Application Development Trends' News


Lightbend Joins Eclipse Foundation to Support Jakarta EE

Lightbend, the company behind the Scala language and developer of the Reactive Platform, has joined the Eclipse Foundation because, the company said, it is the new home of enterprise Java.

From Windows 3.0 to Windows 10, File Manager Is Reborn

Microsoft has open sourced the original File Manager first introduced with Windows 3.0 in 1990, tweaking it so it runs on Windows 10.

IoT Security Spending Reaching $1.5 Billion This Year and Growing: Gartner

Providing security for IoT devices is getting expensive and will become costlier, according to a Gartner report released in March. IoT security spending will reach $1.5 billion in 2018, up from $1.2 billion in 2017, a 28 percent increase.

Microsoft Opens Up Internal AI Training to Public

Microsoft is mirroring its internal artificial intelligence training courses with a new offering to the public, letting developers earn a certificate to prove expertise in cutting-edge technologies like computer vision, natural language processing/translation and Python-based data science.

New in React 16.3: an Official Context API, Better Component Lifecycle Methods, More

The latest version of the popular open source React JavaScript library for building Web UIs includes an official context API for easier component access to data, among many other new features.

iOS 11.3 Ships with Better Augmented Reality

Apple today shipped iOS 11.3, with the latest edition of the mobile OS featuring improved augmented reality, data/privacy notification improvements and even new Animoji.

Low-Code Zoho Tool Now Does Mobile

Low-code tool vendor Zoho announced its new Creator 5 dev platform has added mobile app creation.

Google Loses Appeal, Could Owe Oracle Billions in Java API Copyright Case

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit sent the case back to a judge in San Francisco for a trial to decide how much the search engine giant will have to pay. Oracle originally sought $9 billion in damages.

Spring Boot 2.0 Released

Spring Boot is a rapid application development framework designed to simplify the development of stand-alone, production-grade, Spring-framework-based apps that run with little Spring configuration.

What's New in Android Studio 3.1

Android Studio 3.1 is now stable and available, featuring enhanced Kotlin support, smaller builds, recent IntelliJ platform updates and more.

Firebase Crashlytics Out of Beta, Replaces Firebase Crash Reporting

Google's 2017 acquisition of Crashlytics has been fully realized with the general availability of Firebase Crashlytics, the new default mobile app crash reporter for the company's Mobile-Backend-as-a-Service (MBaaS) development platform.

Cloudflare Offers No-Cost Mobile SDK for Data-Driven Development

Cloudflare today said it's offering a free Mobile SDK to help Android and iOS developers visualize and understand their mobile app's network utilization.

Java 10 Released, First in the New Faster Cadence

This release, which comes barely six months after the release of Java SE 9 and includes 12 new enhancements, is the first in the new rapid release cadence Oracle announced late last year.

Apple, IBM Boost Enterprise App Partnership with AI

Apple and IBM added artificial intelligence capabilities to their longstanding partnership for the development of iOS mobile apps for the enterprise.

IBM Provides Deep Learning as a Service

The latest effort to make artificial intelligence programming more accessible to developers in the face of an industry-wide skills shortage comes from IBM, which today announced Deep Learning as a Service.

Empowering Citizen Data Scientists to Solve the AI Skills Shortage

A skills shortage is hampering the advance of artificial intelligence, according to industry research, and AI technology that empowers a rise of "citizen data scientists" may be the answer.

Microsoft Adds JUnit 5 Testing Support, More Java Features to Visual Studio Code

Microsoft's Visual Studio Code team has added initial support for the JUnit 5 testing framework, along with other Java functionality via extensions to the open source, cross-platform code editor.

AWS Puts Documentation on GitHub, Solicits Pull Requests

As part of an ongoing effort to open source developer guides and other documentation, Amazon Web Services has just published many more repositories on GitHub, inviting community developers to contribute with edits, bug fixes and other improvements.

Stack Overflow Developer Survey: Dangers of AI, DevOps, Ethics, Python, More

With more than 100,000 developers weighing in, the 8th annual Stack Overflow Developer Survey breaks new ground this year, exploring subjects such as the dangers of artificial intelligence, coding ethics, the growing DevOps and machine learning movements and much more.

Oracle Plans to Decouple JavaFX from the JDK

Oracle says it will separate JavaFX from the core JDK distribution beginning with JDK 11, stating that making the technology available as a separate module will make it easier to adopt and will "clear the way for new contributors to engage in the open source OpenJFX community."