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OutSystems Launches Low-Code App Intelligence Tool

OutSystems announced it's testing a low-code app intelligence tool designed to help organizations monitor performance and other metrics for mobile and other apps and quickly implement needed updates.

Hasura GraphQL Service Targets Existing Postgres Apps

GraphQL-as-a-Service provider Hasura unveiled its new open source GraphQL Engine, which reportedly sports the unique capability of working on existing apps based on the popular Postgres database.

Google Simplifies Java Containerization with New Tool

The new tool, called Jib, is a fast and simple container image builder that consolidates all the steps involved in packaging an app into a container image, and allows developers to build containers using familiar Java tools.

Most Kotlin Devs Are Java Jocks, Survey Finds

Pusher, a UK-based maker of communication and collaboration APIs, has released the results of a new developer survey, which found that most Kotlin developers come from a Java background and/or also work with Java.

IBM Doubles Down on Enterprise Java with WebSphere Liberty

With the release last week of WebSphere Liberty 18.0.0.2, the latest version if its Java application server, IBM became the first commercial vender to provide a certified Java EE 8 runtime.

Airbnb, Udacity Abandon React Native

Within the space of two weeks, two major enterprise dev teams announced they have abandoned React Native, the Facebook-originated technology unveiled five years ago as a new way to code native mobile apps using JavaScript.

Android P APIs Finalized as Release Candidate Nears

The next big Android mobile OS update is entering the home stretch, as developer APIs have been finalized and the dev team has issued an early release candidate build.

MongoDB Goes Mobile, Supports Kubernetes, Adds Serverless Platform

MongoDB Inc. announced a host of new offerings and improvements to its commercial offerings based on the open source MongoDB project, including a mobile database, new support for Kubernetes container orchestration and a new serverless platform.

Kubernetes Update: Open Source Developers Improve Networking, Storage and More

The open source Kubernetes container orchestration project this week shipped its second release of the year, with hundreds of community contributors improving networking, storage and more.

MapR Update Reflects Big Data's Shift to AI

The latest update from MapR, which now describes itself as offering "the industry's leading data platform for AI and analytics," reflects a broader Big Data industry shift from Hadoop, Spark and so on to machine learning and other artificial intelligence technologies.

Eclipse Photon Release Train Marks the End of an Era

It includes support for building, debugging, running and packaging Rust applications; C# editing and debug capabilities; support for building Java 10- and Java EE 8-based applications out of the box; and some new dark theme improvements.

Oracle Announces Java SE Subscription Service

The service "removes enterprise boardroom concerns around mission critical, timely, software performance, stability and security updates," the company said.

Open Source TypeScript Cracks Top 100 in TIOBE Programming Language Popularity Report

The five-year-old TypeScript programming language developed and open sourced by Microsoft debuts in the top 100 at No. 93.

Jobs Report: Demand for Open Source Skills Climbs, Topped by Linux

The demand for open source skills is so high that nearly half of hiring manages responding to the survey said their organization are supporting open source projects solely for the purpose of recruiting hard-to-find talent.

Android Studio Updated to Handle New Dev Tools, OS Features

The Android team released Android Studio 3.2 (beta) to accommodate several new dev tools and OS features announced at the recent Google I/O conference.

Report: Unsecured Firebase Mobile Databases Leaking Enterprise Data

Cloud developers still aren't securing their data stores, a new report claims, resulting in the exposure of private enterprise information stored in Firebase, Google's mobile back-end platform.

Google Ships Flutter SDK Release Preview for Native iOS, Android Apps

Google has shipped the first release preview of its open source Flutter SDK, which uses the company's Dart programming language to build native iOS and Android mobile apps.

AI Assists Mendix Low-Code Tool for Enterprise Mobile, Web Apps

Low-code tool vendor Mendix today claimed the first artificial intelligence-assisted offering for quickly creating enterprise mobile and Web apps.

5 Years in, React Native Facing Re-Architecture

With lessons learned during five years of development, React Native is now facing a major re-architecture to provide more flexibility and integrate the framework better with native infrastructure in hybrid JavaScript/native apps.

Perfecto Tests Progressive Web Apps

Nodding to the growing Progressive Web Apps movement, Perfecto announced it's providing cloud-based automated testing of PWAs, which blend attributes of the Web and mobile.

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