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Google Cracks Down on Incentivized Android App Visibility Actions

Google this week announced a revision to its Google Play rules, essentially cracking down on incentivized Android app ratings, reviews and installs associated with the app store.

Analyst: Native/Hybrid Frustration Grows Mobile Web Development

A Gartner analyst, noting a low number of mobile apps being created for the enterprise, indicated that frustration with native and hybrid app development may be causing a growth in mobile Web apps to meet demand.

Augmented Reality, Machine Learning Highlight Apple's Mobile Dev Efforts

Cutting-edge technologies such as augmented reality and machine learning highlighted Apple's new mobile app development efforts revealed at the ongoing Worldwide Developers Conference.

Developers Again Blamed for Cloud Back-End Security Vulnerabilities

Developers are once again being blamed for cloud security vulnerabilities, this time in a new report from Appthority, which found terabytes of enterprise data exposed on cloud back-ends, including personally identifiable information.

GitHub Survey: Open Source Is Popular, Plagued by Poor Docs and Rude People

Despite the popularity of open source software development, the growing movement is plagued by poor documentation and negative interactions -- primarily rudeness -- among developers, according to a big new survey from GitHub.

Big Data Product Watch 6/2/2017: Enterprise Spark, MongoDB DBaaS, MariaDB TX, Cloudera PaaS, More

Here's a roundup of recent news about Big Data, including Pentaho scaling Spark across the enterprise, MongoDB expanding the reach of its Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS), MariaDB unifying its offerings, Cloudera'a new Altus Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and more.

Realm Adds Serverless Functionality to Data-Centric Mobile Platform

Realm is continuing to build upon its database-centric mobile app development platform, adding a new logic layer to incorporate back-end, serverless functionality.

Firm Says Untrained Developers Jeopardize Cloud Security

Developers lacking security training unknowingly jeopardize public cloud computing environments, says a new report from RedLock Inc.

Google, IBM and Lyft Open Source Microservices Project

The microservices approach to software development -- chaining together loosely coupled services to create larger applications -- just got a boost from Google, IBM and Lyft.

Reinhold Dispels 'Misconceptions' About Jigsaw in Java 9

Mark Reinhold, chief architect of Oracle's Java Platform Group, believes the heated concerns bubbling up recently in the Java community about the readiness of the Java Platform Module System specification, better known as Jigsaw, for the upcoming release of Java 9 are based on a number of misconceptions.

Kotlin Gets First-Class Support on Android

Android developers were already able to use Kotlin through a plug-in, but from now on it'll ship alongside Java and C++ with the official Android IDE.

Google Is Open Sourcing Firebase SDKs for App Back-End Services

Google is open sourcing the client libraries of its Firebase mobile/Web development platform, which supports apps with a host of back-end services such as the popular Crashlytics crash reporting tool.

Xamarin Live Player Eases iOS Development from Windows (But You'll Still Need a Mac)

Microsoft this week clarified how iOS development will work with the new Xamarin-based tooling announced at the recent Build developers conference: It's easier, but a Mac will still be needed at some point.

New Android O Preview 2 Is First 'Beta-Quality Candidate'

Google today unveiled Android O Developer Preview 2, which it described as "our first beta-quality candidate" for its upcoming flagship mobile OS revamp.

New for GitHub: Atom Integration and a Desktop Client Beta

GitHub today announced new integration with the open source Atom code editor and a beta of its GitHub Desktop app, with both providing developers with new ways of working with the company's software development platform.

Google's Fuzz Tester IDs Hundreds of Potential Open Source Security Flaws

The sorry state of open source security was further revealed by Google, which reported its fuzz testing tool has found hundreds of potential security vulnerabilities in the five months since it was launched.

Another Research Firm Tackles Low-Code Tools

Gartner is the latest major research firm to turn its attention to the burgeoning low-code movement, spawned by enterprises' increasing appetite for mobile/Web apps in the face of a dearth of qualified professional developers.

Microsoft's New Azure Database Offerings Challenge (and Maybe Surpass) AWS Cloud

In its database offerings, the Microsoft Azure cloud is starting to look a lot more like the Amazon Web Services cloud.

Ionic Partners with AWS for Mobile Back-End Starter Project on GitHub

To help Ionic developers navigate the intricacies of cloud-hosted services to support such apps with back-end functionality -- such as storage, databases, security, user management and more -- Ionic teamed up with Amazon Web Services on a starter mobile app they hosted on GitHub.

New Zing JVM Adds Falcon JIT Compiler

Java runtime solutions provider Azul Systems has just released Zing 17.03, the latest version of its Java Virtual Machine, with full support for its Falcon just-in-time compiler.

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