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Mobile Dev Success: All About that MBaaS

New reports from mobile app development organizations show how Mobile Back-end-as-a-Service is crucial to enterprise mobility success, especially when using rapid application development or low-code tools.

Report: Developers Can Cash in on IoT E-commerce

Developer research company VisionMobile published a study indicating the confluence of the Internet of Things and e-commerce provides a vast new source of untapped potential revenue for coders seeking to make money off their creations.

Twitter Offers Mobile App Dev Tips

Twitter started the new year by sharing some of the hard-won tips and advice it has gleaned from its own development of mobile apps for the iOS and Android platforms.

Compuware Taking Mainframe to Agile/DevOps Mainstream

That gray-haired guy in the corner who does all the COBOL stuff is going to retire soon. Then what do you do?

Startup Uses JavaScript for Cloud-Based, Native Mobile Apps

Startup Synchro Labs launched a platform for using JavaScript and the Node.js framework to create cloud-based, native mobile apps for the enterprise, targeting the replacement of legacy intranet apps.

Google Releases Cloud Vision API for Understanding Image Content

Google released its homegrown Cloud Vision API to help developers create applications with sophisticated image recognition technology that powers Google Photos.

Docker Announces Universal Control Plane Beta, First Hardware Signing System

The Docker Universal Control Plane (UCP) 1.0 is now available as a public beta.

Study Investigates Millionaire Mobile App Developers

How many millionaire mobile app developers are out there? New research seeking to answer that question reportedly dispels some "myths" about the profitability of mobile app development, contradicting other studies that paint a bleak picture of developer income levels.

Dev Shop Offers Stats To Prove Android Coding Costs More than iOS

Independent dev shop Infinium Inc. has published numbers from its own experience to back up its belief that Android development takes longer than equivalent iOS development and is thus more expensive.

Concurrent Adds Spark Support to Big Data App Management Solution

Concurrent has added support for Apache Spark technology to its Big Data application performance management solution, becoming the latest in a long line of vendors embracing the ever-popular open source analytics project.

Study: iOS App Store Provides Revenue, Google Play Has Download Reach

Mobile developers wondering which of the two major app stores to target may find some guidance in a recent survey from App Annie, which indicated Apple's App Store generates more revenue for devs while the Google Play store for Android apps provides more download volume.

App Analytics Tool Predicts User Behavior

Web and mobile app analytics company Localytics announced a new tool that uses machine learning to predict user behavior in an effort to reduce churn and boost customer conversions.

Low-Code Tool Addresses Mobile App Offline Problem

Mendix said it addressed the thorny problem of handling offline functionality in mobile apps with the latest rendition of its rapid application development tool.

Google Doubles Allowable Size of Android Apps

Google announced it was doubling the Android app file size limit from 50MB to 100MB, while warning developers to not use the additional leeway just because it's available, as it could degrade the UX.

'Citizen Developer' Movement Transforming in Enterprise, Report Says

Facing huge demand for developers -- especially for mobile apps -- enterprises are turning to a variety of solutions, including outsourcing and relying on in-house "citizen developers" to use low-code or no-code tools to supplement professional coders, a movement undergoing change, according to a new report.

Open Source Container Company Docker Updates Hub for Faster App Delivery

Open source container specialist Docker Inc. has updated its Docker Hub cloud service designed to speed up application delivery by development teams through automated workflows.

New Java API for App Delivery Controller

KEMP Technologies has expanded the automated application deployment capabilities of its LoadMaster product with a new Java API.

Spring Framework 4.2 Goes GA

Pivotal Software announced the general availability of version 4.2 of the Spring Framework. The latest feature release of the 4.x line of the open source application framework for enterprise Java is compatible with Java 6, 7 and 8.

App Annie Adds Google Analytics

App Annie has added Google Analytics functionality to its free mobile app intelligence platform as part of a new beta offering.

Google App Engine for Go Now Generally Available

Google today announced the Google App Engine for Go is now generally available, giving developers the option to build Web apps with the eight-year-old open source programming language designed for large-scale computing.

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