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Google Assistant SDK Now Available in Developer Preview

Google yesterday announced the availability of a developer preview of the new Google Assistant SDK, providing new ways for developers to work with the all-purpose, voice-activated assistant.

Study Links Flawed Online Tutorials with Vulnerable Open Source Software

German researchers have published a paper finding that developers do indeed copy and paste code directly into their open source software, which can lead to the introduction of security vulnerabilities if that code comes from flawed online tutorials.

IBM Open Sources Swift App Monitoring Tool, Adds Dashboard for Node.js

IBM has open sourced a tool for monitoring the live performance of server-side Swift applications, along with a live dashboard for its previously open sourced tool for monitoring Node.js apps.

Java Watch 4/26/2017: New Java Trojans, Amazon SQS, Stanford CS Dept. Dropping Java, More

Here's a roundup of recent news and product announcements around Java and Java-related technologies.

Report: Enterprise Mobility Focus Shifts to ROI

As enterprise mobility initiatives mature, their focus is increasingly shifting to boosting the bottom line, concludes a new report from Mobile Application Management specialist Apperian.

Red Hat Brings Cloud-Native Java to OpenShift

The latest release of OpenShift, Red Hat's packaged distribution of the open source Kubernetes container management and orchestration system, comes with new support for cloud-native Java.

Open Source Groups Provide New Licensing Resources

They include a free, online book about GPL compliance, a newly open sourced tool for visibility into source code changes and another tool to help better understand the licenses associated with a project.

AWS CodeStar Eases Building and Deployment of Java, Other Code on Amazon Cloud

It's designed to integrate with existing IDEs and abstract some of the steps needed to build a toolchain for continuous integration/continuous deployment on the cloud computing service.

App Economy Report: 'Big Data Will Lead the Way'

A mobile industry association report reveals some 500,000 unfilled computing jobs right now, and that in the future, "Big Data will lead the way" as mobile apps both receive information and send key data to the cloud in real-time.

Facebook Tackles Android UIs with New Open Source Tool

Facebook has taken key tenets of its popular React JavaScript library -- such as declarative programming using chained components with immutable inputs and unidirectional data flow -- and applied them to a framework for creating UIs for Android.

Node.js Monitoring/Debugging Tool Now Free for Open Source Projects

RisingStack is making its Trace tool for monitoring and debugging Node.js-based applications free to use with open source projects -- if they're deemed worthy.

Data Scientists Worry About Human Bias in Machine Learning, AI-Based Warfare

New report says data scientists are a happy bunch overall, but they do worry about ethical issues such as human bias and prejudice being programmed into machine learning and the use of artificial intelligence and automation in warfare and intelligence operations.

Microsoft Announces SQL Server 2017, Releases 2.0 Preview

Microsoft today announced the next version of its flagship RDBMS is officially named SQL Server 2017 and made a new CTP available for download.

Facebook Modernizes Open Source Relay JavaScript Framework for Mobile

Facebook today announced a new version of Relay -- its open source JavaScript framework for building data-driven applications -- that improves performance on mobile devices.

Rollout Rolls Out Mobile App Features in a New Way

Rollout.io today announced a new way to roll out features to iOS mobile apps by targeting different groups of users to try out changes before widespread distribution.

GitHub Opens Developer Program to All

GitHub has revamped its developer program with several changes, including opening it up to all developers for the first time.

Android Studio 2.4 Preview 6 Fixes Java 8 Support

Google is continuing to implement support for Java 8 in its Android mobile OS, last week issuing Android Studio 2.4 Preview 6, which fixes numerous bugs associated with the company's new way of working with the latest edition of its default programming language.

Open or Private Offices for Developers? Stack Overflow Says 'Go Remote'

According to a Stack Overflow blog post, the simple answer to providing developers with more quiet surroundings and productive workspaces for cost-conscious companies is to just let them work from home.

Microsoft Responds to Developer Requests in Visual Studio Mobile Center Updates

Since announcing the preview of its Visual Studio Mobile Center last November, Microsoft has been steadily improving it, most recently with support for Visual Studio Team Services and more.

Apple TestFlight Now Does A/B App Testing

Up until this week, there was no easy way to use it for A/B testing in which multiple builds are tweaked to compare different features and designs.

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