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Realm Mobile Platform Supports Xamarin, Microsoft Azure

Realm today announced new support for Microsoft technologies in its Realm Mobile Platform, which facilitates the creation of real-time mobile apps with offline functionality.

Oracle Appeals Ruling on Google's Fair Use of Java

Oracle filed an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, seeking to overturn a federal jury's decision that Google's use of Java in its Android OS constituted fair use

Perfecto Quickens Mobile App Development Feedback

Perfecto Mobile today introduced new tools based on its cloud-based Continuous Quality Lab, aimed at quickening the pace of mobile and Web development efforts.

Research: Mobile Push, Skills Shortage Lead to Development 'Crisis Point'

Enterprise mobility was featured first and foremost in the fourth annual research report on the state of application development from OutSystems, which concluded enterprise development has reached a "crisis point."

Material Design Arrives in Final Android Wear 2.0 SDK

After a longer-than-expected developer preview, Android Wear 2.0 has gone live, with features such as a new system UI based on Material Design guidelines.

Q&A: Creating Modern Client-Side Applications Using TypeScript and Angular

Magenic's Allen Conway offers tips for moving from Angular 1 to Angular 2, what not to do when migrating between the two, his favorite feature of TypeScript and more.

Another New Programming Language, This One for Security

Adding to the existing portfolio of some 700 programming languages is a new release candidate for Scramblecode, a security-oriented offering that encrypts everything from compilation to variables in memory.

Vulnerable Mobile, IoT Code Caused by 'Rush to Release' Says Security Report

Risks also result from an emphasis on end-user convenience over security and organizations' lack of urgency to address threats.

TypeScript Continues Embrace of React Native

TypeScript 2.2 is out in a release candidate that continues its embrace of React Native, another JavaScript variant that's used to create native iOS and Android apps.

Oracle Transfers Ownership of MVC to the Community

After ownership of the Model-View-Controller specification passes to the Java community, long-time contributor Ivar Grimstad will serve as a purely community spec lead for JSR 371, the MVC 1.0 standard.

JDK 9 Is Feature Complete

The final date for the general availability of Java 9 Standard Edition is set for July 27.

Splice Machine Readies Cloud Big Data Service

Splice Machine today announced its open source, SQL-based RDBMS platform will soon be available as a Database-as-a-Service offering on the Amazon Web Services cloud.

Hazelcast's Parallel Streaming Engine Targets Java/Big Data Programmers

In-memory data grid specialist Hazelcast launched a new distributed processing engine for data streams, targeting "the intersect of Big Data programmers and Java programmers."

Big Data Specialist MapR Technologies Offers Docker Platform

MapR Technologies today announced its new Converged Data Platform for Docker to simplify the use of container technologies in the enterprise by providing persistent data storage services.

Survey Indicates 'Citizen Developer' Security, Data Risks

Along with the ability for ordinary business users to create enterprise apps without relying on high-priced and hard-to-find professional developers come risks in the areas of security, data integrity and more.

After Corporate Failure, Open Source RethinkDB Lives On Under The Linux Foundation

Today the Cloud Native Computing Foundation announced it had purchased RethinkDB's source code for $25,000 and donated it to CNCF'S parent organization, The Linux Foundation, where it will live on under a more permissive Apache license.

Google Removes Restriction on Free Data Studio Tool

Having last year launched free and enterprise editions of its beta Data Studio analytics tool, Google yesterday announced it's removing a report-limit restriction on the no-cost version.

Open Source Visual Studio Code Editor Gets Interactive Playground

The January release of Visual Studio Code 1.9 is out with a bunch of fixes, updates and new features, including a new interactive playground that lets developers try out editing features immediately.

Poor UX Holding Back Enterprise Mobile Apps, Report Says

A new survey casts some shade on enterprise mobile app development efforts, which get low grades for being intuitive and elegant.

New Tasktop Tool Scales Agile, DevOps Integrations

Tasktop Technologies Inc. combined several of its software development and delivery products into a new suite that it says takes a different approach to integrating enterprise agile and DevOps initiatives.

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