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Android Things Developer Preview Released

While the mobile dev world awaits the imminent release of Android O, Google's flagship mobile OS, the company released a new developer preview for its Internet of Things offering.

Appdome Joins AppConfig Community for Enterprise Mobility Tools, Best Practices

Appdome, a mobile integration specialist, has joined the AppConfig Community, formed last year to foster best practices and tools in order to boost enterprise mobility efforts.

The New Skills Gap? Internet of Things

While it's notoriously tough for enterprises to find skilled developers for mobile and data science initiatives, a new report from Canonical indicates a skills gap is also affecting recruitment for the growing IoT space.

Windows 10 Mobile Stalls Death Notices with New Emoji

Defying reports that Microsoft's mobile efforts are dying, the company just announced another Windows 10 Mobile preview, highlighted by new emoji icons.

Kony Updates Low-Code Platform, Offers New Beta Program to Developers

Kony released a new version of its enterprise mobility development platform -- targeting both professional coders and "citizen developers" trying to help their pro counterparts keep up with the increasing demand for mobile business apps -- along with an invitation to developers to help shape the product.

Azul Teams with Qualcomm on New Java Runtime for ARM in the Datacenter

The new versions of Azul's open source development and runtime platform for server-side Java applications are designed for the Qualcomm Centriq 2400 Server Processor.

Parasoft Releases New Unit Testing Assistant for Java

Jtest Unit Testing Assistant for Java is designed to help developers with the creation, assessment, and enhancement of unit tests.

Big Data Product Watch 8/4/17: Open Source Visualization, Cloud Reference Architecture, More

Here's an update on recent happenings in the world of Big Data analytics, featuring a new open source visualization tool from Google, a reference architecture for Big Data in the cloud and a Big Data integrator developer's edition.

Visual Analytics Specialist SlamData Offers 'No-Code BI for NoSQL'

With low-code/no-code tools revamping enterprise app development, analytics firm SlamData has come out with a release of its namesake platform claiming to provide "no-code BI for NoSQL."

Visual Studio Mobile Center Now Supports CodePush Updates

Developers using Microsoft's Visual Studio Mobile Center back-end service hub can now directly update JavaScript-based apps via the CodePush service.

Hybrid Apps Beat Native in New Survey

A new survey from Ionic indicates the hybrid approach to developing mobile apps is gaining ground over true native coding, which is expected to fall off dramatically over the next two years.

Study: Execs Don't Trust In-House Enterprise App Development

Enterprise mobile apps are good for business and in great demand, but execs don't trust in-house development teams to meet that demand, finds a new study from Kony.

JetBrains Releases 'Massive Update' of IntelliJ IDEA

Not surprisingly, support for the upcoming release of Java 9 is a focus in this version of the IDE -- specifically, support for the Java Platform Module System specification, better known as Jigsaw.

Spring Framework 5.0 Release Candidate Available

This release is a major revision of the core framework, the most comprehensive update since version 4.3.

Python Tops IEEE Spectrum Programming Language Ranking

In a steady climb over the past three years, it now tops C, Java, C++ and C#.

Serverless React Starter Kit Features One-Click AWS Deployment

The React JavaScript library for Web development -- enjoying immense popularity right now -- is featured in a serverless starter kit that leverages new capabilities of the AWS Mobile Hub on the Amazon Web Services cloud.

LinkedIn: Machine Learning, Data Science Have Youngest, Highest-Paid Engineers

Jobs-related data also confirms San Francisco and Seattle are the hot places to work, though Dallas and Philadelphia are "hidden gems."

Core Android Engineers Already Using, Liking Kotlin

"We're already using it ourselves to write code in Android Studio," says director of product management for Android. "We're so glad we did this."

Security Report Details Top iOS, Android Vulnerabilities

Data from 12th annual WhiteHat Security study shows Android apps are plagued by incorrectly set backup flags, while many iOS apps allow unsecure cookies.

SQL Server 2017 Release Candidate Now Available

The next-generation edition of Microsoft's flagship relational database system, SQL Server 2017, took a step closer to general availability with this week's launch of the first Release Candidate.

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