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Open Source Licensing Issue Blunts Release of Rewritten React JavaScript Library

The next version of the popular React JavaScript library -- React 16, or React Fiber, featuring a major tech rewrite -- is out, amid ongoing licensing issues that are turning off some companies and developers.

Open Source NativeScript Mobile Framework Tackles Augmented Reality

With augmented reality the new hotness in the mobile development space, companies right and left are jumping on the AR bandwagon, including Progress, which just announced upcoming support in its open source, cross-platform NativeScript framework.

PacketZoom Offers Free Mobile Performance Analytics Tool

With a new "free-forever" mobile analytics tool, PacketZoom claims to offer the first end-to-end platform for performance management and optimization.

Open Source Atom Code Editor Gets IDE Features

GitHub is morphing its open source code editor, Atom, into more of a full-fledged IDE with a new project appropriately called Atom-IDE.

Oracle Layoffs Suggest Winding Down Solaris-SPARC

It's a move many industry watchers were expecting, and further evidence to some that the company is winding down its investment in the Solaris-SPARC bundle.

Tips for Developing iOS 11 Apps for iPhone X

After Apple's big iPhone X reveal, an online instructor has shared with ADTMag readers some tips for developing new apps for the upcoming iOS 11 that will power the device.

Java EE Is Moving to the Eclipse Foundation

Oracle has chosen the Eclipse Foundation to be the new home of the Java Platform Enterprise Edition (Java EE).

Python 'Fastest-Growing Major Programming Language' Says Stack Overflow

Stack Overflow data indicates the increasing use of Python -- possibly propelled by its data science friendliness -- has driven it to new levels of popularity, making it the "fastest-growing major programming language."

Report: App Interest May Be Waning, but Not for News, Push Notifications

A new report about mobile app usage from comScore Inc. indicates app discovery is generally down in the age of Millennials, but news apps and push notifications are making surprising comebacks.

Apple Continues iOS Enterprise Push with New Accenture Pact

After conquering the high-end consumer mobile space (and ceding the low end to Android), Apple is continuing its push to inject iOS apps into the enterprise with yet another partnership designed to increase market presence.

Study Indicates Enterprise Shift to 'Citizen Developers' Is Nearing Tipping Point

More than half of custom business apps are now being created outside the IT department, and 82 percent of surveyed companies believe citizen developers will become more important over the next two years,a FileMaker-commissioned report says.

AppDynamics, Apica Partner for DevOps App Performance Testing

AppDynamics and Apica have teamed up to deliver an enterprise-focused, integrated load testing and application performance monitoring solution.

Google Catches Up to Apple with Augmented Reality Kit for Mobile Apps

Google is catching up with arch-rival Apple in the mobile augmented reality space (popularized by Pokémon GO), announcing ARCore to keep pace with Apple's ARKit, unveiled in June.

LinkedIn Open Sources Cruise Control for Kafka Automation

Apache Kafka, a popular Big Data component for distributed data streaming, is getting an automation boost from a new open source offering from LinkedIn called Cruise Control.

Go Programming Language Gets Type Aliases

The open source Go programming language is out in version 1.9, which features type aliases among many other new features and changes.

Open Source Jobs Report: In-Demand Developers Can Get Paid to Earn Certification

Companies need open source skills so much that nearly half of respondents to a new survey said they would pay people (especially developers) to become open source certified.

Eclipse MicroProfile 1.1 Paving a New Path for Java EE

The API is designed to make it easy to set and manage environment configurations for enterprise Java microservices.

Foundation Java EE: The Community Reacts

Oracle's proposal to move Java EE to an open source foundation drew mostly positive reactions from the enterprise Java community.

Cloud9 Beats JSFiddle for Most Popular Cloud Development IDE

The PYPL Index, known for charting the popularity of programming languages, is also measuring cloud IDE popularity, finding Cloud9 edged out JSFiddle for the top spot, though challengers are experiencing greater rates of increased interest.

Android Oreo Unveiled with New Features

During a total eclipse of the sun, Google today announced Android Oreo, ending the months-long guessing game about the official nickname for the new Android 8.0 mobile OS, previously referred to as Android O.

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