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.
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.
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.
React Native was never truly cross-platform, though it's getting closer.
Google, which has long been prodding Web site developers to step up their game for better performance on mobile devices, is furthering that effort with a new Mobile Sites certification program.
ActivePython distributions include open source modules bundled with standard libraries and backed by quality assurance, support plans and other services.
Gartner Inc. analyst Jason Wong believes enterprises need to factor in the use of PWAs when developing their mobile strategies.
New developments in the popular Node.js ecosystem include curated Certified Modules from NodeSource for third-party package reliability and a free version of the Orgs collaboration tool from npm Inc.
Amazon Web Services, with a formidable head start in the serverless computing arena among major cloud providers, is continuing to court coders, most recently with a Node.js update to its AWS Lambda service.
With a focus on providing insights into future adoption trends, the Redmonk report weighs rankings from the GitHub code repository to gauge traction in code usage, while also collecting data from the Stack Overflow programming forum site to glean discussion-based metrics.
Addressing the complexity of chaining together all the moving parts required to get a React Native project built and running, the open source community has published a starter app called Create React Native App to smooth the process.