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Android Studio 2.2 Released with Nougat Support, Layout Editor

Google yesterday bumped up its official IDE for Android development to version 2.2, adding support for the company's new mobile OS, Nougat 7.0, along with a new layout editor and many other enhancements.

New Releases from CloudBees and the Jenkins Community

Topping the list of news from this year's Jenkins World user conference: the version 2 release of CloudBees Jenkins Platform, and the first enterprise distribution of Jenkins.

Code Editor Wars Redux: Vim, Emacs Fire Salvoes

Old-school flame wars about the best bare-bones text editor for software development may be revived as new editions of Vim and GNU Emacs were released in the same week.

JavaOne: Java EE 8 Release Pushed to 2017

The annual JavaOne conference kicked off on Sunday with a keynote confirmation of the widely expected delay of the release of Java EE 8.

JavaOne: Java SE 9 Delay Is About More than Jigsaw

Work on Java SE 9 is moving forward apace, JavaOne attendees were assured, but it won't be ready as soon as they hope -- Oracle proposed a four-month extension of the JDK 9, which would push the release to July 2017.

Mobile Keyboard for Android Leverages Neural Networks

The six-year-old SwiftKey Keyboard for Android has been re-architected to leverage cutting-edge neural networking technology to provide improved predictive typing options, TouchType Ltd. announced yesterday.

Report: Node.js Developers Prefer MongoDB, RabbitMQ, AWS, More

RisingStack surveyed developers to see how they're using the open source JavaScript environment and what their favorite ancillary technologies are.

Kochava Offers Free Mobile App Analytics Tool

Mobile analytics company Kochava announced a free version of its campaign measurement and optimization platform.

Microsoft Beats Facebook as Open Source Champion

Coming full circle from a proprietary pariah to community champion, Microsoft has been identified as the single organization with the most open source contributors in the GitHub code repository.

Open Source Mobile Dev Tool Onsen UI Breaks Free from AngularJS Dependency

Monaca today announced Onsen UI 2.0 -- a UI framework and tools for building HTML5-based native mobile apps -- is now JavaScript framework-agnostic, having broken from its AngularJS dependency roots.

Coders Report Specific iOS, Android Development Challenges

The Application Developers Alliance released a report that examines competition in the mobile app ecosystem, including iOS- and Android-specific development challenges.

Swift Playgrounds Teaches iOS Coding with iPad App

Along with releasing iOS 10, Apple this week introduced Swift Playgrounds, a free iPad app that teaches how to use the company's new Swift programming language to build apps for its flagship mobile operating system.

iOS 10 Released with Focus on Communication

Apple officially released iOS 10 and -- as developers have known for some time -- the company's flagship mobile operating system comes with a new focus on communication of all kinds.

Survey Says: Scala Devs Edge Java Jocks in Container/Microservices Adoption

Lightbend survey reveals Scala developers are outpacing Java developers when it comes to microservices adoption, they're embracing cloud-native more strongly, and devs from both camps think containers have enormous potential to disrupt the Java Virtual Machine landscape.

Oracle Proposes NetBeans IDE as Apache Incubator Project

Oracle has proposed contributing the NetBeans IDE to the Apache Software Foundation via the Apache Incubator Project.

Survey Reveals Challenges of Wearables Development

Along with the obvious complexity of developing for yet another form factor, the lack of a clear vision from enterprise stakeholders in wearable initiatives and poor communication among vested parties provide even more challenges.

Box Platform Gets New Dev Tools

Among a slew of announcements made by Box at its conference last week were new tools to help developers work with its enterprise content platform.

'Developer-Ready' Aruba Mobile Platform Improves Network Programmability

Taking a page from the software-defined networking (SDN) playbook, Aruba today introduced a new 'developer-ready' mobile platform that provides more network programmability via northbound APIs.

Open Source InfluxDB 1.0 Time-Series Database Released

InfluxData Inc. said its new open source InfluxDB time-series database -- just moved to version 1.0 -- was almost three years in the making.

Google Highlights Android Nougat Security

Google this week blogged about security enhancements in Android 7.0 Nougat on the same day the first security bulletin was issued for the brand-new mobile OS.

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