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    Top 5 VS Code Tools for Mobile Development

    The open source Visual Studio Code has become the No. 1 option for many developers, with a vast extension library that effectively turns the lightweight, cross-platform editor into a full-fledged integrated development environment (IDE). Amid an increasing demand for enterprise mobile apps, here's a roundup of some of the best VS Code extensions to meet that demand, based on installations and ratings. 05/21/2019

  • News

    Eclipse IoT Surveys Developer Community

    The Eclipse Foundation's IoT Working Group has published the results of its 2019 IoT Developer Survey, and though much has stayed the same since the last survey, a few things have changed. 05/20/2019

  • News

    Delivering Mobile, Web Apps Often Takes More than 4 Months, Says Survey by Low-Code Vendor

    Amid soaring demand for enterprise apps and scarce dev talent, delivery times often average more than 4 months, says a new survey from low-code tooling vendor OutSystems. 05/16/2019

  • News

    Android Jetpack Gets New Libraries, Debuts Kotlin-Based Reactive Programming Model

    Among new products and features announced at Google's recent I/O conference was an enhanced Jetpack, a collection of software components designed to help Android developers deal with common and difficult problems when creating mobile apps. 05/13/2019

  • News

    What's New in the Firebase Mobile Dev Platform

    Google announced several updates to its Firebase mobile development platform, which provides back-end functionality such as Crashlytics crash reporting, app analytics, machine learning capabilities, performance monitoring and more. 05/09/2019

  • News

    Android Studio 3.5 Beta Released

    Google has shipped Android Studio 3.5 Beta, continuing the company's Project Marble to improve the IDE's quality and stability in reaction to developer complaints about bugs and other problems. 05/08/2019

  • News

    Flutter UI Toolkit Aims Beyond Mobile, Starting with Web

    Google has followed through on plans to broaden the scope of its Flutter UI framework for mobile apps, announcing a technical preview of Flutter for the Web. 05/08/2019

  • Apache NetBeans Is Now a Top-Level Project

    It took two and a half years, but the NetBeans Java-based IDE has finally graduated to Top-Level Project (TLP) status at the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). The popular open source development environment, tooling platform and application framework now comprises the largest codebases at the ASF. (It's 20 years old, after all.) 05/08/2019

  • News

    Oracle Releases GraalVM Enterprise

    GraalVM Enterprise is the commercial version of the open source, polyglot JVM designed to provide better isolation and greater agility for enterprises in cloud and hybrid environments. 05/08/2019

  • News

    JNBridge Makes the .NET Core-to-Java Connection

    Java/.NET interoperability solutions provider JNBridge has released version 10 of its flagship JNBridgePro tool, the first version to support Java interoperability with both the .NET Framework and the upcoming .NET Core 3.0. It also supports the new Visual Studio 2019, which was released in April. 05/08/2019

  • News

    Google Goes Kotlin-First for Android Mobile Development

    Two years after tapping Kotlin for use in Android mobile development -- long dominated by Java -- Google is making it the No. 1 option. 05/07/2019

  • News

    Visual Studio Code Adds Java 12 Support, Java Code Actions and Features

    An updated extension pack for Microsoft's open source, cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor boosts Java functionality by adding support for the new Java 12 release, along with new Java code actions and language features. 05/03/2019

  • News

    Parasoft Updates Tackle Test Data Management

    Parasoft, an automated software testing specialist, has updated its functional testing tools with what it claims is a radical new approach to address a traditional, time-consuming bottleneck that has complicated and hindered current solutions: test data management. 05/03/2019

  • News

    Microsoft Azure To Offer New AI, Edge, IoT, Blockchain Capabilities for Devs

    On Thursday Microsoft announced a number of improvements to its Azure cloud platform designed to give developers increased capabilities for AI, machine learning, mixed reality, blockchain and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, via both hybrid cloud and edge architectures. 05/02/2019

  • News
    Red Fog Stage

    Cisco Embraces Wi-Fi 6, Launches New Products and Resource Center for Devs

    802.11ax, expected to launch later this year, should provide greater speeds, improved latency and greatly improved capacity. 04/30/2019

  • News

    Chinese Company Announces New Blockchain-as-a-Service for SMB Developers

    This week Shanghai, China-based VeChain announced ToolChain, a new blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) offering for developers in a small- to medium-sized business environment. 04/30/2019

  • News

    Databricks Open Sources Project Aimed at Data Lake Reliability

    Databricks has announced the release of Delta Lake, an open source solution designed to provide "reliability for both batch and streaming data" for data lakes. 04/24/2019

  • News

    Oracle's Latest CPU Patches 3-Year-Old Deserialization Flaw

    All of the five Java SE vulnerabilities identified in the latest Critical Patch Update are remotely exploitable, and at least one is probably exploitable without the need for authentication. 04/24/2019

  • Red Hat Steps in to Steward OpenJDK 8 and 11

    Red Hat will "work with the community to enable continued innovation in Java," the company said about assuming stewardship of OpenJDK projects no longer supported, long-term, by Oracle. 04/24/2019

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