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IBM Buys in to Node.js API Approach

The JavaScript juggernaut shows no signs of slowing down, as IBM said it's acquiring enterprise Node.js specialist StrongLoop to further API-driven development on its Bluemix Platform-as-a-Service.

Today's Devs: Polyglot, More Women, Plagued by Faulty Requirements

The non-profit Application Developers Alliance published a new study of the modern development scene, pointing to polyglot programmers using multiple languages, more women joining the ranks and failed software projects caused by faulty requirements.

New Source Code Typeface Gets Finicky Devs All Worked Up

A new typeface called Hack stirs debate about details such as the length of the tail on a lowercase "i" and if zeroes should delineated be from the letter "O" with a slash or a dot.

Big Data Product Watch 8/28/15: Streaming Analytics, High-Performance Computing and More

IBM, Intel and Hortonworks are among a host of Big Data players making news recently with streaming analytics, high-performance computing and open source options galore.

Netflix Releases Open Data-Fetching Developer Preview

Netflix has released a developer preview of its in-house data-fetching tool used to provide immediate responsiveness in mobile and desktop apps via efficient, JSON Graph-based client-side caching.

Opening Up Linux on Mainframes

The Linux Foundation and IBM today announced initiatives to advance Linux on mainframe computers, including a new collaborative project from the open source steward and new servers from Big Blue, which is contributing code to the open source community.

Facebook Open Sourcing Parse Back-End SDKs

Facebook company Parse is open sourcing its SDKs used to provide back-end services for mobile and other apps.

IBM Launches New Enterprise Open Source and IoT Dev Communities

IBM has launched two new community spaces within its Web-based developerWorks network: one to support developers of open-source enterprise software; one to support Internet of Things developers.

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.

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