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Open Source GraphQL Client for React Hits 1.0 Release

The goal of URQL is to be easy to use yet powerful, and the developers have chosen to rearchitect the 1.0 version around a new approach of "Exchanges" to do just that.

Open Source Angular 8.0 Development Platform Ships

Angular 8.0 was released this week, described as a major release of Google's open source development platform that can be used in Web, mobile Web, native mobile and native desktop applications.

Delivering Mobile, Web Apps Often Takes More than 4 Months, Says Survey by Low-Code Vendor

Amid soaring demand for enterprise apps and scarce dev talent, delivery times often average more than 4 months, says a new survey from low-code tooling vendor OutSystems.

What's New in the Firebase Mobile Dev Platform

Google announced several updates to its Firebase mobile development platform, which provides back-end functionality such as Crashlytics crash reporting, app analytics, machine learning capabilities, performance monitoring and more.

Flutter UI Toolkit Aims Beyond Mobile, Starting with Web

Google has followed through on plans to broaden the scope of its Flutter UI framework for mobile apps, announcing a technical preview of Flutter for the Web.

JavaScript Breaks from Browser to Become Mobile Force, Report Says

JavaScript traditionally has been all about Web development, but a new survey indicates it's breaking out of that bailiwick to become a force in mobile app development -- and even desktop.

Survey: Machine Learning/Data Science Propel Python Past Java

A big new developer survey shows that Python has finally passed Java in the programming language popularity wars, propelled by its propensity for use in machine learning and data science projects.

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Machine Learning, Dev Positions Dominate Survey of Top U.S. Jobs for 2019

Indeed.com recently released its list of "Best Jobs in the U.S.: 2019" and machine learning engineer is No. 1 on the list, followed closely by full-stack developer at No. 3.

Google Upgrades Accelerated Mobile Pages Testing Tools

Google announced an upgrade to its open source AMP initiative to improve mobile Web browsing by speeding up page loads, improving the testing tools associated with the project.

React Native Team Addressing Biggest Complaints: Upgrading and Debugging

The React Native Community recently conducted a survey via GitHub to ask mobile developers "What do you dislike about React Native?" and found that the two biggest complaints are upgrading and debugging.

What's New in Programming Language Popularity

February 2019 reports on programming language popularity from TIOBE and PYPL are out, with the former tracking the rise of Groovy and the latter contrasting the trends of Python (up) with PHP (down).

Python Survey: Data Analysis Overtakes Web Development as No. 1 Use Case

A new developer survey about Python reveals the programming language is now used primarily for data analysis, supplanting the previous No. 1 use case, Web development.

Skills Survey: Developers Want to Learn Go, Kotlin and Python in 2019

Annual developer skills report shows JavaScript overtaking Java, top developer pet peeves, biggest employer turn-offs, importance of work-life balance and much more.

JavaScript Dominated Open Source in 2018

GitHub has sliced and diced the data from its annual Octoverse report on open source activity in a variety of ways, and no matter how you cut it, one overwhelming theme emerges: JavaScript rules.

Report: Despite High JavaScript Demand, Student Devs Learning Ruby and Python

Despite a gap between the supply of available JavaScript talent and enterprise demand for such skills, student developers are more interested in learning Ruby and Python.