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ARCore 1.0 Ships for Augmented Reality Android Apps

With the announcement that Google's ARCore augmented reality SDK has emerged from preview in version 1.0, developers can now use it to create augmented reality apps for distribution through the Play Store.

AWS Named Most 'Developer Friendly' Platform in Accenture Survey

Accenture is out with a new developer ecosystem study investigating what's important to developers and how they access resources, finding -- among many other things -- that Amazon Web Services ranks highly when it comes to friendliness.

Still Time to Vote on New Eclipse Java EE Name

The rebranding of enterprise Java continues, with "Jakarta" and "Enterprise Profile" emerging as the final two options offered by the Eclipse Foundation to the community in the second phase of the process, and the Foundation is accepting votes until Feb. 23.

Oracle Extends Public Updates for Java SE 8

Oracle has updated its Java SE Support Roadmap to include, among other things, extended support for Java SE 8, with updates available until at least January 2019.

Eggplant AI 2.0 Bringing Machine Learning to Software Testing

New offering from Testplant aims to disrupt software testing by bringing artificial intelligence to the thankless task of comprehensively checking the infinite number of ways a user can navigate through any application.

AWS Boosts Encryption for Amazon DynamoDB, its NoSQL Database Service

Amazon Web Services added encryption-at-rest to Amazon DynamoDB, increasing security options for its NoSQL cloud database service in the wake of publicized wide-open data stores found on the cloud platform.

After a Big Data Scaling 'Crisis,' LinkedIn Open Sources Scale Testing Tool

LinkedIn engineers have open sourced a homegrown Big Data scale testing tool following a "crisis" they experienced after adding 500 machines to a Hadoop Distributed File System cluster, resulting in disastrous slowdowns.

AWS IoT Core Provides Solution to Keep Devices from Hitting Firewalls

Internet of Things device-makers utilizing AWS IoT Core, Amazon's managed platform for IoT, have a new option to help avoid having communications blocked by corporate firewalls or home routers.

Google's Cloud AutoML Mainstreams Machine Learning

The suite of machine learning tools aims to relieve the growing pressure on enterprise developers to infuse artificial intelligence capabilities into their organizations' software.

New 'Virtual Patch' Targets Java, .NET Vulnerabilities

Waratek announced a new security tool for Java and .NET applications that uses virtualization to quickly apply patches for long-term and newly discovered vulnerabilities.

Android KTX Provides Kotlin Extensions for Easier Mobile Development

"Kotlin on Android is here to stay, and we have big plans for it," said Florina Muntenescu, an Android developer advocate at Google, in announcing the preview of new extensions designed to ease the Kotlin coding experience for creating Android mobile apps.

Rust Never Sleeps: Community Grows, Eclipse-Based IDE Planned

Rust is on the rise, with the "most loved" open source programming language's community growing and a new Eclipse-based IDE in the works.

For Business Applications, Artificial Intelligence Needs Intelligent People

Popular consumer products that rely on artificial intelligence, such as the Roomba vacuum cleaner, work with the touch of a button, but business applications of AI are not plug and play, says Pedram Abrari, CTO of Pramata Corp.

Low-Code Dev Firm Mendix Inks IBM Cloud Pact

Mendix, a vendor of low-code development tools for creating mobile and Web apps, has entered a partnership in which IBM will support and resell the Mendix platform on the IBM Cloud.

Dev Firm Provides Guidance on Cost, Time Frames for Creating Mobile Apps

A mobile app development company has published guidance on the cost and time frames involved with building different kinds of mobile apps.

Oracle's First CPU of 2018: Smallest Since Last April, Except for Java

Oracle's first Quarterly Critical Patch Update of 2018 provided fixes for 237 vulnerabilities across its product lines, including patches for 21 security holes in the Java Platform Standard edition (Java SE), 18 of which are remotely exploitable without authentication.

Reports Say Low-Code Tools Pay Off, but Many Enterprises Still Unaware

New survey-based reports from low-code vendors indicate their tools provide benefits, but many enterprises are still unaware of those tools and those benefits.

Survey: JavaScripters Wanted, but Programmers Prefer Python

Technical recruiting company HackerRank says JavaScript is the top programming language sought by organizations -- narrowly edging out Java -- but developers prefer Python.

Microsoft Borrows from Visual, Low-Code Approach in Azure Data Factory

Microsoft has shipped a v2 preview of its Azure Data Factory -- a cloud-based, Big Data integration service -- that borrows from the visual, low-code development approach that has seen skyrocketing popularity of late.

AWS Lambda Serverless Computing Service Gets Go Support

Amazon Web Services is continuing to add support for Google's Go programming language across its myriad development services, after having recently launched a new developer preview of its SDK for Go.

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