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    Xamarin.Forms 3.6 Boosts Material Design Look-and-Feel

    Microsoft's Xamarin team announced an update to its Xamarin.Forms UI toolkit -- for cross-platform iOS and Android projects -- that makes it easier to implement Material Design look-and-feel in such apps. 03/11/2019

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    IBM Launches Security Testing Service for Blockchain-Based Products

    This week IBM's X-Force Red security division announced it has launched a new testing service to help find weaknesses and fix vulnerabilities in Blockchain-based releases. 03/06/2019

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    Microsoft Open Sources Windows Calculator

    Microsoft has open sourced the code for its Windows Calculator app, inviting developers to help improve the tool's user experience while at the same time learning about and possibly adopting its technological underpinnings. 03/06/2019

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    Database Trends Report: SQL Beats NoSQL, MySQL Most Popular

    Good old-fashioned SQL still rules the database roost even though popular offerings in the NoSQL camp are closing the gap, while MySQL is the most popular of the whole bunch in a new report from ScaleGrid. 03/05/2019

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    Block Stack

    Microsoft Releases Azure DevOps Server 2019

    On Tuesday Microsoft announced the commercial release of the new Azure DevOps Server 2019. 03/05/2019

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    PowerShell Usage Increases in Microsoft's Era of Openness

    One byproduct of Microsoft's embrace of openness and interoperability may be a boost in popularity for PowerShell, the company's venerable scripting language. 03/05/2019

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    Software Engineers Want to Learn Machine Learning, Love Python, Survey Says

    A new survey of software engineers from careers firm Hired shows they want to learn machine learning, love Python, hate PHP and make a lot of money, especially in San Francisco where search engineer salaries average about $157,000. 02/28/2019

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    Eclipse MicroProfile 2.2 Continues Alignment with Java EE 8

    The latest release of the Eclipse MicroProfile continues to align itself with Java EE 8 as the foundational programming model for the development of Java microservices. It builds on the last release with numerous updates, additional features and greater functionality for implementing enterprise Java microservices. 02/27/2019

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    Helidon Java Microservices Framework Hits 1.0 Release

    Project Helidon, Oracle's nascent Java Microservices Framework, which was unveiled less than five months ago, is now available in a 1.0 release that includes full support for Eclipse MicroProfile 1.2 (Helidon MP), support for Eclipse Yasson and Jackson (Helidon SE) and numerous bug fixes and performance improvements. 02/26/2019

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    In-Memory Data Grid 'Puts Java Locks on Steroids'

    Hazelcast today announced the beta release of the latest version of its namesake in-memory data grid, Hazelcast IMDG 3.12. With this release, the company adds new features focused on data integrity, cloud interoperability and performance-sensitive data storage. 02/26/2019

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    Google Updates Flutter Mobile App SDK, Dart Programming Language

    A year after unveiling the first Flutter beta at the Mobile World Congress, Google announced the first feature update for the open source mobile application development SDK at this year's edition of the show. 02/26/2019

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    Google Adds UI Tools to ARCore Kit for Augmented Reality Apps

    Augmented reality, commonly identified as one of the major trends in mobile app development for 2019, gets a boost in the Android camp with an update of Google ARCore SDK that features new UI tools among other enhancements. 02/25/2019

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    IBM Says Automated Testing Tool Completes Mainframe CI/CD Pipeline

    IBM continues to modernize development on its z/OS mainframe operating system, announcing an automated unit testing tool that builds on previously introduced Git functionality. 02/21/2019

  • Q&A with JCache Spec Lead Greg Luck

    Greg Luck is co-spec lead on JSR 107 and the CTO of Hazelcast, which develops, distributes and supports a leading open source in-memory data grid (IMDG), also called Hazelcast. 02/13/2019

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    Google's Java Containerization Tool 'Jib' Goes GA

    Jib is a fast and simple container image builder that consolidates all the steps involved in packaging an app into a container image, and allows developers to build containers using familiar Java tools. 02/13/2019

  • News

    Hadoop Heads List of Fastest-Growing Freelancer Skills

    Amid growing enterprise initiatives in cutting-edge technologies like artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, blockchain and others, it's old-fashioned Hadoop that was identified as the fastest-growing freelancer skill in a new report. 02/13/2019

  • Apache NetBeans 10.0 Release Adds Support for JDK 11, JUnit 5 and PHP

    The Apache Software Foundation's release of NetBeans 10.0 (incubating) at the end of December launched the venerable Java (now polyglot) IDE into 2019 with a slew of enhancements, including support for JDK 11, the addition of a JUnit 5 library and new PHP features. 02/12/2019

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    What's New in Programming Language Popularity

    February 2019 reports on programming language popularity from TIOBE and PYPL are out, with the former tracking the rise of Groovy and the latter contrasting the trends of Python (up) with PHP (down). 02/12/2019

  • News

    Mendix Boosts Low-Code Dev Platform with IBM Cloud and Watson AI

    Mendix, one of the leading vendors in the enterprise low-code development space, has boosted its dev platform with new integration tapping into IBM Cloud services, including Watson AI cognitive services. 02/11/2019

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    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. 02/07/2019


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