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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.

Mendix Partners for No-Code App Deployment on Cloud Foundry

Mendix, a rapid application development company, teamed up with Pivotal Software Inc. to deploy cloud-native apps.

Zend Partners with Microsoft, Adds Z-Ray to Azure App Service

Zend's Z-Ray app performance tool will soon be integrated with Microsoft's new Azure App Service, the two companies announced Wednesday.

Preview of Eclipse Plugin for Kotlin JVM Language Released

JetBrains has announced the alpha release of an Eclipse plugin for its Kotlin open-source, JVM-targeted programming language.

Open Source Compiler for Java to iOS Released

The first stable release (1.0) of the RoboVM ahead-of-time (AOT) compiler and runtime library for Java is now available.

Facebook Releases React Native for Building Native Mobile Apps in JavaScript

The highly anticipated React Native project from Facebook has been officially open sourced and released, possibly heralding a sea wave change in mobile UI app development practices.

Spam, Abuse and Dwindling Popularity Prompt Google Code Closure

Citing a preponderance of spam and "abuse" on its dwindling platform, Google today announced it's closing the 9-year-old code repository.

Telerik Targets Cross-Platform Mobile with New NativeScript Project

Mobile development tool specialist Telerik opened up its NativeScript framework to public beta, offering an open source JavaScript-based approach for cross-platform coding across iOS, Android and Windows with one code base.

Groovy To Join Apache Software Foundation

The project's committers had considered seeking sponsorship from various foundations, but decided today on the ASF.

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