Apple announced Swift 5, which it describes as a major milestone release of the increasingly popular open source programming language used for iOS and other Apple Oses, and an independent developer has created an Xcode playground to try out its new features.
Last week's Java 12 release wasn't the only byproduct of Oracle's faster release cadence. The Eclipse Foundation also announced the third quarterly release of the Eclipse IDE, along with 75 participating projects.
The React Native Community recently conducted a survey via GitHub to ask mobile developers "What do you dislike about React Native?" and found that the two biggest complaints are upgrading and debugging.
The low-code dev tooling space -- helping "ordinary business users" crank out apps to meet growing demand amid a shortage of trained developers -- is evolving to support ... more coding, of all things.
The Linux Foundation has added a new project to foster and advance best practices for data teamwork, borrowing from the Agile approach to software development.
Oracle today announced the general availability of JDK 12, the latest update of the reference implementation of the Java SE Platform, coming with a number of new features including a preview of Switch Expressions and abortable mixed collections for the Garbage-First (G1) collector.
Progress Software has updated its low-code Kinvey platform positioned as a productivity tool for professional developers, unlike competitors that target the non-coder "business user" audience.
The hottest project on GitHub right now comes from Coder, which recently open sourced its cloud-hosted port of the open source Visual Studio Code editor, providing browser access to one of the most popular programming tools in the world.
A new product from low-code tooling specialist Kony has debuted, combining rapid application development functionality with the benefits of a "digital experience development platform."
Perfecto, specializing in cloud-based DevOps testing of Web and mobile apps, unveiled a new solution that uses machine learning to automatically write and maintain test scripts.
SAP's new SapMachine was created to allow its customers and partners to build and maintain an SAP-supported version of OpenJDK.
Google's Android team has shipped the first release candidate for the next edition of its flagship IDE, Android Studio 3.4, which continues the Project Marble push to reduce bugs and improve quality in response to developer complaints.
Microsoft's Xamarin team announced an update to its Xamarin.Forms UI toolkit -- for cross-platform iOS and Android projects -- that makes it easier to implement Material Design look-and-feel in such apps.
This week IBM's X-Force Red security division announced it has launched a new testing service to help find weaknesses and fix vulnerabilities in Blockchain-based releases.
Microsoft has open sourced the code for its Windows Calculator app, inviting developers to help improve the tool's user experience while at the same time learning about and possibly adopting its technological underpinnings.
On Tuesday Microsoft announced the commercial release of the new Azure DevOps Server 2019.
One byproduct of Microsoft's embrace of openness and interoperability may be a boost in popularity for PowerShell, the company's venerable scripting language.
Good old-fashioned SQL still rules the database roost even though popular offerings in the NoSQL camp are closing the gap, while MySQL is the most popular of the whole bunch in a new report from ScaleGrid.
A new survey of software engineers from careers firm Hired shows they want to learn machine learning, love Python, hate PHP and make a lot of money, especially in San Francisco where search engineer salaries average about $157,000.
The latest release of the Eclipse MicroProfile continues to align itself with Java EE 8 as the foundational programming model for the development of Java microservices. It builds on the last release with numerous updates, additional features and greater functionality for implementing enterprise Java microservices.