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Red Hat Unveils IDE for Kubernetes Development

Open source champion Red Hat today unveiled what it calls the industry's first integrated development environment for creating apps to work with Kubernetes, the wildly popular container orchestration system.

Tech Salary Report Says Golang Pays the Best: $132,827

Dice's annual tech salary study shows low unemployment and stagnant salaries with Go programmers leading the pack along with Kafka and Amazon cloud skills, though job satisfaction also counts for developers and other pros who seem increasingly willing to move on.

Google Launches Cloud Firestore, a Serverless NoSQL Database

Google today announced the general availability of its Cloud Firestore NoSQL document database for the growing serverless computing space in the cloud where there's no need to manage infrastructure.

Skills Survey: Developers Want to Learn Go, Kotlin and Python in 2019

Annual developer skills report shows JavaScript overtaking Java, top developer pet peeves, biggest employer turn-offs, importance of work-life balance and much more.

Salesforce Unveils Low-Code Mobile Development Platform

Salesforce extended its Lightning development initiative with a mobile focus, the latest effort to address the perfect storm of a mobile development talent shortage amid exploding demand for enterprise mobile apps.

Careers Site Names 'Data Scientist' Best Job in America for 2019

Taking into account earnings potential, job satisfaction and number of openings, careers site Glassdoor has named data scientist the best job in America for 2019 -- for the fourth time running.

Red Hat Releases JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 7.2

Red Hat announced the general availability of the 7.2 release of its JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, which comes with greater compliance with Java Enterprise Edition 8, JDK 11, Java SE 11 and additional support for Microsoft Windows and enterprise Java microservices.

Research Firm: Number of Enterprises Using AI Triples in 1 Year

Research firm Gartner published a new report indicating the number of enterprises implementing artificial intelligence in some form has tripled in the past year, despite an AI talent shortage.

Windows 10 Mobile Support Ending Dec. 10

A Microsoft support document indicates the Windows 10 Mobile initiative is ending Dec. 10 of this year, after which any remaining users -- who were told in 2017 that no new features would be introduced -- will no longer get security updates, patches, free support and so on.

Bugfest Prompts Quality Overhaul of Android Studio

Google has heard enough negative developer feedback about its Android Studio IDE to prompt a new quality and stability initiative.

Oracle Boosts IoT Support in Java Card 3.1

Oracle has added some serious Internet of Things muscle to today's release of Java Card 3.1, with new features to address use cases across markets ranging from telecom and payments to cars and wearables.

Navigation Editor Highlights Android Studio 3.3 Update

Google announced Android Studio 3.3 with a focus on "refinement and quality" over new features, though a host of those have been introduced also.

New Tool for Mobile App Development in 2019: Blockchain

"Any organization or business that requires recording and/or sharing of digital data through their app can benefit from implementing blockchain in their mobile apps," says one firm.

Software Developer Repeats as 'Best Job' for 2019

Software developer again topped the list of the 100 best jobs to have in the new year as compiled by U.S. News & World Report, based on salary, job openings, work-life balance and more.

New AWS DocumentDB Service Stirs Open Source Controversy

Simmering tension between the open source community and increasingly dominant cloud platforms came to light with the introduction of the new DocumentDB managed service by Amazon Web Services, which uses open source MongoDB code.

Blockchain Developer Tops Emerging Jobs Report

LinkedIn's annual Emerging Jobs report says blockchain developer is the top sought-after position among all occupations, with machine learning skills also in high demand.

Researchers Warn of Insecure Online Coding Advice

Several studies have linked the use of open source software and tutorials with the introduction of security vulnerabilities in production code, but a new one finds the same problem with online coding advice.

Most Public Cloud Apps Are Mobile, Says Study

New cloud development survey finds different workloads targeting private, hybrid and public cloud platforms, with the latter dominated by mobile apps.

Mobile Developers Champion Flutter for Xamarin

Flutter, Google's new mobile UI framework for creating native mobile apps, is already being targeted for Xamarin development in an open source project on GitHub championed by a handful of developers.

Popularity Index: Python Is 2018 'Language of the Year'

Python continued its rise in the TIOBE index of programming language popularity, clocking in at No. 3 in the January 2019 report and being named programming language of the year for 2018.

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