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Microsoft Reveals Visual Studio 2015 Editions and Pricing, Drops Ultimate Tier

This week Microsoft announced the editions that will be available for Visual Studio 2015, as well as their costs.

Kendo UI HTML5 Framework Updated for Responsive Design

Telerik is enhancing its Kendo UI framework with a new set of features that address the growing demand for tools for responsive design.

Metanautix Aims Low with Big Data Tool

As Big Data is democratized into "just data," vendors such as Metanautix Inc. and Datameer Inc. are providing tools to lower the bar for individual access to large-scale analytics.

WaveMaker Launches Intra-Enterprise DevPortal

WaveMaker launched a developer portal designed to "foster an API focus in the development of apps that can be repurposed and shared interdepartmentally within the enterprise."

Windows 10 SDK Available as Preview

Developers enrolled in the Windows Insider Program can now download a preview version of the Windows 10 Software Development Kit.

Facebook Releases React Native for Building Native Mobile Apps in JavaScript

The highly anticipated React Native project from Facebook has been officially open sourced and released, possibly heralding a sea wave change in mobile UI app development practices.

Azul Updates Its Open Source Embedded/IoT Toolset for Java Runtime

Java runtime maker Azul Systems today launched a new version of Zulu Embedded, its build of the OpenJDK aimed at embedded systems, mobile, and IoT developers.

More Bad News for Mobile App Security

New research from IBM sheds further light on the sorry state of mobile app security -- or, in the company's own words, the "alarming state of mobile insecurity."

Research: Cloud Platforms Cater to Three Developer Types

Are you a strict code-writing machine, a DevOps programmer who needs to fool around with a lot of configuration management or a point-and-click "developer" just wanting to get quality apps out as quickly as possible via a GUI? The answer may determine which public cloud platform best fits your development needs.

Sencha Targets Web, Mobile with JavaScript

Web development tool vendor Sencha is the latest to target cross-platform app creation with one JavaScript code base.

Ryft Offers High-Speed Big Data in Proprietary Box

Move over, Apache Spark and other Big Data speed kings, Ryft Systems Inc. is claiming to be the new top dog for fast analytics of huge amounts of data.

Spam, Abuse and Dwindling Popularity Prompt Google Code Closure

Citing a preponderance of spam and "abuse" on its dwindling platform, Google today announced it's closing the 9-year-old code repository.

Microsoft SDK Provides App Metrics to Java Devs

Microsoft released the Java SDK for Application Insights to help cloud and Web developers glean insights from Java application health and usage metrics.

New Projects Fill in Big Data Gaps

As original Apache Hadoop projects mature and graduate to commercial stewardship for further refinement, the open source Apache Software Foundation (ASF) and private companies are continually incubating and launching new open source projects to fill in the gaps in Big Data analytics.

Telerik Targets Cross-Platform Mobile with New NativeScript Project

Mobile development tool specialist Telerik opened up its NativeScript framework to public beta, offering an open source JavaScript-based approach for cross-platform coding across iOS, Android and Windows with one code base.

New Relic Extending APM to Mobile

Application Performance Management specialist is making its software analytics platform available to mobile app developers via a new, embeddable SDK

jClarity Releases Illuminate APM Tool for Java/JVM

U.K.-based startup jClarity has officially entered the crowded app performance monitoring space with the gold release this week of its flagship product, Illuminate.

Cisco Hedges Bets, Goes All in on Big Data

Cisco Systems Inc. announced resale partnerships with the "big three" Apache Hadoop-based software vendors: Cloudera Inc., Hortonworks Inc. and MapR Technologies Inc.

Mobile Developers Get Peek at Windows 10, Universal Apps

Forget mobile devices -- now it's all about the "mobile experience" in the Windows developer ecosystem, according to a preview of Windows 10 and Universal Apps delivered at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Groovy To Join Apache Software Foundation

The project's committers had considered seeking sponsorship from various foundations, but decided today on the ASF.

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