The non-profit Application Developers Alliance published a new study of the modern development scene, pointing to polyglot programmers using multiple languages, more women joining the ranks and failed software projects caused by faulty requirements.
A new typeface called Hack stirs debate about details such as the length of the tail on a lowercase "i" and if zeroes should delineated be from the letter "O" with a slash or a dot.
Apps continue to beat up the browser in the mobile world, Yahoo said at its developer conference this week, citing statistics from its Flurry Analytics tool.
IBM, Intel and Hortonworks are among a host of Big Data players making news recently with streaming analytics, high-performance computing and open source options galore.
The Apache Software Foundation has advanced the open source Lens project for unified Big Data analytics, providing a single view of multiple tiered data sources.
Despite all the hype about smartphone apps and enterprise mobility, the latest survey from Telerik shows a surprisingly slow adoption of mobile development.
A new study indicates DevOps is gaining in popularity, but interpretations of what the term actually means vary widely.
The beta version of NetBeans 8.1 is now available, supporting developers working with Java SE 8, Java SE Embedded 8 and Java ME Embedded 8, with a number of new tools and enhancements.
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.
Source code repository hoster GitHub has listed the most popular programming languages used on its site, tracking usage trends since it launched in 2008.
Eve is turning the whole "citizen developer" notion around, approaching programming from a new direction that emphasizes analyzing and communicating information rather than building applications.
Altiscale Inc., which provides Big Data-as-a-Service (BDaaS), today announced a partnership with AtScale Inc. to bring Hadoop-based online analytics processing (OLAP) to its Big Data cloud.
Netflix has released a developer preview of its in-house data-fetching tool used to provide immediate responsiveness in mobile and desktop apps via efficient, JSON Graph-based client-side caching.
AnyPresence Inc. today said it's going beyond its Mobile-Back-End-as-a-Service (MBaaS) roots in a new release of its platform that adds an API-driven approach to facilitate Internet of Things (IoT) and other development.
The Linux Foundation and IBM today announced initiatives to advance Linux on mainframe computers, including a new collaborative project from the open source steward and new servers from Big Blue, which is contributing code to the open source community.
Google announced new APIs as part of a Google Play services upgrade that identify and track human faces in photos or video and connect to nearby mobile devices, along with enhancements for Google Cloud Messaging.
LinkedIn is joining the parade of major companies donating their homegrown Big Data tools to the open source community, offering up a Hadoop plugin for working with the Gradle build system.
IBM is beefing up its development tools for the Bluemix Platform-as-a-Service with new analytics functionality.
Facebook company Parse is open sourcing its SDKs used to provide back-end services for mobile and other apps.
Digium Inc. has unveiled open source SDKs aimed at helping mobile developers add real-time, in-app communications to their iOS and Android projects.