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Firms Seek Freelance Help for Cutting-Edge Tech, Site Says

Freelancing site Upwork's latest report on the most sought-after skills is topped by cutting-edge technologies such as robotics, blockchain and Bitcoin.

Facebook Revamps Open Source Tool for Faster Android Builds

Facebook has completely revamped a four-year-old open source tool it developed for code builds, resulting in faster compile times for Android projects.

Java Developers Aren’t Applying Security Patches, Report Finds

A new report from application security vendor Veracode paints an unflattering picture of Java developers, finding 88 percent of Java applications contain at least one vulnerable component.

Spring Tool Suite 3.9.1 Supports JDK 9, JUnit 5

Pivotal has released version 3.9.1 of its Spring Tool Suite, the Eclipse-based development environment for building Spring-based enterprise Java applications.

Salesforce Unveils Enterprise Low-Code Tool for Customized, Branded Mobile Apps

Salesforce unveiled a new low-code tool to help enterprise users of its CRM-centric products more easily create customized, branded, mobile business apps.

Linux Foundation Publishes Enterprise Open Source Guides

The Linux Foundation added to its collection of enterprise guides for the development and use of open source software with three new offerings.

It's Official: Kotlin Is a Hit with Android Devs

During the first KotlinConf underway in San Francisco, Google provided an update on the programming language's use for Android development, indicating that it's a big hit so far.

Firebase Mobile Back-End Integrates Crashlytics

Among a host of other improvements, Google's popular Firebase back-end solution for mobile app development is getting closer ties to Crashlytics, the equally popular crash-reporting tool it acquired early this year.

AI Dev Watch 10/31: HPE Goes for Deep Learning, AT&T Announces Open Source Marketplace, Avaya Connects, More

Here's a round-up of news in the artificial intelligence development space.

Perl Is Most 'Disliked' Programming Language on Stack Overflow

Putting a new twist on the programming language popularity game, Stack Overflow data scientists decided to explore the opposite, concluding that Perl is the most "disliked" language, followed by Delphi and VBA.

Microsoft Adds React Native Code Signing to Visual Studio Mobile Center

Company supports React Native even though it might be seen as a competitor to its Xamarin technology and built-in Apache Cordova projects in Visual Studio.

Study Examines Open Source Risks in Enterprise Software

Amid increasing reports of cyberattacks and data breaches, open source security company Flexera has published the results of a study examining the risk of using vulnerable open source code in enterprise applications and systems.

Analyst: Enterprise Low-Code Dev Platforms 'Here to Stay'

The low-code movement has arrived in a big way to meet the insatiable demand for enterprise apps in the face of an industry-wide skills shortage.

Microsoft Open Sources Java Debugger for Visual Studio Code Editor

Debugger donated to the community along with Java Debug Server to work with other Java-support tools like Red Hat's Language Support for Java extension.

Just Released: Android Studio 3.0, Android 8.1 Developer Preview

Google announced the availability of the latest version of its flagship IDE, Android Studio 3.0, while also launching a developer preview of Android 8.1 (Oreo).

Java News Round-Up: Jelastic Supports New Java, oneM2M-Based APIs, Android Studio RC 2

Jelastic cloud platform now provides live support for the just-released Java EE 8 and Java SE 9 implementations; Orange and Deutsche Telekom announce results of their cloud API collaboration; and Google moves its Android IDE to release candidate 2 status.

Oracle's Latest CPU: Nearly Two Dozen Fixes for Java SE

More than 90 percent of the vulnerabilities can be exploited remotely without authentication; about 60 percent can allow attackers to perform remote denial-of-service attacks; and more than 72 percent of these vulnerabilities can be easily exploited, because their attack complexity is low.

Google Offers $1,000 Bug Bounties for Android Store Apps

To improve the security of Android apps offered in the Google Play store, the search giant has launched a bug bounty program to award $1,000 to hackers who discover bugs in select, popular apps and work with developers to fix them.

GitHub Details Year's Most Popular Programming Languages, Active Projects, More

GitHub, mission control for today's open source software development, published its annual report detailing a wealth of data including the most popular programming languages used in its hosted projects, the most active repositories and much more.

Swift Usage Declines as Devs Go Multiplatform for Mobile, Says Report

Programming with Swift is on the decline as mobile developers increasingly shift to multiplatform tools using C# (Xamarin) and JavaScript (Apache Cordova and Ionic), says the new report from the TIOBE Index, which measures language popularity.

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