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Microsoft Beats Facebook as Open Source Champion

Coming full circle from a proprietary pariah to community champion, Microsoft has been identified as the single organization with the most open source contributors in the GitHub code repository.

Open Source Mobile Dev Tool Onsen UI Breaks Free from AngularJS Dependency

Monaca today announced Onsen UI 2.0 -- a UI framework and tools for building HTML5-based native mobile apps -- is now JavaScript framework-agnostic, having broken from its AngularJS dependency roots.

Coders Report Specific iOS, Android Development Challenges

The Application Developers Alliance released a report that examines competition in the mobile app ecosystem, including iOS- and Android-specific development challenges.

Swift Playgrounds Teaches iOS Coding with iPad App

Along with releasing iOS 10, Apple this week introduced Swift Playgrounds, a free iPad app that teaches how to use the company's new Swift programming language to build apps for its flagship mobile operating system.

iOS 10 Released with Focus on Communication

Apple officially released iOS 10 and -- as developers have known for some time -- the company's flagship mobile operating system comes with a new focus on communication of all kinds.

Survey Says: Scala Devs Edge Java Jocks in Container/Microservices Adoption

Lightbend survey reveals Scala developers are outpacing Java developers when it comes to microservices adoption, they're embracing cloud-native more strongly, and devs from both camps think containers have enormous potential to disrupt the Java Virtual Machine landscape.

Oracle Proposes NetBeans IDE as Apache Incubator Project

Oracle has proposed contributing the NetBeans IDE to the Apache Software Foundation via the Apache Incubator Project.

Survey Reveals Challenges of Wearables Development

Along with the obvious complexity of developing for yet another form factor, the lack of a clear vision from enterprise stakeholders in wearable initiatives and poor communication among vested parties provide even more challenges.

Box Platform Gets New Dev Tools

Among a slew of announcements made by Box at its conference last week were new tools to help developers work with its enterprise content platform.

'Developer-Ready' Aruba Mobile Platform Improves Network Programmability

Taking a page from the software-defined networking (SDN) playbook, Aruba today introduced a new 'developer-ready' mobile platform that provides more network programmability via northbound APIs.

Open Source InfluxDB 1.0 Time-Series Database Released

InfluxData Inc. said its new open source InfluxDB time-series database -- just moved to version 1.0 -- was almost three years in the making.

Google Highlights Android Nougat Security

Google this week blogged about security enhancements in Android 7.0 Nougat on the same day the first security bulletin was issued for the brand-new mobile OS.

New Report Examines Chatbot Development

Visionmobile has published a new report examining chatbot development, one of the hottest new-age topics in the industry.

AWS SDK for C++ Ready for Production Use

It's been a long wait for C++ coders wanting to leverage the Amazon Web Services cloud for their development, but version 1.0 of the AWS SDK for C++ is finally ready for production use.

Jobs Site: Top Mobile Freelancers Earn up to $70/Hour

Freelance development firm Upwork has showcased "the world's top mobile app development freelancers" on its site, revealing hourly rates ranging from $14 to $70 for coders working in countries around the globe, from Belarus to Sweden to the U.S.

Apple Starts App Store Cleanup, Removing Dregs

Today Apple is tending to some housekeeping chores in its App Store, cleaning out non-quality apps and providing mobile developers with guidance to keep their wares functional and engaging.

Numbers Say Web Devs May Want To Target Mobile

Web developers looking where to concentrate their efforts might be interested in new research that indicates Americans now mostly use smartphones for their online lives.

Android In-App Search Enhanced

Mobile developers can now apply for early access to new in-app search functionality for their Android apps.

Academicians Seek Better Cloud-Based Mobile App Storage

Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York are trying to improve how mobile devices save data to the cloud.

BigQuery Tackles 1 Billion GitHub Files To Reveal Spaces vs. Tabs Developer Preference

Google developer advocate Felipe Hoffa showed off the capabilities of the company's cloud-based BigQuery data warehouse by analyzing some 1 billion files across 400,000 GitHub repositories to see if developers prefer tabs or spaces to indent their code.

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