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Microsoft Helps Developers Learn Visual Studio Code Visually

Microsoft has published introductory videos to help programmers learn about Visual Studio Code, its free, open source code editor for development on Windows, Linux and OS X machines.

Titanium Goes To All-JavaScript APIs

Titanium, the cross-platform mobile development framework from Appcelerator, has gone to all-JavaScript APIs, so coders no longer need to write OS-specific modules in Java or Objective-C to fill in the native-only gaps.

NoSQL Toolbox Helps Pick the Right Database

A start-up founded by academic researchers has created the NoSQL Toolbox, a method for choosing the best database for a given job.

Twitter Brings Android SDKs Up To Par with iOS

Twitter Inc. announced updated developer tools for Android, some five months after first introducing them for iOS.

Go 1.7 Features Compiler Speedups

Google yesterday announced Go 1.7, the latest edition of its open source programming language, with compiler improvements among a host of new features.

Talend Says Data Integration Research Signals Open Source Milestone

Companies often take to the newswires to trumpet being featured in Gartner "Magic Quadrant" research, but Talend just did it with a twist, claiming its inclusion in a new data integration report marks a milestone for the open source movement.

Android Devs Get Better Handle on App Reviews

Google has increased the functionality of its Google Play Developer Console app to give Android developers a better handle on user reviews of their creations and to work with the results of experiments such as A/B tests.

Fixing 'Tedious and Error-Prone' Computer Programming

You've now been exposed to augmented reality in computer programming (thanks, Pokémon Go), now say hello to <i>computer augmented program engineering</i>, "in which a programmer and an automated program-synthesis tool collaborate to generate software that meets its specification."

New Amazon Service Uses SQL To Query Streaming Big Data

The Big Data space has evolved since its inception along several threads that have converged to result in services such as Amazon Kinesis Analytics, which leverages standard SQL for the real-time querying of streaming data.

Start-Up Empowers 'Citizen Data Scientists'

Taking a cue from the growing citizen developer movement, a Big Data start-up is courting "citizen data scientists" with a new product for self-service analytics.

Xcode 8, iOS 10 Betas Released to Apple Developers

Apple this week released new betas to developers, including downloads of the Xcode 8 IDE and iOS 10 mobile operating system.

React Native Comes to Ubuntu Developers

Canonical Ltd. announced that its Ubuntu Linux distribution now supports React Native, the new-age, open source, JavaScript-based technology used to create native iOS and Android mobile apps.

Zulu Embedded Adds Support for 32- and 64-bit Processors

Azul Systems is expanding the range of microprocessors supported by Zulu Embedded -- its open source build of the OpenJDK aimed at Java developers in the embedded systems and Internet of Things space -- to include multiple 32- and 64-bit embedded processors.

Hortonworks DataFlow Taps More Apache Tech for Streaming Analytics

Hortonworks today announced its Big Data streaming analytics tool, DataFlow, is now at version 2.0, sporting the integration of several more technology projects under the Apache Software Foundation umbrella.

Spring Data 'Ingalls' Release Train Leaves Station

The Spring Data team has announced the first milestone release of the Ingalls Release Train

Built.io Unveils Customizable Mobile Back-End

Built.io today unveiled a new version of its Mobile Backend-as-a-Service featuring what it claims is an industry first: a pluggable architecture allowing for greater developer customization.

Couchbase Mobile Updated with Sync Gateway Improvements

Couchbase Mobile 1.3 has reached general availability, featuring improvements to its Sync Gateway mechanism that provides functionality such as authentication, authorization and data orchestration.

Developer Rants Reveal Most Annoying Programming Languages

A new community formed to let developers publicly air their rants about coding -- appropriately named devRant -- has dived into its collected data to reveal which programming languages provoke the most ire.

New Interactive Ink Technology Unveiled for Developers

Digital ink, an emerging technology exemplified in the new Windows Ink functionality in Windows 10, is getting a new take from a company called MyScript.

Dev Survey Examines What's Next on the Cutting Edge

To see what's next for developers on the cutting edge of technology, you probably need only look out the window to see the hordes of youngsters walking around with their heads buried in smartphones -- or consult a new dev survey that examines augmented reality and other new-age targets of modern development.

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