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Dataiku Update Boosts Containerization, Deep Learning and More

Data science and advanced analytics specialist Dataiku announced version 5 of its flagship platform, with new capabilities to enable scalable enterprise AI.

Hortonworks, IBM and Red Hat Team Up for Hybrid Containerized Big Data

Hortonworks, IBM and Red Hat announced the Open Hybrid Architecture Initiative, seeking to provide a common enterprise deployment model to enable Big Data workloads to run across hybrid on-premises, multi-cloud and edge architectures.

Oracle Releases New Java Microservices Framework

Oracle on Friday announced the first release of Project Helidon, a new collection of Java Libraries for writing microservices, and officially joined the Eclipse MicroProfile effort.

Study Says Enterprise Misuse of Developers Costs Billions

A new survey says organizations are leveraging developer talent in the wrong way, finding that "lost productivity" resulting from tasks such as debugging and code maintenance wastes $85 billion globally in "opportunity cost" every year.

No-Code Machine Learning Tool Unveiled

Low-code and even no-code tools have increased as enterprises seek to quickly ship apps amid a dearth of programming talent, but they have mostly targeted simple projects -- until now.

Open Source Python Reaches New Heights in Popularity Ranking

The new report from the TIOBE index of programming language popularity notes that for the first time, the open source Python has cracked the top three, displacing 33-year-old workhorse C++.

Open Source Community Releases Babel 7 JavaScript Compiler

Open source community volunteers have shipped an update to the Babel compiler that makes modern JavaScript compatible with older environments, adding speed, easier configurability and much more.

Analysts See Unexpected Rise in On-Premises Mobile Dev Platform Deployments

With everything moving to the cloud, research firm Gartner Inc. noticed an unexpected rise in on-premises mobile app development platform (MADP) deployments in its latest Magic Quadrant report.

JDK 11 in Release Candidate Phase

JDK 11, the latest reference implementation of the Java SE Platform, is now in the Release Candidate Phase, and if Oracle's new rapid release cadence holds (as it did between JDK 9 and 10), we should be seeing it move into general availability on or about Sept. 25.

NativeScript, Angular Team Up for Single-Project, Native Mobile/Web Apps

While previous efforts to combine NativeScript and the Angular framework for Web and native apps go back at least a couple of years, the teams this week announced an approach with a new ingredient: the open source NativeScript Schematics.

BlazeMeter Open Sources Plugin for Mainframe Testing

The RTE plugin works with the company's Apache JMeter, an open source Java application designed to load test functional behavior and measure performance.

Open Source 'Kube-Hunter' Does Kubernetes Penetration Testing

Aqua Security released the open source kube-hunter tool for penetration testing of Kubernetes clusters, used for container orchestration.

Google Releases Spring Model for Java on Cloud

Google and the Spring Team at Pivotal just announced the general availability of Spring Cloud GCP 1.0, a joint project aiming to make life easier for Java developers building Spring Boot applications that consume GCP services.

TestArchitect Makes Test Automation Simple for Oracle Applications

LogiGear today announced that its flagship test automation solution, TestArchitect, now integrates with, and provides native support for, Oracle E-Business Suite applications and Oracle’s JD Edwards.

Swift Falls from Top 10 in RedMonk Programming Language Rankings

RedMonk noted the "relatively static nature of the top 10 languages" in its new programming language popularity report, but one notable change in that higher echelon is the exit of Swift.

Open Source Visual Studio Code Extension Helps Create Alexa Skills

The Amazon Alexa dev team has published an open source extension for developers using the Visual Studio Code editor to create and deploy Alexa skills.

Open Source Dart 2 Revamp Focuses on Mobile, Web Development

After a nearly eight-month pre-release preview, the Dart 2 programming language has emerged as a stable release that includes many breaking changes in a revamp that focuses on mobile and Web client-side development.

Google Bakes Machine Learning into New Android 9 Pie

Succeeding Android 8 Oreo, Android 9 Pie has launched, sporting by a bevy of new developer/user features enabled by machine learning.

Python, Java Top New Programming Language Popularity Rankings

New programming language popularity reports from <I>IEEE Spectrum</I> and TIOBE are out, showing perennial leaders Python and Java holding on to the No. 1 spots in two indices.

Microsoft's F# Functional Programming Language Shaped by Open Source Community

Much has been made of Microsoft's embrace of open source and shift toward interoperability and collaboration, and that trend is exemplified in the new preview release of F#.

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