• The Agile Architect

    Why You Should Let Greed Accelerate Your Agile Development

    If you think this is going to be an article on evil product owners and how they just want everything, you're going to be disappointed. Our Agile Architect explains how 'Greed-Accelerated Development 'is the completely achievable desire to want more from your work than just the immediate benefit while not paying any additional price for it. Bwa Ha Ha Ha! 08/09/2018

  • News

    Open Source Visual Studio Code Extension Helps Create Alexa Skills

    The Amazon Alexa dev team has published an open source extension for developers using the Visual Studio Code editor to create and deploy Alexa skills. 08/08/2018

  • News

    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. 08/07/2018

  • News

    Google Bakes Machine Learning into New Android 9 Pie

    Succeeding Android 8 Oreo, Android 9 Pie has launched, sporting by a bevy of new developer/user features enabled by machine learning. 08/06/2018

  • News

    Python, Java Top New Programming Language Popularity Rankings

    New programming language popularity reports from IEEE Spectrum and TIOBE are out, showing perennial leaders Python and Java holding on to the No. 1 spots in two indices. 08/03/2018

  • News

    Microsoft's F# Functional Programming Language Shaped by Open Source Community

    Much has been made of Microsoft's embrace of open source and shift toward interoperability and collaboration, and that trend is exemplified in the new preview release of F#. 08/01/2018

  • News

    Microsoft Ships Open Source TypeScript 3.0

    Microsoft shipped TypeScript 3.0, the latest edition of the open source programming language that provides a strict syntactical superset of JavaScript with the addition of optional static typing. 07/31/2018

  • News

    Blockchain Again Reigns as Hottest Freelancer Skill

    Freelancing Web site Upwork said blockchain is again the hottest technology on its quarterly skills index, marking the first time a skill has ranked No. 1 twice. 07/31/2018

  • Apache NetBeans 9.0 Approaching Final Approval

    The community has finally given a thumbs up to Apache NetBeans 9.0. All that's left is the tabulation of a final vote by the project management committee (PMC), the compilation of the results of a community survey, and the final vote by the incubator managers. 07/25/2018

  • News

    Oracle Adds Nashorn Support in Java-Based GraalVM

    The GraalVM team at Oracle Labs has announced new support in the polyglot virtual machine for users of the Nashorn JavaScript engine. 07/24/2018

  • News

    Java SE Patches in Latest Oracle's CPU Mark a 12-Month Low

    This CPU includes eight new Java SE patches, which is a 75 percent drop from a 30-month high set in July 2017. 07/24/2018

  • News

    Google Launches New Continuous Delivery Platform

    On Tuesday Google announced Cloud Build, a new continuous delivery platform for building, delivering and testing cloud-based applications. 07/24/2018

  • In-Depth

    5 Inconvenient Truths About IoT

    Sometimes it's okay to poke the bear, with the metaphorical bear in this case being the Internet of Things (IoT). Industry analyst Bola Rotibi shares her take based on recent findings. 07/23/2018

  • News

    OutSystems Launches Low-Code App Intelligence Tool

    OutSystems announced it's testing a low-code app intelligence tool designed to help organizations monitor performance and other metrics for mobile and other apps and quickly implement needed updates. 07/18/2018

  • News

    AWS SageMaker Upgrades Again

    Amazon Web Services yesterday rolled out yet another new set of capabilities for its SageMaker end-to-end machine learning development and deployment service, including new streaming algorithms and batch job improvements. 07/18/2018

  • News

    Hasura GraphQL Service Targets Existing Postgres Apps

    GraphQL-as-a-Service provider Hasura unveiled its new open source GraphQL Engine, which reportedly sports the unique capability of working on existing apps based on the popular Postgres database. 07/16/2018

  • News

    Most Kotlin Devs Are Java Jocks, Survey Finds

    Pusher, a UK-based maker of communication and collaboration APIs, has released the results of a new developer survey, which found that most Kotlin developers come from a Java background and/or also work with Java. 07/11/2018

  • News

    Google Simplifies Java Containerization with New Tool

    The new tool, called 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. 07/11/2018

  • News

    IBM Doubles Down on Enterprise Java with WebSphere Liberty

    With the release last week of WebSphere Liberty 18.0.0.2, the latest version if its Java application server, IBM became the first commercial vender to provide a certified Java EE 8 runtime. 07/10/2018

  • News

    Airbnb, Udacity Abandon React Native

    Within the space of two weeks, two major enterprise dev teams announced they have abandoned React Native, the Facebook-originated technology unveiled five years ago as a new way to code native mobile apps using JavaScript. 07/10/2018

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