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TypeScript Continues Embrace of React Native

TypeScript 2.2 is out in a release candidate that continues its embrace of React Native, another JavaScript variant that's used to create native iOS and Android apps.

Oracle Transfers Ownership of MVC to the Community

After ownership of the Model-View-Controller specification passes to the Java community, long-time contributor Ivar Grimstad will serve as a purely community spec lead for JSR 371, the MVC 1.0 standard.

Splice Machine Readies Cloud Big Data Service

Splice Machine today announced its open source, SQL-based RDBMS platform will soon be available as a Database-as-a-Service offering on the Amazon Web Services cloud.

JDK 9 Is Feature Complete

The final date for the general availability of Java 9 Standard Edition is set for July 27.

Hazelcast's Parallel Streaming Engine Targets Java/Big Data Programmers

In-memory data grid specialist Hazelcast launched a new distributed processing engine for data streams, targeting "the intersect of Big Data programmers and Java programmers."

Big Data Specialist MapR Technologies Offers Docker Platform

MapR Technologies today announced its new Converged Data Platform for Docker to simplify the use of container technologies in the enterprise by providing persistent data storage services.

Survey Indicates 'Citizen Developer' Security, Data Risks

Along with the ability for ordinary business users to create enterprise apps without relying on high-priced and hard-to-find professional developers come risks in the areas of security, data integrity and more.

After Corporate Failure, Open Source RethinkDB Lives On Under The Linux Foundation

Today the Cloud Native Computing Foundation announced it had purchased RethinkDB's source code for $25,000 and donated it to CNCF'S parent organization, The Linux Foundation, where it will live on under a more permissive Apache license.

Google Removes Restriction on Free Data Studio Tool

Having last year launched free and enterprise editions of its beta Data Studio analytics tool, Google yesterday announced it's removing a report-limit restriction on the no-cost version.

Open Source Visual Studio Code Editor Gets Interactive Playground

The January release of Visual Studio Code 1.9 is out with a bunch of fixes, updates and new features, including a new interactive playground that lets developers try out editing features immediately.

Poor UX Holding Back Enterprise Mobile Apps, Report Says

A new survey casts some shade on enterprise mobile app development efforts, which get low grades for being intuitive and elegant.

New Tasktop Tool Scales Agile, DevOps Integrations

Tasktop Technologies Inc. combined several of its software development and delivery products into a new suite that it says takes a different approach to integrating enterprise agile and DevOps initiatives.

Big Data Product Watch 1/31/17: No-Cost NuoDB, GPU Analytics, Cloud Object Storage, More

Here's a roundup of recent news in the Big Data space, featuring an expanded community edition of the NuoDB elastic SQL database, advanced in-database analytics on the GPU from Kinetica, a cloud native object storage server from Minio and more.

Facebook's Mobile Back-end Parse Dies Today As Many Opt for Open Source Project

It provides functionality such as database access, social log-ins, push notifications, app analytics and more.

React Native Gets New Navigation Option

Navigation, which has long been problematic for React Native developers using JavaScript to create native iOS and Android mobile apps, is being addressed with a brand-new open source option from some of the leading coders in the young technology's ecosystem.

Finally Catching Up, iOS Coders Can Soon Respond to App Store Reviews

Catching up to functionality that Android -- and even Windows Phone -- developers have long enjoyed, iOS coders will soon be able to respond to reviews of their mobile apps posted on the App Store.

Amazon Echo, Google Home Drive Demand for Natural Language Processing Skills

Developers with natural language processing skills have vaulted into the No. 1 position on a hottest-skills index catering to freelancers, replacing the prior No. 1: machine learning.

Oracle Issues First Security Patch of the Year

Near-record Critical Patch Update provides fixes for 270 vulnerabilities across 45 products.

Oracle Delays Plan to Block JAR Files Signed with MD5 until April

When Oracle publishes its next quarterly patch update in April, the company will begin treating JAR files signed with the MD5 hashing algorithm as unsigned.

Data Scientist Heads '50 Best Jobs in America' List from Careers Site

The position heads Glassdoor's ranking for the second year in a row.

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