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Xcode Playground Lets Developers Try New Swift 5 Features

Apple announced Swift 5, which it describes as a major milestone release of the increasingly popular open source programming language used for iOS and other Apple Oses, and an independent developer has created an Xcode playground to try out its new features.

Eclipse IDE Keeps Pace with Faster Java Releases

Last week's Java 12 release wasn't the only byproduct of Oracle's faster release cadence. The Eclipse Foundation also announced the third quarterly release of the Eclipse IDE, along with 75 participating projects.

React Native Team Addressing Biggest Complaints: Upgrading and Debugging

The React Native Community recently conducted a survey via GitHub to ask mobile developers "What do you dislike about React Native?" and found that the two biggest complaints are upgrading and debugging.

Open Source Project Fosters Data Teamwork Best Practices

The Linux Foundation has added a new project to foster and advance best practices for data teamwork, borrowing from the Agile approach to software development.

Hottest GitHub Project Right Now: VS Code in the Browser

The hottest project on GitHub right now comes from Coder, which recently open sourced its cloud-hosted port of the open source Visual Studio Code editor, providing browser access to one of the most popular programming tools in the world.

SAP Builds Its Own Java Distro

SAP's new SapMachine was created to allow its customers and partners to build and maintain an SAP-supported version of OpenJDK.

Xamarin.Forms 3.6 Boosts Material Design Look-and-Feel

Microsoft's Xamarin team announced an update to its Xamarin.Forms UI toolkit -- for cross-platform iOS and Android projects -- that makes it easier to implement Material Design look-and-feel in such apps.

Microsoft Open Sources Windows Calculator

Microsoft has open sourced the code for its Windows Calculator app, inviting developers to help improve the tool's user experience while at the same time learning about and possibly adopting its technological underpinnings.

PowerShell Usage Increases in Microsoft's Era of Openness

One byproduct of Microsoft's embrace of openness and interoperability may be a boost in popularity for PowerShell, the company's venerable scripting language.

Google Updates Flutter Mobile App SDK, Dart Programming Language

A year after unveiling the first Flutter beta at the Mobile World Congress, Google announced the first feature update for the open source mobile application development SDK at this year's edition of the show.

In-Memory Data Grid 'Puts Java Locks on Steroids'

Hazelcast today announced the beta release of the latest version of its namesake in-memory data grid, Hazelcast IMDG 3.12. With this release, the company adds new features focused on data integrity, cloud interoperability and performance-sensitive data storage.

Helidon Java Microservices Framework Hits 1.0 Release

Project Helidon, Oracle's nascent Java Microservices Framework, which was unveiled less than five months ago, is now available in a 1.0 release that includes full support for Eclipse MicroProfile 1.2 (Helidon MP), support for Eclipse Yasson and Jackson (Helidon SE) and numerous bug fixes and performance improvements.

Google's Java Containerization Tool 'Jib' Goes GA

Jib is a fast and simple container image builder that consolidates all the steps involved in packaging an app into a container image, and allows developers to build containers using familiar Java tools.

MapR Open Source Analytics Pack Boosts Kafka and Kubernetes, Adds C#, Go

The new MapR Ecosystem Pack 6.1 is a new release for the program that provides for independent updates of modular, open source data projects included in the firm's data analytics platform.

Red Hat Unveils IDE for Kubernetes Development

Open source champion Red Hat today unveiled what it calls the industry's first integrated development environment for creating apps to work with Kubernetes, the wildly popular container orchestration system.

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