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Syncfusion Enhances Cross-Platform Xamarin Functionality

Enhanced cross-platform development functionality with Xamarin and JavaScript highlights today's update of Syncfusion's enterprise development suite.

Google Releases Final Android Nougat Preview, Answers User Questions

Google has released the final developer preview of its next mobile OS, Android 7.0 Nougat, in preparation of the final product scheduled to launch "later this summer." The Android engineering team also answered readers' questions in a Reddit "ask me anything" event today.

Python Shows Strong in New Skills Survey

The Python programming language makes a surprisingly strong showing in a new skills survey of more than 11,000 developers conducted by Packt Publishing.

Apteligent Offers Free Mobile App Metrics SDK

Apteligent has launched an enhanced version of its Standard Edition SDK for tracking mobile app metrics, helping developers troubleshoot, prioritize and resolve issues that degrade UX.

Splice Machine Open Sources Dual-Engine Big Data Technology

Splice Machine today announced the open sourcing of its Big Data database technology that seeks to leverage the best of the SQL/RDBMS and NoSQL/Hadoop worlds.

WaveMaker Boosts Security in RAD Platform

WaveMaker added a security feature to its rapid application development platform designed for quickly creating and deploying hybrid cross-platform mobile and responsive Web apps.

Free SQL-on-Hadoop Videos Highlight Academic Big Data Analytics Project

Through its developerWorks site, IBM is helping spread the word about an academic-based project that provides free videos on numerous data analytics concepts, such as the recently published "Introducing SQL on Hadoop" presentation.

HDInsight Tool in Azure Toolkit for Eclipse Goes GA

Microsoft added to its growing list of Eclipse-based product offerings with the general availability release of the HDInsight Tool for Eclipse.

Qubole Launches Cloud Migration for Cloudera Big Data

Qubole, known for its Big Data-as-a-Service wares, is offering to help enterprises migrate their on-premises Cloudera-based Big Data implementations to the cloud.

44K Users Petition for Pokémon Go on Windows 10

Windows 10 Mobile may not be so irrelevant after all, judging from an online petition signed by more than 44,000 users who want a mobile game called Pokémon Go (you may have heard of it) developed for Windows 10 and its mobile variant.

Assembly Language Gains in Popularity

Programming in assembly language -- getting down to the direct manipulation of bytes and even bits -- is gaining in popularity, according the latest ranking by TIOBE, apparently spurred by the Internet of Things.

LinkedIn Open Sources Tech for Mobile, Big Data and Java

With open source sensibilities aligned with its new owner, Microsoft, the business-oriented social media site this week contributed technology for building iOS view layouts, analyzing Big Data and detecting URLs with a Java library.

mLab Woos Parse Mobile Developers with MongoDB-as-a-Service

Already benefitting from mobile developers switching to its MongoDB-as-a-Service offering in the wake of the Parse back-end being shut down, mLab is out with a new guide to smooth the transition.

Google Increases Android Guidance Beyond Coding

Google has been bolstering its non-coding guidance for Android developers who are trying to get their wares noticed on the increasingly crowded Google Play app store.

Open Source .NET Core 1.0 Released by Microsoft

Describing the move as "the biggest transformation of .NET since its inception," Microsoft this week announced the open source release of .NET Core 1.0, along with ASP.NET Core 1.0 and Entity Framework Core 1.0.

In Turbulent Times, Google Offers Free Android Courses

Amid turbulent times for the Android ecosystem, Google is enticing new developers into its mobile OS fold through free beginner training courses presented via Udacity.

Hortonworks Starts Hadoop Summit with Data Platform Update

With the Hadoop Summit kicking off today in San Jose, Calif., host Hortonworks Inc. announced several updates to its Big Data platform, including improved security, easier Spark analytics and developer productivity advancements.

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.

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