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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.

Analysts: Hadoop Faces Cloud Disruption

Apache Hadoop is headed for the same place as mainframes and data warehouses, Forrester Research Inc. said yesterday, though it has a few years of strong growth left.

IDC: The Mainframe's Central Role in Enterprise 'Digital Transformations'

The mainframe is at an inflection point from which it will either continue as a revenue-supporting machine or emerge as a revenue-generating platform, a new report states.

MeshKit SDK Provides Peer-to-Peer Connectivity for Offline Phones

Open Garden Inc. announced a MeshKit SDK to let third-party developers incorporate peer-to-peer connectivity into their mobile apps for offline scenarios.

SQL Holds Its Own in Lucrative Data Science Field

Contradicting a popular view that sees programming languages such as R, Python and Java as the top tools for data science (which has been dubbed the "The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century"), new research shows SQL holding its own.

Genymobile Takes Android OS to the Cloud

Genymobile, known for its popular Genymotion Android emulator for mobile app development, is now providing an Android operating environment on the Amazon Web Services cloud.

Ivanti Expands Datacenter Security Suite

It provides a "mitigation fabric" for server and hybrid cloud security that expands the company's security coverage from the endpoint to the datacenter,

GitHub Shows How to Get Started with Open Source

The company says: "Participating in open source can be incredibly rewarding, but it's not always obvious how to make your first contribution, start a new project or build an active community."

SDK for iOS Enterprise Apps Coming from SAP

Enterprise software company SAP SE today announced an upcoming SDK for iOS development for the newly rebranded SAP Cloud Platform.

Qualcomm Intros Mobile Virtual Reality Dev Kit

Virtual reality figures prominently in recent 2017 mobile development predictions and trends articles, and the emerging technology is getting a boost with a new VR development kit on tap from Qualcomm Technologies Inc.

Google Revamps Android App Publishing

The company is switching to a new way for Android developers to publish their mobile apps to the Google Play store, providing several new features to manage the process.

WSO2 Offers Open Source Enterprise Mobility Management

Open source software specialist WSO2 Inc. is boosting its enterprise mobility management capabilities with a new server solution and device cloud.

Box and Mendix Team Up for Enterprise App Development

The new partnership combines the content management functionality of Box with the low-code mobile and Web app development platform from Mendix.

Apple Ships More Developer Betas for Xcode 8.3, iOS 10.3

Apple made available to its developer community a bunch of new beta versions of its software products, including third betas of its upcoming Xcode 8.3 IDE and iOS 10.3.

Appdome Service Simplifies Commercial App SDK Integrations

Appdome, which provides a platform for infusing third-party functionality into mobile apps, has launched a new publisher service providing SDK integration for apps developed by enterprises for commercial use.

Facebook Analytics for Apps Hits 1 Million Milestone, Adds Features

Facebook today announced new functionality in its Analytics for Apps tool for mobile and Web development, while announcing it has now been used in more than 1 million apps, Web sites and bots.

Google Database Service Spans Relational, NoSQL Models

Google launched a public beta for a new global database service that features both the consistency of the relational model and the scaling and data functionality of NoSQL offerings.

With 0.3 Percent Market Share, What's Next for Windows Mobile?

Windows Mobile garnered just 0.3 percent of the smartphone market share in the fourth quarter of 2016, research firm Gartner announced yesterday, leaving developers wondering just what was going to happen to the OS.

Hortonworks Big Data Platform Coming to IBM Storage

The Hortonworks Data Platform will be certified to work with IBM software-defined and file/object storage solutions.

BlackBerry Pivots to Secure Cloud Communications

Former smartphone manufacturer announced it's entering the Communications Platform-as-a-Service market, with an emphasis on security.

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