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One-Click React Native Starter Project Now on AWS Cloud

One of the hottest mobile app development tools is now available on the Amazon cloud in an open source starter project featuring one-click deployment.

Open Source Licensing Issue Blunts Release of Rewritten React JavaScript Library

The next version of the popular React JavaScript library -- React 16, or React Fiber, featuring a major tech rewrite -- is out, amid ongoing licensing issues that are turning off some companies and developers.

Open Source NativeScript Mobile Framework Tackles Augmented Reality

With augmented reality the new hotness in the mobile development space, companies right and left are jumping on the AR bandwagon, including Progress, which just announced upcoming support in its open source, cross-platform NativeScript framework.

Cloud9 Beats JSFiddle for Most Popular Cloud Development IDE

The PYPL Index, known for charting the popularity of programming languages, is also measuring cloud IDE popularity, finding Cloud9 edged out JSFiddle for the top spot, though challengers are experiencing greater rates of increased interest.

Angular Routing Q&A: Moving Through Your Angular Apps

Deborah Kurata talks about the challenges of using Angular routing, types of parameters and more.

Visual Studio Mobile Center Now Supports CodePush Updates

Developers using Microsoft's Visual Studio Mobile Center back-end service hub can now directly update JavaScript-based apps via the CodePush service.

Hybrid Apps Beat Native in New Survey

A new survey from Ionic indicates the hybrid approach to developing mobile apps is gaining ground over true native coding, which is expected to fall off dramatically over the next two years.

Python Tops IEEE Spectrum Programming Language Ranking

In a steady climb over the past three years, it now tops C, Java, C++ and C#.

Serverless React Starter Kit Features One-Click AWS Deployment

The React JavaScript library for Web development -- enjoying immense popularity right now -- is featured in a serverless starter kit that leverages new capabilities of the AWS Mobile Hub on the Amazon Web Services cloud.

Open Source Onsen UI Mobile Framework Targets Vue.js Development

Monaca, maker of the open source Onsen UI framework for creating HTML5 hybrid and mobile Web apps, announced a release specifically targeting JavaScript development with the increasingly popular Vue.js framework.

Top Node.js Development Pain Point? Debugging

Node.js specialist RisingStack published a new survey that shows the top paint point reported by developers working with the JavaScript-based runtime is debugging, with 17 percent of respondents spending more than five hours per week fixing things.

Java and JavaScript Top Latest RedMonk Language Rankings; Kotlin Gets a Spotlight

In the latest Programming Language Rankings from the industry watchers at RedMonk, Kotlin, a language that didn't make the Top 20, was given special attention in its discussion section.

Study Links Flawed Online Tutorials with Vulnerable Open Source Software

German researchers have published a paper finding that developers do indeed copy and paste code directly into their open source software, which can lead to the introduction of security vulnerabilities if that code comes from flawed online tutorials.

Node.js Monitoring/Debugging Tool Now Free for Open Source Projects

RisingStack is making its Trace tool for monitoring and debugging Node.js-based applications free to use with open source projects -- if they're deemed worthy.

Facebook Modernizes Open Source Relay JavaScript Framework for Mobile

Facebook today announced a new version of Relay -- its open source JavaScript framework for building data-driven applications -- that improves performance on mobile devices.

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