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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.

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.

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.

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.

Couchbase Developer Preview Adds Full-Text Search, Real-Time Analytics

Couchbase cited full-text search and real-time analytics as key capabilities of new developer previews announced this week for its NoSQL document database that leverages SQL for querying JSON data.

Java Still Top Language in TIOBE Index

Java continues to command the top spot on the latest TIOBE Programming Community Index, edging C, C++, C#, Python and Visual Basic .NET, in that order.

Native iOS App Update Tool Gets Swift Support

Shortly after Walmart open sourced a tool for over-the-air React Native updates -- bypassing app store approval processes -- Rollout.io Inc. added Swift support to its own similar solution for iOS apps.

JetBrains Releases Update of Kotlin for JVM, JavaScript and Android

Kotlin 1.0.5 includes a number of bug fixes and tooling updates from version 1.0, including new support for postfix code completion in the IntelliJ IDEA plugin.

Spark Poised To Break from Hadoop, Move to Cloud, Survey Says

The popular Apache Spark project is poised to break from the Hadoop ecosystem as an independent data processing tool, and it may shift from on-premises installations to the cloud, according to new research.

Google Says Final Goodbye to Eclipse IDE for Android Development

Google officially ended support for the Android Developer Tools plug-in that for a time turned Eclipse into the go-to platform for non-iOS mobile coders.

App Analytics Leads Firebase Mobile Back-End Upgrade

The Firebase platform for mobile and Web apps has been upgraded with new functionality -- including new app analytics -- in an update announced today.

Freelancing Site Says Machine Learning Is Hottest Skill

Freelancing site Upwork identified machine learning as the hottest skill in demand by employers in its latest skills index.

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