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Flutter 1.7 Supports AndroidX as Dev Team Struggles with Bug Reports Amid Popularity Hike

Flutter, Google's open source, cross-platform mobile UI framework, has been updated to version 1.7, sporting support for AndroidX, enhanced Android App Bundles functionality and more.

Facebook Open Sources Hermes JavaScript Engine for Better React Native Performance

After reaching a React Native performance impasse while building internal apps, Facebook engineers identified the JavaScript engine as a primary bottleneck, so they created and open sourced their own engine.

IBM Completes Historic Red Hat Acquisition

IBM completed its acquisition of open source solutions provider and long-time Java community leader Red Hat yesterday. The $34 billion deal was Big Blue's largest acquisition to date, and one of the largest tech company acquisitions in history.

Microsoft Engineers Detail Polyglot Approach to Android Development

Microsoft engineers are detailing their approach to Android development in a series of blog posts, with the first installment pointing to a decidedly independent, polyglot approach from different teams spread across the world.

Zulu Mission Control 7.0 Goes GA

Azul Systems announced this week the general availability of Zulu Mission Control 7.0, the Java performance management and application profiling tool based on the OpenJDK Mission Control project. The free tool is designed to work with Azul's Zing JVM and its Zulu build of OpenJDK, and it supports both Java SE 8 and 11.

Open Source Kotlin Continues to Climb

Kotlin is continuing its "meteoric" rise in the software development world, with recent research providing new insights into its increasing popularity.

Apache Storm 2.0: Re-Architected in Pure Java

Apache Storm 2.0 comes with a number of fixes and enhancements, but the most striking change in this release is that it has been re-architected in pure Java.

Pivotal Adds Support for OpenJDK to its Spring Runtime

The company's new release also extends its commercial support for open source Apache Tomcat servers and all major open source Spring projects, including Spring Framework, Spring Boot, Spring Cloud and Spring Cloud Dataflow.

Salesforce Open Sources Lightning Web Components JavaScript Framework

CRM specialist Salesforce has open sourced a JavaScript-based Web development framework based on the new breed of standards that have transformed the Web stack in the past five years.

Open Source Angular 8.0 Development Platform Ships

Angular 8.0 was released this week, described as a major release of Google's open source development platform that can be used in Web, mobile Web, native mobile and native desktop applications.

Open Source Xamarin.Forms 4.0 Simplifies Mobile App Creation

Microsoft shipped Xamarin.Forms 4.0, a major update to its open source, cross-platform mobile app development solution that simplifies project start-ups with new Shell functionality.

Open Source Analytics Platform Grafana Gets Update

This week Grafana Labs announced the 6.2 release of its Grafana open source analytics platform, which allows for data from numerous sources and features a wide library of plug-ins and community-created dashboards.

Open Liberty 19.0.0.4 Adds Support for JDK12, Reactive Streams

The latest version of Open Liberty, the open source implementation of Eclipse MicroProfile and enterprise Java from IBM and the foundation of the WebSphere Liberty app server, adds features to support the MicroProfile Reactive Streams Operators 1.0 API, JDK 12, and Oracle Universal Connection Pool.

Java-Based RPC 'Dubbo' Now a Top-Level Apache Project

Apache Dubbo, a high-performance, Java-based remote procedure call (RPC) framework originally developed at the Alibaba online marketplace and open sourced in 2011 and open sourced last year, is now a Top Level Project (TLP).

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.

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