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Here Are the 9 Open Source Projects Recently Funded by Mozilla

Mozilla, the open source champion that makes the Firefox Web browser, announced that it has funded nine community projects to the tune of $585,000 in the second quarter of this year as part of a new support program.

Job Interview Tests Help Rank Programming Languages

Adding to the bevy of existing programming language popularity indices, developer careers company HackerRank is incorporating the job interview process into the mix.

Python Shows Strong in New Skills Survey

The Python programming language makes a surprisingly strong showing in a new skills survey of more than 11,000 developers conducted by Packt Publishing.

WaveMaker Boosts Security in RAD Platform

WaveMaker added a security feature to its rapid application development platform designed for quickly creating and deploying hybrid cross-platform mobile and responsive Web apps.

New 'Slim' Build Highlights jQuery 3.0 Final Release

jQuery, the big daddy of JavaScript libraries, has been moved to version 3.0 after a 20-month development effort, featuring a new "slim" version and numerous other enhancements.

IBM Opens Up Node.js App Metrics Tool

The Node Application Metrics monitoring and profiling agent from IBM is now fully available with an open source license, according to the company's developerWorks Open site. Previously the tool -- also called "appmetrics" -- was available as a hybrid project with some parts open source but with core monitoring capabilities kept in-house.

New Community Projects for React Native: Deco IDE and Pepperoni Boilerplate

When Facebook open sourced React Native -- its technology for building mobile apps with JavaScript -- it invited community developers to help evolve the nascent product and they've followed through, just this week introducing an IDE and a boilerplate project.

Open Source Horizon Claims Edge over Google's Firebase Mobile Back-End

Much fanfare accompanied Google's elevation of its Firebase mobile back-end platform last week, but slipping under the radar was the quieter unveiling of Horizon, an open source JavaScript back-end for Web and mobile apps that claims advantages over Firebase.

Remember the Desktop? Electron 1.0 Debuts

Promising the cross-platform creation of truly native Mac, Linux and Windows apps, Electron 1.0 has debuted following a two-year open source development effort.

Programming Language Index Reports Reascendance of Ruby

The latest edition of the TIOBE Index that plots the popularity of programming languages focuses on the reascendance of Ruby in the rankings.

After Swift, Mac Developers Want To Learn Go, Ruby and Python, Survey Says

Swift is the "most adored" language atop the learning list among Mac developers, according to a new survey, followed by Go, Ruby and Python.

Overwhelming Job Target for Coding Newbies? Web Developer

A new survey of adult coding neophytes conducted to find out who they are and how they're learning their dev skills reveals: "A vast majority are interested in working as Web developers, as opposed to other developer roles."

New Tools for Enterprise Node.js Monitoring

Enterprises can get help monitoring their Node.js implementations with two brand-new tools from NodeSource and RisingStack.

NativeScript 2.0 Courts AngularJS Developers for Cross-Platform Mobile Apps

NativeScript, the new-age, open source JavaScript framework, was today bumped up to version 2.0, with increased support for cross-platform development of native mobile apps with Google's Angular 2 JavaScript framework.

New Node.js v6 Is Faster, Nearing Full ES6 Support

The community-led Node.js Foundation is out with a new release of its namesake open source JavaScript developer platform, featuring performance upgrades such as faster module loading and more complete support for the new ECMAScript 2015 (ES6) JavaScript standard.

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