"We're already using it ourselves to write code in Android Studio," says director of product management for Android. "We're so glad we did this."
This year's coordinated release includes 83 open source projects comprising approximately 2 million net new lines of code (for a total of 71 million) from 287 committers and 664 contributors.
Microsoft is shutting down its free online tool for creating Universal Windows Apps in favor of an open source replacement based on templates and wizards.
"Python is now the No. 1 tool being used by developers and tech pros, followed by Git and Visual Studio."
Despite the popularity of open source software development, the growing movement is plagued by poor documentation and negative interactions -- primarily rudeness -- among developers, according to a big new survey from GitHub.
The microservices approach to software development -- chaining together loosely coupled services to create larger applications -- just got a boost from Google, IBM and Lyft.
Android developers were already able to use Kotlin through a plug-in, but from now on it'll ship alongside Java and C++ with the official Android IDE.
Google is open sourcing the client libraries of its Firebase mobile/Web development platform, which supports apps with a host of back-end services such as the popular Crashlytics crash reporting tool.
GitHub today announced new integration with the open source Atom code editor and a beta of its GitHub Desktop app, with both providing developers with new ways of working with the company's software development platform.
The sorry state of open source security was further revealed by Google, which reported its fuzz testing tool has found hundreds of potential security vulnerabilities in the five months since it was launched.
To help Ionic developers navigate the intricacies of cloud-hosted services to support such apps with back-end functionality -- such as storage, databases, security, user management and more -- Ionic teamed up with Amazon Web Services on a starter mobile app they hosted on GitHub.
The Eclipse Foundation's Internet of Things Working Group released a new version of its Kura IoT framework last week, announced the first milestone release of its Kapua platform and announced the creation of a new initiative to drive the adoption of IoT open source and open standards.
After Microsoft today announced the general availability of Visual Studio for Mac, many developers on forum sites questioned if it's really the same IDE that Windows users have known and loved for years, or a refactored, rebadged and rebranded version of Xamarin Studio -- and no less than Xamarin chief Miguel de Icaza himself weighed in with some answers.