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What's Slowing Down Your Mobile Web Site?

With many online businesses literally living or dying with the whims of Google search -- and with mobile browsing having recently surpassed desktop browsing for the first time -- it's now more important than ever for webmasters to optimize their sites for mobile.

Alpha Software Boosts Offline Features in Low-Code Mobile Dev Tool

Alpha Anywhere 4.3, a low-code mobile and Web app development tool, has been released with increased offline functionality and several other improvements.

Oracle Withdraws 2 Java EE JSRs, May Transfer MVC Spec

Oracle Corp. has notified the Java community officially of its intention to withdraw the Java Specification Requests (JSRs) for the Java EE Management API 2.0 (JSR 373) and JMS 2.1 (JSR 368).

Dev Firm: New Options Squeeze Hybrid Mobile Approach

A developer advocate makes the case that Progressive Web Apps and JavaScript-driven native apps are diminishing the use cases for the hybrid mobile development approach exemplified by Apache Cordova.

App Analytics Leads Firebase Mobile Back-End Upgrade

The Firebase platform for mobile and Web apps has been upgraded with new functionality -- including new app analytics -- in an update announced today.

Devs Await Open Source Word After Commercial RethinkDB Effort Fails

With the company behind the RethinkDB project having failed and its engineering team scooped up by Stripe, Big Data developers are awaiting further word on plans to continue it as fully open source.

Qlik Playground Provides Online Big Data Visualization

Big Data visualization specialist QlikTech International AB announced a new playground to help Web developers try out its Qlik Analytics Platform.

Google Pushes AMP for Mobile Web Speed

Less than a year after starting the open source Accelerated Mobile Pages initiative to speed up mobile Web browsing, Google announced "Search Results Are Officially AMP'd."

Adobe Adds Mobile Previews to App UX Design Tool

Adobe added new mobile workflows to its XD design tool so app UX/UI designers working on computers can see instant previews on the actual iOS and Android devices that will be running their apps.

Amazon API Gateway Updated for Cloud Developers

Amazon Web Services simplified its API gateway used by cloud developers to provide back-end functionality for mobile and Web apps.

Numbers Say Web Devs May Want To Target Mobile

Web developers looking where to concentrate their efforts might be interested in new research that indicates Americans now mostly use smartphones for their online lives.

Komodo IDE Features Built-In Tutorial Maker

With the new Komodo 10.1 IDE, developers can use a built-in tool to create a tutorial on how to use the IDE -- or any other lesson.

Mobile Report Shows Apple Devices Losing Browser Share

In its latest Mobile Web Intelligence Report, DeviceAtlas focused on a drop in Web browser market share for Apple devices.

Here Are the 9 Open Source Projects Recently Funded by Mozilla

Mozilla, the open source champion that makes the Firefox Web browser, announced that it has funded nine community projects to the tune of $585,000 in the second quarter of this year as part of a new support program.

Job Interview Tests Help Rank Programming Languages

Adding to the bevy of existing programming language popularity indices, developer careers company HackerRank is incorporating the job interview process into the mix.

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