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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.

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.

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