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Google Launches Mobile Offline SDK

The new tool supports iOS as well as Android.

Report Finds Growing Mobile Development 'Middle Class'

More mobile developers are making a decent living without striking it rich.

Atap Projects On Display at I/O

Google showed off smart fabrics, gesture-based controls and password-elimination technologies.

Report: Japan Leads in Google Play Revenue

Android downloads and profitability have climbed 30 percent since last year.

Google I/O News for Developers

Android M, new development tools and much, much more.

Google Mobile Search Linking Directly to iOS Apps

The change could increase usage for some iOS apps.

Developer Programs 55-Year-Old Mainframe to Mine Bitcoin

But it will be a long, long, long time before the system mines its first block.

Obama Administration Says APIs Should Be Subject to Copyright

The Supreme Court had asked for the government's views on the Oracle v. Google case.

Microsoft to Release Windows 10 App for iOS, Android

The company is also planning to bring Cortana to the competing mobile platforms.

Report: Google Is Creating an IoT OS Called Brillo

The Brillo project is said to be independent of Nest.

NSA, Allies Developed Android Attack

The man-in-the-middle attack could have installed spyware when users attempted to download legitimate apps from Google Play.

Developer Hiring: 5 Top Trends

Few surprises on this list.

Microsoft Open Sources WCF

The company continues to release pieces of .NET under open source licenses.

Code Fellows Offers Scholarships for Women, Minorities, Veterans

The program is intended to help improve diversity among developers.

Report: Google Play May Add Some A/B Testing Capabilities

The move would help mobile development firms better market their wares.

Report: Social and Communication Apps See Highest Usage

Games still generate the most revenue for mobile development firms.

Io.js to Reunite with Node.js

The two open source projects will converge under the governance of the Node Foundation.

Java Turns 20

The programming language was first called "Oak."

Microsoft Languages Becoming More Popular

C++, C# and Visual Basic.NET made big gains on the Tiobe index.

Microsoft Announces Windows 10 Editions

Even though the company is moving toward a universal app development model, there will still be a lot of versions of Windows 10.

Amazon Launches Mobile App Ad Platform

The mobile development industry has a new tool for hawking its wares.

Java 9 General Release Scheduled for Sept. 22, 2016

The update will be feature complete by the end of the year.

What the Mobile Development Industry Is Learning From Casinos

Mobile apps are becoming more like slot machines.

Is It OK to Be an 'Average' Developer?

One well-known developer says the myth of the 10x programmer is harmful to the industry.

9 Programming Languages Invented by Women

COBOL, FORMAC and several other languages had female creators.

New Facebook Ads Combine In-App Purchases and App Installs

Now users can install an app and make a purchase with one tap.

What to Expect at Google I/O 2015

The schedule briefly mentioned something called "Android M."

GoDaddy Launches Pro Service for Web Developers

The new service includes monitoring and client management capabilities.

Singapore's Prime Minister Writes Code

The country's leader created his own Sudoku solver.

Pinterest Launches Beta Developers Platform

The popular social site has released some new APIs.

Google Experiments with Dart-Based Android Apps

The Dart on Android project is called "Sky."

Facebook's Internet.Org Now Open to All Developers

The initiative aims to provide Internet services to those in developing countries.

Building the Internet of Cows

Hooking cows up to health sensors monitored by cloud-based machine learning tools could help dairy farmers increase their productivity.

iOS Developers Testing Apple App Analytics

Apple has begun beta trials of the new service ahead of its WWDC event in June.

Google Releases Guide to UX Principles

The Android maker is offering tips for mobile development pros on how to make more successful apps.

Microsoft Opens Up Visual Studio to iOS and Android Developers

The company also unveiled its new Edge browser and a free coding tool.

Facebook App Developers Have Until April 30 to Update to Graph API 2.0

If developers haven't updated their apps by the deadline, Facebook will apply the update automatically.

Google Play Q1 Downloads 70% Higher Than iOS

The winner of the revenue battle in the mobile development industry is a little unclear.

Security Researchers Say 25,000 iOS Apps Contain Security Vulnerability

Mobile development firms are advised to update their apps immediately.

Report: Google Working on New Version of Glass

Luxottica is said to be partnering with Google on Glass 2.

3,000 Apps in Apple Watch Store at Launch

Some analysts think the store will have more than 100,000 apps by the end of next year.

PHP 7 to Offer 100% Performance Improvements

The update is scheduled for a production release in October.

Apple Rushing Developer Watch Orders

Developers who want to order the Apple Watch can skip to the front of the line.

DHS to Open Silicon Valley Office

The feds are hiring developers.

Mobile App Installs Climbed 70% in 2014

Entertainment apps and games continue to dominate in the mobile development industry.

Researchers: Bug Bounties Don't Work

Paying for security vulnerabilities only finds the easy-to-spot bugs.

Documentary Highlights Lack of Women Coders

Filmmaker says, "This is a Rosie the Riveter moment."

MS Open Tech Rejoins Microsoft

The company is shutting down its open source subsidiary.

Mobile Google Search Feature Could Lead to More App Installs

Google will now ask users if they want to install apps.

Object Computing Will Take Over Grails

Apache will handle Groovy.

Apple to Hold WWDC 2015 June 8-12

Tickets to the developer conference will be distributed by a lottery.

EU Files Antitrust Charges Against Google, Investigates Android

The search giant is accused of anti-competitive practices.

App Store Revenue Now 70% Higher Than Google Play's, Says Report

The iPhone's popularity in China is a big reason for the increase in App Store revenue.

Report: More than Half of Mobile Developers Working on IoT Projects

But they aren't necessarily getting paid for their Internet of Things work.

The Secret to Mobile App Success: 3 In-App Purchases

Repeat in-app purchases can help apps achieve at least $1 million in revenue.

Should You Live-Stream Your Coding Sessions?

The practice not only helps newbies hone their skills, it also changes the way developers approach their projects.

'Whales' Still Dominate Mobile Game Revenue

Just 0.23 percent of users generate two-thirds of sales.

Survey: Half of Developers Don't Have a CS Degree

Programmers say coding is a "labor of love."

IBM, NASA to Hold International Space Apps Challenge

The three-day coding competition invites developers to build space exploration apps using IBM's tools and cloud computing services.

Report: International Mobile Users Want More Native-Language Apps

Outside the U.S., many smartphone and tablet owners have apps that aren't in their native languages.

Report: In-App Purchases to Be Top Mobile App Monetization Method by 2018

In-app advertising and freemium models also remain important.

Microsoft Halts Production on Kinect for Windows v2

Developers are encouraged to use the Xbox One version of the Kinect sensor.

Chrome Web Store Now Accepting More Android Apps

Will having more apps increase interest in Chromebooks and Chromeboxes?

CodeFights Startup Turns Coding into a Social Game

The company has just secured $2.4 million in funding.

App Store Begins Accepting Watch Submissions

Mobile development firms can begin uploading their Apple Watch apps.

Report: Consumers Less Interested in Trying New Apps

It's getting harder for mobile development firms to attract new users.

Microsoft Offers Free Cloud Computing for Student Developers

Azure has a new program designed to get students involved in cloud development—and to get them hooked on Microsoft tools.

Deadline Looms for Mobile-Friendly Websites

Web developers need to optimize their sites for mobile devices by April 21.

Google: Dart Will Not Be Integrated Into Chrome

The future isn't looking quite as bright for Google's alternative to JavaScript.

Facebook Announces Plans for Messenger, Analytics, Parse

The first day of the social network's F8 developer conference was full of big news.

Microsoft Launches Azure App Service

The cloud computing service aims to simplify Web and mobile development.

Adobe Contributes to Rendering Engine in Microsoft's Project Spartan Browser

Microsoft has been much more open with its next-gen browser.

Report: Facebook Wants to Host Other Sites' Content

Will the social network become a platform that hosts a lot of other websites?

Standards Group Releases Front-End Modeling Language

IFML expresses what is going on with application interfaces.

Google, Intel, TAG Heuer Partner on Android Smartwatch

The new wearable appears to be a response to Apple Watch.

Report: Facebook Messenger to Become an App Platform

Unnamed sources say the social network will make the announcement at F8 next week.

Google Says Glass Hype Was a Mistake

One of the project's developers says it went public too soon.

Report: Hundreds of Mobile Apps Still Contain FREAK Flaw

More than 1,200 popular Android apps and nearly 800 popular iOS apps still need to be patched.

Google Implements New Android App Review Process

Apps still show up on Google Play within hours of being submitted.

Microsoft Unveils Azure IoT Suite

Windows 10 will also come in an IoT version.

Google Now API Will Be Open to Developers

Experts say this could be the first step towards a post-app world.

Report: Phablets Drove 78% Increase in App Usage

Flurry says phablets are "the ultimate mobile form factor."

Google Code Is Shutting Down

Open source projects hosted on the site will need to find a new home by January 2016.

App Store Back Online After Lengthy Outage

Apple says the problems were caused by a DNS error.

Report: Force Touch Technology Is Coming to iPhones

Mobile development firms may want to start thinking about how apps could support sensors that react to the amount of pressure applied.

Study: App Engagement 40% Greater on High-End Android Phones Than on iPhone 6

People with expensive Android phones use a lot more apps than other types of smartphone owners.

Apple Releases More Watch Details

Device preorders will begin April 10.

Report: Google Adapting Android for Virtual Reality

"People familiar with the project" say that Google has a fairly large team working on an Android version for VR headsets.

Microsoft, Google Partner on TypeScript, AngularJS

The next version of AngularJS will be built on TypeScript.

Apple's Secret Watch App Development Lab

It's so secret that you can't even bring in a pad of paper.

Apache Foundation Will Sponsor Groovy

Pivotal is no longer funding Groovy and Grails.

Oracle Unveils JDK 8, Update 40

JavaFX also got an update.

IBM Buys Machine Learning Vendor AlchemyAPI

40,000 developers use AlchemyAPI's tools.

Report: Top 5 Apps Account for Two-Thirds of Mobile Traffic

A few big players dominate engagement, posing a challenge for small mobile development firms.

Gartner: Apple Overtook Samsung in Q4 Smartphone Sales

Manufacturers sold 1.2 billion smartphones last year.

Which Apps Drain Your Battery the Fastest?

A new report from AVG could spur mobile development firms to pay more attention to energy efficiency.

Report: Enterprise Mobile Apps More Lucrative Than Consumer Apps

A growing number of mobile development firms are building apps for organizations.

ARM, IBM Announce IoT Starter Kit

The kit links directly to the BlueMix cloud development platform.

Microsoft Launches OneDrive API

The new API supports all the major mobile operating systems, as well as Web apps.

Find Chrome Bugs, Win 'Infinity Million' Dollars

Google is extending Pwnium all year long.

Microsoft Releases Band SDK

Developers can now create apps for the fitness wearable.

Some Developers Are Hiring Agents

Agents work best for freelancers who change projects frequently.

Report: Mobile Developers Shouldn't Advertise After 8 p.m.

App usage peaks just after dinnertime.

Google Cloud Security Scanner Finds Vulnerabilities in Web Apps

The free tool makes it easier to find cross-site scripting and other security flaws.

Yahoo Launches Mobile Development Suite

The new set of tools enables advertising, analytics, app publishing and more.

Will Robots Take All the Development Jobs?

University researchers are warning that the high demand for developers could eventually backfire.

Formal Approval for HTTP 2.0 Standard

The new standard could result in faster page loads and better security for websites.

Google Will Give Developers 2 Extra Weeks to Fix Vulnerabilities

The company has been criticized for its Project Zero program.

Will Gamification Be a Big Opportunity for Mobile Development Firms?

As enterprise apps become more like games, mobile game developers find that many of their skills are transferable.

Mobile App Reviewers Get 20 Requests for Reviews Every Day

Requests generate a review less than 10 percent of the time.

Report: iOS 8 Crashes More Often than Android 5.0

The figures are based on crash reports from 20,000 apps.

Apple Adds 'Pay Once' Category to App Store

The iPhone maker is highlighting games without in-app purchases.

Lackluster Numbers for Android Wear

Manufacturers shipped only 720,000 Android smartwatches in the second half of 2014.

Apple, Pinterest Team Up for App Discovery

Will pinned apps lead to more downloads for the mobile development industry?

Joyent Gives Node.js to a Foundation

The cloud computing firm had recently come under criticism for its handling of the JavaScript framework.

Silver Compiles Swift Code for .NET and Java

The new compiler allows developers to write Swift applications for more platforms.

Doctor Who Game Tricks Kids into Learning to Code

Players must write code into order to unlock new levels in the game.

Report: More than 1 Million 'Zombie' Apps in App Store

Most mobile apps never make it to the top of any chart.

Ubuntu Phone Goes on Sale Next Week

Be warned: the specs are mediocre, and the device will only be available in Europe.

Google Releases Android 5.1 "Lollipop"

It will take some time before most Android users can upgrade to the new OS.

U.S. iOS Sales Top Android for Q4 2014

This is the first time Apple has won the market share battle since 2012

Joyent Launches Node.js Incubator Program

The company is trying to prevent startups from defecting to the IO.js fork.

Report: More Dangerous Apps Come from the U.S. than from Any Other Country

If you thought most malicious mobile apps came from Asia, think again.

Cisco Predicts Half a Billion Wearables by 2019

Mobile development firms might want to start thinking about apps for wearable devices.

Report: App Monetization Increases 12%

More mobile development firms are turning to advertising as a way to make money.

Google Launches Vulnerability Research Grant Program

Bug hunters can get money upfront for researching suspected software vulnerabilities.

Criticism Rises for Google's 90-Day Bug Disclosure Policy

Software vendors say the policy puts their customers at risk.

Report: Microsoft Backs Company That Wants to Take Android Away from Google

The Windows maker has invested in a startup called Cynogen.

1 Billion Android Phones Shipped Last Year

81 percent of the smartphones sold in 2014 ran Android.

The Most Downloaded Mobile Apps and Games of 2014

Facebook properties did really, really well last year.

YouTube Switches to HTML5

It appears that Flash's days are numbered.

Microsoft Buys R Tool Vendor Revolution Analytics

The company is beefing up its big data portfolio.

iOS Apps Are Bigger than Hollywood

However, not every mobile development firm is making a lot of money.

Microsoft Provides More Details on the Spartan Browser

A blog post offers some technical detail and screenshots of the new browser.

Microsoft Demos HoloLens and More at Windows 10 Event

The augmented reality technology is getting rave reviews.

Report: Java Security Risk Declines

Cyberattackers have moved on from Java, but Heartbleed continues to be a problem.

Researchers Add AI Technology to Mario

Everyone's favorite plumber can now learn, experience emotions and act autonomously.

New VAT Law Impacts Developers

Developers who sell apps or games in Europe without going through Google Play or the App Store need to collect tax and retain records.

Facebook to Hire 1,200

The social network is adding more software developers and experts in drones, satellites and VR technology.

Report: NSA Hacked N. Korea Before the Cyberattack on Sony

The agency failed to spot the warning signs and issue a warning before the attack, but it was able to quickly trace the attack back to its source.

RedMonk: JavaScript, Java Are the Most Popular Programming Languages

Go and R are making significant gains.

Report: Google Play Now Has More Apps Than the App Store

In addition, more mobile development firms are using Google's platform than Apple's platform.

Java Tops List of In-Demand IT Skills

.NET skills are also highly sought after.

Report: Nearly Half of North American Mobile Gamers Spend Money on Games

A new study suggests mobile development firms might want to target Amazon's platform.

Record-Breaking App Store Sales on New Year's Day

The mobile development industry brought in $500 million worth of revenue from iOS users in the first week of January.

Moonpig Suspends Services Due to Code Security Problems

The incident highlights the importance of writing secure API code.

Samsung Will Invest $100 Million in IoT Developer Program

All of the company's hardware will be IoT-enabled within five years.

Report: App Usage Climbed 76% in 2014

Lifestyle and shopping apps saw the biggest increase.

Facebook Buys Speech Recognition Vendor Wit.ai

More than 6,000 developers user Wit.ai's API to add voice features to their apps.

Gartner: Global Tablet Sales Growth Will Slow in 2015

Slowing device sales may impact the mobile development industry.

Codementor Launches Makers Year Initiative

The organization wants to help more startups get their projects going in 2015

Internet of Things Dominates CES

Manufacturers are showing a lot of smart devices for the home.

Flurry: Apple Made 51% of Devices Activated Over Christmas

It seems a lot of people found an iPhone 6 under the tree this year.

Apple Implements an App-Refund Policy in Europe

Refunds could be bad news for mobile development firms with paid apps.

Ruby 2.2 Released Christmas Day

Santa brought Ruby developers better garbage collection and some other minor improvements for the programming language.

Microsoft: Windows Phone Devs Should Target Low-Memory Devices

New stats about the platform offer guidance for mobile development firms.

Facebook Adds a Mobile Install Ad Feed

Will the tool help address the mobile development industry's app discovery woes?

The FBI Is Hiring Developers

Do you have what it takes to be a cyber-agent?

Report: Android to be Built Directly into Cars

Mobile development firms might want to start thinking about apps for vehicles.

Libscore Tracks Which JavaScript Libraries Are the Most Popular

JQuery leads the pack by a wide margin.

Oracle Warns Java Changes Could Impact IDEs.

IDE vendors will need to update their tools if they want to remain compatible with Java as it becomes more modular.

The Best Coding Tools of 2015

A cloud development tool wins the top prize.

Permissive Open Source Licenses Becoming More Popular

GPL isn't as pervasive as it used to be.

Report: U.S. App Usage Climbed 30% on Cyber Monday

Black Friday saw increases of 25 percent.

Girls Who Code Expands Summer Program

1,200 girls will be able to participate this year—up from 375 last year.

The Top Android Apps of 2014

Health and fitness was the fastest growing category.

Google Updates Android Wear, Adds Watch Faces to Play Store

Android wearables will support custom watch faces.

The Leading iOS Apps of 2014

Facebook Messenger was at the top of the chart.

R, Swift Compete for 'Language of the Year' Status

PHP, Java, and C++ have seen the biggest declines in popularity this year.

Google Releases Android Studio 1.0

The mobile development IDE is based on JetBrains IntelliJ.

AppGyver Launches Supersonic, a Super-Fast Mobile HTML5 Framework

The company claims Supersonic crates hybrid apps that perform as well as native apps.

Hour of Code Events This Week

Groups have registered 70,000 events with Code.org.

California Inmates Learn to Code

Employers who are desperate to hire developers may want to look behind bars.

Rovio to Lay Off 110 Workers at Development Studio

The game developer's forays into animation and merchandising haven't paid off.

Report: 75% of Android Users Affected by Security Flaws

Trend Micro says the vulnerabilities are "a big challenge to developers."

Google's Cloud Platform Gains PCI Certification

Developers can now use the cloud computing service to store credit card data.

Parse Usage Skyrockets in Asia

Facebook's mobile app server is making inroads with Asian mobile development firms.

Software Testing and Autism—A Perfect Fit?

Many people with autism have exactly the right skills for careers in software testing.

Report: Microsoft May Unveil Consumer Version of Windows 10 in January

Rumors suggest the company is planning a press event late next month.

Romanian Developers Earn Five Times as Much as Average Workers

Salaries are low by U.S. standards, but so is the cost of living.

Top Technologies from the DEMO Conference

The event highlighted a number of up-and-coming mobile development firms.

Report: Only 8% of Users Would Pay for All Their Free Apps

Freemium apps and advertising appear to be the best routes for monetizing mobile apps.

Microsoft Exec: Minecraft Is a Development Tool

The company wants to get future developers hooked on its tools at a young age.

App Store Downloads Hit Record High in October

Last month was really good for the mobile development industry.

Chinese Developers Get Access to Google Play

Is a Chinese version of the Android app store for users coming soon?

What Happened to the App Store's Free Button?

The 'free' download button now says 'get.'

The 20 Worst Countries for Software Piracy

China is still number one.

App Suey Wants to Own 1% of the App Store

The startup is on a mobile development firm buying spree.

SourceLair Rolls Out Online IDE

The startup promises to get developers coding in just seconds.

Are Developers Losing Interest in Google Glass?

Even Sergey Brin is no longer always wearing the high-tech specs.

Report: 6% of Mobile Gamers Generate 51% of Revenue

And mobile gamers are getting younger.

Google to Shut Down Google Wallet API

Websites that use the API will need to find a new payment solution, but it will continue working for mobile apps on Google Play.

Win the Turing Award, Get $1 Million

Thanks to Google, computer science's top award now pays out four times as much as it used to.

Microsoft Debuts Community Version of Visual Studio

Now individuals and small teams can access more of the IDE's features for free.

10 Open Source Apps Built with Go

The programming language is young but powers some fairly impressive projects.

Amazon Cloud Drive Releases an API

The new tool provides developers with easy access to storage.

Gartner Predicts 25 Billion Connected Devices by 2020

Experts agree that IoT will be big, but they disagree on how big.

Statistical Programming Languages Becoming More Popular

Big data is bringing big attention to R, MatLab, LabView and S.

Does the Mobile Development Industry Need a Standard for Cards?

Cards are becoming a common design feature for new mobile apps.

EFF Petitions to Repeal API Copyright Decision

Dozens of computer scientists are asking the Supreme Court to overturn an appeals court decision in the Oracle v. Google case.

Coding Schools Band Together for ReskillUSA Project

The new effort wants to "close the gap between technical education and employment."

Google Releases Android App Success Guide

The guide aims to help mobile development firms make more money on Google Play.

Study: Language Choice Has Only a Small Impact on Code Quality

Clojure, Haskell, Ruby, Scala and TypeScript are less likely to result in coding errors.

Farmville Creators Launch Toro App Marketing Tool

The tool helps mobile development firms acquire users through Facebook.

Google Begins Rolling Out Android 5.0 Lollipop

What do mobile development pros need to know about the update?

8 Mobile Development Predictions for 2015

Just when developers think they're beginning to understand mobile, the market may be about to shift.

Microsoft Ends Some Windows 7 Sales

There are now nearly as many people running Windows 8 as Windows XP.

Mozilla to Launch Developer Browser Nov. 10

The open source company wants to help developers "debug the whole Web."

MIT's Chisel Allows Developers to Write Applications That Can Handle Errors

The system can result in significant power savings.

Android 'OK, Google' Function Adds In-App Search

Mobile development pros can enable the new feature in their apps with just a few lines of code.

Three Universities Add Online Data Science Programs

All three cover programming with R and MapReduce.

Hour of Code Project Gets a Cash Infusion

Mark Zuckerberg and John Doerr are each chipping in half a million dollars.

Microsoft Releases Azure Data Factory Preview

The cloud computing service helps developers integrate data from various sources.

HTML5 Officially Becomes a Standard

The W3C has elevated HTML5 to "recommendation" status.

Amazon App for Android Now Includes Appstore Capabilities

Mobile development firms have an easier way to distribute their apps to Amazon customers.

Kinect Apps Come to the Windows Store

Microsoft is also offering an adaptor that makes Xbox Kinect hardware compatible with Windows.

iOS TestFlight Goes Live

The service makes it easier for mobile development firms to beta test iPhone and iPad apps.

Twitter Launches Fabric Mobile Development Platform

Fabric includes Twitter integration, analytics, crash reporting, beta distribution and advertising services.

Google Buys Firebase Cloud Sync Service

Firebase makes it easier for mobile development firms to sync app data.

Developers Are Adopting Java 8 More Quickly Than Expected

Two-thirds of Java developers have either already upgraded to the latest release or plan to do so soon.

Report: Mobile Downloads of Health and Fitness Apps Surge

Downloads of the leading apps increased by a factor of 2.3 over the past year.

Intel Launches INDE Development Tools

The suite includes cross-platform tools for creating Java and C++ apps.

Apple WatchKit Coming in November

Mobile development firms will have plenty of time to create apps before the Apple Watch arrives next year.

What's New in Android 5.0 Lollipop?

The mobile OS has a new interface, better notifications and more.

Command Prompt Improvements in Windows 10

The interface is getting a little bit easier to use.

Square Begins Accepting Applications for This Year's College Code Camp

Interested women students can sign up for the weeklong bootcamp that will take place in January.

Supreme Court Could Hear Oracle v. Google Case

The nation's highest court will decide whether to accept the high-profile patent case by next month.

Google Releases 64-Bit Android L Testing Tool

Mobile development pros can start getting their apps ready for 64-bit Android.

GitHub Offers Free Development Tools to Students

The free services can save students hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

Survey: Nearly Half of App Users Say They Would Pay Subscription Fees

Ten dollars appears to be the sweet spot.

Developers Sign Student Privacy Pledge

Microsoft and thirteen other companies are promising not to sell data on grade schoolers.

5 Reasons Why Mobile Development Firms Should Write Enterprise Apps

There is plenty of money to be made from business customers.

Report: About Half of Users Find Mobile Apps through App Store Search

A new study suggests that mobile development firms should pay more attention to where apps rank in search results.

Google Announces Physical Web Project

The project would eliminate the need for apps when interacting with smart devices.

Google Now Paying up to $15,000 for Bugs

The company has tripled its top bug bounty payout for finding vulnerabilities in Chrome.

Rovio Slashes 130 Jobs

Even the maker of Angry Birds isn't immune from the fierce competition in the mobile development industry.

Google Play Now Requires Developers to Reveal Their Physical Addresses

Some mobile development pros complain that the new policy violates their privacy.

Report: iOS App Developers Spend 85% More than Android Developers for Every App Install

Mobile development firms face an increasingly competitive market.

Eclipse Foundation Launches Java-Based IoT Stack

The project aims to develop free and open source Internet of Things standards.

A Roundup of Recently Released IoT Developer Kits

The Internet of Things could be a $7 trillion market by 2020.

The Best Open Source Application Development Tools of 2014

These languages, libraries and other tools have won BOSSIE awards.

Samsung Employs Twice as Many Software Engineers as Google

The Korean firm has more employees than Apple, Google and Microsoft combined.

Shell Shock Vulnerability Could Impact 500 Million Websites

Most flavors of Unix, Linux and OS X are vulnerable to a new security vulnerability.

Apple HealthKit Fix Breaks iPhone 6, 6 Plus

The company is working on a new patch for iOS 8.

The Best Development Books of the Year

These books just won Jolt Awards.

iOS 8 Adoption Nears 50%

However, some people who have upgraded their iPhones and iPads are reporting high crash rates.

Apple Sold 10 Million iPhones Over the Weekend

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus set new sales records for the company.

Modern.IE Adds Support for Vagrant, Parallels

Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web development toolset is getting new support for virtualization tools.

Development Predictions for the Next Five Years

GPUs, JavaScript, IoT and WordPress apps could be hot trends.

HealthKit Bug Delays App Launches

Apple hopes to have the problem fixed by the end of September.

Facebook App Insights Provides More Visibility into App Usage

The tool can help the mobile development industry track how users are interacting with apps.

Report: Time Spent in Apps Increases 21%

Users are spending even more time with music, health and social networking apps.

Facebook Announces Open Source Organization Called TODO

The social network wants to help other companies get involved in open source development.

Nearly Half of iOS Apps Crash Regularly, Says Report

The iPad Mini crashes the most often.

Google Offers Startups $100K in Cloud Credits

To be eligible, companies must be less than five years old and generate less than half a million dollars per year.

Swift Programming Language Reaches 1.0 Status

Apps written with Swift can now be submitted to Apple's App Store.

Report: Android Remains Dominant Mobile OS in July

Apple was the top mobile manufacturer.

Apple Unveils WatchKit for Apple Watch

It isn't called "iWatch," but Apple did finally launch a wearable device.

Java, C++ Decline in Popularity

Domain-specific languages seem to be gaining users.

New Project Honors Female ENIAC Programmers

Six women helped create the ENIAC.

Report: Rumored iWatch Will Support Third-Party Apps

Sources say that Apple gave a wearable SDK to a few app developers.

Google Settles In-App Purchase Dispute for $19 Million

The company will send refunds to parents whose children racked up big charges on Android apps.

Google Plans Cloud Platform Live Event for Nov. 4.

This is the second time the company has held one of these cloud development events this year.

Big App 2014 Looks for European Mobile Development Talent

Facebook is promoting the competition.

DWNLD Converts Web Apps to Mobile Apps

A startup aims to make it easier for content publishers to create apps.

The Top 23 Technologies of 2022

Cloud computing, big data, IoT and 3D printing are on the list.

The Top Ten Reasons Why Apple Rejects Apps

Mobile development firms need to make sure they provide all the information Apple requests.

Report: Mobile App Ad Costs Rose in July

Fiksu's July iOS Cost Per Loyal Users was the second-highest ever.

Apple Tightens Privacy Rules for Health Data

Mobile development firms can't sell health data to ad networks.

Google, Twitter, Harvard, Others Publish Secure Development Best Practices

The organizations have created a group called the IEEE Computer Society Center for Secure Design.

Microsoft Removes 1,500 Bad Apps from Windows Store

The company is cracking down on misleading names and logos.

Who Was to Blame for the Google Image Search Problem?

The photo of a Russian car crash was all over Google search results.

Facebook Holds Hackathon Exclusively for Female Vets

The winner proposed an app to provide therapy to veterans.

Amazon Buys Twitch for $1.1 Billion

Previous rumors suggested Google wanted to buy the video game streaming service.

The Most Popular Mobile Apps in America

Facebook and Google Apps top the list.

Researchers Reveal Vulnerability in Popular Android Apps

They were able to use a separate app to steal data from Gmail as well as popular banking and shopping apps.

Advice for Young Programmers from an Experienced Developer

People skills are more important than you think they are.

Report: 31% of Smartphone Owners Haven't Downloaded an App This Month

Most have never paid for an app—ever.

What's New in C++14

The draft standard for the next version of the programming language has been approved.

New Features for Java 9

Several JEPS could deliver new APIs and features.

Forked Android Is Growing Fast

Alternate versions of Android are especially popular in Asia.

Microsoft Improves Internet Explorer's Development Features

The F12 tools received bug fixes and various updates.

Amazon Appstore Adds Live App Testing

A similar feature is available in Google Play.

Swift's Popularity Falls

C and Java are still at the top of the programming popularity charts.

Which Technologies and Languages Do Successful Startups Use?

The strongest new companies don't use Microsoft's products.

Bing Improves Code-Search Features

The search engine is getting better at handling technical queries.

15 Technologies That Are Transforming Application Development

Cloud computing, devops, containerization, open source tools, Agile software development and other trends have changed coding in important ways.

iOS Devs Code More, Earn More Than Android Devs

It certainly looks like it's more fun to be an iOS developer.

Researchers Unveil Wyvern Web Programming Language

Wyvern lets Web developers use a lot of different languages in a single program.

Six Award-Winning Utilities for Developers

These are the winners of this year's Jolt Awards for utilities.

Samsung, Apple, End Patent Lawsuits Outside U.S.

The two rivals haven't reached any licensing agreements.

Survey: Most Coding Boot Camp Graduates Find Good Jobs

On average, graduates make 44 percent more than they did at their old jobs.

Google Refreshes Its HTML5 Tools

Google Web Designer now has better support for online ads.

Microsoft Eliminates Some Azure Discounts

The move is unusual in the cloud computing industry, where prices have been declining rapidly.

Android Accounted for 85% of Q2 Worldwide Smartphone Sales

Smartphone sales growth is slowing.

Four Tips on Creating Apps for Developing Markets

In many parts of the world, users have smaller, less powerful devices.

Ford to Hold Developer Conference Sept. 8

The event will include a hackathon and coincides with Super Mobility Week.

The Best Places to Work as a Developer

Hint: Silicon Valley isn't on the list.

Report: Half of 50 Most Popular Android Apps Have Security Vulnerabilities

Researchers will present the findings at the Black Hat conference.

China Launches Investigation of Microsoft, Raids Offices

Officials say the company uses its software monopoly to enable U.S. espionage.

Judge OKs Class-Action Lawsuit Related to Android In-App Purchases

The court says Android users can sue Google to recover in-app purchase fees.

Samsung Delays Tizen Smartphone Launch

Things aren't looking good for the Tizen OS.

13 Web Development Tools That Run on Android

If you want to write code from your smartphone or tablet, these tools can help.

Why Is Chrome 36 So Popular With JavaScript Developers?

The latest version of Google's browser has a feature called Object.observe() that solves a common development headache.

Should Computer Science Programs Require Students to Participate in Open Source Projects?

Open source development experience could help students gain real world experience and land jobs.

iPad Sales Drop, Mac Sales Rise

Maybe tablets aren't replacing desktop PCs after all.

Microsoft to Unify Its Windows Development Platforms

What does "one Windows" really mean?

Yahoo Buys App Analytics Firm Flurry

More than 170,000 mobile developers use Flurry's services.

The Source Code Behind the Moon Missions

The code that controlled the Apollo spacecraft features an unusual syntax and plenty of humorous comments.

Report: Chromebook Sales Surge 250%

Is Windows dominance coming to an end?

Edward Snowden: Developers Should Pay More Attention to Privacy

The whistleblower said technology should help defend freedom.

EU Regulators Praise Google, Scold Apple on In-App Purchases

Preventing children from making unauthorized in-app purchases remains a big issue for the mobile development industry.

Amazon Ad Network Adds iOS Support

Now mobile development firms have another option for monetizing apps.

Hackathon at 35,000 Feet

The airlines are looking to the mobile development industry for ways to improve air travel for their customers.

Report: Google Play Had 60% More Downloads than the App Store in Q2

But iOS is still creating more revenue for mobile development firms.

Google Offers Free Android Development Course

The course is available through Udacity.

Samsung Launches Its Own App Store

Galaxy Apps offers an alternative to Google Play.

Amazon Launches Mobile Development Tools, Services

The company has an improved Mobile SDK, plus data management and analytics services.

Summer Reading for Developers

Great books on agile software development, C, Python and more.

IRS Denies Tax Exempt Status to Non-Profit Group

Yorba couldn't get 501(c)(3) status.

Microsoft Buys SyntaxTree

SyntaxTree makes a Visual Studio plug-in for game developers who use the Unity engine.

Microsoft Joins Open Source IoT Group

The AllSeen Alliance was founded by the Linux Foundation.

Amazon Fights FTC on In-App Purchases

The company has declined a settlement offer.

A Guide to GitHub Etiquette

Look like a pro when submitting your first pull request.

Windows Phone Sales Slump

Sales of Windows Phone devices are down in the United States and China.

Wanted: 4.5 Million IoT Developers

If the Internet of Things is ever going to take off, it will need a lot of developers.

Report: Freemium Apps Account for 98% of Google Play Revenue

Google Play app downloads increased 50 percent year-over-year.

Android Revenue Per User Lags Far Behind iOS

An analyst calculates that the average Android user spends about a quarter as much on apps as the average iOS user.

Google Unveils Android L

Soon Android will be just about everywhere.

Kaplan Acquires Dev Bootcamp

It's another sign that learn-to-code schools are taking off.

Firefox Now Includes an IDE

WebIDE supports the creation of HTML5 Web apps.

Google's Nest Launches a Developer Program

A new API will make it easier to create gadgets and apps for a connected home.

Amazon Will Give Developers $15,000 in Amazon Coins to Give Away

The company wants mobile development firms to create apps that use Fire Phone features.

Report: Half of All Software Developers Are Mobile Developers

The number of developers worldwide has doubled since 2010.

RedMonk: Java, JavaScript Tie As Most Popular Programming Languages

The brand-new Swift is already number 68.

Google Invests $50 Million in Teaching Girls to Code

The Made with Code initiative hopes to interest young women in computer science.

What’s In the Fire Phone for Developers

Firefly and Dynamic Perspective could be game-changing.

Amazon Releases Developer Stats Ahead of Expected Smartphone Launch

Mobile development firms say they make as much from Kindle Fire as from other platforms.

Project Panana Aims to Join Java and C

The open source project would allow Java applications to access non-Java APIs.

Google Play Faces EU Antitrust Complaint

Aptiode says Google makes it difficult for alternative Android app stores to compete.

Can Learning to Code Help Break the Cycle of Poverty?

CodersTrust is helping people in Bangladesh learning programming skills.

Startups Help Developers Manage Reviews

Good reviews can help mobile development firms attract more users.

New iOS Policy Prevents Apps from Rewarding Sharing and Video Watching

Candy Crush and Tapjoy could be in trouble.

Google Releases Open Source PDF Tools

PDFium will be incorporated into the Chromium browser.

Swift is Slow

In benchmark tests, Apple's new programming language lagged behind Objective-C.

Report: Mobile User Acquisition Costs Rise 5%

It's getting more expensive for mobile development firms to find users.

Eugene Goostman Software Beats the Turing Test

The program successfully convinced more than 30 percent of human questioners that it was a human.

Chrome Usage Tops Internet Explorer for the First Time

Safari comes in third.

Kinect for Windows 2 Pre-Orders Now Open to Developers

If you order today, you'll get your device in July.

Android KitKat Usage Grows

Jelly Bean is still the most popular flavor of Google's mobile platform.

More Details about Apple's Swift Programming Language

Apple's new language has been in the works for four years.

Three Teams Win Watson Mobile Developer Challenge

The winning submissions related to healthcare, retail analytics and—believe it or not—cuddly stuffed toys.

Could You Write an Algorithm that Detects Sarcasm?

The Secret Service wants some new software.

App Store Tops 1.2 Million Apps, 75 Billion Downloads

Registered iOS developers have increased 47 percent since last year.

Samsung to Release World's First Tizen-Based Smartphone

Should mobile development firms consider building apps for the new platform?

What Developers Should Know from Mary Meekers' Internet Report

Mobile continues to grow at an astounding pace.

National Day of Civic Hacking This Weekend

Time to code for a good cause.

Is Facebook the Best Platform for Mobile Developers?

An analyst argues that the social network does a better job than Apple or Google at helping mobile development firms earn money.

Apple's App Store Has More Fake Reviews Than Google Play Does

Mobile development firms are turning to pay-to-review services to boost their rankings and discoverability.

Report: iOS Users Make More Purchases Than Android Users Do

But Android owners have more app sessions per month.

Should the Mobile Development Industry Be Writing Apps for Low-Income Households?

Many poor families use a smartphone as their primary telephone and Internet access device.

Google Videos Teach Developers about Compression Algorithms

The technology could help build smaller, faster websites and apps.

Google Lets Developers Try Quantum Computing

In the future, computers may require an entirely different kind of programming.

How Hispanic Americans Use Their Smartphones

The fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population represents a big market for the mobile development industry.

Java Developers' Favorite Tools

JUnit, Jenkins and Git top the list.

Silverlight Attacks Are on the Rise

As Web developers shift from Java to Silverlight, hackers are also shifting their tactics.

European Developers Target U.S. Cities One at a Time

Going local is helping some mobile development firms succeed.

Study: Tablet App Use Peaks During Prime Time

People also use their tablets quite a bit during working hours.

Low-Brow Apps Dominate the App Store

The proliferation of smartphones has changed which apps are the most popular.

Apple, Google End Patent War

Apple's litigation with Samsung is still going strong, however.

Windows Phone Usage Overtakes BlackBerry

But there still aren't very many people using Microsoft's mobile platform.

Facebook Expands FbStart

The program provides services to mobile development firms.

FCC to Allow Open Debate on Net Neutrality

In a 3-to-2 vote, the Federal Communications Commission has decided to allow public comment on the issue of Net Neutrality.

Yahoo Buys Blink for Mobile Development Talent

The Blink app will soon be discontinued.

Developers Begin to Focus on App Store Optimization

The right strategies can help mobile development firms move their apps to the top of the charts.

Best Entry-Level Job: Web Application Designer

Web designer, programmer and software engineer are also on the list.

Appeals Court Says Java APIs Are Protected by Copyright

A lower court will decide if Google owes Oracle any monetary damages.

GitHub Releases Atom Text Editor

For now, the open source tool is only available for OS X.

Google Updates Play Services

The company has updated its Maps API, Location API, Mobile Ads and Instant Buy API.

The Most Popular Programming Languages on GitHub

A RedMonk report shows the rise and fall of popular languages over the last five years.

More Developers Interested in Oculus Rift After Facebook Purchase, Says CEO

The company says sales of its second development kit are way up.

Should Apple Be Doing More to Court Developers?

A prominent venture capitalist says the firm won't be that important in ten years.

App Annie Launches App Optimization and Ad Tracking Tools

The new capabilities can help mobile development firms manage their app store search optimization and advertising efforts.

A Mixed Verdict in the Latest Apple v. Samsung Case

Experts say the decision probably won't have a big impact on the mobile development industry.

Security Flaw Discovered in OAuth, OpenID

This current security threat, deemed the "Covert Redirect" flaw, has made users of many high volume tech sites vulnerable, including those who use Google, Facebook, Microsoft, LinkedIn, any many more.

Internet Users Failing to Protect Themselves from Heartbleed

New data from Pew indicates that while many have heard of Heartbleed, less than half of those Internet users have taken steps to protect themselves.

Mobile Dominance is Facebook's New Target

Facebook is stepping up their mobile game with plans to offer cross-platform tools and services to make it easier to build and monetize applications for multiple mobile platforms.

Pro 3D-Printing Pen Exceeds Kickstarter Target in Two Hours

Targeted toward designers and architects, the Lix 3D printing pen is a sleek and new stylish tool that promises to open up the design market to anyone interested in 3D printing.

Report: Google to Assert Control Over Android with Silver Program

The program will offer manufacturers incentives for using Google-approved apps and hardware on their devices.

Heroku PaaS Adds PHP Support

The cloud development platform says the release of Facebook's HHVM led them to add support for PHP.

Report Highlights Importance of Second App Usage

Users drop apps if they don't use them for a second time fairly soon after using them for the first time.

What Was It Like to Build the First iPhone Apps?

The developer behind the first mobile Safari browser tells his story.

The Best Programmer Libraries of 2014

Most of the winners were Windows tools.

Report: Mobile Addiction Up 123%

Many of those addicts are moms.

Report: Android Developers Need to Patch Heartbleed Flaws

FireEye says 150 million downloads are at risk.

Nearly 800 Million Accounts for iTunes

iOS developers have a huge potential audience for their apps.

GNU Compiler Collection 4.9.0 Debuts

GCC 4.9.0 has a number of new features and support for newer versions of programming languages.

Google Announces Summer of Code Participant Selection

1,307 college students will get paid to work on open source projects this summer.

GitHub Co-Founder Resigns Following Harassment Investigation

The report clears the executive of sexual discrimination but says he made errors in judgment.

App Stores Trade Promotions for Exclusivity

Apple and Google are competing for popular game titles.

Pew: Most Americans Fear Wearable Computing

They aren't that excited about driverless cars either.

Twitter Launches Mobile App Install Ads

The mobile development industry now has another way to help users find apps.

Google Development Conference Will Focus on Design

The company wants to help the mobile development industry create beautiful apps that meet user needs.

Hackers Compromise AWS Accounts to Mine Bitcoin

Developers need to be very careful about what they post on GitHub.

Report: Google Play Generates 45% More Downloads than App Store

But Apple's platform is still winning the revenue race.

Perl's Popularity Hits a New Low

C is still number one on the Tiobe Index.

Apple Formalizes Ad Identifier Rules

Mobile development firms that don't comply could have their apps rejected from the App Store.

Google Play, App Engine Get Heartbleed Patches

Some other Google cloud computing services are still vulnerable to the bug.

Android Gets Continual App Scanning

The new feature will find malicious apps that have been sideloaded onto devices.

Robin Seggelmann—The Developer Behind the Heartbleed Flaw

The German programmer says he did not introduce the vulnerability deliberately.

NASA Releases Catalog of Free Code for 1,000 Apps

The agency plans to set up an online repository sometime next year.

Number of Female Developers Hits All-Time High

Nearly one in five software developers are women.

Developers Rush to Handle Heartbleed

Most of the major Linux distributions have issued patches for the security vulnerability.

Google Delays I/O Conference Registration

You'll have to wait a week to sign up.

Finance App Revenue Climbs Sharply

Games remain the most lucrative app category overall.

Visual Studio Online Hits General Availability

The cloud-based IDE now promises 99.9 percent uptime.

Apple Announces Dates for WWDC: June 2-6

Like Google, the company will hold a lottery for tickets this year.

Microsoft Open Sources .NET

The former open source opponent has created a foundation to shepherd its development framework.

Microsoft Introduces Universal Windows Apps

The same code can run on Windows PCs, tablets and phones.

JavaFX—Analysts Express Doubts about Its Future

Is the open source RIA tool on its way out?

Flurry: Mobile App Usage Increases as Mobile Web Decreases

Games remain the most popular type of mobile app.

Study: Android Apps Crash Less Often than iOS Apps

Having the newest version of an OS can help prevent many crashes.

Google Play Revises Developer Policies

The new rules crack down on deceptive practices used by some in the mobile development industry.

Facebook, Twitter, Google, LinkedIn Collaborate on WebScaleSQL

The Web firms are working on getting MySQL to scale up and out.

Oracle Releases NetBeans 8.0

The IDE offers a host of new features, as well as support for Java 8.

Facebook Buys Oculus for $2 Billion

The social network is betting that virtual reality will be the next big platform.

Cisco's $1 Billion Cloud Plan

The networking giant wants to build a "global intercloud" that could power the Internet of Things.

Report: 79% of iOS App Revenue Comes from In-App Purchases

The percentage is even higher in China and Japan.

Facebook Releases Programming Language Called 'Hack'

Hack is a lot like PHP but adds better security and productivity enhancements.

Report: Female Developers Are Paid as Much as Men

While the development industry is still dominated by men, some say it has become more welcoming to women.

10 Quick and Easy Mobile Development Tools

You don't even need to know how to code to use many of these tools.

Feedback Wanted: Android Development Issues

We're looking for your feedback and insights on issues around Android development!

Google Adds Features to Cloud Development Platform

The company released an APIs Client Library for .NET, as well as tools for working with Puppet, Chef, Salt and Ansible.

Microsoft's Leslie Lamport Wins Turing Award

The technology he developed underlies cloud computing, online security systems, modern databases, and even World of Warcraft and BitTorrent.

Oracle Releases Java 8

The updated version of the popular programming language supports lambda expressions.

Prominent Female Developer Leaves GitHub Amid Harassment Allegations

GitHub appears to be taking the charges seriously.

Google Play In-App Purchases Now Have Password Protection

The latest version of the Android app store has several other improvements as well.

Portrait of First-Time Programmer

A college freshman teaches himself to code in three days.

Report: More Than 700 Million Smartphone Users in China

The largest market for the mobile development industry continues to grow.

Chrome Web Store Adds Paid Extensions, Free Trials for Packaged Apps

Google has also added a developer dashboard.

New Tools Speed Mobile App Security Testing

Mobile development firms can find out if their apps have vulnerabilities in just milliseconds.

Google Now Accepting Summer of Code Applications

Student developers can get paid to work on open source projects.

Facebook to Hold Developer Conference April 20

F8 is returning after a three-year hiatus.

Google to Release SDK for Wearables

The new tools could help mobile development firms create apps for Android smartwatches and other devices.

GitHub Launches Developer Program

The program provides tools for using the GitHub API.

Wolfram Claims New Language Completely Changes Programming

The Wolfram language is said to be the largest programming language ever.

The Best Mobile Development Tools of 2014

Dr. Dobb's is handing out its annual Jolt Awards.

Yahoo Tests Mobile App-Install Ads

Marissa Mayer wants to help mobile development firms make money.

iOS Coming to a Car Near You

Apple shows off CarPlay at the Geneva Auto Show.

Survey: Mobile Developers Say Distribution, Monetization Are Key Challenges

A majority of developers with 20 or fewer apps make less than $1000 per month.

GSS Aims to Improve CSS

Grid Style Sheets are an alternative to the Famo.us JavaScript framework.

Report: Half of In-App Purchase Revenue Comes from 0.15% of Users

Less than 2 percent of users spend any money on free apps.

Google Schedules Modular Smartphone Developer Conferences

Will your next smartphone arrive in pieces?

Europe Takes Aim at In-App Purchases

EU leaders are meeting with mobile development companies to discuss problems with the "freemium" model.

Samsung Updates SDKs to Support New Hardware

Mobile development firms can start making apps for the Galaxy S5, Gear 2 and Gear Fit.

Which Cloud Computing Service Is the Fastest?

Google Compute Engine does well on Java benchmarks.

Intel Announces Integrated Native Developer Experience

The toolset will support both Windows and Android.

Some Markets Better Than Others for the Mobile Development Industry

Japan, South Korea and Australia are the most lucrative.

Report: 95% of Top Free Mobile Apps Exhibit Risky Behaviors

More malicious apps are making their way onto Google Play.

15 Non-Certified IT Skills Employers Want

Mobile development and big data skills are on the list.

Java and Scala Becoming More Alike

Scala's creator says similarity between the languages is good for Scala.

Free Class Teaches Developers to Use Google Drive API

The class is available through Code School.

Google I/O Scheduled for June 25-26

The annual developer conference will feature a new registration process.

Are Programming 'Laws' Valid?

A software engineering expert examines whether data supports popular maxims.

Why Write Apps for the Pebble Smartwatch?

The company has an app store, but no way to monetize apps.

DDOS Attack Leads to Stack Overflow Outage

The popular programming question-and-answer website is back online.

Survey: 60% of Mobile Developers Plan to Offer 5 or More Apps

A growing number of developers create apps for both iOS and Android.

Windows 8 Milestone: 200 Million Licenses Sold

The new OS doesn't seem to be selling as fast as Windows 7.

Affectiva SDK Adds Emotion Detection to Mobile Apps

The new technology can tell how people are feeling by looking at them.

Xamarin Launches Mobile Development Training Program

Xamarin University uses a just-in-time training model.

Nielsen: 65% of Americans Own Smartphones

People are spending more time with their phones and less time with TV.

Which Programming Languages Can Help You Land a Job?

Java is first on the list.

Developer Shuts Down Popular Flappy Bird App

Why would a developer pull an app that was making him rich?

Report: HTML5 Popularity Increasing

iOS and Android still dominate the mobile development industry.

Gingerbread Still Accounts for 20% of Android Devices

Less than 2 percent of Android devices run KitKat.

How Microsoft's Foursquare Deal Could Benefit Developers

Mobile developers might be able to build apps with better contextual awareness.

California Regulators Target Coding Schools

The fledgling schools could face fines or closure if they fail to register with authorities.

Report: Asia Is the Mobile Development Industry's Biggest Market

Android and in-app purchases are big money-makers in Asia.

Google Releases Chromecast SDK

Now anyone can create apps for Chromecast.

2013 Mobile Development by the Numbers

A new App Annie report takes a look back at last year's mobile development trends.

Programming Predictions for the Next Five Years

These trends look likely to continue.

In-App Payments Generate Only One-Third as Much Revenue as Paid Apps, Says Yankee Group

A new report says it's too early to count paid apps out.

Report: Android Apps More Popular Than iOS Apps

Android users are more likely to write reviews, and they post better reviews.

New Google Tool Ports Chrome Apps for Android, iOS

The toolchain is based on Apache Cordova.

Industry Group Says NSA Spying Hurts Developers

The Application Developers Alliance is speaking out against the spy agency's practice of harvesting data from apps.

The Best Coding Tools of the Year

Dr. Dobb's has announced the winners of its annual Jolt Awards.

Windows Store Update Gives Developers More Flexibility

Microsoft has relaxed some requirements and given developers more control over app releases.

Developers Can 'Write Their Own Ticket,' Says Dice

Unemployment continues to fall for tech workers.

Kantar: Android Dominated Global Smartphone Sales in Q4

Seven out of ten smartphones sold during the quarter ran Android.

RedMonk: JavaScript Is the Most Popular Programming Language

Java is number two.

Report: App Improvements Coming to Windows 8.1 Update

Users will soon be able to pin Metro apps to the desktop taskbar.

Eclipse Makes Its Bid for the Internet of Things

The Eclipse Foundation says the IoT should be based on open standards.

Windows 8 Developers Aren't Using WinJS

Support for JavaScript doesn't seem to be a big advantage for Windows.

Google Program Aims to Interest Kids in Coding

An after-school program is making headway on interesting girls and minorities in programming.

Google Updates Dart Programming Language

Dart 1.1 is said to be 25 percent faster than the original.

NPD: Apple Is Most Popular Smartphone Maker in the US

More than 40 percent of the smartphones in this country are iPhones.

Build Developer Conference Sells Out in One Day

The Microsoft event will take place in April.

Google Cloud Platform's GitHub Community Gets a Facelift

The company is making it easier for developers to find information related to its cloud computing services.

Katana Analytics Engine Determines the 'Social Value' of App Users

The tool could help mobile development firms keep the customers that are the most valuable.

Only 0.01% of Mobile Apps Are a Financial Success, Says Gartner

Ninety percent of paid mobile apps make less than $1,250 per day.

Google Rolls Out Google Play Services 4.1

The update adds support for turn-based multi-player games and improves battery life.

Ford to Hold Its First-Ever Developer Conference

The event will take place in June in Dearborn, Michigan.

Amazon Launches Developer Portal

The company is making it easier for mobile development firms to submit apps for the Amazon Appstore.

10 iPad Development Tools

These apps give "mobile development" a whole new meaning.

GitHub Adds Traffic Analytics Service

Developers will get more insight into where visitors are coming from.

CES 2014 Trends That Matter to Developers

Cars, smartwatches, toy robots and more.

App Store 2013 Sales Top $10 Billion

Mobile development firms have earned $15 billion from Apple's store.

Developers Embrace Bitcoin

Will developer adoption make the digital currency a hit?

Android--Coming to a Car Near You

The Open Auto Alliance will bring Google's mobile operating system to General Motors, Audi, Honda and Hyundai vehicles.

Google Releases Collection of 'Beautiful' Apps

The company points to Timely, Circa, Etsy and others as makers of outstanding Android apps.

Transact-SQL Named Programming Language of the Year

C remains the most popular language on the Tiobe Index.

Why Startups Need DevOps

DevOps isn't just for enterprises any more.

Christmas 2014 Sets New Records for App Downloads

Downloads rose 91 percent on December 25.

CTIA Website to Reveal App Data Usage

KnowMyApp.org will offer valuable information for consumers and the mobile development industry.

Report: Google Play Revenue Increases 51%

The Android app store is gaining market share at Apple's expense.

The Top Mobile Development Stories from 2013

Android and iOS both made headlines, as did BlackBerry, but for very different reasons.

IBM's 5 in 5 for 2014

Schools, stores, hospitals and cities could all be getting smarter.

Asm.js Offers Near Native Performance, Says Mozilla

The organization says recent technology improvements have made JavaScript a lot faster.

Mobile Development Firms Less Interested in HTML5, Survey Finds

The new Web technology doesn't seem to be living up to the initial hype.

Development Expertise Dominates List of Most In-Demand Job Skills

Mobile development, cloud computing and Web coding skills were all in the top five.

Google Joins Open Invention Network

The industry group helps protect open source software development.

2013—The Year Coding Went Mainstream

The past year has seen a surge in people signing up for learn-to-code initiatives.

Pebble to Launch Appstore Early Next Year

Developers won't be able to sell paid apps for the smartwatch though.

Japan Becomes the Top Country for App Store Revenue

The U.S. is now the mobile development industry's number two market.

The Top iOS Apps of 2013

Candy Crush and Minecraft were the big winners.

Report: iOS Dominates SMB Mobile Market

Windows device activations are rising sharply but are still a small group.

Android Adds Game Development Tools

The mobile development platform has a new open source physics library and a Unity plug-in.

Report: Microsoft Build Conference Scheduled for April

The developer event seems likely to return to San Francisco.

Google+ Sign-In Gets New Dev-Friendly Features

Users no longer need to have a Google+ account.

1 Million Apps for the App Store

Just under half of those apps are optimized for the iPad.

Little Change in Programming Language Popularity Charts

C remains number one on the Tiobe Index.

It's Computer Science Education Week

Tech companies are promoting the Hour of Code.

Is Node.js Replacing Rails?

The Rails founder doesn't appear to be worried about the trend.

Google Honors Grace Hopper, Inventor of COBOL

The computer scientist would have been 107 today.

Bloc Uses Mentors to Train Web Developers

The code training school recently raised $2 million in venture capital.

Microsoft Gives Away Windows Store Gift Cards

Buy a tablet or PC, get $25 to spend on apps.

Google Debuts 'Smartphone Errors' Tool

The tool will help web developers meet the needs of mobile site visitors.

Famo.us JavaScript Framework Goes Open Source

The tool helps mobile development teams create HTML 5 apps that perform like native apps.

Mobile Apps Offer Real-World Rewards

A growing number of mobile development firms are increasing engagement with prizes like hotel stays and gift cards.

Intel Buys Hacker League Hackathon Platform

The tool will be incorporated into Mashery.

The Next Version of Windows: Threshold

Microsoft's operating systems will soon share even more in common.

App Store Improves Search Capabilities

It's now easier to find apps with long or difficult to spell names.

$10,000 Bounty Available for Fixing Bitcoin Bug

Bitcoin and Litecoin need help figuring out why data is disappearing for some Mac users.

Report: Strong Growth in Active Users for Mobile Apps

More than twice as many mobile development firms have apps with more than 1 million users.

Microsoft Ships Updated Kinect Hardware to Developers

The final version of the gesture and voice recognition system will ship next summer.

Teaching a Homeless Person to Code

An effort to teach JavaScript to a man living on the street is generating interest and controversy.

Study Predicts Sharp Rise in Developers Targeting Windows Phone, Firefox OS

However, the majority of mobile development firms primarily write apps for Android and iOS.

Google Play Adds Tablet Apps Section

The move may inspire more mobile development firms to build Android tablet apps.

3 Billion Downloads for Windows Phone

The mobile development platform is adding 500 new apps every day.

GitHub Attacks Prompt Password Reset

If your GitHub password was weak, you'll need to pick a new one.

Google Releases New Glass GDK

The company also showed off several new Glass apps.

Report: 1% of Android Apps Are 'Aggressive Copycats'

A sizable number of apps in Google Play are designed to snoop on users.

Report Says Apple's App Store Is the Best

Amazon's Appstore received the lowest score.

Dart SDK 1.0 Now Available

The new programming language has been deemed "production-ready."

Microsoft Demonstrates New Compiler Technology

"Project N" compiles .NET code directly to native code.

Amazon Debuts AppStream Service for Mobile Developers

The cloud computing service will allow low-powered mobile devices to run intensive applications.

Three Developers Build a Better Healthcare Site in Three Days

The young programmers avoided many of the problems that plague HealthCare.gov.

Tizen OS Gains Momentum

More tech firms are signing up to support the alternative to Android.

Google Launches App Translation Service

The service makes it easier for mobile development firms to market their apps internationally.

Survey: Consumers Aren't Sure About Wearable Tech

The jury is still out on Google Glass, smartwatches and other wearable devices.

Organization Recruits Developers to Assist with Typhoon Relief

The Geeklist Corps of Developers is looking for IT workers to help in the Philippines.

Top Developer Features in Android 4.4 KitKat

The update means mobile development firms have some new tools to learn and new features to exploit.

Nvidia CEO Sings the Praises of Android

The executive called the mobile platform the "most disruptive operating system that we've seen in a few decades."

Microsoft Combines Desktop and Phone Developer Programs

The company also lowered registration costs.

API Commons to Provide Reusable Code

The site will aggregate APIs released with a Creative Commons license.

Google Cloud Platform Targets Mobile Development Firms

The company says its cloud computing services can help mobile games scale to meet demand.

The Rockstar Consortium Starts a Patent War with Google

Apple and Microsoft have teamed up to take on their rival.

Half of Android Users Now Run Jelly Bean

However, Android 2.3 Gingerbread still has a large number of users.

Google Provides Details About Android KitKat

The Nexus 5 will be the first smartphone to feature the updated operating system.

Samsung Doesn't Want Your Galaxy Gear Apps

For now the smartwatch platform has an invitation-only policy.

10 Reasons Why Developers Should Offer Mobile Apps for Free

The free app model makes good financial sense for developers.

Samsung Releases 5 New SDKs

The smartphone maker announced the tools at its first ever developers conference.

Vicarious AI Beats the Captcha Turing Test

The new machine gets Captcha tests right 90 percent of the time.

Salesforce.com to Hold $1 Million Hackathon

The big prize will go to the mobile development team that builds the best app using Salesforce technology.

Hackers Compromise PHP.net

The official website for the programming language has been serving up malicious code.

Court Seized Developer's Hard Drive Because He Called Himself a Hacker

A controversial decision may prompt some coders to reconsider the wording on their websites.

Distimo App Helps Mobile Development Firms Track Rankings, Competition

The app monitors downloads, purchases, revenue and more.

pCloudy Testing Platform Addresses Android Fragmentation Issues

Startup will allow mobile development firms to test their apps on a wide range of physical hardware via the Web.

A Developer's Take on Healthcare.gov

The problems with the government health insurance marketplace seem to be caused in part by coding mistakes and a lack of testing.

Why Is Java Still so Popular?

Industry observers love to predict Java's demise, but the 19-year-old language isn't dead yet.

Which Companies Pay Software Engineers the Highest Salaries?

The number one on the list will surprise you.

Facebook Using D Language in Production

The young programming language has scored a major win.

Microsoft Releases Windows 8.1

What does the update mean for developers?

Apple Asks for OS X Mavericks Apps

The updated operating system will likely become available in the next week or two.

Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg to Offer Coding Lessons

The two will appear in free lessons available through Code.org.

Famo.us Startup Pushes JavaScript to New Heights

The company is building a front-end framework to solve the performance problems with HTML 5.

C Extends Lead at Top of Programming Language Index

Groovy breaks into the top 20 for the first time.

Students Invited to Apply for Google Code-In, Summer of Code

The programs link high school and college students with open source projects.

Google to Pay Developers for Securing Open Source Apps

The company is extending its bug bounty program to applications it doesn't own.

Mruby to Bring Ruby to Embedded Applications

The founder of Ruby says the main version of the language doesn't need much improvement.

Nokia Gamifies Its Developer Program

If you want support, you can earn it by taking quizzes and taking part in contests.

Google App Engine Adds PHP Support

The cloud development platform also has a new Mobile Backend Starter for iOS.

10 Tips for Better Mobile Design

Mobile development firms could avoid some costly mistakes by following this advice.

Analytics Now Part of Google Play Developer Console

Mobile development firms can more easily track Google Play traffic.

Report: Microsoft Pushing HTC to Put Windows Phone on Android Handsets

Microsoft may be willing to waive its licensing fees.

Runnable Aims to be the "YouTube of Code"

The startup currently houses about 1,000 pieces of code.

Nearly Half of Android Devices on Jelly Bean

Is Android's fragmentation problem improving?

Reactive Programming Becoming More Popular

The programming technique offers benefits for multicore systems and Web development.

Profile of an Average Software Developer

He's married, 36, and has a couple of kids.

How Much Would It Cost to Buy Every App in the App Store?

$1.13 million.

Revenue Remains Elusive for Mobile App Developers

Forty percent of developers surveyed made nothing from their last app.

Facebook Ads Could Soon Appear in Mobile Apps and Sites

The company is testing a program that puts its ads on third-party apps and websites.

Microsoft Debuts JavaScript Testing Tool

BrowserSwarm is available under an open source license.

PyCharm Now Available in Free Version

The Python IDE from JetBrains now comes in professional and community editions.

Red Hat Debuts xPaaS Cloud Portfolio

The open source vendor is pre-configuring the OpenShift platform for various purposes.

Survey: Top App Categories Are Weather, Social Networking, Games

Smartphone owners use their devices to access data much more often than for talking.

Report: Unusual Behavior in App Store Rankings

Apple apparently froze its App Store Rankings for eight hours on Friday.

Google Challenges Developers to Make Apps for Gigabit Internet

The company will hold a hackathon and conference November 1–3.

Apple Opens Kids App Store

Some mobile development firms that make apps for children say they are seeing increased downloads.

Users Rush to Download iOS 7

Mobile development firms with apps built for iOS 7 are getting lots of business.

Apple Increases App Size Limits for Cellular Downloads

Many developers will be beefing up their aps to take advantage of the new rules.

LinuxCon Shines Light on Developer Diversity Issues

For the first time ever, you can buy a LinuxCon T-shirt in women's sizes.

Developers React to iOS 'App Resurrection'

The unannounced new feature could be good for consumers but bad for developers.

Visualizing Two Decades of Open Source Code

See how programming languages have risen and fallen in popularity.

The Top Open Source Application Development Tools of 2013

This year's winners include a lot of JavaScript tools.

Four Reasons to Update Apps for iOS 7

Many mobile development firms have updated their apps ahead of this week's release of iOS 7.

Google Coder Turns Raspberry Pi into a Web Platform

The open source project is aimed at teaching kids to create their own websites.

C Climbs Back to Top of Tiobe Index

Transact-SQL, Cobol and R made big gains in this month's popularity ratings.

Survey: Windows Developers Get Requests for Mobile Development

Transitioning from the desktop to mobile platforms poses challenges for programmers.

Developers Respond to iOS 7

The mobile operating system update is coming September 18.

Oracle Releases Java 8 Developer Preview

The biggest new feature is improved support for multiple processors.

Google to Sponsor Development Events, Cloud Development Contest

The company is organizing DevFests and the Google Cloud Platform Developer Challenge.

Sexism on Stage at Hackathon

TechCrunch apologized for allowing two inappropriate presentations at their development event.

Mark Zuckerberg Makes Surprise Appearance at Development Conference

His message: Facebook loves third-party developers.

Cook Systems Launches Java Training Effort

There just aren't enough Java developers to fill all the available jobs.

Happy 30th Anniversary, Turbo Pascal!

The Borland tool was one of the first true IDEs.

Android Tops 1 Billion Activations

A new version of Google's operating system is on the way.

Report: iOS Increases U.S. Market Share by 7.8%

Android still has the majority of the American mobile operating system market.

Google to Hold Chrome Development Summit

The event will take place November 20-21 in California.

Android App Revenue Expected to Double This Year

Google's mobile OS will also increase its market share.

Fewer Mobile Apps Are 'Made in the USA'

Users are spending more time than they used to with non-U.S. apps.

Gartner Adds Reactive Programming to Hype Cycle

RP is one of the most important new trends in Web development.

Google Play Updates Developer Policies

The company wants to hold the mobile development industry to a "high standard of app behavior."

Mobile Developers Can Now Join Amazon's Affiliate Program

End users could soon be buying physical goods through mobile apps.

HSA Plans Native Parallel Execution for JVM by 2015

Java developers could soon find it easier to tap into the parallel processing power of GPUs.

Samsung's Galaxy Gear Watch Arriving Next Week

The coming crop of swartwatches will give the mobile development industry a new venue for apps.

Registration Opens for Samsung Development Conference

The company's first-ever U.S. developer's conference will cost just $299.

Facebook Updates Third-Party App Login Features

End users will have more control over what shows up in their newsfeeds.

Jimdo Launches Mobile Website Editor

Now Web developers can easily work from their iPhones and iPads.

Report: Many Mobile Apps Still Don't Have Privacy Policies

If apps do have privacy policies, the policies are long and hard to read.

Consumers Will Spend $75 Billion on Apps by 2017, Says Juniper

Most of that $75 billion will come from in-app purchases.

Report: Top iOS Apps Aren't Optimized for Android Tablets

Nearly a third of top iPad apps aren't available in Google Play.

The Top GitHub Projects for Developers

Google's new Gumbo tops the list.

Linux Foundation Makes Space for Hobbyist Developers

The organization will pay for three people to attend the upcoming Linux Kernel Summit.

Developers in High Demand, Despite Difficult Economy

Software developers in general—and mobile developers in particular—are among the most sought-after hires.

Google Releases Open Source Gumbo HTML Parser

Google announces the open source release of the Gumbo HTML parser, a C implementation of the HTML5 parsing algorithm.

Microsoft Sets Windows 8.1 Launch for Oct. 18

The RTM update will arrive just one week shy of the one year anniversary Windows 8.

Oracle MySQL Workbench Sporting a New Look

Oracle has streamlined the user interface for its MySQL Workbench.

BlackBerry Seeks to Grow Though Sale or Partnership

BlackBerry has set up a special committee to explore possibilities for sale or strategic partnerships.

VMware to Deliver Hybrid Enterprise Cloud Computing

VMware has developed a new partner strategy to bring hybrid cloud computing to the enterprise.

Report: Security Risks Found in 83% of Top Apps

"Free" apps often come with hidden security costs.

Microsoft Releases Windows Phone App Studio

The free beta tool is designed to spur the development of Windows Phone apps.

Amazon Appstore Now Accepts HTML5 Apps

The company has also published some mobile development tools to aid in the submission process.

Firefox, Chrome Strengthen Web Development Features

The browsers have updated their capabilities for developers.

'Most' Apple Developer Services to be Restored Soon

The company's development site has been down for two weeks following an attack.

Webflow Simplifies Web Development for Multiple Form Factors

The responsive site development service is now available for anyone to try.

Report: Mobile App User Retention on the Rise

Android device owners are now as loyal to apps as iOS owners are.

Codementor Offers One-on-One Programming Help

The service includes screen sharing and text/video chat.

Apple Store Gives Away Free Apps

Will the giveaways bring more traffic?

Can You Adopt Agile Alone?

A growing number of individuals are applying agile software development methodologies to their work.

Google Play Now Tops App Store in Downloads

However, mobile developers still make more off Apple's platform.

Award-Winning Programming Utilities

VMware Workstation takes a top prize.

Facebook Debuts PHP Virtual Machine

The HipHop Virtual Machine (HHVM) is said to be nine times faster than running PHP natively.

Massachusetts to Tax Software Development

The state law has been called the most far-reaching of its kind.

Five Things Every Young Programmer Should Do

If you're just starting out as a developer, these tips will head you in the right direction.

Mobile App Code of Conduct Proposed

The new privacy recommendations are getting plenty of criticism.

Apple Slowly Restores Developer Site

Only two sections of the company's development site are currently working.

What's in Android 4.3 for Developers?

The latest release includes OpenGL ES 3.0, DRM APIs, notification access and more.

Report: Nearly a Quarter of All Internet-Connected Devices Are in China

Mobile developers can't afford to ignore the Chinese market.

Mobile Development with Google Android Studio

The free IDE is based on IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition.

Samsung to Hold Developers Conference in October

Pricing will be disclosed later this summer.

Report: The Current State of Mobile Development

Android is dominating developer mindshare.

50 Billion Downloads for Google Play

Google is activating 1.5 million Android devices every day.

Flurry: 90% of iOS Apps Are Free

The mobile development industry is launching fewer paid apps.

Intel Buys Omek Interactive

Omek makes middleware that allows developers to add gesture control to apps.

Stanford Students Release Documentary about Women Coders

A pair of young students hope to encourage more women to choose computer science as a career.

Bill Gates: We're in a 'Golden Age of Computer Science'

But there's still work to be done.

VC Firms Have Invested $262 Million in Mobile Apps This Year

It's a good time to be a mobile development startup.

Are Computer Science Degrees Worthless?

The trend is for companies to hire more "citizen developers."

Oracle Announces Summer Java Programs

The company wants developers to "Make the Future Java."

Google Conducts Android Developer Survey

This is your chance to weigh in on Android coding, design, product management and Google Play.

DropBox Announces New API at Developers Conference

The cloud computing provider wants to be the hard drive of the post PC era.

India Will Soon Have More Software Developers than the U.S.

The total number of developers in the world is set to rise 45 percent over the next six years.

Report: Mobile Ad Business Climbed 83% in 2012

However, developers aren't too happy with their ad networks.

Survey Finds Strong Developer Interest in NFC

The technology has yet to catch on with end users.

Tips for Developing for Google Glass

Good smartphone and tablet apps don't always translate into good Glass apps.

The App Store Turns Five

A number of app are available for free to celebrate the anniversary.

10 Tips for Writing More Secure Code

These practices can help you avoid costly vulnerabilities.

Dart Tools Reach Beta Stage

Google released a new SDK and Editor for the programming language.

Researchers Predict 160 Billion App Downloads in 2017

Mobile shows no signs of slowing.

Microsoft Unveils Bing Developer Center

The company hopes to turn its search engine into a development platform.

What's New in Rails 4.0?

The release adds Turbolinks, key-based cache expiration and more.

What Does It Take to Become a Top 50 iPhone App?

Paid apps need only 950 downloads per day.

Developers Just Aren't Interested in Windows Phone

Will Microsoft's strategy of blurring the lines between mobile and desktop help?

Ballmer Opens Microsoft's Build Developer Conference

The executive touted new hardware and Windows 8.1.

Firefox 22 Adds WebRTC Support

The new release enables Web apps with faster graphics, video calling and data sharing.

Leap Motion to Open Developer Portal

The company plans to ship its first motion control device on July 22.

Tech Firms Promote Coding Requirements for High School Students

Should you be required to know how to program in order to graduate?

Report: Microsoft Paying up to $100,000 for Windows Phone Apps

The Windows Phone Store now has 145,000 apps.

What Does It Take to Be a $200K Developer?

It helps to be a consultant or to work in the finance industry.

Millennials Favorite Kinds of Apps

They spend surprisingly little time with mobile games.

Oracle Releases Java EE 7

The update adds HTML5 capabilities.

IBM Working on JVM-Based Cloud Platform

The research team describes it as "the operating system of the future."

Java Rises Again

The 18-year-old programming language is far from dead.

Firm Offers Free Puppies in Exchange for Developer Referrals

Just another sign of fierce competition for development talent.

67% of Mobile App Developers Don't Break Even

But they aren't giving up.

President Obama Announces Plan to Defeat Patent Trolls

Patent-holding firms have threatened and sued numerous tech firms, including many developers.

Android Downloads Outpace iOS by 500 Million Per Month

But iOS users still download more apps per device.

PayPal Launches Hackathon

Battle Hack participants could win $100,000.

Should Young Developers Go to Work at Startups?

One blogger cautions that the startup culture may not meet young coders' expectations.

AppData Analytics Adds Revenue Estimates

The tool will give mobile development firms an idea what their competitors are earning.

Amazon Launches Login Service

The tool will allow app users to login using their Amazon, Google or Facebook passwords.

Google Play App Revenue Increases Slowly But Steadily

However, Apple's App Store still has the revenue lead by a wide margin.

TestFairy Launches Android App Testing Service

The new cloud-based service automates beta testing.

Five Tips for Getting onto Google Play's Top Apps List

Your best chance for making money from Android apps is to get onto one of the top lists.

Amazon Appstore Spreads to Nearly 200 Countries

In addition, high-end Kindle Fire tablets will now be sold in 170 countries.

Developer Builds Java-Based Office Productivity Suite in 30 Days

He released the software under an open source license.

Google Makes the Case for 'Android First'

The company is trying to convince the mobile development industry that there's money to be made from Android.

Company Offers $30K for a Developer Hiring Recommendation

Competition to hire the best developers remains fierce.

Dart 1.0 Coming Soon

Google will officially release its JavaScript alternative "soon."

Samsung Announces Galaxy S4 App Contest

The smartphone maker plans to give away $800,000 in prizes.

Five Changes Coming to Android Development

At the I/O conference, Google announced a number of changes to its mobile development platform.

Google Engineers Discuss Android Fragmentation

Improvements may soon make it easier to run apps on the many different Android devices running different versions of the OS.

Android In-App Purchases Climb 700%

If you want to make money on Android apps, use in-app purchases and optimize for tablets.

App Store Passes 50 Billion Downloads

An Ohio man is the lucky winner of the $10,000 prize.

Day One of Google I/O Focuses on Developers

Google shows off service improvements and a number of new tools for developers.

Google Play Gets an Update

The mobile development industry is expecting more Android-related announcements during the ongoing I/O event.

Patent Troll Continues to Sue Mobile Developers

Lodsys has filed five new lawsuits.

Amazon Launches Coins

Kindle Fire owners now haven 'tens of millions' of dollars to spend on Android apps.

Box Buys HTML5 Tool Vendor Crocodoc

Crocodoc offers a cloud computing service that turns business documents into HTML5.

Free Course Teaches C# to Kids

The developers who created the course want to show elementary teachers how easy it is to teach programming.

Microsoft Won't Stop Selling Software in Boxes Anytime Soon

But the world's largest software developer believes SaaS is the wave of the future.

DropBox Announces DBX Developer Conference

It's the first time the cloud storage service has held this sort of developer event.

Amazon Appstore Goes to China

Does the company plan to release the Kindle Fire in the Chinese market?

Adobe Creative Suite Goes Cloud-Only

Web developers who use the Adobe tools will have to purchase a Creative Cloud subscription.

Apple's App Store Nears 50 Billion Downloads

As usual, the company is planning a big giveaway for the lucky customer who helps it pass the milestone.

Google Play Comes to the Nook

It just got a little easier to sell Android apps for Barnes & Noble's mobile devices.

What to Do When Patent Trolls Attack

First, don't panic.

Facebook App Install Ads Lead to 25 Million Downloads

Ads on the social network are having a big effect on the mobile development industry.

NetGear Launches $1 Million App Development Contest

Yes, even router manufacturers are getting into the app game.

Google Announces I/O Schedule

The development conference will feature just one keynote address.

Devs Get Access to Google Glass Code

Google is hoping to encourage more developers to write apps for Glass.

Facebook Buys Parse Mobile Development Platform

Parse makes cross-platform mobile development tools.

Google Releases Android Tablet Development Optimization Tool

The company is pushing mobile development firms to create more tablet apps.

Verious Launches Code Recommendation Engine

The startup provides an alternative to Google's Code Search tool.

Apple Paying Developers $1 Billion Every Quarter

Users have downloaded apps from the App Store 45 billion times.

Developer Firefox OS Phones Sell Out Within Hours

The Keon and Peak sold out almost as soon as they went on sale.

What Will Windows Blue Mean for Developers?

Development for Windows Phone and Windows could soon be more closely aligned.

Oracle Delays Java 8 until 2014

Security concerns and slow Project Lambda progress are pushing the release back.

Facebook Announces New Mobile Development Features

The social network claims it is now a "mobile first" development platform.

Amazon Appstore Expands to Nearly 200 Countries

Mobile development firms can begin submitting localized apps.

Netflix Jumps on the HTML5 Bandwagon

The video streaming service will soon abandon Silverlight.

More Details About Building Glass Apps

The biggest surprise is that Google's hasn't provided a way for developers to monetize their apps.

China's Alibaba Sets Aside $160 Million to Fund Mobile Development

The company is beginning to promote its mobile OS.

Survey Finds 57% Increase in Developer Program Membership

Nearly 80 percent of programmers belong to at least one company's developer program.

Top Developers Can Now Hire an Agent

10X Management helps freelance coders get better gigs.

App Store Pushes Localization Capabilities

Apple also rolled out a Chinese Support Communities forum.

Glass Collective Will Invest in Dev Firms Making Glass Apps

The new venture capital group is a collaboration among Google Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

Java, Objective-C Slip in Tiobe Rankings

Java and C are nearly tied for the top spot on the programming language popularity index.

What Java Should Learn from C and Android

Experts say the language could use better parallelism and struct-like features.

Report: Apple Will Soon Crack Down on App-Discovery Apps

Other apps may face the same fate as AppGratis.

Google Play Gets an Upgrade

The Android app store has a new design and a streamlined checkout process.

Developers Demand Changes to iCloud

Apple's cloud computing APIs don't "just work."

What Will Facebook Home Mean For Developers?

Facebook says the new service will improve app discovery. Developers aren't so sure.

Google Forks WebKit with Blink

The open source project will be part of Chromium.

Mozilla, Samsung to Collaborate on New Programming Language, Browser Engine

The language is called Rust, and the browser engine is called Servo.

The App Store Adds Age Recommendations to App Descriptions

The move is aimed at helping parents police their children's app use.

Nearly a Quarter of Android Users Now Run Jelly Bean

Part of the sudden increase is due to a change in the way Google counts users.

Microsoft Courts Mac-Based Web Developers with Windows QuickStart Kit

The company is also updating modern.IE.

Intel Unveils New Development Tools

The chip maker wants to help developers "take applications in new directions."

Flurry: 'Phablets Are a Fad'

The analytics firms said developers should concentrate on apps for medium-sized smartphones and full-sized tablets.

CodeMirror Offers Browser-Based Coding

The open source tool supports JavaScript, C, C++, C#, Java, SQL, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby and other languages.

In-App Purchasing Hits Record High

In the U.S., 76 percent of iPhone revenue comes from in-app purchases.

Microsoft BUILD Event Heads to Apple's Turf

The annual development conference will be held at the Moscone Center.

Twitter Announces Mobile Development Event

The firm isn't giving away many details about what will happen.

17-Year-Old Summly Developer Now a Millionaire

Mobile developer strikes it rich when Yahoo buys his app.

Mozilla to Hold Firefox OS Developer Events

Attendees will get free smartphones.

Sexist Joke Scandal at PyCon

A joke about a dongle—and the reaction—causes two people to lose their jobs.

Microsoft Wants More Apps for the Windows Store—Desperately

Analysts are not impressed with Microsoft's plan to pay $100 per app.

Facebook, Devs Continue to Squabble

The social network has blocked quite a few apps since the beginning of the year.

Possible Dates for Apple WWDC: June 10-14

The Moscone Center, the usual venue for the developer's conference, is booked the rest of the month.

Microsoft to End Support for Windows Phone 8 in June 2014

The company still hasn't announced when it will release an update to its mobile OS.

Sencha Updates HTML5 Development Tools

The company thinks developers will move towards HTML5 as a way to create cross-platform apps.

Bluebox Offers Visibility into Android App Code

The company's Dexter tool aims to make security analysis easier.

Google Releases More Info About Glass API

The company wants to encourage developers to build apps for its wearable computer.

Facebook Wants Devs to Build 'Lifestyle' Apps

The social network is moving away from games and courting a new type of developer.

Red Hat Opens Up OpenShift Origin

Now outside developers can more easily contribute to the open source PaaS.

Is the App Store a Monopoly?

Apple asks a judge to dismiss a case that accuses it of anti-competitive behavior.

Devs Offer Apps for $1,000

Only a few kinds of apps can get away with charging iOS's highest price.

Study: New Mobile Developers Face Uphill Battle

Less than 5 percent of the top 250 mobile app developers are newcomers.

The World's Top 10 Schools for Application Developers

These colleges and universities have excellent computer science programs.

ABI Predicts Devs Will Go 'Android-First' in 2013

The research firm says Android will dominate smartphone downloads, but not tablet downloads.

AWS Lowers Prices for Messaging and Notification

Simple Queue Service (SQS) and Simple Notification Service (SNS) are getting cheaper.

Survey Finds Smartphone Owners Are Addicted to Apps

82 percent said they couldn't go without apps for a single day.

Leap Motion Device to Ship in May

12,000 developers have been working on apps for the gesture control device.

Code.org Shines Spotlight on Computer Science Education

A new five-minute video encourages everyone to learn to code.

Google+ Launches Sign-On Program for Web and Mobile Devs

New tools allow devs to use Google+ authentication for their Web and mobile apps.

17 Carriers Commit to Firefox OS

Mozilla's mobile operating system offers an alternative to Android and iOS.

Intel Buys AppMobi's HTML5 Tools

AppMobi will focus on its cloud computing tools.

Ten Top iOS Apps for Software Development

If you're looking to do development tasks on your iPad or iPhone--there's an app for that.

China's Mobile Market Tops the U.S.

By the end of February, there will be more smartphones and tablets in China than in the U.S.

Devs Get Hands-On Access to Google Glass

Google has held two "Glass Foundries" and plans to hold one more.

Developer Preview of Ubuntu Phone Coming This Week

Canonical plans to publish tools for running Ubuntu on smartphones on Feb 21.

Museum Releases Source Code for the Original Photoshop

Programmers say Photoshop 1.0 is like an object lesson in how to write elegant code.

Mobile Video Views on the Rise

In-app video could represent an opportunity for the mobile development industry.

Google Play Is Sending App Users' Info to Devs

An Australian developer says Google provides him the name, suburb and email address for everyone who buys his app.

Developers Can Get Full Crashlytics Features for Free

The tool can help mobile development firms diagnose app bugs.

Developer's Family Claims He Patented the 'Like' Button

The relatives of Joannes Jozef Everardus Van Der Meer are suing Facebook for patent infringement.

Java Returns to Top of the Tiobe Charts

Android's success has been good for the programming language.

Verizon Ranks Apps by Resource Consumption

The new charts could prompt the mobile development industry to pay more attention to energy and data consumption.

Google Drive Highlights Third-Party Apps

The change could result in more usage of apps written for Google's cloud computing platform.

Report Finds Increasing Numbers of Pre-Teen Hackers

What happens when you teach kids to code? They try to steal virtual currency.

Samsung Program Will Let Devs Keep 100% of App Sales

Over time, the developers' cut will eventually drop to 70%, as in other app stores.

DropBox Releases Sync API

The company says the new tool will make life easier for mobile development firms.

Facebook Launches Developers Live App

The new app will feature video tutorials, news and other Facebook development resources.

Amazon Announces Virtual Currency

Amazon Coins will launch in May.

Google Play Changes Its Developer Payment Schedule

The company hints that it's adding new payment methods.

App Store Short Links Debut During Super Bowl

A Star Trek app is the first to advertise the new App Store feature.

Open Source Rookies of the Year

JavaScript projects dominate the Black Duck list.

Report: Google Play Revenue Doubles in Three Months

But the App Store still brings in more than three times as much revenue.

iPhone App Price Decreases Boost Downloads by 1,665%

Price increases don't have as much impact on sales.

Twitter Buys Crashyltics

The purchase looks like an "acquihire."

Mindshare Survey: iOS Drops 5%, Android Climbs 4%

A report says that developers who target multiple platforms earn the most.

GitHub Search Update Exposes Security Vulnerabilities

Many users were inadvertently publishing their private encryption keys.

June 1, 2 Named 'National Day of Civic Hacking'

NASA, the Census Bureau and the Department of Labor have issued coding challenges.

Why Are Developers So Resistant to Change?

Many have been burned by bad experiences with past managers.

RIM Extends Deadline for Developer Program

The firm added 19,000 more BB10 apps last weekend.

UI and UX Are Becoming More Important

Enterprise application development teams are coming to realize that mobile development is vastly different than creating desktop apps.

Objective-C Receives Top Programming Language Award (Again)

A rise in mobile development is fueling the popularity of certain programming languages, including Objective-C.

Square Releases Bug Analysis Tool 'Squash'

The open source tool helps route bug reports to the appropriate developer.

Application Developers Alliance Boasts 20,000 Members

The industry group just passed its first anniversary.

Google Glass Developer Events Scheduled

The invitation promises hands-on use of the device.

Google Releases Speech API for Chrome

The tool enables development of voice-controlled Web apps.

Developers Port 15,000 Apps to BlackBerry 10 in Two Days

RIM paid devs up to $2,000 and gave away prizes to those who ported their apps to its mobile platform.

60% of .NET Developers Got Raises Last Year

Average salary is $94,381.

Apple Locks Down App Store Screenshots

The new policy could help stop scammers—but does it go too far?

California Publishes Mobile App Privacy Best Practices

The state AG encourages mobile development firms to avoid collecting personally identifiable information.

Android Devs Complain About Piracy on BlackBerry App World

Pirates are porting Android apps to RIM's app store without developer permission.

Popularity Indexes Disagree About Top Programming Language

Is C the most popular—or is Java?

19 Generations of Application Development

Every few years brings a new programming language and a new set of skills to the forefront.

Top Development Skills for 2013

Big data is in the top ten for the first time ever.

Mobile App User Acquisition Costs Spiked in November

Mobile marketing costs had been dropping for several months.

Windows Phone Added 75,000 New Apps in 2012

Total apps for the platform doubled during the year.

All I Want for Christmas is 328 Million App Downloads

December 25 also saw a huge surge in smartphone and tablet activations.

Microsoft to Phase Out Expression Web Tools

Many of the Expression tools for Web development will be integrated into Visual Studio.

Report: Free Apps Dominate the App Store

Mobile development firms published 339,160 new iOS apps this year.

10,000 More Developers to Receive Free Leap Motion Control Devices

Leap Motion plans to release its device to consumers early next year.

HTML5 Spec Is Finalized

Before HTML5 can become an official standard, it must go through a testing phase.

Survey: 63% of Devs Already Using HTML5

82 percent of devs said HTML5 is important.

Raspberry Pi Gets an App Store

The Pi Store currently has 23 titles.

Report: Windows Store Offers Few Protections for Developers

A blogger demonstrates how to get in-app purchases for free, remove ads from apps and turn trial versions into full versions.

Xamarin Tool Lets Devs Build Mac Apps in C#

Xamarin.Mac starts at $399.

Survey: Devs Like iOS--Not Apple

A majority of mobile development professionals say Apple makes their lives more difficult.

Typemock Offers Free Unit-Testing Tools

The company wants to provide an alternative to open source tools.

Report: Microsoft Wants Apple to Lower Its 30% Commission on Apps

Microsoft wants to negotiate on App Store fees; Apple says no.

Devs Get Access to BlackBerry 10 'Gold' Release

RIM has released the final update to the development tools for its new operating system.

FTC Says Mobile Apps Don't Protect Kids' Privacy

The agency wants the mobile development industry to "do a better job."

JetBrains Updates IntelliJ IDE

The new release offers better performance and support for Java 8.

Top 10 Development Conferences

These are the events where you are most likely to meet other developers.

Apple Woos Chinese Developers

China is becoming increasingly important to the company's plans.

Google Play Unveils Private Channel App Stores

The Android app store now offers private app store hosting for enterprises.

Forrester: 5 out of 6 Developers Use Open Source

More than half use open source operating systems like Linux.

App Store Downloads Spike 33% Due to iPhone 5 Release

When Apple launches new products, it's always good news for mobile developers.

Is Piracy in Developing Countries Good for Developers?

Bloggers argue that piracy can eventually lead to better sales.

Mobile Developers Without Privacy Policies Face Calif. Fines

The state attorney general is planning to crack down on app makers who haven't complied with privacy policy regulations.

RIM Gives Devs Free BB10 QWERTY Phones

Developers who have already submitted apps for the new OS get dibs.

Google Limits App Reviews to Google+ Members

The change could help limit spam and unhelpful reviews on Google Play.

Microsoft Releases First Update for Visual Studio 2012

The IDE adds support for Kanban, Scrum, and agile application development.

Mobile Development's Biggest Problem: Retention

Mobile devs must figure out a way to keep their users if they want to attract investment and remain viable.

Two Alternative iOS Coding Tools

You might not have heard of Pythonista or ScriptKit, but they're worth a look.

A Sneak Peak at MeeGo Successor Sailfish

Jolla plans to release the mobile OS officially next year.

Apptopia Helps Devs Put a Price on Their Mobile Apps

The service also brokers deals between developers who want to sell their apps and companies that want to buy them.

Microsoft Plans Free Windows 8 App Development Labs

The four-hour sessions will take place in 30 different cities around the world.

Staffers, Volunteer Developers Built Romney's Failed Orca Software

Some say Project Orca was part of the reason for Romney's loss in the Presidential election.

Users, Developers Complain About App Store Search

It can be impossible to find a new iOS app unless you have a direct link.

Android Outselling iOS 5:1

Google's mobile operating system now commands 72 percent of the market.

Google Adds Fragmentation Clause to Android SDK Terms

The company continues to wrestle with platform fragmentation.

Bloomberg Starts Its Own App Store

Wanna play Angry Bonds?

Why Users Delete Mobile Apps

An app that freezes or crashes won't last long.

Mobile Devs Top List of IT Workers Receiving the Biggest Raises

Robert Half Technology says mobile developers will see a 9 percent average salary increase next year.

Interview: Tom Preston-Werner Talks About GitHub's Past and Future

The CEO hints that in the future GitHub will offer products that aren't just for developers.

Teenaged Developer Creates Top-Ranked iOS App

His Summly news app soared to number nine on Apple's list of most popular app.

FundaGeek Aims to Help Software Developers Raise Cash

A new crowdfunding site wants to be the Kickstarter for the software development industry.

Google to Hold Third Annual Code-In Contest

The competition is open to teenagers age 13-17.

Windows Phone Developer Registration Just $8 (For 8 Days Only)

Microsoft continues working hard to entice developers to its mobile platform.

Ballmer Takes the Stage at the Build Developer Conference

The Microsoft CEO reminds developers about the huge size of the Windows market.

Mono Framework Gets Asynchronous Programming Features

Version 3.0 of the open source project also adds a number of other improvements.

Facebook Cracks Down on Developer Spam

The social network has made changes to its guidelines for third-party developers.

Building the Developer.Com Windows 8 App

Chris Bennett talks about building the Developer.com Windows 8 App--including sharing the code!

Report Shows Freemium Apps Earn Much More than Premium Apps

The freemium model now completely dominates the mobile development industry.

Windows 8 Launches with 'Wide Range of Apps'

Microsoft execs won't say how many third-party apps are available for the new OS.

Seven Top Mobile Development Tips

An event in Ireland showcases strategies for creating successful apps.

Developers Use Configuration Profiles to Get Around iOS Restrictions

At least two mobile development firms have used the workaround.

Demand for Python, Ruby on Rails Developers Hits All-Time High

Job listings for developers are up 7 percent since last year.

Mozilla Opens Firefox Marketplace for Developers and Early Adopters

The app store is included in the "Aurora" build of the Firefox browser.

Facebook Releases New Tools for Android Developers

The social network has a new Android SDK and a developer center.

Microsoft Announces Windows 8 Hackathon for November

The global event will take place in 60 different cities.

Facebook Opens Up Mobile Ads to All iOS and Android Developers

The social network wants to sell space in mobile users' newsfeeds to mobile developers.

Google Releases Dart SDK

The new programming language is moving out of the technology preview stage.

Average iOS App Size Rises Dramatically

Some end users are running out of space on their iPhones and iPads.

Advice for Surviving Your First Year as a Developer

Don't waste your money on expensive training classes—just use a little common sense.

Google Officially Releases Android Developer Console

The tool offers more insight into app performance.

Google Web Page Speed Module Exits Beta

The tool can dramatically improve page load times and bandwidth usage.

Survey: Devs Prefer Samsung Devices for Testing

The mobile development industry continues to struggle with the fragmentation issue.

Google Play Adds Free Trials

Android devs can now let users try before they buy.

Dart Now in the Top 50 Programming Languages

C remains number one on the Tiobe chart.

Lodsys Says 150 App Developers Have Given In to its Licensing Demands

A trial with Apple is scheduled to begin in early 2013.

Augmented Reality Is Getting Hot Again

Google-owned Motorola recently purchased an AR vendor.

Kinect for Windows Gets Windows 8 Support

The new SDK also adds other features for developers.

Making Sense of App Store Reviews

iOS users like to leave positive reviews, but their written comments don't always match their star ratings.

HP to Hire 50+ webOS Developers

It appears the company really does intend to support the webOS platform.

Microsoft's TypeScript Offers Alternative to JavaScript

The new programming language is similar to Google's Dart.

More Details on Windows Phone 8

Handsets running the new mobile operating system are coming later this fall.

Developers Face Obstacles Updating Apps for iPhone 5

Adapting apps for the larger screen is proving difficult for some mobile development firms.

Firefox OS Could Run 1% of Smartphones Next Year

Despite challenges from new OSes, Strategy Analytics believes Android will continue to dominate mobile.

Windows Store Passes 2,000 Apps

The number of apps available has doubled since the store officially began accepting admissions.

Google Play Tops 25 Billion App Downloads

The Android app store currently has 675,000 apps available.

Developer Survey Holds Bad News for Facebook, HTML5

Developers believe Facebook is vulnerable in the mobile market.

RIM Provides More Details About BlackBerry 10

The company begs devs to be patient for just a little while longer.

Adobe Updates Edge Web Development Tools

The tools offer a dual focus on strong coding and strong design.

Windows 8 Developers Set World Record

More than 2500 app developers coded for 18 hours.

Apple Seeks Developers to Fix Maps

The timing of the job postings suggests that Apple knew it needed help with its maps even before iOS 6 launched.

10 Top Mobile Development Tools

If you're serious about mobile development, experts say these tools are "must-trys."

iOS 6 Updates Begin

Apple's new mobile operating system has some hits and misses.

2012's Best Open Source Development Tools

These are some of the best development platforms, IDEs, text editors, libraries, compilers and other development tools from the open source community.

9 Career-Defining Issues for Developers

How you answer these questions could have major implications for your long-term earning potential.

Facebook Won't Hold F8 Conference This Year

No word on when the social network will hold its next development conference.

Treehouse to Give Away $3 Million Worth of Coding Classes

The online programming school is giving away subscriptions to college students.

New Developer Features in iOS 6

UDID changes and Facebook integration should appeal to the mobile development industry.

Intel Promises HTML5 Development Tools

The company says HTML5 could make mobile development more profitable.

Apple Announces iPhone 5

The latest iPhone has a bigger screen and LTE connectivity.

Gartner: 89% of App Downloads Are Free

The research firm predicts that 30 percent of apps will offer in-app purchases by 2016.

Report: Developers Say Half of Meetings Are Time-Wasters

Atlassian launches Confluence 4.3 with features designed to improve time management.

Microsoft Angers Devs by Limiting Windows Phone 8 Preview

Unless you've already published a Windows Phone app, you'll have to until Windows Phone 8 launches to access the SDK.

Images of Firefox OS Marketplace Leak

The app store features a clean, simple design.

Ooomf Promotes Apps Before They Launch

The new app discovery service has raised $500,000.

HP Releases Open Source WebOS

The mobile development platform has two flavors: desktop and OpenEmbedded.

RIM Continues to Woo Developers

The struggling smartphone maker is confident that the mobile development industry will embrace BlackBerry 10.

40% of Mobile Ad Clicks Are Worthless: Report

High rates of fraud and accidental click-through could explain why the mobile development industry continues to struggle to attract advertisers.

Twitter Launches Third-Party App Certification Program

The company hopes to highlight apps that will particularly useful for enterprises.

Google Adds More Ad Choices to Its Maps API

The changes should make it easier for developers to make money off Google Maps.

Amazon Launches Appstore in Europe

The company may launch a new tablet next week.

AppFog Buys Nodester

The acquisition should help bolster AppFog's Node.js capabilities.

Kids Get into the Mobile Development Business

Easy-to-learn programming languages like Lua, Alice and Scratch help interest students in coding.

German Consumer Group Takes Aim at Facebook App Center

VZBV says the new Facebook feature violates German law.

Researcher: Users Should Be Able to Sue over Insecure Code

A European academic argues that developers are liable for damages caused by buggy code.

Hackbright Academy Graduates Its First Class of Female Coders

The programming school aims to help close the gender gap in development jobs.

Leveraging Public Cloud for Software Development

Leveraging public cloud resources is an excellent way to expedite the software development process. However care has to be taken to ensure that security is properly addressed.

Node.js Comes to Engine Yard

The platform as a service support will make it easier to run JavaScript on the server side.

Context - The Secret Ingredient of Killer Mobile Apps

Learn how to create killer mobile apps by leaving traditional integration strategies behind, and relying on Platform as a Service (PaaS) providers to deliver the apps users love.

Feds Shut Down Android App Pirates

For the first time ever, the FBI has seized three domains because of alleged mobile app copyright infringement.

Windows 8 and Related Tools Available for Developers

MSDN and TechNet subscribers can now download the new OS, as well as Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5.

Twitter Imposes More Restrictions on Developers

Developers are unhappy about the new rules.

Oracle Updates Java SE and JavaFX

The new release makes Java available for devices with ARM processors.

So You Say You're Lean? Then Why do You Have Waste?

Lean software development is helping to improve efficiencies and profits. Start identifying waste by learning and applying the Seven Deadly Wastes of Software Development to your specific project and find out how Lean software development principles can improve production and lead to higher customer satisfaction.

For Developers, Facebook is a Double-Edged Sword

The constant changes to the platform can result in major problems for developers.

10 Tech Skills that Command 6-Figure Salaries

Developers with these skills can expect higher-than-average pay.

Google Leak Finder Finds Memory Leaks in JavaScript

The open source tool can help Web app developers find bugs and improve performance.

Build Conference Sells Out in an Hour

Microsoft is taking names for the waiting list.

Microsoft Launches Revamped Windows Phone Dev Center

The program now supports four times as many countries and allows payment via PayPal.

Survey Hints That Android Tablets Could Become More Popular Than iPads

IT pros say their next tablet will run Android, not iOS.

Leap Racks Up 26,000 Developer Inquiries

Despite overwhelming demand, Leap Motion is still taking requests from developers who want to try out its motion control technology.

Nina Promises Voice Authentication for iOS Apps

The Top 25 Independent Software Developers

The Business Insider says these are the best of the little guys.

Microsoft Drops "Metro" Name

The company no longer wants developers to create "Metro" apps; instead, they should create "Windows 8 Style" apps.

Oracle Releases Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 12c

The update introduces new enterprise application development tools for Oracle ADF.

MIT Unveils Halide Programming Language for Working with Images

The language speeds up common image processing tasks.

Developer Downloads of Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Available August 15

Microsoft will give devs access to its new programming tools the same day it makes Windows 8 available.

Microsoft Releases Windows 8 Code to Manufacturers

Developers can begin downloading the OS August 15.

"Middle Class" App Developers Are Earning More

Apps that aren't on top 100 charts are accounting for a higher percentage of revenue.

AppFog and Rackspace Announce New Collaboration

It will now be easier for developers to use both cloud computing services together.

New Google Play Policy Hopes to Eliminate Copycat Apps

The new Android developer policy also includes provisions regarding email, billing and in-app ads.

Codecademy Adds Online Python Lessons

The startup hopes to offer more server-side language lessons in the future.

Lead Developer Leaves OAuth 2.0 Project

Eran Hammer calls the specification "a bad protocol."

App Store Includes 400,000 'Zombie' Apps, Says Report

Most iOS apps don't get any downloads and are nearly impossible to find.

Report: Android U.S. Market Share Drops 5 Percent

Strategy Analytics says the mobile platform may have reached its peak.

Developer Releases of Android and iOS Attract Equal Attention

An analyst firm believes Android developer interest could eventually surpass iOS interest.

NetBeans 7.2 Adds Static Analysis, Improves Performance

The Java IDE supports the latest versions of C++, PHP, Maven and Groovy.

Apple Continues to Fight for the App Store Name

The company is demanding more evidence in its trademark battle with Amazon.

The Freemium Trend Has Increased Revenue, But Not Downloads

Free apps now make three times as much as they did in 2010.

The 10 Most Popular Words in iOS App Titles

"Free" is pretty common, but it's not the most popular.

AppFog PaaS Reaches General Availability

The cloud computing service offers a simplified pricing scheme and IaaS portability.

The Secrets to Making Money on the Amazon Appstore

More expensive in-app purchases are more popular than cheaper ones.

Microsoft Announces Dates for Build Conference

Registration begins in two weeks.

Report: Cloud Development Reduces Developer Hours by up to 80 Percent

Using Amazon's cloud computing services made the development and deployment process up to twice as fast.

Hackers Increasingly Targeting Java Vulnerabilities

Researchers call on Oracle to step up Java security.

App Store Tops 650,000 Apps

Developers have earned $5.5 billion from the store.

Mobile Development Tool Vendor Xamarin Raises $12 Million

The company's tools allow you to build mobile apps in C#.

Poland Needs Programmers

The country is producing tens of thousands of computer science graduates, but not enough to fill the available jobs.

Survey: iOS Has the Lead in Mobile Enterprise Application Development

Developers are "cautiously optimistic" about Windows 8.

Microsoft Apologizes for Offensive HyperV Code

Some say the incident is another example of "brogrammer" culture.

Microsoft Unveils Windows Store Pricing Details

The new app store will support trial periods, in-app billing and third-party payment systems.

Apple Patches Bug That Allowed In-App Purchase Hack

The company promises to fix the problem permanently in iOS 6.

New List Ranks iOS Apps by Ratings, Not Downloads

Appsfire says Instagram and WhatsApp Messenger are the best iOS apps.

Dell's 'Sputnik' Developer Laptop Is a Go for Launch

The company will ship a Ubuntu-based XPS 13 designed for developers this fall.

Demand Remains High for Freelance Mobile Developers

HTML5 and interface design jobs are also climbing.

Office 2013 to Include an App Store

Microsoft hopes Apps for Office will "reinvigorate Office as a platform."

RIM Denies that Developers Are Leaving

A RIM exec says BlackBerry continues to add more developers and more apps.

Survey: 31% of BlackBerry Devs Shifting Work to Other Platforms

Interest in developing for BlackBerry is at an all-time low.

New Tools Ease Facebook Integration for iOS Apps

Facebook has launched a developer center and updated its iOS SDK.

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