Microsoft today surprised developers by announcing it was bringing the Bash shell -- long a mainstay tool for Linux-based development -- to Windows 10.
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 Inc., known for its mobile app management (MAM) platform, is now exposing the functionality of that product through open APIs.
Facebook said there were no major news announcements emanating from the just-started React.js Conf 2016 like last year's introduction of React Native, but nevertheless there is news today of a new database for React Native and a tool for building rich text editors in React for Web -- both open source.
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."
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.
"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.
React Native, a new approach to creating mobile apps unveiled by Facebook early last year, is an important development that's still maturing and unlikely to be suitable for enterprise adoption until late this year, IDC analyst Al Hilwa said in recent research report.