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Programming Language Index Reports Reascendance of Ruby

The latest edition of the TIOBE Index that plots the popularity of programming languages focuses on the reascendance of Ruby in the rankings.

After Swift, Mac Developers Want To Learn Go, Ruby and Python, Survey Says

Swift is the "most adored" language atop the learning list among Mac developers, according to a new survey, followed by Go, Ruby and Python.

Overwhelming Job Target for Coding Newbies? Web Developer

A new survey of adult coding neophytes conducted to find out who they are and how they're learning their dev skills reveals: "A vast majority are interested in working as Web developers, as opposed to other developer roles."

After npm JavaScript Package Fiasco, Firm Changes Policy, Says 'We're Sorry'

npm Inc. has changed its policy regarding the removal of packages after a module naming squabble broke thousands of JavaScript builds last week, while issuing an apology for the events.

Microsoft Bringing Native Bash Shell to Windows

Microsoft today surprised developers by announcing it was bringing the Bash shell -- long a mainstay tool for Linux-based development -- to Windows 10.

Survey: Desktop Development Is Most Popular, Pays Well

No. 1 takeaway from poll of 21,000-plus developers? "Desktop development is still the most-popular place to be, attracting 50 percent of professional developers, and making money for them too."

Apperian Opens Up Mobile App Management APIs

Apperian Inc., known for its mobile app management (MAM) platform, is now exposing the functionality of that product through open APIs.

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.

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."

App Monitoring Tool Claims First PHP 7 Support

Just a couple months after the release of PHP 7, AppNeta claimed to be the only company in its Application Performance Management space to support the newest version of the ubiquitous Web scripting language, which boasts speedier performance and a spaceship operator.

Telerik Dev Tool Claims First AngularJS 2 UI Support

The newest release of the Telerik DevCraft development suite is the first in the dev tooling market to feature support for building UIs on top of AngularJS 2 JavaScript-based applications, claims its parent company, Progress Software.

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.

PHP 7 Arrives (Along with Scathing Security Report)

PHP 7 has finally arrived. It's the first major number version of the popular Web scripting language since 2004, and it was released just before a new software security report branded PHP as among the most insecure of programming languages.

Chrome Devs Paint 'Progressive Apps' as Future of Mobile Web

At this week's Chrome Dev Summit 2015, Google's developers pointed to "progressive Web apps" as the way toward Web development nirvana in which Web apps equal native apps in performance and functionality.

New-Age Flipkart Site Closes Gap Between Mobile Apps and Web

After formerly abandoning its mobile Web site in favor of an app-only approach, Flipkart this week unveiled a new "Flipkart Lite" site that takes advantage of cutting-edge Web technologies to close the gap between the two approaches.

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