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Google Removes Restriction on Free Data Studio Tool

Having last year launched free and enterprise editions of its beta Data Studio analytics tool, Google yesterday announced it's removing a report-limit restriction on the no-cost version.

Open Source Visual Studio Code Editor Gets Interactive Playground

The January release of Visual Studio Code 1.9 is out with a bunch of fixes, updates and new features, including a new interactive playground that lets developers try out editing features immediately.

Poor UX Holding Back Enterprise Mobile Apps, Report Says

A new survey casts some shade on enterprise mobile app development efforts, which get low grades for being intuitive and elegant.

New Tasktop Tool Scales Agile, DevOps Integrations

Tasktop Technologies Inc. combined several of its software development and delivery products into a new suite that it says takes a different approach to integrating enterprise agile and DevOps initiatives.

Big Data Product Watch 1/31/17: No-Cost NuoDB, GPU Analytics, Cloud Object Storage, More

Here's a roundup of recent news in the Big Data space, featuring an expanded community edition of the NuoDB elastic SQL database, advanced in-database analytics on the GPU from Kinetica, a cloud native object storage server from Minio and more.

Facebook's Mobile Back-end Parse Dies Today As Many Opt for Open Source Project

It provides functionality such as database access, social log-ins, push notifications, app analytics and more.

React Native Gets New Navigation Option

Navigation, which has long been problematic for React Native developers using JavaScript to create native iOS and Android mobile apps, is being addressed with a brand-new open source option from some of the leading coders in the young technology's ecosystem.

Finally Catching Up, iOS Coders Can Soon Respond to App Store Reviews

Catching up to functionality that Android -- and even Windows Phone -- developers have long enjoyed, iOS coders will soon be able to respond to reviews of their mobile apps posted on the App Store.

Amazon Echo, Google Home Drive Demand for Natural Language Processing Skills

Developers with natural language processing skills have vaulted into the No. 1 position on a hottest-skills index catering to freelancers, replacing the prior No. 1: machine learning.

Oracle Issues First Security Patch of the Year

Near-record Critical Patch Update provides fixes for 270 vulnerabilities across 45 products.

Oracle Delays Plan to Block JAR Files Signed with MD5 until April

When Oracle publishes its next quarterly patch update in April, the company will begin treating JAR files signed with the MD5 hashing algorithm as unsigned.

Data Scientist Heads '50 Best Jobs in America' List from Careers Site

The position heads Glassdoor's ranking for the second year in a row.

Google Tests Streaming Apps

Perhaps foretelling the future of the mobile app experience, Google Inc. has begun the first live testing of its Instant Apps streaming project, which lets users try an app without going through the traditional store download and installation process.

Free Software Foundation Prioritizes Mobile OS

The Free Software Foundation has updated its list of high-priority projects for 2017, with a free mobile OS highlighting the revised portfolio of supported projects.

CenturyLink Taps Cloudera for Managed Big Data-as-a-Service

CenturyLink is combining its global communications expertise with Cloudera's Apache Hadoop-based analytics distribution for a new Big Data-as-a-Service offering.

Realm Mobile Platform 1.0 Arrives

After starting with a mobile object database designed to replace SQLite, Realm has steadily expanded its portfolio, yesterday announcing the 1.0 edition of a mobile development platform.

After MongoDB Debacle, Expect More Ransomware, Open Source Attacks in 2017

After the recent MongoDB debacle in which tens of thousands of unsecured open source databases were hijacked for ransom, security specialists are predicting more of the same for 2017 -- at least until the good guys catch up and things settle down in the second half.

Roll Your Own Open Source Virtual Assistant with Python

Are you a Python coder looking for a simple way to dip your toes into the artificial intelligence waters? A new open source virtual assistant project may be just what you're looking for.

Mainframe Survey Reveals 4 Key Big Data Trends for 2017

Syncsort today published the results from its annual "State of the Mainframe" survey, which revealed four key trends for mainframe-based Big Data analytics in 2017.

Google to Buy Twitter's Fabric, Crashlytics Mobile Dev Tools

Google today announced it's buying core components of Twitter's Fabric development platform, including the popular Crashlytics kit for mobile app analytics.

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