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Is 'Visual Studio for Mac' Really Visual Studio?

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.

AI Is So Hot, Even Freelancers Are in Demand

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.

MapD Open Sources GPU-Powered Database

Company also announces a free Community Edition of its software for Big Data analytics and visualization.

Apple Adds Discovery, Referrer Data to App Analytics Tool

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: Open Android Ports Leave Millions Vulnerable

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.

Deco Software Acquired, Leaving Its React Native IDE to Live On in Open Source

Developer tools company Deco Software Inc. is closing shop to join Airbnb, leaving its React Native IDE to live on in open source only.

Amazon Cloud, Red Hat Integrate on OpenShift Containers

Companies are teaming up in an integration pact to enable developers to directly access AWS services from within the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.

Open Source Security Audit 'Should Be a Wake-Up Call'

Black Duck report finds "widespread weakness in addressing open source security vulnerability risks."

Cloudera's 'Self-Service Tool for Data Scientists' Generally Available Today

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 Assistant SDK Now Available in Developer Preview

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.

Study Links Flawed Online Tutorials with Vulnerable Open Source Software

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 Open Sources Swift App Monitoring Tool, Adds Dashboard for Node.js

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.

Java Watch 4/26/2017: New Java Trojans, Amazon SQS, Stanford CS Dept. Dropping Java, More

Here's a roundup of recent news and product announcements around Java and Java-related technologies.

Report: Enterprise Mobility Focus Shifts to ROI

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.

Red Hat Brings Cloud-Native Java to OpenShift

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.

Open Source Groups Provide New Licensing Resources

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.

AWS CodeStar Eases Building and Deployment of Java, Other Code on Amazon Cloud

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.

App Economy Report: 'Big Data Will Lead the Way'

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.

Facebook Tackles Android UIs with New Open Source Tool

Facebook has taken key tenets of its popular React JavaScript library -- such as declarative programming using chained components with immutable inputs and unidirectional data flow -- and applied them to a framework for creating UIs for Android.

Node.js Monitoring/Debugging Tool Now Free for Open Source Projects

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.

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