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Facebook Promotes Computer Science and Programming Diversity in New Initiative

Facebook this week unveiled TechPrep, an initiative to promote computer science and programming as a career option for underrepresented people such as Blacks, Hispanics and women by providing information and resources targeting parents, guardians and learners.

Mobile Dev Partnership Aims for 'Plug-and-Play' Enterprise Solution

Kony and Exicon today announced a partnership to provide a simplified "plug-and-play" solution for enterprise mobile development efforts, where customer engagement counts more than the number of app downloads.

Concurrent Adds Spark Support to Big Data App Management Solution

Concurrent has added support for Apache Spark technology to its Big Data application performance management solution, becoming the latest in a long line of vendors embracing the ever-popular open source analytics project.

With Buyout, Xamarin Adds Java to its Cross-Platform Mobile Dev Portfolio

Xamarin now claims to be the only cross-platform mobile development vendor that allows for native iOS and Android app creation in both C# and Java, having acquired technology for the latter language with an acquisition of Swedish company RoboVM.

Teradata Tackles Hadoop Skills Shortage with Managed Services

Teradata offered managed Hadoop services through its Think Big subsidiary to address the lack of skilled developers needed by enterprises to benefit from their Big Data analytics efforts.

Research Firm Ranks DIY App Coding Tools

A research firm has turned its attention to low-code (or no-code), do-it-yourself tools that are seeing increasing use in the enterprise in the face of a mobile development skills shortage.

MapR Releases Hadoop Distro with Apache Drill Update

MapR Technologies today updated its enterprise Hadoop distribution with the latest open source Apache Drill technology, providing more SQL-on-Hadoop functionality.

Mobile App Analytics Tool Adds Power BI Integration

The appFigures mobile app analytics platform has been integrated with Microsoft Power BI to bring new business intelligence capabilities to bear on the app store data it gathers, the company announced today.

NoSQL Database Targets Internet of Things Development

Basho Technologies is targeting Internet of Things development with a new NoSQL database offering, optimized to handle time series data sources.

Splice Machine Targets Oracle, MySQL with Hadoop Relational Database

Splice Machine updated what it claims to be the first "Hadoop RDBMS," targeting enterprises using Oracle and MySQL relational database management systems.

MIT Machine Beats Human Intuition in Big Data Analytics

Just as IBM famously developed machine-learning supercomputers to beat Jeopardy! players and chess grandmasters, MIT has come out with its own technology designed to take the human guesswork out of Big Data analytics, more than holding its own in three data science competitions with people.

Study: iOS App Store Provides Revenue, Google Play Has Download Reach

Mobile developers wondering which of the two major app stores to target may find some guidance in a recent survey from App Annie, which indicated Apple's App Store generates more revenue for devs while the Google Play store for Android apps provides more download volume.

AtScale BI-on-Hadoop Tool Gets Adaptive Cache

AtScale, which does "BI on Hadoop," today announced a new version of its data platform featuring patent-pending "Adaptive Cache" technology that the company claims is an industry first.

Updated Globo Mobile Platform Supports iOS 9 Development

Globo, a specialist in enterprise mobility management, announced full support of Apple's new iOS 9 in its application development tooling and other mobile products.

Data Science Tool Adds Apache Spark Support

The latest update of the data science tool from startup Dataiku includes support for Apache Spark, the open source data processing engine rapidly becoming one of the most popular technologies in use for Big Data analytics.

Latest Open Source Cloud Dev Tool Vendor? Walmart

Watch out, Azure, AWS and Google: Walmart is entering the cloud development market with an open source offering that seeks to eliminate cloud provider lock-in.

App Testing Tool Seeks to Get Devs Closer to Users

App testing and analytics specialist Perfecto Mobile introduced a new tool designed to provide more real-world UX scenarios to development teams testing and fine-tuning their apps.

Research Project Presents IDE for Software-Defined Networking

A research project has unveiled a full IDE for developing applications using software-defined networking, a nascent technology approach that's disrupting the datacenter virtualization realm while still shaking itself out with varied philosophies, tools and even definitions of what it entails.

Survey Reveals How to Keep Mobile Devs Happy

Organizations wanting to retain their hard-to-find, pricey mobile app developers received some guidance from a new global survey that revealed their chief complaints are inflexible work conditions, too little time to do too much work and unrealistic expectations.

AWS Playing Catch-Up with Mobile Hub Back-End

Normally known for being a clear leader in cloud computing services, Amazon Web Services has been a little late to the Mobile-Back-End-as-a-Service (MBaaS) party, but it's playing catch-up with a new product unveiled at its recent re:Invent conference in Las Vegas.

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