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Java OSGi Framework for M2M/IoT Released

Eurotech, an Italy-based provider of embedded computing platforms, has released a new version of its ESF 3.1 development framework, "an inclusive and targeted Java OSGi framework for machine-to-machine multiservice gateways, smart devices and Internet of Things solutions applications."

JVM Language Kotlin M13 Released

Software development toolmaker JetBrains has announced a new milestone release of Kotlin, its open source, JVM-targeted programming language.

AOT Compiler for Java RoboVM Gets an Upgrade

The latest edition of the RoboVM ahead-of-time (AOT) compiler and runtime library for Java is now available, coinciding with the release of Apple's iOS 9 mobile OS and Xcode 7 IDE.

Salesforce Previews IoT Cloud, Based on Open Source Components

At its big Dreamforce conference in San Francisco this week, Salesforce unveiled its upcoming IoT Cloud, based on a massively scalable, real-time event processing engine called Thunder that leverages several open source components for Big Data analytics of information collected by the Internet of Things (IoT).

Open Source Container Company Docker Updates Hub for Faster App Delivery

Open source container specialist Docker Inc. has updated its Docker Hub cloud service designed to speed up application delivery by development teams through automated workflows.

Taplytics Hooks Mobile Analytics to Google Cloud Data Warehouse

Mobile app analytics company Taplytics today announced a new service that leverages the data warehouse in the Google Cloud Platform for access to raw data that can be analyzed and visualized with a variety of tools.

DataTorrent Slams Spark, Advocates Open Source Apex

DataTorrent is touting its open sourced technology, Project Apex, to fill in what it sees as weaknesses inherent in Apache Spark, the darling of the Big Data movement.

Embracing Node.js, Microsoft Seeks Open Source Dev Help

With the ascendance of JavaScript as a first-class dev approach, Microsoft has embraced the open source Node.js technology in its tooling and services, even reaching out to the community for help in the effort.

TD Mobile Dev Tool Tackles Hybrid

Gupta Technologies today announced its TD Mobile tool for simplified enterprise app development has added capabilities to create hybrid cross-platform mobile apps.

Tableau Data Visualization Tool Revamps Mobile Experience

Tableau Software Inc. today unveiled an upgrade to its data visualization tool that adds a new mobile experience, with a new mobile app and a Web data connector.

Facebook Releases React Native for Building Android Apps in JavaScript

React Native for Android was announced by Facebook today, with a new-age JavaScript-based approach that emphasizes a "learn-once, write-anywhere" paradigm instead of traditional cross-platform techniques.

IBM Buys in to Node.js API Approach

The JavaScript juggernaut shows no signs of slowing down, as IBM said it's acquiring enterprise Node.js specialist StrongLoop to further API-driven development on its Bluemix Platform-as-a-Service.

JFrog Releases 'Universal' Artifact Repository

JFrog today announced the release of Artifactory 4, its cloud-based binary repository manager, which the company is billing as the first "universal" artifact repository, and the biggest product announcement in the company's history.

New Java API for App Delivery Controller

KEMP Technologies has expanded the automated application deployment capabilities of its LoadMaster product with a new Java API.

Today's Devs: Polyglot, More Women, Plagued by Faulty Requirements

The non-profit Application Developers Alliance published a new study of the modern development scene, pointing to polyglot programmers using multiple languages, more women joining the ranks and failed software projects caused by faulty requirements.

New Source Code Typeface Gets Finicky Devs All Worked Up

A new typeface called Hack stirs debate about details such as the length of the tail on a lowercase "i" and if zeroes should delineated be from the letter "O" with a slash or a dot.

Yahoo Tells Devs Mobile Is All About Apps, Not Web

Apps continue to beat up the browser in the mobile world, Yahoo said at its developer conference this week, citing statistics from its Flurry Analytics tool.

Big Data Product Watch 8/28/15: Streaming Analytics, High-Performance Computing and More

IBM, Intel and Hortonworks are among a host of Big Data players making news recently with streaming analytics, high-performance computing and open source options galore.

Apache Advances Open Source Lens Big Data Platform

The Apache Software Foundation has advanced the open source Lens project for unified Big Data analytics, providing a single view of multiple tiered data sources.

Survey Shows Devs Slow To Go Mobile

Despite all the hype about smartphone apps and enterprise mobility, the latest survey from Telerik shows a surprisingly slow adoption of mobile development.

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