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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

Machine Learning Powers New iOS Developer Functionality

AI breakthroughs continue to be infused in developer tooling, with a new machine learning framework for the upcoming iOS 12 being the latest example.

Microsoft Unveils Visual Studio 2019 Plans

John Montgomery, director of Program Management for Visual Studio, for the first time published an official announcement of the next edition of the company's flagship IDE, Visual Studio 2019.

Apple Boosts iOS Augmented Reality Development with ARKit 2

Apple updated its augmented reality programming functionality with ARKit 2, featured with the new iOS 12 that was also unveiled during the ongoing 2018 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference.

Developers Have Mixed Reaction to Microsoft's Acquisition of GitHub

Perhaps the biggest-yet example of the new, open source-friendly Microsoft is today's news that the company is acquiring the leading open source platform, GitHub, news that evoked some skepticism among developers and brought up ghosts of Microsoft's past.

New Machine Learning Debugging and Visualization Platform Unveiled

Courting enterprise AI developers, a new San Francisco-based company has unveiled a machine learning debugging and visualization platform.

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