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Apple Open Sources FoundationDB, a Distributed Datastore

Many database developers were thrilled with Apple's decision to open source FoundationDB, a distributed datastore it acquired three years ago.

LinkedIn Wrestles with CSS Performance Drag, Open Sources Homegrown Solutions

Common Web developer wisdom says tweaking the performance of Cascading Style Sheets selectors isn't worth the hassle, but at tremendous scale encountered by popular sites such as LinkedIn, that wisdom can be called into question.

JavaOne Replaced by Oracle Code One

Oracle is billing the change as "an expansion of tracks to include more languages, technologies and developer communities," and plans to include talks on such languages as Go, Rust, Python, JavaScript and R.

Open Source Node.js Hits v10, with Better Security, Performance, More

Enterprises are urged to soon consider upgrading to the new version 10.x release line of the open source Node.js project for server-side JavaScript.

Survey Says: Enterprise Java Jocks Want Cloud-Native, Microservices and Fast Innovation for Jakarta

Designed to help guide the Eclipse Foundation as it prepares to take on the responsibility for the future development of enterprise Java, the worldwide survey reached out to 1,800 Java developers in March.

OutSystems, Kony Lead in Enterprise Mobile Dev Research Report

A new research report from analyst firm Ovum features OutSystems and Kony among the "Market Leaders" in the enterprise mobile application development platform (MADP) space, which is being impacted by the low-code movement and artificial intelligence.

Mode Announces No-Cost Toolkit to Democratize Data Analytics

Mode Analytics, seeking to make the power of data analysis "accessible to everyone," announced a toolkit that it said will be free forever, offering some core capabilities of its business data platform that includes new support for R Notebooks.

Eclipse and Linux Launch Projects to Help IoT Developers

The Eclipse and Linux foundations are offering new projects for developers working on Internet of Things projects.

Apple Reportedly Demands App Takedown Because Name Includes 'JavaScript,' Trademarked by Oracle Corp.

The developer community is up in arms today about a post in which a developer claims Apple is demanding the takedown of an iOS app on the iTunes store because its name features the term "JavaScript," which is trademarked by Oracle Corp.

What's New in Programming Language Popularity: Python vs. Java

New programming language popularity reports are out for April 2018, with one index showing Python on track to upstage perennial No. 1 Java and another showing Perl is "having a hard time."

Couchbase Mobile Goes to the Edge

The database-centric Couchbase Mobile 2.0 is out today with an emphasis on syncing data from the cloud to edge devices.

Lightbend Joins Eclipse Foundation to Support Jakarta EE

Lightbend, the company behind the Scala language and developer of the Reactive Platform, has joined the Eclipse Foundation because, the company said, it is the new home of enterprise Java.

From Windows 3.0 to Windows 10, File Manager Is Reborn

Microsoft has open sourced the original File Manager first introduced with Windows 3.0 in 1990, tweaking it so it runs on Windows 10.

IoT Security Spending Reaching $1.5 Billion This Year and Growing: Gartner

Providing security for IoT devices is getting expensive and will become costlier, according to a Gartner report released in March. IoT security spending will reach $1.5 billion in 2018, up from $1.2 billion in 2017, a 28 percent increase.

Microsoft Opens Up Internal AI Training to Public

Microsoft is mirroring its internal artificial intelligence training courses with a new offering to the public, letting developers earn a certificate to prove expertise in cutting-edge technologies like computer vision, natural language processing/translation and Python-based data science.

New in React 16.3: an Official Context API, Better Component Lifecycle Methods, More

The latest version of the popular open source React JavaScript library for building Web UIs includes an official context API for easier component access to data, among many other new features.

iOS 11.3 Ships with Better Augmented Reality

Apple today shipped iOS 11.3, with the latest edition of the mobile OS featuring improved augmented reality, data/privacy notification improvements and even new Animoji.

Low-Code Zoho Tool Now Does Mobile

Low-code tool vendor Zoho announced its new Creator 5 dev platform has added mobile app creation.

Google Loses Appeal, Could Owe Oracle Billions in Java API Copyright Case

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit sent the case back to a judge in San Francisco for a trial to decide how much the search engine giant will have to pay. Oracle originally sought $9 billion in damages.

Spring Boot 2.0 Released

Spring Boot is a rapid application development framework designed to simplify the development of stand-alone, production-grade, Spring-framework-based apps that run with little Spring configuration.

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