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SurveyMonkey Shuttering App Analytics Service

Facing low customer interest in its SurveyMonkey Intelligence mobile app analytics service, the online survey specialist is closing it down Jan. 31, 2017.

Google Unveils Low-Code App Maker for Corporate Suite

Google today entered the low-code dev tool market with App Maker, targeting business users who want to create apps to work with G Suite, the company's counterpart to Microsoft Office.

Amazon Cloud Updates Mobile Hub for Enterprise Apps

Amazon Web Services updated its tool for creating corporate apps that use existing user directories and hook into other apps and systems such as customer relationship management, sales management, accounting and customer service tools.

Oracle Withdraws 2 Java EE JSRs, May Transfer MVC Spec

Oracle Corp. has notified the Java community officially of its intention to withdraw the Java Specification Requests (JSRs) for the Java EE Management API 2.0 (JSR 373) and JMS 2.1 (JSR 368).

Amazon Simplifies Big Data Queries of Cloud Data with SQL

The new Amazon Athena tool from Amazon Web Services enables serverless queries of large amounts of data stored in Amazon Simple Storage Service, obviating the need to spin up Hadoop clusters or set up data warehouses.

Scala Overhauls Compiler, Aligns with Java 8, in Latest Release

The 2.12 release of Scala, the type-safe programming language for the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), comes with a completely overhauled compiler, which allows the language to fully leverage the VM features in Java 8, the Scala team at Lightbend announced.

Splice Machine Touts Hybrid Big Data Workloads in Update

Splice Machine touted new hybrid workload capabilities in announcing version 2.5 of its Big Data platform, an open source SQL-based relational database solution powered by Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark.

Realm Mobile Database Now on Node

Realm, the provider of a mobile object database for Android and iOS developers, has expanded from the client to the server with what it describes as the first object database for the Node JavaScript ecosystem: Realm Node.js.

Visual Studio Cordova Tools Get Faster Builds, Debugging

As part of the new Visual Studio 2017 release candidate, Microsoft has beefed up the build and debug functionality of its Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova (TACO), which allows mobile developers to create iOS and Android apps using JavaScript.

Amazon Launches Preview of Administrative SDK for WorkDocs

Amazon Web Services released a public preview of a new Administrative SDK for Amazon WorkDocs that lets developers integrate management functionality into apps that leverage the enterprise storage and file sharing service.

Microsoft Closing Azure DataMarket

Citing a lack of customer interest, Microsoft said it's closing down its six-year-old Azure DataMarket, a place where developers could access data services to power apps and analytic projects.

SQL Server 2016 SP1 Now Available

Microsoft released the first service pack for SQL Server 2016, featuring a consolidation and addition of advanced features across all versions of its flagship relational database management system.

Microsoft Previews Visual Studio Mobile Center: 'Mission Control' for Apps

Microsoft today introduced a preview of the cloud-based Visual Studio Mobile Center during its Connect(); 2016 conference, offering services for building and managing iOS and Android apps.

Microsoft Announces Visual Studio 2017 RC, Visual Studio for Mac, More

The Microsoft Connect(); conference in New York kicked off today, revealing significant tooling improvements impacting mobile app development, containerized app dev, cross-platform mobile DevOps and serverless compute architectures.

Kony Goes Omni-Channel with New JavaScript API Approach for Mobile Development

Kony Inc. today announced a new JavaScript-driven, omni-channel approach to low-code mobile app development, designed to let developers mix and match native, Web and hybrid techniques in one cross-platform solution.

Hortonworks Big Data Now on AWS

Hortonworks Inc. today announced a new Big Data offering for the Amazon Web Services cloud, offering enterprises a faster onramp for running Apache Hadoop, Spark and Hive workloads in the cloud.

Q&A with Jason Bock: Testing Tips, Advice and Insights

Modern Apps Live! presenter Jason Bock explains the importance and value of testing.

Dev Firm: New Options Squeeze Hybrid Mobile Approach

A developer advocate makes the case that Progressive Web Apps and JavaScript-driven native apps are diminishing the use cases for the hybrid mobile development approach exemplified by Apache Cordova.

Amazon Boosts Serverless Development in Mobile Hub

Amazon has just made it a little easier to develop serverless apps with its Mobile Hub while leveraging its Lambda service and the Amazon API Gateway.

Analyst 2017 Prediction: Mobile Apps Will Be Composed, Not Coded, with APIs

Firm sees a changing mobile landscape driving a push toward more flexible, modular architectures for faster development.

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