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    Google today unveiled Android O Developer Preview 2, which it described as "our first beta-quality candidate" for its upcoming flagship mobile OS revamp. 05/17/2017

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    Dealing with Poorly Defined Problems in an Agile World

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    Xamarin Live Player Eases iOS Development from Windows (But You'll Still Need a Mac)

    Microsoft this week clarified how iOS development will work with the new Xamarin-based tooling announced at the recent Build developers conference: It's easier, but a Mac will still be needed at some point. 05/17/2017

  • News

    New for GitHub: Atom Integration and a Desktop Client Beta

    GitHub today announced new integration with the open source Atom code editor and a beta of its GitHub Desktop app, with both providing developers with new ways of working with the company's software development platform. 05/16/2017

  • News

    Google's Fuzz Tester IDs Hundreds of Potential Open Source Security Flaws

    The sorry state of open source security was further revealed by Google, which reported its fuzz testing tool has found hundreds of potential security vulnerabilities in the five months since it was launched. 05/15/2017

  • News

    Another Research Firm Tackles Low-Code Tools

    Gartner is the latest major research firm to turn its attention to the burgeoning low-code movement, spawned by enterprises' increasing appetite for mobile/Web apps in the face of a dearth of qualified professional developers. 05/12/2017

  • News

    Microsoft's New Azure Database Offerings Challenge (and Maybe Surpass) AWS Cloud

    In its database offerings, the Microsoft Azure cloud is starting to look a lot more like the Amazon Web Services cloud. 05/11/2017

  • Diving into DevOps

    Scrum + DevOps = ScrumOps

    "It's a total misconception that it has to be either Scrum or DevOps," Scrum.org CEO tells John. "And there's a tension between the two that is wholly misplaced." 05/11/2017

  • News

    Is 'Visual Studio for Mac' Really Visual Studio?

    After Microsoft today announced the general availability of Visual Studio for Mac, many developers on forum sites questioned if it's really the same IDE that Windows users have known and loved for years, or a refactored, rebadged and rebranded version of Xamarin Studio -- and no less than Xamarin chief Miguel de Icaza himself weighed in with some answers. 05/10/2017

  • News

    Ionic Partners with AWS for Mobile Back-End Starter Project on GitHub

    To help Ionic developers navigate the intricacies of cloud-hosted services to support such apps with back-end functionality -- such as storage, databases, security, user management and more -- Ionic teamed up with Amazon Web Services on a starter mobile app they hosted on GitHub. 05/10/2017

  • News

    'No' Vote on Jigsaw Doesn't Mean It Won't Be in Java 9

    The final vote count was 10 for, 13 against, but the decision of the Executive Committee of the Java Community Process to reject JSR 376 doesn't mean we won't be seeing the long awaited, much delayed modularization of Java in the next release. 05/10/2017

  • News

    Eclipse IoT Group Unveils New Kura, Kapua and Open Testbeds

    The Eclipse Foundation's Internet of Things Working Group released a new version of its Kura IoT framework last week, announced the first milestone release of its Kapua platform and announced the creation of a new initiative to drive the adoption of IoT open source and open standards. 05/10/2017

  • News

    New Zing JVM Adds Falcon JIT Compiler

    Java runtime solutions provider Azul Systems has just released Zing 17.03, the latest version of its Java Virtual Machine, with full support for its Falcon just-in-time compiler. 05/10/2017

  • News

    AI Is So Hot, Even Freelancers Are in Demand

    Artificial intelligence is such a hot topic in software development that companies are even seeking freelancers to help out, making it the No 1. sought-after tech skill in Upwork's latest quarterly report. 05/09/2017

  • News

    MapD Open Sources GPU-Powered Database

    Company also announces a free Community Edition of its software for Big Data analytics and visualization. 05/08/2017

  • 7 Top Device Clouds for Mobile App Testing

    The mobile app testing landscape -- or rather, cloudscape -- can be confusing, so we've investigated and summarized some of the popular device cloud options for you. Read on to see what solution fits your needs. 05/05/2017

  • News

    Apple Adds Discovery, Referrer Data to App Analytics Tool

    Apple has updated its App Analytics tool, adding data about how users discover an app and the other apps or Web sites that provide referrals. 05/04/2017

  • News

    Researchers: Open Android Ports Leave Millions Vulnerable

    Researchers at the University of Michigan have published a paper in which they break new ground in investigating security implications of open Internet ports in Android applications, finding flawed apps that leave millions of users vulnerable to attack. 05/03/2017

  • News

    Deco Software Acquired, Leaving Its React Native IDE to Live On in Open Source

    Developer tools company Deco Software Inc. is closing shop to join Airbnb, leaving its React Native IDE to live on in open source only. 05/03/2017

  • News

    Amazon Cloud, Red Hat Integrate on OpenShift Containers

    Companies are teaming up in an integration pact to enable developers to directly access AWS services from within the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. 05/02/2017

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