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Delivering Mobile, Web Apps Often Takes More than 4 Months, Says Survey by Low-Code Vendor

Amid soaring demand for enterprise apps and scarce dev talent, delivery times often average more than 4 months, says a new survey from low-code tooling vendor OutSystems.

What's New in the Firebase Mobile Dev Platform

Google announced several updates to its Firebase mobile development platform, which provides back-end functionality such as Crashlytics crash reporting, app analytics, machine learning capabilities, performance monitoring and more.

Flutter UI Toolkit Aims Beyond Mobile, Starting with Web

Google has followed through on plans to broaden the scope of its Flutter UI framework for mobile apps, announcing a technical preview of Flutter for the Web.

JavaScript Breaks from Browser to Become Mobile Force, Report Says

JavaScript traditionally has been all about Web development, but a new survey indicates it's breaking out of that bailiwick to become a force in mobile app development -- and even desktop.

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Machine Learning, Dev Positions Dominate Survey of Top U.S. Jobs for 2019

Indeed.com recently released its list of "Best Jobs in the U.S.: 2019" and machine learning engineer is No. 1 on the list, followed closely by full-stack developer at No. 3.

Google Upgrades Accelerated Mobile Pages Testing Tools

Google announced an upgrade to its open source AMP initiative to improve mobile Web browsing by speeding up page loads, improving the testing tools associated with the project.

Python Survey: Data Analysis Overtakes Web Development as No. 1 Use Case

A new developer survey about Python reveals the programming language is now used primarily for data analysis, supplanting the previous No. 1 use case, Web development.

Amazon Cloud Does Mobile Development Reboot

Mobile development using the Amazon cloud is undergoing a transformation, with a new site, new tools and new functionality to support iOS, Android, React Native and other apps.

Open Source Community Releases Babel 7 JavaScript Compiler

Open source community volunteers have shipped an update to the Babel compiler that makes modern JavaScript compatible with older environments, adding speed, easier configurability and much more.

NativeScript, Angular Team Up for Single-Project, Native Mobile/Web Apps

While previous efforts to combine NativeScript and the Angular framework for Web and native apps go back at least a couple of years, the teams this week announced an approach with a new ingredient: the open source NativeScript Schematics.

Open Source Dart 2 Revamp Focuses on Mobile, Web Development

After a nearly eight-month pre-release preview, the Dart 2 programming language has emerged as a stable release that includes many breaking changes in a revamp that focuses on mobile and Web client-side development.

Perfecto Tests Progressive Web Apps

Nodding to the growing Progressive Web Apps movement, Perfecto announced it's providing cloud-based automated testing of PWAs, which blend attributes of the Web and mobile.

Top 3 Dev Skills Needed: React, Python, JavaScript

According Hacker News' April 2018 Hiring Trends analysis, the three top skills desired last month were React, Python and JavaScript.

Tools Suite Will Target Commerce-Based Progressive Web Apps

Magento Commerce announced its upcoming Progressive Web Applications Studio, a suite of tools to help developers create business-oriented PWA solutions.

LinkedIn Wrestles with CSS Performance Drag, Open Sources Homegrown Solutions

Common Web developer wisdom says tweaking the performance of Cascading Style Sheets selectors isn't worth the hassle, but at tremendous scale encountered by popular sites such as LinkedIn, that wisdom can be called into question.

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