mobile App Features in a New Way

Rollout.io today announced a new way to roll out features to iOS mobile apps by targeting different groups of users to try out changes before widespread distribution.

GitHub Opens Developer Program to All

GitHub has revamped its developer program with several changes, including opening it up to all developers for the first time.

Android Studio 2.4 Preview 6 Fixes Java 8 Support

Google is continuing to implement support for Java 8 in its Android mobile OS, last week issuing Android Studio 2.4 Preview 6, which fixes numerous bugs associated with the company's new way of working with the latest edition of its default programming language.

Open or Private Offices for Developers? Stack Overflow Says 'Go Remote'

According to a Stack Overflow blog post, the simple answer to providing developers with more quiet surroundings and productive workspaces for cost-conscious companies is to just let them work from home.

Microsoft Responds to Developer Requests in Visual Studio Mobile Center Updates

Since announcing the preview of its Visual Studio Mobile Center last November, Microsoft has been steadily improving it, most recently with support for Visual Studio Team Services and more.

Apple TestFlight Now Does A/B App Testing

Up until this week, there was no easy way to use it for A/B testing in which multiple builds are tweaked to compare different features and designs.

Red Hat Tool Estimates Enterprise Mobile App Complexity, Cost

Red Hat today published an online tool that helps organizations estimate the complexity involved and time required to build a mobile app depending upon answers to a questionnaire.

Java Watch 4/12/17: CERT Security Warning, Deprecated Object.finalize, Updated Red Hat Tools

Here's a roundup of this week's news and product announcements around Java and Java-related technologies.

Apache Spark Updates Highlight Latest MapR Ecosystem Pack

Big Data vendor MapR Technologies announced a new version of its Ecosystem Pack that features enhanced security for the Apache Spark component, along with new Spark connectors for MapR-DB and HBase and more.

Microsoft Open Sources React Native-Based Cross-Platform Library

React Native was never truly cross-platform, though it's getting closer.

JetBrains Releases Tech Preview of VM-less Kotlin

Software development toolmaker JetBrains has released the first Technology Preview of Kotlin/Native, a version of the open source programming language for the JVM, Android and JavaScript that compiles directly to machine code.

Pyze Targets Enterprises with New App Analytics Edition

One year after emerging from stealth with a new app analytics platform, Pyze Inc. has released an edition targeting the enterprise.

New AWS-Tuned Ubuntu Kernel Boots 30 Percent Faster

Canonical has fine-tuned the Ubuntu kernel for better performance on the Amazon Web Services cloud, reportedly providing 30 percent faster bootups in a smaller package.

Shoutem Open Sources React Native-Based 'WordPress for Mobile Apps'

Shoutem today introduced a revamped React Native-based version of its online mobile app builder that it describes as "WordPress for mobile apps."

AppDynamics Release Features New Developer Toolkit

AppDynamics, an application intelligence specialist, today announced its Spring '17 release, featuring a new developer toolkit that supports Xamarin for mobile development and the Go programming language for app instrumentation.

Google To Certify Mobile Site Expertise

Google, which has long been prodding Web site developers to step up their game for better performance on mobile devices, is furthering that effort with a new Mobile Sites certification program.

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