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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.

Xcode 8, iOS 10 Betas Released to Apple Developers

Apple this week released new betas to developers, including downloads of the Xcode 8 IDE and iOS 10 mobile operating system.

React Native Comes to Ubuntu Developers

Canonical Ltd. announced that its Ubuntu Linux distribution now supports React Native, the new-age, open source, JavaScript-based technology used to create native iOS and Android mobile apps.

Zulu Embedded Adds Support for 32- and 64-bit Processors

Azul Systems is expanding the range of microprocessors supported by Zulu Embedded -- its open source build of the OpenJDK aimed at Java developers in the embedded systems and Internet of Things space -- to include multiple 32- and 64-bit embedded processors.

Hortonworks DataFlow Taps More Apache Tech for Streaming Analytics

Hortonworks today announced its Big Data streaming analytics tool, DataFlow, is now at version 2.0, sporting the integration of several more technology projects under the Apache Software Foundation umbrella.

Spring Data 'Ingalls' Release Train Leaves Station

The Spring Data team has announced the first milestone release of the Ingalls Release Train

Built.io Unveils Customizable Mobile Back-End

Built.io today unveiled a new version of its Mobile Backend-as-a-Service featuring what it claims is an industry first: a pluggable architecture allowing for greater developer customization.

Couchbase Mobile Updated with Sync Gateway Improvements

Couchbase Mobile 1.3 has reached general availability, featuring improvements to its Sync Gateway mechanism that provides functionality such as authentication, authorization and data orchestration.

Developer Rants Reveal Most Annoying Programming Languages

A new community formed to let developers publicly air their rants about coding -- appropriately named devRant -- has dived into its collected data to reveal which programming languages provoke the most ire.

New Interactive Ink Technology Unveiled for Developers

Digital ink, an emerging technology exemplified in the new Windows Ink functionality in Windows 10, is getting a new take from a company called MyScript.

Here Are the 9 Open Source Projects Recently Funded by Mozilla

Mozilla, the open source champion that makes the Firefox Web browser, announced that it has funded nine community projects to the tune of $585,000 in the second quarter of this year as part of a new support program.

Dev Survey Examines What's Next on the Cutting Edge

To see what's next for developers on the cutting edge of technology, you probably need only look out the window to see the hordes of youngsters walking around with their heads buried in smartphones -- or consult a new dev survey that examines augmented reality and other new-age targets of modern development.

Red Hat Integrates Help Sites in Free Developer Program

Open source champion Red Hat Inc. has integrated two self-support sites -- Stack Overflow and JBoss Developer forums -- with its free developer program, giving coders more choices to seek help with their programming problems.

Android Breaks Away from iOS in Race for Developer Mindshare, Report Says

After years of a stagnant duopoly leading the race to capture developer mindshare, Android has broken away from iOS to signal the beginning of round two in the mobile OS wars, a new survey reports.

What's New in the Open Source Atom and Visual Studio Code Editors

Both the Visual Studio Code and Atom open source code editors, which share Electron-based technology roots, have come out with updates this week.

Stack Overflow Addresses Developer Salary Transparency

After discovering that job ads listing salaries are much more effective, developer Q&A site Stack Overflow has embraced public salary transparency with the introduction of the Stack Overflow Salary Calculator.

LinkedIn Open Sources Android Dev Tools

Continuing its policy of contributing to the developer community, LinkedIn this week announced the open sourcing of development tools it uses internally to create Android mobile apps.

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