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Alpha Software Updates Low-Code Mobile Dev Tools

Low-code development tools specialist Alpha Software has updated its offerings for creating enterprise-grade Web and mobile apps.

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Open Source GraphQL Client for React Hits 1.0 Release

The goal of URQL is to be easy to use yet powerful, and the developers have chosen to rearchitect the 1.0 version around a new approach of "Exchanges" to do just that.

Open Source Angular 8.0 Development Platform Ships

Angular 8.0 was released this week, described as a major release of Google's open source development platform that can be used in Web, mobile Web, native mobile and native desktop applications.

Big Data Pioneer MapR Facing Financial Peril, Uncertain Future

The future Silicon Valley-based Big Data unicorn MapR appears to be in crisis.

Open Source Xamarin.Forms 4.0 Simplifies Mobile App Creation

Microsoft shipped Xamarin.Forms 4.0, a major update to its open source, cross-platform mobile app development solution that simplifies project start-ups with new Shell functionality.

Research Examines Android for Enterprise Apps

Research firm IDC has published a sponsored whitepaper examining the use of Android devices in the enterprise, where Google's flagship mobile OS fights security-related perceptions in its battle with Apple's iOS for business market share.

Blockchain-Based Wallet Offered to Mobile App Developers

Blockchain development specialist ArcBlock announced ABT Wallet and an upcoming SDK, designed to let mobile app developers easily use decentralized identity functionality.

Open Source Analytics Platform Grafana Gets Update

This week Grafana Labs announced the 6.2 release of its Grafana open source analytics platform, which allows for data from numerous sources and features a wide library of plug-ins and community-created dashboards.

Chipmaker Qualcomm Gives Android Developers a '5G Wake-Up Call'

With new mobile development opportunities coming with early 5G wireless rollouts, chipmaker Qualcomm has issued a "5G wake-up call" to Android developers, urging them to get onboard with the new technology.

Open Liberty 19.0.0.4 Adds Support for JDK12, Reactive Streams

The latest version of Open Liberty, the open source implementation of Eclipse MicroProfile and enterprise Java from IBM and the foundation of the WebSphere Liberty app server, adds features to support the MicroProfile Reactive Streams Operators 1.0 API, JDK 12, and Oracle Universal Connection Pool.

Perfecto Publishes Mobile/Web App Testing Guide

The Summer 2019 Mobile & Web Test Coverage Index is meant to answer the question: "On what devices and browsers should I be testing my mobile and Web applications?"

Java-Based RPC 'Dubbo' Now a Top-Level Apache Project

Apache Dubbo, a high-performance, Java-based remote procedure call (RPC) framework originally developed at the Alibaba online marketplace and open sourced in 2011 and open sourced last year, is now a Top Level Project (TLP).

Eclipse Enterprise Survey Shows What Java Devs Want in 2019

What do enterprise Java developers want the Eclipse Foundation to prioritize as the new shepherd of Jakarta EE? According to the results of the foundation's newly published 2019 Jakarta EE developer survey they want better support for microservices, native integration with the Kubernetes container orchestration platform, and a production-quality reference implementation.

Eclipse IoT Surveys Developer Community

The Eclipse Foundation's IoT Working Group has published the results of its 2019 IoT Developer Survey, and though much has stayed the same since the last survey, a few things have changed.

Delivering Mobile, Web Apps Often Takes More than 4 Months, Says Survey by Low-Code Vendor

Amid soaring demand for enterprise apps and scarce dev talent, delivery times often average more than 4 months, says a new survey from low-code tooling vendor OutSystems.

Android Jetpack Gets New Libraries, Debuts Kotlin-Based Reactive Programming Model

Among new products and features announced at Google's recent I/O conference was an enhanced Jetpack, a collection of software components designed to help Android developers deal with common and difficult problems when creating mobile apps.

What's New in the Firebase Mobile Dev Platform

Google announced several updates to its Firebase mobile development platform, which provides back-end functionality such as Crashlytics crash reporting, app analytics, machine learning capabilities, performance monitoring and more.

Android Studio 3.5 Beta Released

Google has shipped Android Studio 3.5 Beta, continuing the company's Project Marble to improve the IDE's quality and stability in reaction to developer complaints about bugs and other problems.

Flutter UI Toolkit Aims Beyond Mobile, Starting with Web

Google has followed through on plans to broaden the scope of its Flutter UI framework for mobile apps, announcing a technical preview of Flutter for the Web.

Oracle Releases GraalVM Enterprise

GraalVM Enterprise is the commercial version of the open source, polyglot JVM designed to provide better isolation and greater agility for enterprises in cloud and hybrid environments.

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