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Facebook Releases React Native for Building Android Apps in JavaScript

React Native for Android was announced by Facebook today, with a new-age JavaScript-based approach that emphasizes a "learn-once, write-anywhere" paradigm instead of traditional cross-platform techniques.

IBM Buys in to Node.js API Approach

The JavaScript juggernaut shows no signs of slowing down, as IBM said it's acquiring enterprise Node.js specialist StrongLoop to further API-driven development on its Bluemix Platform-as-a-Service.

JFrog Releases 'Universal' Artifact Repository

JFrog today announced the release of Artifactory 4, its cloud-based binary repository manager, which the company is billing as the first "universal" artifact repository, and the biggest product announcement in the company's history.

New Java API for App Delivery Controller

KEMP Technologies has expanded the automated application deployment capabilities of its LoadMaster product with a new Java API.

Today's Devs: Polyglot, More Women, Plagued by Faulty Requirements

The non-profit Application Developers Alliance published a new study of the modern development scene, pointing to polyglot programmers using multiple languages, more women joining the ranks and failed software projects caused by faulty requirements.

New Source Code Typeface Gets Finicky Devs All Worked Up

A new typeface called Hack stirs debate about details such as the length of the tail on a lowercase "i" and if zeroes should delineated be from the letter "O" with a slash or a dot.

Yahoo Tells Devs Mobile Is All About Apps, Not Web

Apps continue to beat up the browser in the mobile world, Yahoo said at its developer conference this week, citing statistics from its Flurry Analytics tool.

Big Data Product Watch 8/28/15: Streaming Analytics, High-Performance Computing and More

IBM, Intel and Hortonworks are among a host of Big Data players making news recently with streaming analytics, high-performance computing and open source options galore.

Apache Advances Open Source Lens Big Data Platform

The Apache Software Foundation has advanced the open source Lens project for unified Big Data analytics, providing a single view of multiple tiered data sources.

Survey Shows Devs Slow To Go Mobile

Despite all the hype about smartphone apps and enterprise mobility, the latest survey from Telerik shows a surprisingly slow adoption of mobile development.

Survey: DevOps Is Popular, Whatever the Term Means

A new study indicates DevOps is gaining in popularity, but interpretations of what the term actually means vary widely.

NetBeans 8.1. Beta Released

The beta version of NetBeans 8.1 is now available, supporting developers working with Java SE 8, Java SE Embedded 8 and Java ME Embedded 8, with a number of new tools and enhancements.

Spring Framework 4.2 Goes GA

Pivotal Software announced the general availability of version 4.2 of the Spring Framework. The latest feature release of the 4.x line of the open source application framework for enterprise Java is compatible with Java 6, 7 and 8.

GitHub Reveals Most Popular Programming Languages

Source code repository hoster GitHub has listed the most popular programming languages used on its site, tracking usage trends since it launched in 2008.

Eve Seeks 'Better Programming' for the Masses

Eve is turning the whole "citizen developer" notion around, approaching programming from a new direction that emphasizes analyzing and communicating information rather than building applications.

Altiscale Partners with AtScale for Hadoop BI

Altiscale Inc., which provides Big Data-as-a-Service (BDaaS), today announced a partnership with AtScale Inc. to bring Hadoop-based online analytics processing (OLAP) to its Big Data cloud.

Netflix Releases Open Data-Fetching Developer Preview

Netflix has released a developer preview of its in-house data-fetching tool used to provide immediate responsiveness in mobile and desktop apps via efficient, JSON Graph-based client-side caching.

Mobile Back-End Service Goes API Route

AnyPresence Inc. today said it's going beyond its Mobile-Back-End-as-a-Service (MBaaS) roots in a new release of its platform that adds an API-driven approach to facilitate Internet of Things (IoT) and other development.

Opening Up Linux on Mainframes

The Linux Foundation and IBM today announced initiatives to advance Linux on mainframe computers, including a new collaborative project from the open source steward and new servers from Big Blue, which is contributing code to the open source community.

New Android APIs Track Human Faces, Connect Nearby Devices

Google announced new APIs as part of a Google Play services upgrade that identify and track human faces in photos or video and connect to nearby mobile devices, along with enhancements for Google Cloud Messaging.

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