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Microsoft Open Sources React Native-Based Cross-Platform Library

React Native was never truly cross-platform, though it's getting closer.

JetBrains Releases Tech Preview of VM-less Kotlin

Software development toolmaker JetBrains has released the first Technology Preview of Kotlin/Native, a version of the open source programming language for the JVM, Android and JavaScript that compiles directly to machine code.

Pyze Targets Enterprises with New App Analytics Edition

One year after emerging from stealth with a new app analytics platform, Pyze Inc. has released an edition targeting the enterprise.

New AWS-Tuned Ubuntu Kernel Boots 30 Percent Faster

Canonical has fine-tuned the Ubuntu kernel for better performance on the Amazon Web Services cloud, reportedly providing 30 percent faster bootups in a smaller package.

Shoutem Open Sources React Native-Based 'WordPress for Mobile Apps'

Shoutem today introduced a revamped React Native-based version of its online mobile app builder that it describes as "WordPress for mobile apps."

AppDynamics Release Features New Developer Toolkit

AppDynamics, an application intelligence specialist, today announced its Spring '17 release, featuring a new developer toolkit that supports Xamarin for mobile development and the Go programming language for app instrumentation.

Google To Certify Mobile Site Expertise

Google, which has long been prodding Web site developers to step up their game for better performance on mobile devices, is furthering that effort with a new Mobile Sites certification program.

New ActivePython Release Targets Data Science, Web Development

ActivePython distributions include open source modules bundled with standard libraries and backed by quality assurance, support plans and other services.

Mobile Analyst: Factoring in Progressive Web Apps a Matter of 'When,' Not 'If'

Gartner Inc. analyst Jason Wong believes enterprises need to factor in the use of PWAs when developing their mobile strategies.

Android Overtakes Windows as World's Most Popular OS on Internet

Completing a trend foreshadowed in an earlier report, Android has surpassed Microsoft Windows as the most popular OS in terms of global Internet usage across all platforms, StatCounter announced today.

Postgres-as-a-Service Now Available on AWS Cloud

Postgres, an open source database popular among data developers, is now available on the Amazon Web Services cloud as a Database-as-a-Service offering, EnterpriseDB announced today.

Cloud Developer Research: AWS Crushes the High End, Challenged in the Low

Such is the dominance of the Amazon Web Services cloud among developers that research reports are left with examining in which specific customer or industry segments it might be challenged by other providers.

Google Sheds Light on Open Source Projects, Internal Processes

New open source-focused site provides a variety of resources, ranging from easier discovery of projects to help individual developers, to a peek under the hood at its internal processes that can serve as guidance for enterprises looking to further their own initiatives.

Analysts Sort Out Low-Code Mobile Development Platforms

Forrester Research expands on last year's low-code report with a mobile-centric study.

Apple Releases Swift 3.1, Xcode 8.3, iOS 10.3, More

The past week has been busy for Apple's software development team, as the company released Swift 3.1, Xcode 8.3, Swift Playgrounds 1.2, iOS 10.3 and more.

New in Node.js: Certified Modules, Free Orgs Collaboration Tool

New developments in the popular Node.js ecosystem include curated Certified Modules from NodeSource for third-party package reliability and a free version of the Orgs collaboration tool from npm Inc.

Atlassian Puts Local AWS Stack on GitHub for Testing/Mocking

It's described as a "fully functional local AWS cloud stack" for testing and mocking AWS cloud development projects on local machines.

AWS Lambda Nods to Node.js Devs with Version Upgrade

Amazon Web Services, with a formidable head start in the serverless computing arena among major cloud providers, is continuing to court coders, most recently with a Node.js update to its AWS Lambda service.

JavaScript Dominates 2017 Stack Overflow Developer Survey

JavaScript is again the No. 1 programming language in use and also figures prominently in many other categories.

First Developer Preview of Android O Now Available

With the 7-month-old Android N now installed on less than 3 percent of devices, the first developer preview of Android O has landed, with new functionality for saving battery life, getting a better handle on notifications and much more.

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