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Airbnb, Udacity Abandon React Native

Within the space of two weeks, two major enterprise dev teams announced they have abandoned React Native, the Facebook-originated technology unveiled five years ago as a new way to code native mobile apps using JavaScript.

Android P APIs Finalized as Release Candidate Nears

The next big Android mobile OS update is entering the home stretch, as developer APIs have been finalized and the dev team has issued an early release candidate build.

MongoDB Goes Mobile, Supports Kubernetes, Adds Serverless Platform

MongoDB Inc. announced a host of new offerings and improvements to its commercial offerings based on the open source MongoDB project, including a mobile database, new support for Kubernetes container orchestration and a new serverless platform.

Kubernetes Update: Open Source Developers Improve Networking, Storage and More

The open source Kubernetes container orchestration project this week shipped its second release of the year, with hundreds of community contributors improving networking, storage and more.

MapR Update Reflects Big Data's Shift to AI

The latest update from MapR, which now describes itself as offering "the industry's leading data platform for AI and analytics," reflects a broader Big Data industry shift from Hadoop, Spark and so on to machine learning and other artificial intelligence technologies.

Oracle Announces Java SE Subscription Service

The service "removes enterprise boardroom concerns around mission critical, timely, software performance, stability and security updates," the company said.

Eclipse Photon Release Train Marks the End of an Era

It includes support for building, debugging, running and packaging Rust applications; C# editing and debug capabilities; support for building Java 10- and Java EE 8-based applications out of the box; and some new dark theme improvements.

Open Source TypeScript Cracks Top 100 in TIOBE Programming Language Popularity Report

The five-year-old TypeScript programming language developed and open sourced by Microsoft debuts in the top 100 at No. 93.

Jobs Report: Demand for Open Source Skills Climbs, Topped by Linux

The demand for open source skills is so high that nearly half of hiring manages responding to the survey said their organization are supporting open source projects solely for the purpose of recruiting hard-to-find talent.

Android Studio Updated to Handle New Dev Tools, OS Features

The Android team released Android Studio 3.2 (beta) to accommodate several new dev tools and OS features announced at the recent Google I/O conference.

Report: Unsecured Firebase Mobile Databases Leaking Enterprise Data

Cloud developers still aren't securing their data stores, a new report claims, resulting in the exposure of private enterprise information stored in Firebase, Google's mobile back-end platform.

Google Ships Flutter SDK Release Preview for Native iOS, Android Apps

Google has shipped the first release preview of its open source Flutter SDK, which uses the company's Dart programming language to build native iOS and Android mobile apps.

5 Years in, React Native Facing Re-Architecture

With lessons learned during five years of development, React Native is now facing a major re-architecture to provide more flexibility and integrate the framework better with native infrastructure in hybrid JavaScript/native apps.

AI Assists Mendix Low-Code Tool for Enterprise Mobile, Web Apps

Low-code tool vendor Mendix today claimed the first artificial intelligence-assisted offering for quickly creating enterprise mobile and Web apps.

Perfecto Tests Progressive Web Apps

Nodding to the growing Progressive Web Apps movement, Perfecto announced it's providing cloud-based automated testing of PWAs, which blend attributes of the Web and mobile.

Google's Low-Code App Maker Now Generally Available

Google announced the general availability of its low-code App Maker tool, designed to quickly create apps for its business-oriented G Suite portfolio.

MapR Adds Amazon EKS (Kubernetes) Support to Big Data Platform

Big Data specialist MapR Technologies has added support for the Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS) to its flagship data platform.

Java Still Most Popular Primary Language, Report Finds

The Java programming language continues to be the most popular primary programming language, a new report found, while JavaScript lead the "most used programming language overall" category, and the Go programming language earned "most promising programming language."

Apache NetBeans 9.0 RC1 Now Available

NetBeans 9.0 RC1 comprises all the modules in the Apache NetBeans Git repository, which together constitute the NetBeans Platform, along with all the modules that provide the Java SE-related features of Apache NetBeans.

AWS Cloud Favored for Node.js Deployment, Survey Says

The Node.js Foundation published its third annual user survey, revealing the Amazon Web Services cloud is the primary deployment target for Node.js production code.