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Kotlin Language JVM and Android Goes GA

Software development toolmaker JetBrains has announced the general availability of Kotlin 1.0, its open source programming language for both JVM and Android, after more than five years in development and two years of production use.

Big Data Product Watch, 2/12/16: RethinkDB on Windows, Spark-Based BI, Self-Service Data Pipelines, More

Here's a round-up of this week's Big Data news from Looker, RethinkDB, Talend and others, featuring self-service data preparation, RethinkDB on Windows, Spark- and Presto-based BI, a turnkey data pipeline creator and more.

Express Web Server Advances in Node.js Ecosystem

The Node.js Foundation, formed last June to advance development of the popular server-side JavaScript platform, is officially absorbing the widely used Express Web server framework into its ecosystem.

Spark Joins Storm in StreamAnalytix Big Data Tool

Impetus Technologies today said it added Apache Spark support to its StreamAnalytix tool to complement existing functionality provided by the Apache Storm project for distributed, real-time streaming analytics.

Mozilla Kills Firefox OS for Smartphones, Eyes Connected IoT Devices

Mozilla has given up on Firefox OS -- its ill-fated challenge to Apple's iOS and Google's Android mobile platforms -- to instead focus on connected devices "bringing the power of the Web to IoT."

Spark Features Added to Redis NoSQL Database

Redis Labs today announced the integration of its namesake NoSQL database with Spark SQL, along with a new Spark-Redis connector said to speed up certain Big Data analytics tasks by 100 times or more.

Visual Studio Code Gets Cordova Tooling for Cross-Platform Mobile

Microsoft updated its lightweight, open source code editor with a new tooling extension that provides support for building hybrid cross-platform mobile apps with Apache Cordova.

Facebook Shutting Down Parse Back-end Service for Mobile Development

Facebook is closing down the Parse Mobile Back-end-as-a-Service platform it acquired in April 2013, a move that will force many developers to switch their apps to an alternative backing service.

Q&A: On Hadoop's 10th Birthday, 10 Questions for One Who Was There

10 years ago today the first Hadoop cluster was put into production at Yahoo. We asked Raymie Stata, who actually hired Hadoop co-creator Doug Cutting into Yahoo, to look back at the history of the game-changing Big Data technology, forecast where it's going and provide advice for developers looking to master it.

Open Source Tech Dominates Top Paying Skills

Cloud and Big Data tech skills still pay off the most, according to the latest salary survey from careers site Dice.com, with open source technologies dominating the 2015 list.

Google's First Apache Contribution? Dataflow, for Big Data Analytics

Google has teamed up with several other companies to submit its open sourced Dataflow technology to the Apache Software Foundation as an incubator project, a first for the search giant.

Open Source Devs Challenge GitHub on Support Issues

A large group of GitHub-using developers is calling for changes to the open source code repository, changes they can't enact on their own because GitHub itself isn't open source.

Survey: Open Source Tools Preferred for Mobile Development

A new survey published by Red Hat Inc., seeking to measure the maturity of enterprise mobility efforts, reveals that a large majority of mobile developers prefer using open source software.

Oracle Named 'DBMS of the Year 2015'

Like an aging fighter fending off younger foes, Oracle rose above its upstart NoSQL and open source challengers to be named DBMS of the Year for 2015 by DB-Engines.

New JavaScript-based Web Language Challenges React

"If Ruby and React had an indentation-based lovechild, what would it look like?" asks Norwegian developer Sindre Aarsaether, who answers his own question by introducing the new Web language, Imba.

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