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Mozilla Kills Firefox OS for Smartphones, Eyes Connected IoT Devices

Mozilla has given up on Firefox OS -- its ill-fated challenge to Apple's iOS and Google's Android mobile platforms -- to instead focus on connected devices "bringing the power of the Web to IoT."

App Monitoring Tool Claims First PHP 7 Support

Just a couple months after the release of PHP 7, AppNeta claimed to be the only company in its Application Performance Management space to support the newest version of the ubiquitous Web scripting language, which boasts speedier performance and a spaceship operator.

Telerik Dev Tool Claims First AngularJS 2 UI Support

The newest release of the Telerik DevCraft development suite is the first in the dev tooling market to feature support for building UIs on top of AngularJS 2 JavaScript-based applications, claims its parent company, Progress Software.

New JavaScript-based Web Language Challenges React

"If Ruby and React had an indentation-based lovechild, what would it look like?" asks Norwegian developer Sindre Aarsaether, who answers his own question by introducing the new Web language, Imba.

PHP 7 Arrives (Along with Scathing Security Report)

PHP 7 has finally arrived. It's the first major number version of the popular Web scripting language since 2004, and it was released just before a new software security report branded PHP as among the most insecure of programming languages.

Chrome Devs Paint 'Progressive Apps' as Future of Mobile Web

At this week's Chrome Dev Summit 2015, Google's developers pointed to "progressive Web apps" as the way toward Web development nirvana in which Web apps equal native apps in performance and functionality.

New-Age Flipkart Site Closes Gap Between Mobile Apps and Web

After formerly abandoning its mobile Web site in favor of an app-only approach, Flipkart this week unveiled a new "Flipkart Lite" site that takes advantage of cutting-edge Web technologies to close the gap between the two approaches.

Open Source Projects Further RESTful API-Based Development

Open source projects are emerging to further software development practices based on RESTful APIs, which are becoming more instrumental in providing app back-end services and other functionality.

Crittercism Improves Analytics Capabilities for Hybrid Mobile Apps

Mobile app intelligence company Crittercism, which provides analytics about app usage, performance and UX, today announced improved functionality to track hybrid apps.

Xamarin and Sencha Partner with Oracle on Mobile Development

Along with cloud and Big Data news at Oracle Corp.'s OpenWorld 2015 conference, Xamarin and Sencha have announced mobile development partnerships with the company.

Survey Shows Devs Slow To Go Mobile

Despite all the hype about smartphone apps and enterprise mobility, the latest survey from Telerik shows a surprisingly slow adoption of mobile development.

Tech Hiring Stays Red-Hot -- Except for Web Devs

It's great to be a developer these days, as reports continually point to strong demand, great salaries and low unemployment, and the latest quarterly report from careers site Dice.com bears that out -- except for the Web guys, that is.

Syncfusion Invites JavaScript Developers to Play

Syncfusion added a JavaScript Playground to its suite of development offerings, reflecting the company's embrace of new technologies beyond its Windows-centric roots.

Dynatrace Updates App Performance, UX Tools

Dynatrace today unveiled new components for its "digital performance platform," featuring a customer experience cockpit and other innovations that the company said were unique in the application performance management industry.

Google App Engine for Go Now Generally Available

Google today announced the Google App Engine for Go is now generally available, giving developers the option to build Web apps with the eight-year-old open source programming language designed for large-scale computing.

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