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Open Source Licensing Issue Blunts Release of Rewritten React JavaScript Library

The next version of the popular React JavaScript library -- React 16, or React Fiber, featuring a major tech rewrite -- is out, amid ongoing licensing issues that are turning off some companies and developers.

Angular Routing Q&A: Moving Through Your Angular Apps

Deborah Kurata talks about the challenges of using Angular routing, types of parameters and more.

Hybrid Apps Beat Native in New Survey

A new survey from Ionic indicates the hybrid approach to developing mobile apps is gaining ground over true native coding, which is expected to fall off dramatically over the next two years.

Study Links Flawed Online Tutorials with Vulnerable Open Source Software

German researchers have published a paper finding that developers do indeed copy and paste code directly into their open source software, which can lead to the introduction of security vulnerabilities if that code comes from flawed online tutorials.

Microsoft Open Sources React Native-Based Cross-Platform Library

React Native was never truly cross-platform, though it's getting closer.

Google To Certify Mobile Site Expertise

Google, which has long been prodding Web site developers to step up their game for better performance on mobile devices, is furthering that effort with a new Mobile Sites certification program.

New ActivePython Release Targets Data Science, Web Development

ActivePython distributions include open source modules bundled with standard libraries and backed by quality assurance, support plans and other services.

Mobile Analyst: Factoring in Progressive Web Apps a Matter of 'When,' Not 'If'

Gartner Inc. analyst Jason Wong believes enterprises need to factor in the use of PWAs when developing their mobile strategies.

RedMonk: JavaScript Remains No. 1 Programming Language

With a focus on providing insights into future adoption trends, the Redmonk report weighs rankings from the GitHub code repository to gauge traction in code usage, while also collecting data from the Stack Overflow programming forum site to glean discussion-based metrics.

Stack Overflow Hiring Trends: ReactJS In, AJAX Out

The online programming community is providing guidance for developers who might be looking to change jobs in 2017.

Pyze Mobile Intelligence Service Now Supports Xamarin, React Native, More

Pyze Growth Intelligence platform provides services such as behavioral analytics for apps and mobile marketing.

Mozilla Partnership Provides No-Cost Firefox Mobile Device Testing

Mozilla is providing one year of free testing of mobile Web sites on the open source Firefox browser in a partnership with BrowserStack, which specializes in cross-browser testing tools.

Facebook Analytics for Apps Hits 1 Million Milestone, Adds Features

Facebook today announced new functionality in its Analytics for Apps tool for mobile and Web development, while announcing it has now been used in more than 1 million apps, Web sites and bots.

Q&A: Creating Modern Client-Side Applications Using TypeScript and Angular

Magenic's Allen Conway offers tips for moving from Angular 1 to Angular 2, what not to do when migrating between the two, his favorite feature of TypeScript and more.

Progressive Web Apps Gain Android Integration

Google's mission to make PWAs work just like native Android apps on smartphones has taken a big step forward.

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