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Data Theorem and Yahoo To Demo Open Source Mobile App Security Tool

Data Theorem Inc. and Yahoo will demo and then open source a new tool designed to simplify SSL security on iOS mobile apps.

New Target for Mobile App Devs: Plasma Mobile on Linux

KDE community hopes open source mobility platform will join the ranks of iOS, Android and Windows Phone.

Mesosphere Aims SDK at Distributed Apps

Cloud computing startup Mesosphere today announced an upcoming software development kit for building distributed applications to run on the company's Datacenter Operating System.

Google App Engine for Go Now Generally Available

Google today announced the Google App Engine for Go is now generally available, giving developers the option to build Web apps with the eight-year-old open source programming language designed for large-scale computing.

EclipseCon Mars Released

The Eclipse Foundation hit its annual release train deadline of June 24 for the 10th year in a row, with a record synchronized launch of 79 open source projects.

RhoMobile App Development Suite Embraces IoT

With a recent survey indicating half of developers aren't ready to build successful Internet of Things projects, the RhoMobile mobile app development platform has been updated with specific IoT functionality built in.

Red Hat Takes over Stewardship of OpenJDK 7

The open source solutions provider and longtime Java community leader is stepping in after Oracle Corp. issued its last public security update for Java 7 in April.

IBM, MapR Spur Spark Big Data Development

The amazingly active open source Apache Spark project used for Big Data analytics shows no signs of slowing down, as IBM has gone all in on the technology today by promising tons of development support and MapR Technologies Inc. announced tailored Quick Start Solutions to help get started with it.

Facebook Shares Homegrown Mobile Code Testing Tool

Adding to the list of internally developed software projects open sourced by Facebook is Infer, a static code analyzer that uses groundbreaking, highly theoretical math to spot bugs in mobile programs before they're shipped off to serve a billion users.

Apple Open Sources Swift

Apple is open sourcing the latest version of its year-old Swift programming language, the company announced at its World Wide Developer Conference in San Francisco (WWDC) this week.

Pivotal Releases Hadoop Distribution Based on Open Data Platform

Pivotal Software released its first Apache Hadoop distribution based on the controversial Open Data Platform, a controversial new industry consortium designed to further standardized Big Data initiatives.

NativeScript Launch Highlights Telerik Mobile Upgrades

Telerik upgraded its mobile development portfolio this week, highlighted by the official launch of the open source NativeScript project designed to create native cross-platform apps via JavaScript.

Apache Advances Parquet Columnar Storage Project

Will Apache Parquet be the "next big thing" in the Big Data/Hadoop ecosystem?

MapR Blasts Open Data Platform

MapR Technologies declined to join the young Open Data Platform consortium to further Big Data efforts and today penned a blog post explaining why.

Eclipse IoT Launches Machine to Machine Communication Platform

The Eclipse Foundation has announced the release of Eclipse OM2M 0.8, a standardized service platform for machine-to-machine (M2M) communications.

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