Seventeen-year Microsoft dev leader Tim Sneath is joining Google to work on the Flutter mobile app development framework, leaving a few parting shots at the failures of his former company on the way out.
Progress announced new components for its open source NativeScript mobile app development framework, including Sidekick for faster and easier development of mobile business apps.
Facebook has completely revamped a four-year-old open source tool it developed for code builds, resulting in faster compile times for Android projects.
The Linux Foundation added to its collection of enterprise guides for the development and use of open source software with three new offerings.
Here's a round-up of news in the artificial intelligence development space.
Company supports React Native even though it might be seen as a competitor to its Xamarin technology and built-in Apache Cordova projects in Visual Studio.
Amid increasing reports of cyberattacks and data breaches, open source security company Flexera has published the results of a study examining the risk of using vulnerable open source code in enterprise applications and systems.
Debugger donated to the community along with Java Debug Server to work with other Java-support tools like Red Hat's Language Support for Java extension.
GitHub, mission control for today's open source software development, published its annual report detailing a wealth of data including the most popular programming languages used in its hosted projects, the most active repositories and much more.
GitHub is boosting the security capabilities of its software development platform, introducing new open source project dependency graphs and promising alerts when bad actors show up in those graphs.
You could boil down the keynote messages at this year's JavaOne conference to two phrases: <i>Java first!</i> and <i>Java in the cloud!</i> If you had a little more room in the pot, you could add: <i>Java SE 9 and Java EE 8 are ready to rock!</i>
Reflecting the sociopolitical unrest of our times, Mozilla made a hefty donation to an Africa-based crowdsourcing project to help people "raise their voice" amid political turmoil or government/vigilante abuse.
Academic researchers have published a study investigating the effect of programming languages on software quality, concluding the issue is hard to quantify but also identifying significant findings, such as functional languages having an edge over procedural/object-oriented languages.
Walmart Labs is continuing to open source homegrown tools it develops as part of its embrace of React Native, now offering Electrode Native to integrate the technology into existing mobile apps on a piecemeal basis, using containers.