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Google Cracks Down on Android App Info Collection

Google' Safe Browsing team has expanded the enforcement of the company's Unwanted Software Policy, promising to flag Android apps in Google Play that collect personal information about users without their consent.

AWS Unveils Web IDE for Cloud Computing

Amazon Web Services released a new browser-based IDE called Cloud9, following last year's purchase of a startup with the same name.

Google Advances Android Things Developer Preview

With the Internet of Things growing by the minute, Google has released another developer preview of its Android Things platform, which helps developers build connected devices for many different consumer, retail and industrial applications.

Google Rolls Out Final Android 8.1 Preview

Fresh on the heels of the big Android 8.0 Oreo release, Google has rolled out a final Android 8.1 preview before the new point release ships next month.

Android Architecture Components Ships as 1.0 Stable

Google has shipped Architecture Components 1.0, a stable version of the guidance and libraries package for helping developers construct Android apps.

Hazelcast Jet 0.5 Appeals to Wider Java Audience with Pipeline API

The latest release of Hazelcast Jet, an application-embeddable, distributed computing platform for processing of Big Data sets, comes with new functionality designed to appeal to "a wider Java audience," the company announced.

Java Toolmaker ZeroTurnaround Acquired by Rogue Wave

Java toolmaker ZeroTurnaround has been acquired by Rogue Wave Software, the two companies announced today. Louisville, Colo.-based Rogue Wave will be adding ZeroTurnaround's "visionary" lineup of Java tools to its list of cross-platform software development tools, components and platforms.

JCP Executive Committee Posts Election Results

Each year roughly half the seats of the 24-member EC are up for ratification/election. The EC oversees the work of the Expert Groups that define Java specifications, essentially guiding the evolution of Java.

HeadSpin Emerges from Stealth with Mobile UX Testing Platform

HeadSpin Inc. has emerged from stealth with a new mobile platform emphasizing testing of mobile apps and measuring their experiences in real-world conditions.

17-Year Microsoft Vet Joins Google's Flutter Team, Leaving a Few Parting Shots

Seventeen-year Microsoft dev leader Tim Sneath is joining Google to work on the Flutter mobile app development framework, leaving a few parting shots at the failures of his former company on the way out.

NativeScript Gets 'Sidekick' to Boost Mobile Business App Development

Progress announced new components for its open source NativeScript mobile app development framework, including Sidekick for faster and easier development of mobile business apps.

New Visual Studio Live Share Facilitates Real-Time Collaboration

Microsoft introduced Visual Studio Live Share to allow dev teams to interactively collaborate by sharing code to edit and debug, troubleshoot, iterate or optimize apps, along with other preview tools.

Firms Seek Freelance Help for Cutting-Edge Tech, Site Says

Freelancing site Upwork's latest report on the most sought-after skills is topped by cutting-edge technologies such as robotics, blockchain and Bitcoin.

Facebook Revamps Open Source Tool for Faster Android Builds

Facebook has completely revamped a four-year-old open source tool it developed for code builds, resulting in faster compile times for Android projects.

Java Developers Aren’t Applying Security Patches, Report Finds

A new report from application security vendor Veracode paints an unflattering picture of Java developers, finding 88 percent of Java applications contain at least one vulnerable component.

Spring Tool Suite 3.9.1 Supports JDK 9, JUnit 5

Pivotal has released version 3.9.1 of its Spring Tool Suite, the Eclipse-based development environment for building Spring-based enterprise Java applications.

Salesforce Unveils Enterprise Low-Code Tool for Customized, Branded Mobile Apps

Salesforce unveiled a new low-code tool to help enterprise users of its CRM-centric products more easily create customized, branded, mobile business apps.

Linux Foundation Publishes Enterprise Open Source Guides

The Linux Foundation added to its collection of enterprise guides for the development and use of open source software with three new offerings.

It's Official: Kotlin Is a Hit with Android Devs

During the first KotlinConf underway in San Francisco, Google provided an update on the programming language's use for Android development, indicating that it's a big hit so far.

Firebase Mobile Back-End Integrates Crashlytics

Among a host of other improvements, Google's popular Firebase back-end solution for mobile app development is getting closer ties to Crashlytics, the equally popular crash-reporting tool it acquired early this year.

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