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Progressive Web Apps Gain Android Integration

Google's mission to make PWAs work just like native Android apps on smartphones has taken a big step forward.

React Native Gets New Navigation Option

Navigation, which has long been problematic for React Native developers using JavaScript to create native iOS and Android mobile apps, is being addressed with a brand-new open source option from some of the leading coders in the young technology's ecosystem.

Google to Buy Twitter's Fabric, Crashlytics Mobile Dev Tools

Google today announced it's buying core components of Twitter's Fabric development platform, including the popular Crashlytics kit for mobile app analytics.

JavaScript Named 'Application and Data Tool of the Year'

StackShare, which runs a developer-only community that tracks software tools, has named JavaScript the "Application & Data Tool of the Year" for 2016, along with many other awards such as best DevOps tool, best tech stack and even best developer.

What's Slowing Down Your Mobile Web Site?

With many online businesses literally living or dying with the whims of Google search -- and with mobile browsing having recently surpassed desktop browsing for the first time -- it's now more important than ever for webmasters to optimize their sites for mobile.

Alpha Software Boosts Offline Features in Low-Code Mobile Dev Tool

Alpha Anywhere 4.3, a low-code mobile and Web app development tool, has been released with increased offline functionality and several other improvements.

Oracle Withdraws 2 Java EE JSRs, May Transfer MVC Spec

Oracle Corp. has notified the Java community officially of its intention to withdraw the Java Specification Requests (JSRs) for the Java EE Management API 2.0 (JSR 373) and JMS 2.1 (JSR 368).

Kony Goes Omni-Channel with New JavaScript API Approach for Mobile Development

Kony Inc. today announced a new JavaScript-driven, omni-channel approach to low-code mobile app development, designed to let developers mix and match native, Web and hybrid techniques in one cross-platform solution.

Dev Firm: New Options Squeeze Hybrid Mobile Approach

A developer advocate makes the case that Progressive Web Apps and JavaScript-driven native apps are diminishing the use cases for the hybrid mobile development approach exemplified by Apache Cordova.

App Analytics Leads Firebase Mobile Back-End Upgrade

The Firebase platform for mobile and Web apps has been upgraded with new functionality -- including new app analytics -- in an update announced today.

Visual Studio Code Update Overloads npm Service, Forces Version Rollback

Microsoft said its Visual Studio Code 1.7 release overloaded the npmjs.org JavaScript package management service for Node.js, forcing a version rollback to 1.6.1.

Walmart Open Sources Tool for Over-the-Air React Native Updates

With a new open source tool from WalmartLabs, mobile developers using React Native can now bypass Apple's App Store and do direct over-the-air updates.

Oracle's Quarterly Critical Patch Update Is Another Whopper

Oracle's latest quarterly Critical Patch Update was the second-largest ever, providing fixes for 253 security vulnerabilities for 76 of the company's products, including seven security updates for Java SE 6, 7 and 8, and eight for the Java EE-based WebLogic and GlassFish application servers.

Linux Foundation Launches JS Foundation

The Linux Foundation today announced the launch of the JS Foundation, a new project focused on fostering JavaScript developer engagement, collaboration and best practices under an open governance model.

Devs Await Open Source Word After Commercial RethinkDB Effort Fails

With the company behind the RethinkDB project having failed and its engineering team scooped up by Stripe, Big Data developers are awaiting further word on plans to continue it as fully open source.

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