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Apple Releases Swift 3.1, Xcode 8.3, iOS 10.3, More

The past week has been busy for Apple's software development team, as the company released Swift 3.1, Xcode 8.3, Swift Playgrounds 1.2, iOS 10.3 and more.

New in Node.js: Certified Modules, Free Orgs Collaboration Tool

New developments in the popular Node.js ecosystem include curated Certified Modules from NodeSource for third-party package reliability and a free version of the Orgs collaboration tool from npm Inc.

Atlassian Puts Local AWS Stack on GitHub for Testing/Mocking

It's described as a "fully functional local AWS cloud stack" for testing and mocking AWS cloud development projects on local machines.

AWS Lambda Nods to Node.js Devs with Version Upgrade

Amazon Web Services, with a formidable head start in the serverless computing arena among major cloud providers, is continuing to court coders, most recently with a Node.js update to its AWS Lambda service.

JavaScript Dominates 2017 Stack Overflow Developer Survey

JavaScript is again the No. 1 programming language in use and also figures prominently in many other categories.

First Developer Preview of Android O Now Available

With the 7-month-old Android N now installed on less than 3 percent of devices, the first developer preview of Android O has landed, with new functionality for saving battery life, getting a better handle on notifications and much more.

JetBrains Adds Jigsaw Support

Software development toolmaker JetBrains has added support for Jigsaw in the latest release of its popular IntelliJ IDEA IDE.

Java 9's Bug Fix Priorities, Goals Updated

The JDK 9 rampdown process is entering Phase Two, and Mark Reinhold, Chief Architect of Oracle's Java Platform Group, has proposed some goals for this phase that keep the process focused on priority bug fixes.

Cloudera Web Tool Does Self-Service Data Science

Cloudera Web-based tool for enterprise self-service data science seeks to solve technical and organizational problems that can stifle machine learning and advanced analytics projects.

2 Reports Investigate Growing Demand for Enterprise Mobile Apps

Two new research reports from different companies with different goals speak to one main conclusion: enterprises are demanding more mobile apps -- though who develops them, how they're created and what they're used for vary greatly.

RedMonk: JavaScript Remains No. 1 Programming Language

With a focus on providing insights into future adoption trends, the Redmonk report weighs rankings from the GitHub code repository to gauge traction in code usage, while also collecting data from the Stack Overflow programming forum site to glean discussion-based metrics.

Tech Recruiter Sees Big Surge in Demand for Mobile Dev Skills

Randstad Technologies cited a 104 percent 2014-2016 year-over-year increase in demand for skills in technologies such as iOS, Android, HTML5, Angular, Java and JavaScript.

New IBM Bluemix Developer Console Goes Cloud Native

IBM introduced the new Bluemix Developer Console, which extends its existing Bluemix Mobile Dashboard by adding cloud native app development functionality.

Fauna Takes 'First Serverless Database' to the Cloud

Fully onboard with what it calls the serverless revolution, San Francisco start-up Fauna Inc. launched FaunaDB Serverless Cloud, described as the "first serverless database."

Android Turns Its Back on Jack Compiler Toolchain

Google is deprecating the Jack compiler toolchain it introduced in 2014 to incorporate Java 8 features, which will be be natively supported going forward.

Amazon Entices Alexa Voice Skills Developers with AWS Usage Credits

Developers who publish Alexa "skills" providing natural language commands to voice-controlled home computing devices such as Echo can get rewarded with $100 monthly credits if usage exceeds the limits of the AWS free tier.

MapR Takes Big Data Analytics to the IoT Edge

MapR Technologies today announced a small-footprint edition of its data platform designed to take Big Data analytics closer to the source -- in this case the edge of the rapidly growing Internet of Things.

Google Targets Mobile Back-End Development

With front-end mobile coding taken care of in the recent release of Android Studio 2.3, Google targeted cloud-based back-end development at its recent Google Cloud Next '17 conference.

Open Source Tool Smooths Onramp to React Native

Addressing the complexity of chaining together all the moving parts required to get a React Native project built and running, the open source community has published a starter app called Create React Native App to smooth the process.

Open Source Couchbase Mobile Now Scales on Demand

Couchbase Inc. has launched a new version of its mobile-centric full stack data platform that adds scale-on-demand functionality.

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