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TypeScript 2.0 Nears Final Release

Microsoft doesn't expect to be adding any major new features to its upcoming open source TypeScript 2.0 programming language, which was recently made available in a Release Candidate version.

Facing Low Developer Investment, Apache OpenOffice Project Considers Retirement

Citing security concerns and a lack of vested volunteer developers to advance its mission, an exec with the open source Apache OpenOffice project has floated discussion about retiring the popular software.

Google Opens Up Early Access Program for Mobile App Testing

Google is inviting more mobile app developers to use its Early Access program, in which open betas are made available to the public to give users a first look at new creations while providing developers with valuable pre-release feedback.

VMware Enhances Container Platform

VMware has beefed up the capabilities of its nascent container platform, vSphere Integrated Containers (VIC), with two open source projects.

Tool Targets 'Zero-Code' Enterprise Apps

Another effort to bypass professional mobile app developers has emerged from TerraGo, which announced TerraGo Magic, "a zero-code app platform."

HPE Applies Machine Learning to Drag-and-Drop Cognitive App Development

Hewlett Packard Enterprise today announced a new tool that combines machine learning APIs and cognitive services with visual development to democratize those cutting-edge technologies for mainstream developers.

GitHub Showcases Most Popular Open Source Developer Tools

With open source having won in becoming today's preeminent architecture, developers may want to check up on the most popular development tools used in community projects.

Google Updates Material Design Specs for Android Apps

With the brand-new Android Nougat 7.0 OS rolling out now to phones, Google has published new updates to its Material Design specs for Android app development, including revised notifications, new widgets, upgraded navigation and more.

Visual Studio Team Services Delivers iOS Apps to Apple Store

A new extension in the Visual Studio Marketplace provides continuous delivery of iOS apps to the Apple App Store from Visual Studio Team Services or Team Foundation Server.

Salary Report Says Program Managers Top Software Engineers

Software engineers or data scientists often head the list of tech salary surveys, but the latest study from careers firm Hired Inc. shows a new leader: program manager.

Mobile Developers: Biometrics Best Authentication Option

A new mobile development survey shows biometric authentication is seen as the best option to improve app security and privacy, despite alternatives with "more novelty."

C# 7.0: Devs Get Excited About Tuples and Pattern Matching

Many key features of the upcoming C# 7.0 release are available in the latest Visual Studio "15" preview, and developers are already getting excited about tuples and pattern matching.

Hazelcast Launches Fully Modularized In-Memory Data Grid

Hazelcast unveiled the first fully modularized version of its namesake in-memory data grid and caching solution, with 29 new plug-in modules and eight new programming language bindings, along with numerous bug fixes and other new features.

Visual Studio Code Now Debugs iOS Mobile Web Apps from Windows

For the first time, developers using Visual Studio Code can debug iOS mobile Web apps directly from the code editor on Windows machines. Previously, debugging the JavaScript code powering these apps in the Safari browser was possible only on Macs.

Komodo IDE Features Built-In Tutorial Maker

With the new Komodo 10.1 IDE, developers can use a built-in tool to create a tutorial on how to use the IDE -- or any other lesson.

Security Study: Developer 'Rush To Release' Increases App Risk

The explosive growth of mobile apps and the shift to cloud computing are increasing security risks at the application level, a problem that organizations can overcome by hiring skilled developers and lessening the "rush to release," according to a new report.

Apple Quickens Pace of iOS 10 Betas As Launch Date Nears

Apple is quickening the pace of its iOS beta releases as the launch date for its flagship mobile operating system nears.

Android Nougat 7.0 Released

Google today announced Android 7.0 Nougat, a major upgrade of its flagship mobile OS, is finally rolling out to users.

MongoDB Leads Crowded Big Data NoSQL Field in Research Report

The open source MongoDB database is featured prominently among a pack of Big Data NoSQL offerings all identified as "Leaders" in a new report from Forrester Research Inc.

Mobile Report Shows Apple Devices Losing Browser Share

In its latest Mobile Web Intelligence Report, DeviceAtlas focused on a drop in Web browser market share for Apple devices.

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