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Google Pushes AMP for Mobile Web Speed

Less than a year after starting the open source Accelerated Mobile Pages initiative to speed up mobile Web browsing, Google announced "Search Results Are Officially AMP'd."

Apache Kafka Grabs Big Data Spotlight

Apache Kafka is increasingly generating buzz in the industry with a Spark-like climb into the Big Data spotlight.

Realm Open Sources Mobile Database, Grows It into Enterprise Platform

Realm has fully open sourced its mobile database while adding an object server to offer a complete enterprise mobile platform.

Cloudera Teams with CenturyLink for Big Data-as-a-Service

Cloudera Inc. has teamed up with communications company CenturyLink to provide Cloudera's Apache Hadoop-based Big Data analytics software as a service.

GitHub Projects Simplify React Native UI Components

While the relatively young React Native technology continues to evolve and mature with its new "learn once, write anywhere" approach to mobile app development, individual developers are helping Facebook and other major project backers by contributing their own creations to the community.

CA Technologies Enhances API Management for Mobile Development

Improvements to CA Technologies' API management offerings help mobile developers create app back-ends and use open source components, among other new functionality.

Android Studio 2.2 Released with Nougat Support, Layout Editor

Google yesterday bumped up its official IDE for Android development to version 2.2, adding support for the company's new mobile OS, Nougat 7.0, along with a new layout editor and many other enhancements.

New Releases from CloudBees and the Jenkins Community

Topping the list of news from this year's Jenkins World user conference: the version 2 release of CloudBees Jenkins Platform, and the first enterprise distribution of Jenkins.

Code Editor Wars Redux: Vim, Emacs Fire Salvoes

Old-school flame wars about the best bare-bones text editor for software development may be revived as new editions of Vim and GNU Emacs were released in the same week.

JavaOne: Java EE 8 Release Pushed to 2017

The annual JavaOne conference kicked off on Sunday with a keynote confirmation of the widely expected delay of the release of Java EE 8.

JavaOne: Java SE 9 Delay Is About More than Jigsaw

Work on Java SE 9 is moving forward apace, JavaOne attendees were assured, but it won't be ready as soon as they hope -- Oracle proposed a four-month extension of the JDK 9, which would push the release to July 2017.

Report: Node.js Developers Prefer MongoDB, RabbitMQ, AWS, More

RisingStack surveyed developers to see how they're using the open source JavaScript environment and what their favorite ancillary technologies are.

Microsoft Beats Facebook as Open Source Champion

Coming full circle from a proprietary pariah to community champion, Microsoft has been identified as the single organization with the most open source contributors in the GitHub code repository.

Open Source Mobile Dev Tool Onsen UI Breaks Free from AngularJS Dependency

Monaca today announced Onsen UI 2.0 -- a UI framework and tools for building HTML5-based native mobile apps -- is now JavaScript framework-agnostic, having broken from its AngularJS dependency roots.

Swift Playgrounds Teaches iOS Coding with iPad App

Along with releasing iOS 10, Apple this week introduced Swift Playgrounds, a free iPad app that teaches how to use the company's new Swift programming language to build apps for its flagship mobile operating system.

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