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Databricks Updates Apache Spark-Based Big Data Platform

Databricks, the primary commercial steward of the open source Apache Spark project for Big Data analytics, has upgraded its Spark-based platform, adding support for the R programming language, access control features and more.

Tech Hiring Stays Red-Hot -- Except for Web Devs

It's great to be a developer these days, as reports continually point to strong demand, great salaries and low unemployment, and the latest quarterly report from careers site bears that out -- except for the Web guys, that is.

IBM Launches New Enterprise Open Source and IoT Dev Communities

IBM has launched two new community spaces within its Web-based developerWorks network: one to support developers of open-source enterprise software; one to support Internet of Things developers.

Mobile Analytics Startup Offers Free Tool

Amplitude Inc., a 2012 startup co-founded by two MIT graduates, today announced a free version of its mobile real-time analytics tool.

Data Theorem and Yahoo To Demo Open Source Mobile App Security Tool

Data Theorem Inc. and Yahoo will demo and then open source a new tool designed to simplify SSL security on iOS mobile apps.

DataTorrent Announces Tools for Hadoop Ingestion, Data Processing

DataTorrent unveiled a utility to manage the ingestion of data into Hadoop systems -- aiming to simplify a process that it says traditionally relies on a lot of moving parts and multiple tools -- and announced the open source project underlying its Big Data processing technology is now available on GitHub.

Annual Java Developer Survey Focuses on Performance Testing

RebelLabs, the research and content arm of Java toolmaker ZeroTurnaround, has published the findings of its annual Java developer survey, which focused on how performance testing is done by organizations.

New Developer Surveys Show where Mobile Hotness Lies

Web technologies are gaining back mobile developer mindshare, the Internet of Things is coming on strong (though perhaps not matching the hype), the cloud is raining money, and the paid-download/advertising models should be scrapped in favor of in-app purchases to generate revenue.

Azul Launches New Service to Optimize Apache Cassandra

Java runtime maker Azul Systems Inc. has announced a new consulting service for enterprises facing Java-related "barriers" that affect their deployments of the Apache Cassandra database management system.

Hadoop Creator Yahoo Finds It's Not Enough, Turns to Druid

This Hadoop thing started by Yahoo 10 years ago seems to be catching on, but it lacks certain functionality, so the Web giant has moved on in its never-ending quest for more efficient Big Data processing. Say hello to Druid.

Car Hack Highlights Security Concerns Topping New IoT Developer Survey

New IoT developer survey shows security -- including car hacks -- is worry No. 1, just as a real-world auto exploit is demonstrated by researchers and a massive vehicle recall is issued.

Salesforce Mobile Dev Tooling, Component Store Now Available

Salesforce today announced tools designed to help anyone -- not just developers -- create mobile apps for its CRM-based platform by using pre-built components assembled with a visual, drag-and-drop approach, along with a new exchange where enterprises can shop for such apps.

Mobile, Web Devs Getting More Database-as-a-Service Options

As nearly all developer products are seemingly getting turned into "X-as-a-Service" offerings, Web and mobile coders are enjoying a growing universe of options from vendors large and small for easily hooking up their apps with back-end databases.

New Target for Mobile App Devs: Plasma Mobile on Linux

KDE community hopes open source mobility platform will join the ranks of iOS, Android and Windows Phone.

New Foundation for Container Interoperability

The Linux Foundation has formed a new organization to advance the state of the art for building cloud native applications and services.

Hortonworks Improves Hadoop Developer Experience

Hortonworks Inc. highlighted an improved experience for Big Data developers in its new open enterprise Apache Hadoop solution, just released to general availability.

Kony Updates Mobile Dev Back-End Platform

New API management, Mobile App Management, analytics and app performance services highlight Kony Inc.'s MobileFabric 6.5 update announced this week.

Logi Analytics Updates Self-Service BI Tool

Logi Analytics Inc. updated its self-service business intelligence (BI) analytics offering for the enterprise rank and file, adding new tools and updating existing components.

R Rises in IEEE Ranking of Top Programming Languages

IEEE Spectrum has followed up last year's report on the top programming languages with a new study that sees R making a big jump in the popularity rankings, presumably coinciding with its status as a Big Data mainstay particularly adept at handling statistics.

Visual Studio 2015 Arrives with Embrace of Android

Microsoft yesterday made the huge new release of Visual Studio 2015 available for download, with an embrace of cross-platform mobile development for Android -- and even iOS -- apps.

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