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Facebook Releases React Native for Building Android Apps in JavaScript

React Native for Android was announced by Facebook today, with a new-age JavaScript-based approach that emphasizes a "learn-once, write-anywhere" paradigm instead of traditional cross-platform techniques.

IBM Buys in to Node.js API Approach

The JavaScript juggernaut shows no signs of slowing down, as IBM said it's acquiring enterprise Node.js specialist StrongLoop to further API-driven development on its Bluemix Platform-as-a-Service.

Survey Shows Devs Slow To Go Mobile

Despite all the hype about smartphone apps and enterprise mobility, the latest survey from Telerik shows a surprisingly slow adoption of mobile development.

GitHub Reveals Most Popular Programming Languages

Source code repository hoster GitHub has listed the most popular programming languages used on its site, tracking usage trends since it launched in 2008.

Netflix Releases Open Data-Fetching Developer Preview

Netflix has released a developer preview of its in-house data-fetching tool used to provide immediate responsiveness in mobile and desktop apps via efficient, JSON Graph-based client-side caching.

Mobile Back-End Service Goes API Route

AnyPresence Inc. today said it's going beyond its Mobile-Back-End-as-a-Service (MBaaS) roots in a new release of its platform that adds an API-driven approach to facilitate Internet of Things (IoT) and other development.

Tech Hiring Stays Red-Hot -- Except for Web Devs

It's great to be a developer these days, as reports continually point to strong demand, great salaries and low unemployment, and the latest quarterly report from careers site Dice.com bears that out -- except for the Web guys, that is.

Syncfusion Invites JavaScript Developers to Play

Syncfusion added a JavaScript Playground to its suite of development offerings, reflecting the company's embrace of new technologies beyond its Windows-centric roots.

Dynatrace Updates App Performance, UX Tools

Dynatrace today unveiled new components for its "digital performance platform," featuring a customer experience cockpit and other innovations that the company said were unique in the application performance management industry.

Google App Engine for Go Now Generally Available

Google today announced the Google App Engine for Go is now generally available, giving developers the option to build Web apps with the eight-year-old open source programming language designed for large-scale computing.

mPulse Performance Analytics Tool Tackles Single-Page Applications

Performance analytics company SOASTA Inc. has updated its mPulse 55 real user monitoring (RUM) solution, providing what the company claims is the unique ability to accurately measure single-page application (SPA) interactions that basically equate to traditional page views.

Report: Swing from Native Development to Web in Mobile Arena

Mobile Web app development tool vendor Sencha Inc. released research showing that many firms are turning to mobile Web app development tools at the expense of native approaches.

Apple Open Sources Swift

Apple is open sourcing the latest version of its year-old Swift programming language, the company announced at its World Wide Developer Conference in San Francisco (WWDC) this week.

Corticon Java/.NET Business Rules Management System Updated

Progress Software released the latest version of its Corticon BRMS. Dubbed the "Corticon Rules Without Limits System," version 5.5 supports the development of business rules for deployment on both Java and Microsoft .NET Framework platforms.

MyEclipse Java EE IDE Integrates Tern JavaScript Tool

Software development tools maker Genuitec has integrated the Tern stand-alone code analysis engine for JavaScript into the latest 2015 update of its MyEclipse Java EE IDE.

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