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Red Hat Unveils Open Source Developer Tools Beta

Open source champion Red Hat unveiled a beta of its C and C++ developer tools for working with its enterprise Linux platform.

Projects Seek To Extend Reach of C#

Apple's young Swift programming language is getting a lot of attention and being put to new uses as it evolves, but Microsoft's .NET stalwart C# language isn't exactly sitting still, with multiple projects underway to extend its reach.

Facebook Pushes Mobile Notifications out of Beta

Mobile developers seeking better user engagement can now use Facebook's push campaign functionality freely in production, as the feature has come out of an extensive beta program.

Linux Foundation Launches JS Foundation

The Linux Foundation today announced the launch of the JS Foundation, a new project focused on fostering JavaScript developer engagement, collaboration and best practices under an open governance model.

Devs Await Open Source Word After Commercial RethinkDB Effort Fails

With the company behind the RethinkDB project having failed and its engineering team scooped up by Stripe, Big Data developers are awaiting further word on plans to continue it as fully open source.

One-Click Cloud Dev Stacks from Codenvy and Bitnami

Developer workspaces builder Codenvy, the leading commercial supporter of Eclipse Che, is partnering with Bitnami, the leading library for open source server application deployments, to create "one-click" programming stacks to simplify the developer workflow for common frameworks.

What's Driving Apache Spark Growth? SQL, Streaming and Machine Learning

Databricks, the primary commercial steward behind the popular open source Apache Spark project, published a new report indicating the technology is still red-hot, driven by more use of SQL, streaming analytics and machine learning.

Big Data Product Watch 9/30/16: Apache Spark 2.0, Microservices, HDInsight, More

With an industry conference just concluded in New York, here's a roundup of this week's Big Data news, featuring new products and services from Cloudera, MapR, Hortonworks, Pentaho, Cask, Zoomdata, Blue Talon, Alation, Splice Machine and ODPi.

Google Pushes AMP for Mobile Web Speed

Less than a year after starting the open source Accelerated Mobile Pages initiative to speed up mobile Web browsing, Google announced "Search Results Are Officially AMP'd."

Apache Kafka Grabs Big Data Spotlight

Apache Kafka is increasingly generating buzz in the industry with a Spark-like climb into the Big Data spotlight.

Realm Open Sources Mobile Database, Grows It into Enterprise Platform

Realm has fully open sourced its mobile database while adding an object server to offer a complete enterprise mobile platform.

Cloudera Teams with CenturyLink for Big Data-as-a-Service

Cloudera Inc. has teamed up with communications company CenturyLink to provide Cloudera's Apache Hadoop-based Big Data analytics software as a service.

GitHub Projects Simplify React Native UI Components

While the relatively young React Native technology continues to evolve and mature with its new "learn once, write anywhere" approach to mobile app development, individual developers are helping Facebook and other major project backers by contributing their own creations to the community.

CA Technologies Enhances API Management for Mobile Development

Improvements to CA Technologies' API management offerings help mobile developers create app back-ends and use open source components, among other new functionality.

Android Studio 2.2 Released with Nougat Support, Layout Editor

Google yesterday bumped up its official IDE for Android development to version 2.2, adding support for the company's new mobile OS, Nougat 7.0, along with a new layout editor and many other enhancements.

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