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Chinese Company Announces New Blockchain-as-a-Service for SMB Developers

This week Shanghai, China-based VeChain announced ToolChain, a new blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) offering for developers in a small- to medium-sized business environment.

Oracle's Latest CPU Patches 3-Year-Old Deserialization Flaw

All of the five Java SE vulnerabilities identified in the latest Critical Patch Update are remotely exploitable, and at least one is probably exploitable without the need for authentication.

Databricks Open Sources Project Aimed at Data Lake Reliability

Databricks has announced the release of Delta Lake, an open source solution designed to provide "reliability for both batch and streaming data" for data lakes.

Akka Nearing 10 Years Hits 200K Dev Milestone

Lightbend, the company behind the Scala JVM language and developer of the Reactive Platform, announced a 200,000-user milestone for its Akka platform, just a few months short of the platform's 10-year anniversary.

JavaScript Breaks from Browser to Become Mobile Force, Report Says

JavaScript traditionally has been all about Web development, but a new survey indicates it's breaking out of that bailiwick to become a force in mobile app development -- and even desktop.

Google Enhances ML Kit, for Mobile Machine Learning

Google's updated ML Kit, which packages up the company's machine learning expertise and technology for mobile developers creating Android or iOS apps, has been beefed up with Natural Language Processing functionality and more.

Open Source PWABuilder for Progressive Web Apps Gets Version 2.0 Update

Microsoft announced an update to its open source PWABuilder tool to convert existing Web apps/sites to Progressive Web Apps, which act more like native desktop/mobile apps with the help of several technologies.

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IoT 101: Latency, or the 50:1 Reason Experts Expect 5G To Drive IoT to New Heights

Why so many experts expect 5G to transform IoT -- if the new standards set for 5G's latency are actually achieved.

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Company Launches Natural Language Processing Platform for Edge Computing

This week, Santa Clara, Calif.-based Sensory announced the "first full-feature release" of TrulyNatural, its speech recognition and processing platform for embedded systems.

What's New in Android Studio 3.4

Google has shipped Android Studio 3.4, which continues the company's Project Marble work to make fundamental features of the flagship mobile development IDE rock-solid and polished.

Mendix Taps React Native for 'True' Low-Code iOS and Android Apps

In announcing its Spring '19 release, Mendix claims to be the first low-code application development platform vendor in the market to offer true native mobile apps with the model-based visual approach.

Open Source Atom Editor Eases Code Reviews

The open source Atom text/code editor from GitHub is seeking to ease the code review process, hoping to relieve some developer anxiety resulting from pull request reviews.

Survey: Machine Learning/Data Science Propel Python Past Java

A big new developer survey shows that Python has finally passed Java in the programming language popularity wars, propelled by its propensity for use in machine learning and data science projects.

Alibaba Adds to the Growing List of OpenJDK Distros

China’s e-commerce giant, Alibaba, has unveiled its own Java distribution. Based on OpenJDK and Java SE 8, Dragonwell8, currently in preview, is the open source version of the company’s in-house implementation.

NSA Releases Java-Based Reverse Engineering Tool

The National Security Agency has open sourced its Ghidra software reverse engineering (SRE) framework.

Open Source Ionic Framework Woos PhoneGap Developers for Mobile Apps

Ionic, a six-year-old project seeking to make a bigger name for itself in the world of mobile app development, recently shipped an update to its major v4.0 release and soon after appealed to PhoneGap developers to get on board.

DevOps Shines in 2019 Stack Overflow Developer Report

The new 2019 Stack Overflow Developer Report paints a rosy picture for the related positions of DevOps specialists and site reliability engineers across several different areas, including salary and job satisfaction.

C++ Duels with Python in New Popularity Report

Reigning "programming language of the year" Python changed places with C++ in this month's edition of the TIOBE Index that tracks programming language popularity based on Web searches.

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Machine Learning, Dev Positions Dominate Survey of Top U.S. Jobs for 2019

Indeed.com recently released its list of "Best Jobs in the U.S.: 2019" and machine learning engineer is No. 1 on the list, followed closely by full-stack developer at No. 3.

New Open Source Tool Formats Big Data for TensorFlow

LinkedIn open sourced a tool it developed to convert Apache Spark-based Big Data into a format consumable by TensorFlow, the popular open source platform for machine learning.

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