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Android Turns Its Back on Jack Compiler Toolchain

Google is deprecating the Jack compiler toolchain it introduced in 2014 to incorporate Java 8 features, which will be be natively supported going forward.

Amazon Entices Alexa Voice Skills Developers with AWS Usage Credits

Developers who publish Alexa "skills" providing natural language commands to voice-controlled home computing devices such as Echo can get rewarded with $100 monthly credits if usage exceeds the limits of the AWS free tier.

MapR Takes Big Data Analytics to the IoT Edge

MapR Technologies today announced a small-footprint edition of its data platform designed to take Big Data analytics closer to the source -- in this case the edge of the rapidly growing Internet of Things.

Google Targets Mobile Back-End Development

With front-end mobile coding taken care of in the recent release of Android Studio 2.3, Google targeted cloud-based back-end development at its recent Google Cloud Next '17 conference.

Open Source Tool Smooths Onramp to React Native

Addressing the complexity of chaining together all the moving parts required to get a React Native project built and running, the open source community has published a starter app called Create React Native App to smooth the process.

Open Source Couchbase Mobile Now Scales on Demand

Couchbase Inc. has launched a new version of its mobile-centric full stack data platform that adds scale-on-demand functionality.

IBM To Commercialize Quantum Computing

Cutting-edge IBM Q systems will be delivered to select business and science partners over the next few years via the IBM Cloud platform, the company said.

Stack Overflow Hiring Trends: ReactJS In, AJAX Out

The online programming community is providing guidance for developers who might be looking to change jobs in 2017.

Mobile Is 'Top of Mind' in Visual Studio 2017

Microsoft said mobile app development was "top of mind" as it built the newly released Visual Studio 2017 IDE, which is now chock full of options to create apps for the major platforms using multiple tools and languages.

JavaServer Faces 2.3 Gets JCP Approval

The final results of the Public Review Ballot for JSR 372 are in, and the latest JavaServer Faces specification (JSF 2.3) has been approved.

Report Shows Android Threatening Windows for Most Popular OS

StatCounter published new research that shows Android is challenging Windows as the most popular OS used to access the Internet around the world.

JNBridge Adds Support for VS 2017, Turns 15

JNBridge has added support for the new version of Microsoft's Visual Studio tool suite to the latest version of its flagship Java/.NET interoperability solution.

BlueData's Big-Data-as-a-Service Goes Hybrid

BlueData Software Inc. added support for hybrid architectures -- using the AWS cloud -- to the latest release of its Big-Data-as-a-Service software.

Foursquare Launches Pilgrim SDK for Mobile Location Intelligence

Foursquare is opening up its homegrown Pilgrim SDK to let third-party mobile developers build apps that use the company's contextually relevant location intelligence technology.

Research: Cloud Impacts 'Data Management Solutions for Analytics'

The latest Gartner Inc. report about the "Data Management Solutions for Analytics" market is still dominated by big, traditional vendors with on-premises legacy-like solutions, but cloud computing companies are making disruptive headway.

AWS Adds 'Quick Start' Deployment Solutions for Big Data Analytics, More

For enterprises looking to quickly get started with key cloud workloads on the Amazon Web Services cloud, the company has added Quick Start simplified deployment solutions for Big Data analytics and more.

Android Studio 2.3 Improves 'Instant Run' Functionality

The latest edition of the free Android Studio IDE for creating mobile apps with Java continues to build upon the Instant Run functionality for quicker builds of incremental code changes.

Pyze Mobile Intelligence Service Now Supports Xamarin, React Native, More

Pyze Growth Intelligence platform provides services such as behavioral analytics for apps and mobile marketing.

Docker Says Its Open Source Container Technology Now Ready for the Enterprise

Company announces Docker Enterprise Edition, along with rebranded free Community Edition.

Mozilla Partnership Provides No-Cost Firefox Mobile Device Testing

Mozilla is providing one year of free testing of mobile Web sites on the open source Firefox browser in a partnership with BrowserStack, which specializes in cross-browser testing tools.

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