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Hybrid Apps Beat Native in New Survey

A new survey from Ionic indicates the hybrid approach to developing mobile apps is gaining ground over true native coding, which is expected to fall off dramatically over the next two years.

Study: Execs Don't Trust In-House Enterprise App Development

Enterprise mobile apps are good for business and in great demand, but execs don't trust in-house development teams to meet that demand, finds a new study from Kony.

JetBrains Releases 'Massive Update' of IntelliJ IDEA

Not surprisingly, support for the upcoming release of Java 9 is a focus in this version of the IDE -- specifically, support for the Java Platform Module System specification, better known as Jigsaw.

Spring Framework 5.0 Release Candidate Available

This release is a major revision of the core framework, the most comprehensive update since version 4.3.

Python Tops IEEE Spectrum Programming Language Ranking

In a steady climb over the past three years, it now tops C, Java, C++ and C#.

Serverless React Starter Kit Features One-Click AWS Deployment

The React JavaScript library for Web development -- enjoying immense popularity right now -- is featured in a serverless starter kit that leverages new capabilities of the AWS Mobile Hub on the Amazon Web Services cloud.

LinkedIn: Machine Learning, Data Science Have Youngest, Highest-Paid Engineers

Jobs-related data also confirms San Francisco and Seattle are the hot places to work, though Dallas and Philadelphia are "hidden gems."

Core Android Engineers Already Using, Liking Kotlin

"We're already using it ourselves to write code in Android Studio," says director of product management for Android. "We're so glad we did this."

Security Report Details Top iOS, Android Vulnerabilities

Data from 12th annual WhiteHat Security study shows Android apps are plagued by incorrectly set backup flags, while many iOS apps allow unsecure cookies.

SQL Server 2017 Release Candidate Now Available

The next-generation edition of Microsoft's flagship relational database system, SQL Server 2017, took a step closer to general availability with this week's launch of the first Release Candidate.

Python, Docker, Big Data Highlight Skills Survey

Latest Skill Up report from Packt Publishing finds Python is the No. 1 dev tool, Docker generates the most interest in learning and Big Data specialists make the big bucks.

Open Source Onsen UI Mobile Framework Targets Vue.js Development

Monaca, maker of the open source Onsen UI framework for creating HTML5 hybrid and mobile Web apps, announced a release specifically targeting JavaScript development with the increasingly popular Vue.js framework.

Eclipse 'Oxygen' Release Train Is Java 9 Ready ... Almost

This year's coordinated release includes 83 open source projects comprising approximately 2 million net new lines of code (for a total of 71 million) from 287 committers and 664 contributors.

SmartBear Joins Eclipse MicroProfile Project

SmartBear, a provider of software quality tools, is the latest company to join the Eclipse MicroProfile Project, an effort to create a baseline platform definition that optimizes enterprise Java for microservices architecture.

AWS Cloud Adds .NET Core Support to Coding Tools

Cloud services used for developing, building and deploying AWS applications now support .NET Core, a lightweight, open source, modular platform used to create Web applications and services for Windows, Linux and Mac OSes.

Study Shows Huge Middleware Shift to the Cloud Amid Lack of Trained Developers

A new report from Liaison Technologies reveals a massive shift of enterprise middleware to the cloud, driven by an explosion of cloud applications and data sources coupled with increasing demand for integration between business applications.

Microsoft Killing Windows App Studio Low-Code Tool, Offers Open Source Replacement

Microsoft is shutting down its free online tool for creating Universal Windows Apps in favor of an open source replacement based on templates and wizards.

Cask Puts Big Data Sandbox on AWS Cloud

Cask is now offering a sandbox on the Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) cloud to let users more easily and quickly evaluate the company's flagship Big Data platform.

Apperian Update Targets Mobile App Security

Apperian updated its mobile application management platform with more functionality designed to boost the security of enterprise mobile app data.

AWS Cloud Seeks Developer Feedback on Java SDK Preview

Amazon Web Services is soliciting developer feedback for its updated Java SDK, built on Java 8, with new features and API changes.

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