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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.

Google Open Sources Tool for Running C Code in Hadoop

The venerable C programming language isn't going away, as shown by Google's open sourcing of a framework to let Big Data devs run native C code in Hadoop: MapReduce for C.

Microsoft Updates Azure Data Services with Open Source View

Microsoft today announced updates to several Big Data-related services on its Azure cloud platform, exhibiting a continuation of its new direction toward openness and interoperability.

Pivotal Goes Open Source on Big Data

The company is open sourcing its Big Data platform, helping to found an Open Data Platform to promote technologies based on open source software, and is joining with Hortonworks Inc. to further Apache Hadoop capabilities.

Open Source Node.js To Get its Own Foundation

Node.js, the popular open-source, server-side JavaScript runtime project, will soon be governed by an independent foundation.

Microsoft Continues Open Sourcing of .NET

Extending a process started last year, Microsoft yesterday announced it has open sourced its CoreCLR execution engine for the .NET Framework.

SDKs Emerge for Google's Project Ara Modular Smartphone

Google's ambitious plan to provide cheap, customized smartphones for 6 billion people -- including the 5 billion without one -- is receiving increasing developer support with recent developer conferences and the emergence of SDKs.

Talend Big Data Integration Platform Adds Storm Support with Hortonworks Agreement

Talend's Big Data integration platform now supports a preview version of Apache Storm for real-time analytics as part of its partnership with enterprise Apache Hadoop vendor Hortonworks.

Aerospike Updates its 'World's Fastest Database' with Hadoop Integration

Aerospike Inc. yesterday announced better Hadoop integration, storage and performance improvements and easier installation and deployment of its "world's fastest database" NoSQL offering.

Report: IoT Improving Code Quality in Open Source Java Projects

Coverity has just released a new report focused on open-source big data projects and the impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) on the quality of those projects.

Android Coding Revamp Continues with Go Upgrade

From traditional coding with Java in the venerable Eclipse IDE, the new normal for Android app development may soon be programming with the young Go language in the brand-new Android Studio.

Microsoft Open Sourcing .NET Components, Releasing Visual Studio Tools

Microsoft today announced it's "open-sourcing the full .NET server core stack and introducing a new free and fully featured edition of Visual Studio."

Microsoft Launches Plugin for IntelliJ Java IDE and Android Studio

The Microsoft Open Technologies group has released an initial preview of a new plugin for JetBrains' IntelliJ IDEA Java IDE and the open-source Android Studio IDE.

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