After Microsoft today announced the general availability of Visual Studio for Mac, many developers on forum sites questioned if it's really the same IDE that Windows users have known and loved for years, or a refactored, rebadged and rebranded version of Xamarin Studio -- and no less than Xamarin chief Miguel de Icaza himself weighed in with some answers.
Artificial intelligence is such a hot topic in software development that companies are even seeking freelancers to help out, making it the No 1. sought-after tech skill in Upwork's latest quarterly report.
Company also announces a free Community Edition of its software for Big Data analytics and visualization.
Apple has updated its App Analytics tool, adding data about how users discover an app and the other apps or Web sites that provide referrals.
Researchers at the University of Michigan have published a paper in which they break new ground in investigating security implications of open Internet ports in Android applications, finding flawed apps that leave millions of users vulnerable to attack.
Developer tools company Deco Software Inc. is closing shop to join Airbnb, leaving its React Native IDE to live on in open source only.
Companies are teaming up in an integration pact to enable developers to directly access AWS services from within the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.
Black Duck report finds "widespread weakness in addressing open source security vulnerability risks."
It's a Web-based tool that allows for Big Data analytics -- with a focus on machine learning -- using the Python, R and Scala programming languages.
Google yesterday announced the availability of a developer preview of the new Google Assistant SDK, providing new ways for developers to work with the all-purpose, voice-activated assistant.
German researchers have published a paper finding that developers do indeed copy and paste code directly into their open source software, which can lead to the introduction of security vulnerabilities if that code comes from flawed online tutorials.
IBM has open sourced a tool for monitoring the live performance of server-side Swift applications, along with a live dashboard for its previously open sourced tool for monitoring Node.js apps.
Here's a roundup of recent news and product announcements around Java and Java-related technologies.
As enterprise mobility initiatives mature, their focus is increasingly shifting to boosting the bottom line, concludes a new report from Mobile Application Management specialist Apperian.
The latest release of OpenShift, Red Hat's packaged distribution of the open source Kubernetes container management and orchestration system, comes with new support for cloud-native Java.
They include a free, online book about GPL compliance, a newly open sourced tool for visibility into source code changes and another tool to help better understand the licenses associated with a project.
It's designed to integrate with existing IDEs and abstract some of the steps needed to build a toolchain for continuous integration/continuous deployment on the cloud computing service.
A mobile industry association report reveals some 500,000 unfilled computing jobs right now, and that in the future, "Big Data will lead the way" as mobile apps both receive information and send key data to the cloud in real-time.
RisingStack is making its Trace tool for monitoring and debugging Node.js-based applications free to use with open source projects -- if they're deemed worthy.