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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.

GitHub Unifies Enterprise Offering, Unveils Unlimited Free Private Repos

The huge open source-centric software development platform and source code repository has unveiled new goodies for the new year: a unified enterprise offering and unlimited private repositories.

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Coinbase, Bitfly Say Reorganizations Detected on Ethereum Classic's Blockchain; ETC Devs Deny Claim

On Jan. 5 Coinbase detected a deep chain reorganization on the Ethereum Classic (ETC) blockchain, including a double spend.

JavaScript Dominated Open Source in 2018

GitHub has sliced and diced the data from its annual Octoverse report on open source activity in a variety of ways, and no matter how you cut it, one overwhelming theme emerges: JavaScript rules.

Survey Finds Growing Importance for Embedded BI in Business Applications

Business Intelligence embedded as a feature in applications is growing in importance, according to the 2018 Edition Embedded Business Intelligence Market Study by Dresner Advisory Services.

Popularity Index Charts Rise of VB.NET

Microsoft's oft-maligned Visual Basic .NET was the big mover in the December TIOBE index of programming language popularity -- and even TIOBE was surprised.

Cloudflare Helps Developers Accelerate Mobile Traffic

Mobile SDK replaces TCP with customized UDP to let developers tweak protocol parameters to reduce latency, increase throughput and improved user experiences.

'Full Stack Software Developer' Named Fastest-Growing Job of 2018

Of the 25 fastest growing jobs, 12 were computer or mathematics-based occupations, with mobile developers, software developers and graphic designers seeing the biggest hiring increases.

Report: Despite High JavaScript Demand, Student Devs Learning Ruby and Python

Despite a gap between the supply of available JavaScript talent and enterprise demand for such skills, student developers are more interested in learning Ruby and Python.

Flutter 1.0 Arrives with New Way to Code Mobile Apps

Google finally took the wraps off Flutter 1.0, its new approach to cross-platform mobile development nirvana: creating native iOS and Android apps with one codebase.

Kony Targets Low-Code Progressive Web Apps

Kony, a major player in the mobile application development platform space, has added the capability to create Progressive Web Apps with its low-code tooling.

WaveMaker Low-Code Tool Taps Angular 7 for Front-End Tech

WaveMaker Inc. announced an update to its namesake low-code development tool that leverages a new front-end technology stack based on Angular 7.

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