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IBM Goes Mobile with Watson

For two years, IBM has provided the cognitive computing capabilities of its Watson Analytics service via a Web interface, and now it's gone mobile.

Appdome Mobile Integration Tool Adds App Management

Appdome, which provides no-code automatic integration services for security and other functionality, is expanding into the Mobile Application Management arena through a partnership with Appaloosa.

Twitter's Fabric Shines in iOS Mobile SDK Report

The Fabric mobile dev suite from Twitter Inc. fares well in a new report on iOS mobile app SDK usage, beating industry heavyweights such as Google and Adobe in several categories.

Oracle Publishes Java EE 8 Community Survey Results

Oracle has published the results of its Java EE Community Survey, in which nearly 1,700 Java users worldwide ranked the importance of 21 component technologies in the company's revised Java EE Roadmap.

MicroProfile Now an Eclipse Project

MicroProfile.io, the independent initiative launched a few months ago to create a baseline platform definition that optimizes enterprise Java for microservices architecture, is now an Eclipse project.

Netflix Hollow: Java Tools for Managing In-Memory Datasets

Netflix has announced a new Java library and toolkit for managing small- to medium-sized in-memory datasets that are disseminated from a single organization to multiple users for read-only access.

10 Trends Shaping Mobile Development in 2017

Here's a look at 10 trends that will affect mobile app developers in the coming year, including augmented and virtual reality, artificial intelligence, serverless and streaming apps and more.

Realm Mobile Database Taps IBM's Watson To Demo New Pro Edition

To highlight the capabilities of its new namesake Realm Mobile Platform Professional Edition, the mobile database specialist tapped in to the cognitive computing power of IBM's Watson technology for a demonstration of sophisticated image processing capabilities.

Android SDK Report Shows Growth of Firebase Back-End

One interesting finding in a new report exploring SDK usage in Android apps is the rapidly growing popularity of Firebase, an app platform from Google that provides Backend-as-a-Service functionality.

Amazon Cloud Adds C# Support to Lambda Service

Amazon Web Services announced that its AWS Lambda tool -- providing serverless functionality for projects such as app back-end services -- now supports Microsoft's C# programming language.

Alpha Software Boosts Offline Features in Low-Code Mobile Dev Tool

Alpha Anywhere 4.3, a low-code mobile and Web app development tool, has been released with increased offline functionality and several other improvements.

IBM Adds DevOps Toolchains to Bluemix Cloud

IBM unveiled a new DevOps offering for its cloud-based Bluemix app development platform, simplifying the process of setting up toolchains for automated coding, deployment and operations pipelines.

JNBridgePro 8.0 Enables Cross-Platform Overrides for Extending Frameworks

Java/.NET interoperability solutions provider JNBridge today released a new version of its flagship product.

Salary Report: Mobile, Big Data Devs Lead Pack

Still enjoying tremendous demand for their skills, mobile coders and Big Data specialists are set to command the highest developer-related salaries next year, according to a new report from careers firm Robert Half Technology.

Android 7.1.1 Nougat Rollout Provides New Dev Toys

Google is now rolling out Android 7.1.1 Nougat, which provides several new features to developers, including app shortcuts, round icon resources and image keyboard support -- along with new professional emoji featuring women and different skin tones.

Monetization Study: Mobile App Revenue Gaining on Games

In the consumer mobile space, game publishers have traditionally generated the most revenue, but a new app monetization report indicates non-game app makers are catching up.

Google Launches Open Source Security Tool in Beta

Google wants to make "fuzz testing" -- providing random data inputs to programs -- a standard part of open source development with a new tool called OSS-Fuzz, now in beta.

Amazon Cloud Courts Mobile Developers at re:Invent 2016

If you're overwhelmed by the vast amount of application development news emanating from this week's re:Invent conference by Amazon Web Services, here's a roundup of the items especially relevant to coders in the red-hot mobile space.

Analytics Tool IDs New Killer Mobile App: 'Communitainment'

Consumer-oriented mobile developers wondering where to focus their efforts in the coming year may want to think about targeting the new killer app as identified by Flurry Analytics: "Communitainment."

MapR Boosts Big Data Streaming in Open Source Ecosystem Pack

New Big Data streaming capabilities were highlighted by MapR Technologies in its new Ecosystem Pack, which helps developers keep current with all of the fast-changing components of the company's Converged Data Platform.

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