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Android Nougat 7.0 Released

Google today announced Android 7.0 Nougat, a major upgrade of its flagship mobile OS, is finally rolling out to users.

MongoDB Leads Crowded Big Data NoSQL Field in Research Report

The open source MongoDB database is featured prominently among a pack of Big Data NoSQL offerings all identified as "Leaders" in a new report from Forrester Research Inc.

Mobile Report Shows Apple Devices Losing Browser Share

In its latest Mobile Web Intelligence Report, DeviceAtlas focused on a drop in Web browser market share for Apple devices.

Microsoft Open Sources Toolkit for UWP Development

In its push to spur Windows 10 and Universal Windows Platform development, Microsoft has placed a new community toolkit on the GitHub open source code repository, featuring animations, controls, code helpers and more.

Report: Austin Beats Silicon Valley in Adjusted Developer Salaries

Factoring in cost-of-living expenses, Austin and Seattle provide developers with more bang for their buck than does Silicon Valley, with its sky-high salaries being eroded by equally sky-high rents and mortgages, according to a new report from careers site Indeed.

HPE Expands Mobile App Testing Suite

The reach of the Hewlett Packard Enterprise mobile app testing suite has been expanded by hooking into the device testing farm housed on the Amazon cloud.

Box Courts Citizen Developers

Box is making more moves to entice "citizen developers" to use its content platform for creating Box-based apps or integrations.

Dev Survey: Mobile Developers Are Inexperienced, JavaScript Rules

Web and mobile development company Netguru has published the results of an ongoing Web survey it's conducting, revealing that, on the mobile side of things, "the vast majority of coders are quite inexperienced."

Static Code Analyzer Reportedly Finds 10,000 Open Source Bugs

A Russian company behind the PVS-Studio static code analyzer claims to have used the tool to discover more than 10,000 bugs in various open source projects, including well-known offerings such as the Firefox Web browser and the Linux kernel.

Google Updates Tango Tool for Mobile Augmented Reality

Google has boosted the augmented reality functionality of its Tango mobile vision technology platform, capitalizing on the increased popularity of the cutting-edge technology stemming from its use in Pokémon Go.

Microsoft Helps Developers Learn Visual Studio Code Visually

Microsoft has published introductory videos to help programmers learn about Visual Studio Code, its free, open source code editor for development on Windows, Linux and OS X machines.

Titanium Goes To All-JavaScript APIs

Titanium, the cross-platform mobile development framework from Appcelerator, has gone to all-JavaScript APIs, so coders no longer need to write OS-specific modules in Java or Objective-C to fill in the native-only gaps.

Go 1.7 Features Compiler Speedups

Google yesterday announced Go 1.7, the latest edition of its open source programming language, with compiler improvements among a host of new features.

NoSQL Toolbox Helps Pick the Right Database

A start-up founded by academic researchers has created the NoSQL Toolbox, a method for choosing the best database for a given job.

Twitter Brings Android SDKs Up To Par with iOS

Twitter Inc. announced updated developer tools for Android, some five months after first introducing them for iOS.

Talend Says Data Integration Research Signals Open Source Milestone

Companies often take to the newswires to trumpet being featured in Gartner "Magic Quadrant" research, but Talend just did it with a twist, claiming its inclusion in a new data integration report marks a milestone for the open source movement.

Android Devs Get Better Handle on App Reviews

Google has increased the functionality of its Google Play Developer Console app to give Android developers a better handle on user reviews of their creations and to work with the results of experiments such as A/B tests.

Fixing 'Tedious and Error-Prone' Computer Programming

You've now been exposed to augmented reality in computer programming (thanks, Pokémon Go), now say hello to <i>computer augmented program engineering</i>, "in which a programmer and an automated program-synthesis tool collaborate to generate software that meets its specification."

New Amazon Service Uses SQL To Query Streaming Big Data

The Big Data space has evolved since its inception along several threads that have converged to result in services such as Amazon Kinesis Analytics, which leverages standard SQL for the real-time querying of streaming data.

Start-Up Empowers 'Citizen Data Scientists'

Taking a cue from the growing citizen developer movement, a Big Data start-up is courting "citizen data scientists" with a new product for self-service analytics.

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