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Microsoft Plugs Away at Mobile, Offers App Scaling Guidance

Microsoft is still plugging away in the mobile app development space, now banking on the Universal Windows Platform to stay relevant and providing a steady stream of related guidance to help developers follow on.

GitHub Visualizes the Impact of Open Source

Code repository GitHub published data visualizations that show the impact of open source development on hosted projects, along with the "shape" of project activity such as collaboration and communication.

IBM Revamps MobileFirst Development Platform for the Cloud

IBM further strengthened the ties between its enterprise mobile app development platform and the cloud with today's announcement of MobileFirst Foundation 8.0.

Despite Mobile App Demand, Enterprise Spending Lags, Research Indicates

Despite the much-publicized demand for mobile app development in the enterprise, spending for such initiatives remains low, according to a new report from research firm Gartner that parallels the findings of many other studies.

Datamill Offers Spring Alternative

Datamill, an open-source Java framework for Web applications that uses functional reactive programming, has emerged as an alternative to the Spring Framework.

11th Annual Eclipse Release Train Launches

"Neon" includes a broad range of open source projects, from an improved Eclipse JDT to new Docker Tooling to the first prime release of the Eclipse Plug-ins for Gradle (and much more).

Couchbase Aims To Smooth RDBMS-to-NoSQL Database Transition

Couchbase today announced an upgrade of its flagship NoSQL database system designed to help enterprises with extensive SQL experience and talent move to the NoSQL world.

Koverse Launches 'Data Lake in a Box'

Describing its updated Big Data platform as a "data lake in a box," Koverse offered a guarantee that it can get enterprises up and running to begin gleaning business insights within 30 days.

New Back-End Services Anchor Salesforce App Cloud Mobile

Salesforce today announced it has unified several of its mobile app development resources and combined them with new back-end services for a new initiative called Salesforce App Cloud Mobile.

DataStax Updates Cassandra-Based Database for Cloud Apps

DataStax today announced an upcoming release of its database for cloud applications, DataStax Enterprise (DSE) 5.0, available next week.

Firm Ranks Mobile App Development Platforms

Big corporate names like IBM, Microsoft, Adobe Systems and Salesforce dominate Gartner's new list of MADP leaders, though the smaller Kony has made the grade for the fourth year in a row.

Qt 5.7 Consolidates Open Source, Commercial Versions Under New Licensing

The Qt Company has released a new version of its namesake C++ cross-platform app dev tool, featuring new licensing that consolidates the open source and commercial versions of its Qt for Application Development offering.

DevOps Analytics Tool Offered by Big Data Specialist

Perspica is using machine learning in its new DevOps analytics tool designed to help enterprises measure the impact of new software releases on operations.

Eclipse-Based IoT Development Projects Launched

Four new open source releases for building Internet of Things projects have been launched by a working group hosted at the Eclipse Foundation, known for its popular, extensible IDE for Java coding.

Report: 'Android Is No Longer Fragmented' (That Much, Anyway)

The many Android OS versions in use -- often cited as an impediment to mobile developers targeting the iOS rival platform -- isn't actually that bad anymore, says a new research report that indicates coders should mostly concern themselves with the KitKat, Lollipop and Marshmallow releases.

Microsoft Research Modernizes C for Security, Reliability

Microsoft Research published details on its open source Checked C project to increase the security and reliability of C code, which, despite being some 44 years old, still provides the bedrock code base for the bulk of systems software that runs today's infrastructure.

Google Finalizes Android N APIs in New Developer Preview

Google has just finalized the APIs for Android N -- the working name for the next release of its mobile app OS -- in its 4th Developer Preview.

Open Source Community Helps Shape New Swift 3.0 Developer Preview

Apple announced Developer Preview 1 of Swift 3.0, the first major release with significant community contributions since the official programming language for building iOS mobile apps went open source last December.

Twitter Adds Real-Time Analytics to Mobile App Tool

Twitter has added real-time analytics to its Fabric tool for tracking mobile app performance.

Firm Seeks Overhaul of Mobile App Metrics To Improve User Experience

Mobile app analytics firm Apteligent believes developers are focusing on the wrong metrics when it comes to improving the UX.

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