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Swift Playgrounds Teaches iOS Coding with iPad App

Along with releasing iOS 10, Apple this week introduced Swift Playgrounds, a free iPad app that teaches how to use the company's new Swift programming language to build apps for its flagship mobile operating system.

Survey Says: Scala Devs Edge Java Jocks in Container/Microservices Adoption

Lightbend survey reveals Scala developers are outpacing Java developers when it comes to microservices adoption, they're embracing cloud-native more strongly, and devs from both camps think containers have enormous potential to disrupt the Java Virtual Machine landscape.

Oracle Proposes NetBeans IDE as Apache Incubator Project

Oracle has proposed contributing the NetBeans IDE to the Apache Software Foundation via the Apache Incubator Project.

Box Platform Gets New Dev Tools

Among a slew of announcements made by Box at its conference last week were new tools to help developers work with its enterprise content platform.

Open Source InfluxDB 1.0 Time-Series Database Released

InfluxData Inc. said its new open source InfluxDB time-series database -- just moved to version 1.0 -- was almost three years in the making.

BigQuery Tackles 1 Billion GitHub Files To Reveal Spaces vs. Tabs Developer Preference

Google developer advocate Felipe Hoffa showed off the capabilities of the company's cloud-based BigQuery data warehouse by analyzing some 1 billion files across 400,000 GitHub repositories to see if developers prefer tabs or spaces to indent their code.

TypeScript 2.0 Nears Final Release

Microsoft doesn't expect to be adding any major new features to its upcoming open source TypeScript 2.0 programming language, which was recently made available in a Release Candidate version.

Facing Low Developer Investment, Apache OpenOffice Project Considers Retirement

Citing security concerns and a lack of vested volunteer developers to advance its mission, an exec with the open source Apache OpenOffice project has floated discussion about retiring the popular software.

GitHub Showcases Most Popular Open Source Developer Tools

With open source having won in becoming today's preeminent architecture, developers may want to check up on the most popular development tools used in community projects.

Visual Studio Team Services Delivers iOS Apps to Apple Store

A new extension in the Visual Studio Marketplace provides continuous delivery of iOS apps to the Apple App Store from Visual Studio Team Services or Team Foundation Server.

Hazelcast Launches Fully Modularized In-Memory Data Grid

Hazelcast unveiled the first fully modularized version of its namesake in-memory data grid and caching solution, with 29 new plug-in modules and eight new programming language bindings, along with numerous bug fixes and other new features.

Visual Studio Code Now Debugs iOS Mobile Web Apps from Windows

For the first time, developers using Visual Studio Code can debug iOS mobile Web apps directly from the code editor on Windows machines. Previously, debugging the JavaScript code powering these apps in the Safari browser was possible only on Macs.

Linux at 25: Kernel Development by the Numbers

With this week marking the 25th anniversary of the open source Linux OS, The Linux Foundation has issued a new report on the massive development effort that shapes the Linux kernel.

Android Nougat 7.0 Released

Google today announced Android 7.0 Nougat, a major upgrade of its flagship mobile OS, is finally rolling out to users.

MongoDB Leads Crowded Big Data NoSQL Field in Research Report

The open source MongoDB database is featured prominently among a pack of Big Data NoSQL offerings all identified as "Leaders" in a new report from Forrester Research Inc.

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