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Apple Waives $99 Developer Program Fee for Some Organizations

One of the differences between developing for the Android mobile platform or Apple's iOS is the $99 Apple Developer Program membership fee for the latter, a distinction that's being loosened somewhat.

Developing an IoT Nightmare: My Smart Fork Ate My Data

Dr. Ben Zorn, co-manager of Microsoft's Research in Software Engineering group, wonders if the smart fork you are using to eat your spaghetti could be hacked.

Fastest-Growing SDKs Predict 2018 Trends in Android Development

Because one of the best ways to see where something is going is to track where it's coming from, Android developers interested in what 2018 has in store can consult a new report on the fastest-growing SDKs of 2017.

IBM Unveils Bot Exchange, Code Patterns for AI, Blockchain, More

IBM this week unveiled sweeping new development initiatives designed to help open source coders tackle some of the industry's most challenging technologies, including bots programming, artificial intelligence, blockchains, data, cloud and more.

Red Hat Releases OpenShift Application Runtimes

The new release is a collection of cloud-native runtimes for developing Java and JavaScript applications on Red Hat's packaged distribution of the open source Kubernetes container management and orchestration system.

Security Firm: Top 3 Mobile Malwares Target Android

The latest report from security firm Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. identifies the top three mobile malware threats -- which all run on Android.

Buildship 2.2 Release Supports Java 9, Runtime Classpath Separation and More

The Eclipse Foundation has just announced the release of a new version of the Eclipse Buildship project, which integrates the Gradle build tool with Eclipse. Version 2.2 supports Java 9 and introduces runtime classpath separation based on the dependency scope information supplied by Gradle.

AI Dev Watch 12/12/17: Microsoft Investing $50 Million in AI, Natural Language Platform Launch, Cray and the Big Data Center, More

Here are some of the latest artificial intelligence-related development news stories that you might want to catch up on.

Microsoft Offers Optimization Tool for Mixed Reality Mobile Apps

Microsoft last week unveiled a new tool to ease and quicken the problematic process of optimizing 3D models for mixed reality apps for iOS and Android mobile apps.

Google Reconsidering Accessibilty Crackdown for Android Apps

Google is putting a hold on a plan to crack down on Android app developers who inject accessibility functionality into their apps without proving they actually help people with disabilities.

Advanced Course for Java Developers Offered by Google

Although Kotlin may be making waves as the fun new kid on the Android development block, Google isn't forgetting about its Java coders, having recently launched an advanced training course targeting the graybeard programming language.

Java Popularity Rising in the UK and Ireland

Reports of the wavering popularity of Java in the U.S. in the face of growing interest in languages like Kotlin don't seem to have influenced the large community of Java jocks in the UK and Ireland, according to a newly published report by Stack Overflow.

Faster Java Releases: A Challenge for the Spring Framework Project

Maintainers of the Spring Framework project should prepare themselves for some challenges when Oracle's plan to speed up the cadence of JDK releases begins next year, says one of project's co-founders.

Hazelcast Joins Eclipse Foundation

In-memory data grid specialist Hazelcast to bring its "extensive Java-driven community experience to a host of open source projects," focusing primarily on JCache, Eclipse MicroProfile and the Eclipse Enterprise for Java Project.

Pivotal Partners with IBM on Enterprise Java

Pivotal, the company behind the Spring Framework, today announced a series of joint efforts with IBM related to modern enterprise Java development, microservices and cloud-native design patterns.

Google Cracks Down on Android App Info Collection

Google' Safe Browsing team has expanded the enforcement of the company's Unwanted Software Policy, promising to flag Android apps in Google Play that collect personal information about users without their consent.

AWS Unveils Web IDE for Cloud Computing

Amazon Web Services released a new browser-based IDE called Cloud9, following last year's purchase of a startup with the same name.

Google Advances Android Things Developer Preview

With the Internet of Things growing by the minute, Google has released another developer preview of its Android Things platform, which helps developers build connected devices for many different consumer, retail and industrial applications.

Google Rolls Out Final Android 8.1 Preview

Fresh on the heels of the big Android 8.0 Oreo release, Google has rolled out a final Android 8.1 preview before the new point release ships next month.

Android Architecture Components Ships as 1.0 Stable

Google has shipped Architecture Components 1.0, a stable version of the guidance and libraries package for helping developers construct Android apps.

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