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Dropbox Abandons Cross-Platform C++ for Mobile, Goes Native

Is the Holy Grail of cross-platform code-sharing for iOS and Android mobile apps attainable? Dropbox doesn't think so -- at least not with C++.

Researchers Offer Tool to Vet Possible Insecure Mobile Backends

New research indicates that even though mobile developers may follow security best practices in their projects, their apps may be contacting cloud-based backend platforms that can introduce vulnerabilities without their knowledge.

Zing Java Runtime Optimized for Containers and Cloud Deployments

Azul Systems has released a new version of Zing, its flagship Java runtime, optimized for container and cloud deployments. Zing 19.07 eliminates the requirement for Zing's ZST memory management kernel module, and extends its performance and throughput advantage when executing ad hoc and query-based workloads.

Application Development Research Predicts Low-Code Tooling Takeover

Low-code development tools, having grown and matured during a time of increased enterprise app demand and a programming skills shortage, will be used for most application development by 2024, research firm Gartner Inc. predicts.

SCADE Update Furthers Mobile Cross-Platform Swift Programming

SCADE, described as a next-generation mobile application development platform that allows Apple's open source Swift programming language to be used for Android apps in addition to iOS, now supports Swift 5 thanks to an update.

Amazon Cloud Handles Data Lake Overhead

Now it's easier for customers of the Amazon Web Services cloud to create, set up and manage data lakes with the general availability of AWS Lake Formation, graduating from preview and promising to relieve some of that associated drudgery.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7: Final Full Support Update

This is the final release of the platform with full support, and marks the transition of RHEL 7.7 to Maintenance Support 1, the second of the four phases of the RHEL 10-year lifecycle.

AWS Mobile Back-End Framework Adds Machine Learning Functionality

The Amazon cloud is continuing its mission "to put machine learning in the hands of every developer" with new functionality for AWS Amplify, a back-end development framework for mobile and Web apps.

Android Studio 'Project Marble' Improvement Program Ending Soon

In an Ask Me Anything event on the programming section of the Reddit site, Android engineers who held online court to answer all questions indicated that Project Marble, an Android Studio improvement program, will be ending soon.

Google Taps Arm's Memory Tagging to Fight Android Bugs

With memory-safety bugs continuing to haunt developers of all types -- especially those using C++ -- Google will borrow from Arm's memory tagging scheme to harden its Android mobile platform development.

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Google Announces Cloud SQL for Microsoft SQL Server

Earlier this week the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) team announced the alpha release of Cloud SQL for Microsoft SQL Server.

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IBM Announces Native Cloud Capabilities for Software Line via Red Hat Containers

IBM today announced that its software portfolio is now "cloud-native" for all major cloud platforms thanks to Red Hat's OpenShift enterprise Kubernetes container solution.

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Microsoft Research Leverages Blockchain Technology for New AI Framework

Microsoft Research is unveiling its latest AI initiative: an open source framework that aims to help "democratize AI" by leveraging a blockchain-based back end.

Urgent/11 IoT Zero-Day Security Flaw Poses Threat

Major code vulnerabilities detected in the network stack of up to 200 million IoT devices could enable attackers to remotely execute code and take over or shut down devices in the field.

Malware Index Advises Android Developers of Suspicious Apps on Google Play

Secure-D has unveiled a free mobile malware center that lets developers and others see suspicious Android apps.

Visual Studio Code Gets Java Refactorings, Semantic Selection

The latest monthly update of VS Code Java functionality includes new refactoring capabilities, support for Semantic Selection (or Smart Selection) and more.

ArcBlock Releases Blockchain Dev Framework and SDK

The platform combines cloud computing with a blockchain ecosystem that makes it possible for developers to create customized blockchains and build, run and manage decentralized applications (DApps) on them.

Mendix Low-Code Release Targets 'Citizen' and 'Pro' Developers

Reflecting an industry trend, low-code specialist Mendix announced a new release designed both for the traditional target audience -- "ordinary business users" or "citizen developers" -- and professional developers.

Open Source NativeScript 6.0 Released for JavaScript-Based iOS, Android Development

Development tooling specialist Progress released NativeScript 6.0, a major update to its open source framework for creating native iOS and Android apps with JavaScript with 100 percent code reuse.

Oracle and JetBrains May Join on Java Graphics Pipeline for macOS

Engineers from Oracle and software development toolmaker JetBrains may be joining forces to create a new, Java-based 2D rendering pipeline for the Mac operating system (macOS).

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