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Titanium Goes To All-JavaScript APIs

Titanium, the cross-platform mobile development framework from Appcelerator, has gone to all-JavaScript APIs, so coders no longer need to write OS-specific modules in Java or Objective-C to fill in the native-only gaps.

React Native Comes to Ubuntu Developers

Canonical Ltd. announced that its Ubuntu Linux distribution now supports React Native, the new-age, open source, JavaScript-based technology used to create native iOS and Android mobile apps.

Developer Rants Reveal Most Annoying Programming Languages

A new community formed to let developers publicly air their rants about coding -- appropriately named devRant -- has dived into its collected data to reveal which programming languages provoke the most ire.

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."

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