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OutSystems Enterprise Mobile Dev Tool Gets 2 New Features

OutSystems today announced two new updates to its low-code app development tool designed to speed up the creation of mobile apps and enhance their user experience.

IBM's New Microservices Builder Supports MicroProfile

IBM's new Microservices Builder tool is billed as a "complete user experience for creating, testing and deploying applications built with microservices."

Lightbend and IBM Collaborate on AI App Dev Tools

Lightbend and IBM are teaming up to develop a complete toolchain for Java and Scala developers building and deploying AI and cognitive applications in on-premises and cloud environments, the two companies announced today.

As iPhone Turns 10, Users Prefer Apps over Siri

One finding of Axway's new survey about smartphones is that developers perhaps shouldn't concentrate on Siri-related projects at the expense of good, old-fashioned apps.

Windows 10 Mobile Development Chugs Along

Facing a 0.1 percent market share, Microsoft continues to chug along in developing Windows 10 Mobile, having this month released two new Windows Insider preview builds.

Cross-Platform App Dev Tool Corona Is Now Completely Free

Corona Labs has made both of the main components of its namesake cross-platform development framework free to use.

Analytics Tops Android SDK List, Firebase Back-End Is Hot

Android mobile app developers use more analytics SDKs than any other type, according to the latest data from SafeDK Mobile, which also noted big growth in usage of Google's Firebase back-end offering.

Top Node.js Development Pain Point? Debugging

Node.js specialist RisingStack published a new survey that shows the top paint point reported by developers working with the JavaScript-based runtime is debugging, with 17 percent of respondents spending more than five hours per week fixing things.

MongoDB Unveils Its Own Backend-as-a-Service

MongoDB, the popular open source, document-oriented, NoSQL database, has unveiled its own Backend-as-a-Service offering, promising to relieve data developers from the drudgery of writing boilerplate code.

Skills Survey: Python Now No. 1 Dev Tool

"Python is now the No. 1 tool being used by developers and tech pros, followed by Git and Visual Studio."

Stack Overflow's New Data Trove Shows Devs Who Indent with Spaces Earn More Money

Stack Overflow has released the raw results from its huge developer survey, letting users mine the treasure trove of data for insights such as: Those who indent with spaces earn more money than those who indent with tabs.

Mobile Dev Platforms Boost Enterprise App Inventories, Analyst Says

Facing an ever-increasing demand for more mobile apps, enterprises that use mobile development platforms are shipping more apps than average, according to a new research report.

Hazelcast Enhances Real-Time Stream Processing Engine

In-memory data grid specialist Hazelcast Inc. announced the release of an updated version of its relatively new distributed processing engine for Big Data streams.

Java and JavaScript Top Latest RedMonk Language Rankings; Kotlin Gets a Spotlight

In the latest Programming Language Rankings from the industry watchers at RedMonk, Kotlin, a language that didn't make the Top 20, was given special attention in its discussion section.

Supply of More 'Junior' Data Scientists Levels Off Salaries, Says Recruiter

Four the first time in four years of tracking, a recruiter has noticed a decrease in salaries for early-career data scientists -- a position once dubbed the "sexiest job of the 21st century" -- caused by more junior-level entrants into the field, and other factors.

Google Cracks Down on Incentivized Android App Visibility Actions

Google this week announced a revision to its Google Play rules, essentially cracking down on incentivized Android app ratings, reviews and installs associated with the app store.

Analyst: Native/Hybrid Frustration Grows Mobile Web Development

A Gartner analyst, noting a low number of mobile apps being created for the enterprise, indicated that frustration with native and hybrid app development may be causing a growth in mobile Web apps to meet demand.

Augmented Reality, Machine Learning Highlight Apple's Mobile Dev Efforts

Cutting-edge technologies such as augmented reality and machine learning highlighted Apple's new mobile app development efforts revealed at the ongoing Worldwide Developers Conference.

Developers Again Blamed for Cloud Back-End Security Vulnerabilities

Developers are once again being blamed for cloud security vulnerabilities, this time in a new report from Appthority, which found terabytes of enterprise data exposed on cloud back-ends, including personally identifiable information.

GitHub Survey: Open Source Is Popular, Plagued by Poor Docs and Rude People

Despite the popularity of open source software development, the growing movement is plagued by poor documentation and negative interactions -- primarily rudeness -- among developers, according to a big new survey from GitHub.

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