Application Development Trends' News

Analyst Predicts Huge Growth in Dev Teams, Focus on Talent

Enterprise developers -- already sitting in a pretty good spot -- are becoming so critical to business success in the age of "digital transformation" that research firm IDC said getting and keeping top dev talent should be a main priority for company CEOs next year.

Open Source MongoDB Updated with Enterprise Features

MongoDB announced a new version of its open source-based NoSQL database with features designed to make it more attractive for enterprise use.

Cloud Foundry Adds Support for Spring Cloud Services, Azure, .NET and Docker

Pivotal has released a new version of its Cloud Foundry platform with expanded support for Spring Cloud Services, .NET applications, Docker images, Microsoft Azure and several ALM toolchain products.

Crittercism Improves Analytics Capabilities for Hybrid Mobile Apps

Mobile app intelligence company Crittercism, which provides analytics about app usage, performance and UX, today announced improved functionality to track hybrid apps.

JetBrains Releases Kotlin 1.0 Beta for JVM and Android

Software development toolmaker JetBrains announced the availability of the beta release candidate of Kotlin 1.0, its open source programming language, for both Java Virtual Machines and Android.

JFrog's Mission Control for Binary Repositories

JFrog launched a new product, JFrog Mission Control, to make it easier for users of its Artifactory binary repository manager to monitor and manage the thousands of binaries that often comprise a software release and what the company sees as an "explosion in binary artifact types."

ExtraHop Appliance Aims for Simplified Big Data Analytics

ExtraHop Networks today announced the fifth generation of its analytics platform, another "Big Data-for-everyone" product featuring a new Explore Appliance that lets organizations wed historical metrics with real-time streaming data to get a multi-dimensional view of wire data.

BlueData Promises Ready-to-Go Hadoop/Spark Lab in Two Weeks

BlueData Software Inc. claims companies can get started with Hadoop/Spark-based Big Data analytics in just two weeks with its new dev/test lab offering.

Dev Shop Offers Stats To Prove Android Coding Costs More than iOS

Independent dev shop Infinium Inc. has published numbers from its own experience to back up its belief that Android development takes longer than equivalent iOS development and is thus more expensive.

Mobile Dev Firm RoboVM Gives up on Open Source

RoboVM "closed sourced" the code used in its mobile app development tooling, citing no significant contributions to the project and thus no benefits derived -- and in fact accusing competitors of using the open source code against the company in commercial products.

IBM Offers Spark-as-a-Service to Cloud Devs

IBM is offering the new managed service for Big Data analytics to developers using its Bluemix cloud application development platform.

New Dev Services Include 'Mobile Makeover' to Get Apps in Shape

Mobile app development company Sourcebits this week announced a new approach to providing mobile app design and development services -- including a "Mobile Makeover" of existing apps to get them in enterprise shape.

Oracle Packages Big Data Services in New Cloud Platform

At its OpenWorld 2015 conference this week, Oracle Corp. added the Oracle Cloud Platform for Big Data to its Platform-as-a-Service offerings.

Xamarin and Sencha Partner with Oracle on Mobile Development

Along with cloud and Big Data news at Oracle Corp.'s OpenWorld 2015 conference, Xamarin and Sencha have announced mobile development partnerships with the company.

Open Sourced Greenplum Data Warehouse Now on GitHub

Pivotal Software Inc. followed through on its February promise to open source core components of its Big Data platform, placing the Greenplum data warehouse software on GitHub with an Apache 2 license.

Microsoft Previews SQL Server 2016, Azure Data Lake

Microsoft today announced a new Community Technology Preview of SQL Server 2016, a preview of Azure Data Lake Store and Analytics services and a preview of Azure SQL Database In-Memory OLTP and Operational Analytics.

Bluetooth Developer Studio Focuses on Internet of Things

The burgeoning Internet of Things has breathed new life into Bluetooth development, led by a new free developer studio specifically targeting simple, fast and consistent IoT coding.

Oracle Turns to JavaScript in New Cloud Dev Tools

While still working to enhance that Java thing, Oracle Corp. is evolving with the times, today adding JavaScript functionality to a bevy of cloud-based development services and products.

Statistica Advanced Analytics Upgrade Heads Dell Big Data Moves

Among numerous Big Data-related announcements at its recent user conference, Dell Inc. released an update of its no-coding-required Statistica advanced analytics software platform.

JavaOne Kickoff: Java 9 Spotlight and a Birthday Visit

The annual JavaOne conference got underway on Sunday with a two-hour keynote opener that covered upcoming changes in the Java language and platform and celebrated Java's 20th anniversary with history-of-the-platform video clips, a cake and a video message from Sun Microsystems co-founder Scott McNealy.

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