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Eclipse 'Oxygen' Release Train Is Java 9 Ready ... Almost

This year's coordinated release includes 83 open source projects comprising approximately 2 million net new lines of code (for a total of 71 million) from 287 committers and 664 contributors.

SmartBear Joins Eclipse MicroProfile Project

SmartBear, a provider of software quality tools, is the latest company to join the Eclipse MicroProfile Project, an effort to create a baseline platform definition that optimizes enterprise Java for microservices architecture.

AWS Cloud Adds .NET Core Support to Coding Tools

Cloud services used for developing, building and deploying AWS applications now support .NET Core, a lightweight, open source, modular platform used to create Web applications and services for Windows, Linux and Mac OSes.

Study Shows Huge Middleware Shift to the Cloud Amid Lack of Trained Developers

A new report from Liaison Technologies reveals a massive shift of enterprise middleware to the cloud, driven by an explosion of cloud applications and data sources coupled with increasing demand for integration between business applications.

Microsoft Killing Windows App Studio Low-Code Tool, Offers Open Source Replacement

Microsoft is shutting down its free online tool for creating Universal Windows Apps in favor of an open source replacement based on templates and wizards.

Cask Puts Big Data Sandbox on AWS Cloud

Cask is now offering a sandbox on the Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) cloud to let users more easily and quickly evaluate the company's flagship Big Data platform.

Apperian Update Targets Mobile App Security

Apperian updated its mobile application management platform with more functionality designed to boost the security of enterprise mobile app data.

AWS Cloud Seeks Developer Feedback on Java SDK Preview

Amazon Web Services is soliciting developer feedback for its updated Java SDK, built on Java 8, with new features and API changes.

New Tool Identifies MySQL as Top Database in Software Stacks

MySQL is the most popular database, according to a startup's new Web site feature that ranks various development tools according to their usage in the technology stacks used by different companies.

OutSystems Enterprise Mobile Dev Tool Gets 2 New Features

OutSystems today announced two new updates to its low-code app development tool designed to speed up the creation of mobile apps and enhance their user experience.

IBM's New Microservices Builder Supports MicroProfile

IBM's new Microservices Builder tool is billed as a "complete user experience for creating, testing and deploying applications built with microservices."

Lightbend and IBM Collaborate on AI App Dev Tools

Lightbend and IBM are teaming up to develop a complete toolchain for Java and Scala developers building and deploying AI and cognitive applications in on-premises and cloud environments, the two companies announced today.

As iPhone Turns 10, Users Prefer Apps over Siri

One finding of Axway's new survey about smartphones is that developers perhaps shouldn't concentrate on Siri-related projects at the expense of good, old-fashioned apps.

Windows 10 Mobile Development Chugs Along

Facing a 0.1 percent market share, Microsoft continues to chug along in developing Windows 10 Mobile, having this month released two new Windows Insider preview builds.

Cross-Platform App Dev Tool Corona Is Now Completely Free

Corona Labs has made both of the main components of its namesake cross-platform development framework free to use.

Analytics Tops Android SDK List, Firebase Back-End Is Hot

Android mobile app developers use more analytics SDKs than any other type, according to the latest data from SafeDK Mobile, which also noted big growth in usage of Google's Firebase back-end offering.

Top Node.js Development Pain Point? Debugging

Node.js specialist RisingStack published a new survey that shows the top paint point reported by developers working with the JavaScript-based runtime is debugging, with 17 percent of respondents spending more than five hours per week fixing things.

MongoDB Unveils Its Own Backend-as-a-Service

MongoDB, the popular open source, document-oriented, NoSQL database, has unveiled its own Backend-as-a-Service offering, promising to relieve data developers from the drudgery of writing boilerplate code.

Skills Survey: Python Now No. 1 Dev Tool

"Python is now the No. 1 tool being used by developers and tech pros, followed by Git and Visual Studio."

Stack Overflow's New Data Trove Shows Devs Who Indent with Spaces Earn More Money

Stack Overflow has released the raw results from its huge developer survey, letting users mine the treasure trove of data for insights such as: Those who indent with spaces earn more money than those who indent with tabs.

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