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Mobile App Downloads Increased 15% in Q1

Consumers spent $15 billion on apps.

The 3 Biggest Clouds Report Earnings

AWS is generating $14 billion per year.

Ne-Yo Invests in a Coding School

Students only pay tuition to the Holberton School after they get jobs.

Enterprise Mobile Goals: Productivity and New Revenue Opportunities

Executives are looking to mobile development teams to help boost the bottom line.

Oracle Adds AI Capabilities to Cloud Computing Offerings

The enterprise software company is only the latest to jump on the machine learning bandwagon.

Oracle Now Hiring for an Internal 'Startup' Unit

The Solution Engineering groups will focus on cloud computing, cybersecurity, IoT, artificial intelligence, augmented reality and virtual reality.

Linux Foundation Announces EdgeX Foundry IoT Project

The open source effort will focus on Internet of Things standards.

Oracle Proposes Hardware Acceleration for Java Streams

Project Trinity could speed up bulk data processing.

How Uber Tried to Trick Apple

The ride-sharing service's mobile development team violated App Store rules—and they got caught.

3 More Microsoft AI APIs Reach General Availability

The software giant is also incorporating AI capabilities into SQL Server.

AWS Unveils New Cloud Development Tools

The cloud computing service added 1,000 new development features over the past year.

Programming Language Popularity Varies by Time of Day

Coders are looking for information on Microsoft tech during the day, but Web frameworks and Haskell dominate at night.

Intel Cancels Developer Forum

The chip maker may hold several smaller events for developers.

Facebook F8 Conference Focuses on AR, VR

The social network also released some new open source tools for Web and mobile development.

Visual Studio 2008 Support to End April 10, 2018

Microsoft will no longer offer security fixes after that date.

Hack, ActionScript, Clojure Now Top-50 Programming Languages

Java is still number one.

Qualcomm Must Pay BlackBerry $814.9 Million

An arbitration decision sent the smartphone maker's stock price higher.

Microsoft Begins Rollout of Windows 10 Creator Update

The distribution process will take several weeks.

U.S. Denying H-1B Visas for Entry-Level Developers

Foreign developers will need to prove that they have special skills in order to come to the U.S.

Ray Offers an Alternative to Spark

The new open source project could speed up machine learning.

Gartner: Device Spend to Increase 2% in 2017

More than half of the spending will be for mobile devices.

Security Researcher Calls Tizen 'The Worst Code I've Ever Seen'

Samsung's IoT operating system is said to have many security vulnerabilities.

Samsung Expects 50% Profit Increase

The Korean smartphone maker seems to have recovered from the Galaxy Note 7 recall and its corruption scandal.

Microsoft Updates .NET Framework

.NET Framework 4.7 offers tools for high-resolution screens, touch input and stylus use.

Canonical Drops Smartphones, Unity Desktop

The company will focus on cloud computing and the IoT.

Super-Fast GPUs Coming to IBM Bluemix

Nvidia's Tesla P100 will only be available on bare-metal.

Jenkins Gets a New Interface Called Blue Ocean

The new interface makes it easier for agile software development teams to visualize continuous delivery pipelines.

Amazon Will Refund More Than $70 Million in Kids' In-App Purchases

The company has reached a settlement with the FTC.

Scrum.org and DevOps Institute Launch ScrumOps Effort

The two organizations say Scrum and DevOps can play well together.

Microsoft to Shut Down CodePlex

The software giant is throwing its support behind GitHub.

Apple Launches App Accelerator for Indian Developers

Mobile development pros in India can get one-on-one feedback from Apple engineers.

Microsoft Opens IoT & AI Insider Lab in Germany

The facility will help developers bring their products to market.

Report: Android App Revenue Likely to Surpass iOS App Revenue This Year

But Apple's App Store will still be the single most lucrative app store.

Cyberespionage Campaign Targets Open Source Developers

If you post to GitHub, be on alert for phishing emails.

Which Are the Best Low-Code Mobile Development Tools?

Forrester says Kony, OutSystems, Mendix and Salesforce are leading the pack.

Apple Quietly Updates iPad, iOS

It's also time to sign up for Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC).

Atlassian Posts LocalStack to GitHub

The local version of an AWS stack simplifies cloud development and testing.

Should Developers Be Wary of AI?

A closer look at Elon Musk's attitudes toward artificial intelligence.

Google Play Spotlights Free App of the Week

Paid Android apps are offered for free for a limited time.

CERT Publishes C++ Coding Standards

The new document explains best practices for secure development in the C++ programming language.

GitLab Enterprise 9 Adds Monitoring, Management Features

The open source code repository is expanding its capabilities.

Stack Overflow Survey: Half of Developers Have Less than 5 Years Professional Experience

And more than half of developers say they are underpaid.

Google Releases Android O Developer Preview

Only developers with select phones can access the new OS for now.

Swift, TypeScript, Go, Rust Rise in RedMonk Language Rankings

The list ranks programming languages based on their popularity on GitHub.

Indie Games Get a Home on the App Store

Apple is making it easier for small mobile development firms to market their games.

IBM Debuts Cloud-Based Blockchain Service

IBM Blockchain is available through the Bluemix cloud development platform.

GitLab Buys Gitter, Takes It Open Source

GitLab says it wants to be "the most popular SaaS solution for public repositories."

Dev Recruiters Say 4-Year Degrees Are Becoming Less Important

Employers are happy to hire developers who attended coding bootcamp or junior college.

Microsoft Launches Minecraft AI Contest

PhD researchers could qualify for $20,000 grants.

Free AWS Credits for Alexa Developers

If you have an Alexa skill, you could get an extra $100 per month in free cloud computing services.

Report: More Than 33% of Devs, Other Tech Workers Underpaid

In addition, 7 percent will be due for a salary raise and promotion within six months.

Facebook Tells Devs Not to Sell User Data to the Cops

The social network says its data can't be used for surveillance.

Glitch Promises a Friendly Development Community

The coding website supports Node.js.

Levi's/Google Smart Jackets Go On Sale This Fall

It's not clear how third-party developers will be able to use the wearable.

Google App Engine Now Supports All Programming Languages

The cloud development platform is becoming more open.

Swift Now a Top 10 Programming Language

The Apple-backed mobile development language has experienced a very rapid rise.

Google Cloud Adds Kaggle, SAP HANA Support

The cloud computing platform is adding to its big data and machine learning capabilities.

WikiLeaks Docs Reveal CIA Coding Practices

Experts say these tips don't seem all that secret or all that helpful.

Visual Studio 2017 Hits General Availability

The IDE features improved cloud development, microservices, mobile development and containerization capabilities.

IBM and Salesforce Partner on AI

Einstein and Watson will work together.

CA Technologies Buys Veracode for $614 Million

The acquisition will broaden CA's lineup of DevOps and security tools.

IBM Releases Quantum Computing API

The new tool makes it easier for developers to work with the company's fledgling quantum cloud computing service.

Java 9 Arriving July 27

New features include modularization, a read-eval-print loop, ahead-of-time compilation and memory improvements for strings storage.

Docker Adds Enterprise Edition

The Community Edition will have two different channels—one for dev and one for ops.

GitHub Launches Hosted Enterprise Version

Now organizations can use the paid version of the service in the cloud through GitHub.com.

Samsung Head Indicted for Bribery

The smartphone maker's leader was caught up in a corruption investigation.

S3 Outage Knocks Websites Offline

Amazon's cloud computing service experience several hours of downtime on Tuesday.

SAP Shifts Mobile, Cloud Development Strategy

The enterprise software giant is rolling out some new mobile development tools.

WSJ Says Apple Will Release $1K iPhone with Curved Screen

Will Apple abandon Lightning for USB-C?

Black Duck Names 2016 Open Source Rookies of the Year

This year's winners are related to blockchain, big data, machine learning, DevOps, security and cloud computing.

DeepCoder AI Writes Programs Using Existing Code Snippets

Researchers uses big data analysis techniques to create an inductive program synthesis system.

Google Play Revamps App Publishing Process

The Android app store is adding a validation step and easier staged rollouts.

CloudBees Rolls Out Jenkins Enterprise DevOps Tool

The solution enables enterprise-scale continuous delivery.

Google Cloud Platform Adds GPU Support

Google's cloud computing service is getting better support for machine learning and compute-intensive workloads.

Survey: 57% Say IoT Progress Is Slower Than Expected

Researchers found that 21 percent of respondents believe the Internet of Things (IoT) has had a major impact on their businesses.

Kubernetes Comes to Azure Container Service

The container management service is now generally available.

Court Ruling on SAP Licenses Could Have Far-Reaching Implications

Enterprises could owe license fees for every customer that comes into indirect contact with SAP data.

Report: Docker, AWS Lead in the Cloud

RightScale's cloud computing survey shows a decline in hybrid and private cloud.

WWDC Coming to San Jose June 5–9

Registration begins March 27.

BlackBerry's Smartphone Market Share Drops to 0%

Android leads with 81.7 percent of the market.

Microsoft, KPMG to Open Blockchain Nodes in Frankfurt and Singapore

A research facility in New York will follow.

BlackBerry Launches Communications Platform as a Service

The BBM Enterprise SDK helps enterprise application development teams integrate secure communications into their apps.

Only 10%-12% of New App Users Remain Active After 7 Days, Report Says

However, apps are getting better at retaining users than they used to be.

Oracle and Google Heading Back to Court

The lawsuit over Android's use of Java APIs still isn't dead.

Top Programming Languages Face Shrinking Popularity, Tiobe Says

Java and C usage appears to be diminishing.

Report: DevOps Increases Productivity by 51%

67% of firms using agile software development saw an improvement in customer experience.

Visual Studio 2017 Arriving March 7

Microsoft is planning a two-day launch event.

Azure Drops Prices, Adds IP Protection

Microsoft's cloud computing service is fighting hard for enterprise business.

Report: Software Security Bugs Continue to Rise

Critical vulnerabilities accounted for 24 percent of those discovered in 2016.

Registration Begins for Facebook's F8 Conference

The annual event will take place April 18–19 in San Jose.

Continuous Delivery Comes to Visual Studio

The new extension for Microsoft's IDE integrates with the Azure cloud computing service.

Researcher: iOS Apps Are Handling TLS Certificates Incorrectly

Mobile development firms should double-check their use of encryption to make sure they are safeguarding user data.

NSA Contractor Accused of Stealing 75% of NSA Hacking Tools

The contractor worked for the agency's TAO hacker group.

Microsoft Unveils Git Virtual File System

The tool solves the problems with storing really large files in Git.

Report: 85% of Enterprises Surveyed Increasing Their Use of Jenkins

More than half of the enterprises practicing continuous delivery use the open source automation server.

AWS Grows 47%, Generates $14.2 Billion

Profits for the cloud computing service hit $3.53 billion.

GitLab Loses 6 Hours of Data After Spam Attack

The code-hosting website also suffered more than three hours of downtime.

Facebook, Oculus Execs Must Pay $500 Million in VR Lawsuit

It could have been much worse for the social network.

Microsoft Fixes Bugs, Improves Performance in Core Development Tools

.NET and ASP.NET have received an update

App Store Sales Climb 43%

Apple's Services revenue grew 18 percent.

Code Cards Helps Developers Boost Skills

The website offers flashcards with programming information.

Super Mario Run Has Earned More Than $50 Million

More than 5 percent of people who download the game unlock the full content.

Node.js Foundation Launches Certified Developer Program

The cert test for the popular open source JavaScript framework will become available next quarter.

Microsoft, Google Clouds Show Strong Growth

Android is also a big money-earner for Google.

Hugo Barra to Head Facebook's VR Efforts

Barra will replace former Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe.

Trump Doesn't Want to Give Up His Android Phone

The new president is still tweeting from an unsecured device.

Cisco Buys AppDynamics for $3.7 Billion

The application intelligence company had been headed for an IPO.

Google Announces I/O Dates in a Puzzle

It looks like the event will be held May 17-19 at the Shoreline Amphitheater.

iOS 10.3 Will Let Devs Respond to Reviews

Mobile development pros have been clamoring for the feature, which is already available on Android.

Google Begins Live Testing of Instant Apps

For now, mobile development firms still have to apply if they want to be part of the program.

Oracle Lets Go of Sun Employees

Software developers who worked on Solaris are being laid off.

Google ASI Program Boosts Security for 250,000 Apps

More than 90,000 mobile development pros have participated in the program.

Oracle Buys Apiary

Apiary's technology will be incorporated into Oracle's API Integration Cloud.

Google Buys Fabric from Twitter

The mobile development platform will merge with Google's Firebase.

Report: Mobile Development Revenue Climbs 40%

Downloads and time in apps also increased in 2016.

Zuckerberg Outlines VR Plans in Court

The Facebook CEO testified in a lawsuit related to Oculus Rift.

Nadella, Rometty Talk up AI

The CEOs say artificial intelligence shouldn't replace human beings.

Brexit Leads to Increase in UK App Store Prices

Mobile development firms must now charge at least £0.99 for their iOS apps.

China Requires App Stores to Register with Government

Official say they are hoping to slow the spread of malware.

Samsung Leaders Face Investigation, Arrest

A bribery scandal is enveloping the beleaguered smartphone maker.

Yahoo Open Sources Screwdriver for Continuous Delivery

The tool could help enterprises using DevOps or agile software development approaches.

Flurry: Mobile App Usage Growth Is Slowing

Meanwhile, Apple will face antitrust charges.

DevOps and Agile Work Better Together, Report Says

If you're implementing agile software development techniques, you might want to consider also using DevOps strategies.

Report: AI Beats Professional Poker Players

Competing groups are teaching artificial intelligence to play Texas Hold 'Em.

Deloitte: 300 Million Smartphones to Feature Machine Learning in 2017

The analyst firm made several predictions that could affect the mobile development industry.

GM Donates $250,000 to Girls Who Code

The grant will fund after-school programs.

Beam Becomes a Top-Level Apache Project

The open source tool can help organizations process batch and streaming data at the same time.

TruffleHog Searches for Secret Keys in Git Repositories

Now would be a good time to double-check that you haven't accidentally included cryptographic keys in GitHub repositories.

Report: IoT Market to Hit $1.29 Trillion by 2020

China and the U.S. are leading the way in Internet of Things spending.

Mandatory Programming Class Increases Computer Science Diversity at Harvey Mudd

More than half of the CS graduates at the California college are women.

App Store Generated $20 Billion for Mobile Development Firms in 2016

Apple's take was $8.5 billion.

Report Finds Growing Use of Voice Interfaces

PC and mobile device sales are stagnating, but consumers want head mounted displays, virtual personal assistant speakers and wearables.

Gitea Offers Self-Hosted Git

The MIT-licensed project is currently available on GitHub.

Google and Fiat Chrysler Bring Android to Cars

The two companies are also working together on self-driving technology.

Lenovo Announces Smart Assistant, Smart Glasses

The manufacturer is launching several new IoT products at CES.

Team Collaboration Competition Heats Up

Microsoft offers test drives, Slack adds new integrations, and Flock launches an OS.

CISQ to Create Technical Debt Measure

The organization wants to standardize the way organizations calculate their technical debt.

Echo Was Amazon's Best-Selling Product for the Holidays

The IoT device could also be the key to a murder case.

Apple Dominates Holiday Device Activations

Forty-four percent of U.S. devices activated the week before Christmas were made by Apple.

Apple Publishes an AI Research Paper

The article discusses a new way of training computer vision systems.

Java Users Ask for REST, HTTP/2 Support

The next version of Java EE will focus on cloud computing and microservices.

Apple Extends ATS Deadline

Mobile development firms have a little bit longer to meet the new security requirements.

Cyanogen Stops Updating Its Alternative Version of Android

The open source version of the Android alternative will still be available.

Report: 50% of Developers Say Security Testing Slows Development

Enterprise application development teams struggle to secure apps while meeting deadlines.

Windows Containers Come to Amazon EC2

The cloud computing service is adding Docker support for Windows instances.

BlackBerry Posts a Surprise Profit

The once-great smartphone maker isn't dead yet.

Survey: 73% of Enterprises Have Adopted Some DevOps Practices

Testing creates a bottleneck for many enterprise application development teams.

Mark Zuckerberg Shows Off His Jarvis AI

The system is very similar to Amazon's Alexa.

Super Mario Run Breaks Download Records

However, the new mobile game is getting a lot of bad ratings.

Microsoft Releases MS MARCO AI Training Tool

The open source data set includes 100,000 questions and answers that are useful for machine learning.

Netflix Open Sources Conductor Microservices Orchestrator

The tool helps manage workflows and processes in a cloud computing environment.

Lebanese Hackathon Aims to Aid Syrian Refugees

Mobile development pros and IoT developers created new tools to help Syrians in crisis.

1 Billion Yahoo Accounts Breached by Hackers

A string of security incidents highlights weaknesses in Yahoo's security.

Google Launches Android Things IoT Platform

The company's mobile development platform is coming to the Internet of Things.

Microsoft Releases IoT Developer Tools for Cortana

The software giant is opening up its AI-powered virtual assistant to hardware and software developers.

Google Open Sources Embedding Projector Machine Learning Tool

The tool makes it easier for developers to visualize machine learning data.

High Availability Comes to Puppet

The DevOps tool is adding features to appeal to enterprises.

Microsoft Build to Be Held May 10-12 in Seattle

The company is consolidating and renaming some of its other events.

Player Spent $1 Million on Mobile Game

He stole the money from his employer.

FitBit Acquires Pebble's Software, Devs

The smartwatch maker is closing its doors.

iOS Developers Must Improve App Security by Dec. 31 — Or Else

Only 3 percent of apps currently meet Apple's security requirements.

Supreme Court Rules in Samsung's Favor in iPhone Patent Lawsuit

The lower court will have to reconsider its $399 million damage award.

Gartner: One Third of Users Abandon Their Wearables

Consumers quickly tire of their shiny new toys.

Python Rises, C Falls in Popularity Rankings

Artificial intelligence could be contributing to Python's popularity.

Alphabet to Open Source DeepMind AI

The company hopes to further research into artificial intelligence.

Code.org Kicks Off Third Annual Hour of Code Initiative

This year's event has a sports theme.

Google Unveils OSS-Fuzz Continuous Testing for Open Source

For now, only large open source projects can use the service.

AWS Adds More Services for Developers

The cloud computing services is adding more DevOps support.

Google Releases App Maker Low-Code Development Tool

The tool can help create basic apps to meet enterprise needs.

AWS Adds 3 AI Services

The cloud computing giant will add more artificial intelligence capabilities next year.

AWS Expands Partner Program

The cloud computing service has new programs related to VMware, Amazon Echo and IoT.

Facebook Adds Instant Games to Messenger

Interested developers can apply to be part of the program.

Google Offers 10,000 Scholarships for EU Android Devs

The scholarships will pay for Udacity classes.

Obama Awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to Computer Scientists

Margaret H. Hamilton and Rear Admiral Grace Hopper both received the award.

Red Hat Releases Developer Toolset 6, Software Collections 2.3

The two packages give Linux developers all the tools they need to create great applications.

Startup Connects West African Developers with US Companies

Andela has connected more than 100 developers with jobs.

AWS Slashes Storage Prices

The cloud computing vendor also announced it is using the MXNet deep learning framework.

IBM Rolls Out Watson IoT Consulting Solutions

The company has specific offerings for the automotive, electronics and insurance industries.

DoD, HackerOne Launch 'Hack the Army' Program

The Department of Defense is now offering bug bounties.

Microsoft to Shut Down Azure DataMarket

The cloud computing service also made several other announcements.

Alibaba's Cloud Computing Unit Expands Global Reach

The Chinese firm is opening four new data centers.

Apple Offers Free Coding Classes for a Week

Free development instruction is coming to an Apple Store near you.

Microsoft Joins the Linux Foundation

And Google has joined the .NET Foundation.

Eclipse Che IDE Expands Support for Docker, Language Server Protocol, OpenShift

The open source cloud development tool is also getting better support for PHP.

OpenAI, Microsoft Azure Work Together on Artificial Intelligence

The research organizations will run its experiments on Microsoft's cloud computing infrastructure.

AWS to Slash Cloud Computing Prices Again

EC2 is getting a price reduction for the holidays.

Report: Apple Working on AR Glasses

The iPhone maker is said to be considering a push into wearables.

Facebook Improves Support for Bot Developers

More than 33,000 bots already run on the social network's Messenger platform.

Visual Studio for Mac to Arrive This Week

Microsoft is adding more cross-platform capabilities to its development tools.

Microsoft Adds In-Memory Capabilities to Azure SQL Premium

The cloud computing service is boosting performance without boosting prices.

Google Responds to EU's Android Antitrust Charges

The company says, "Android hasn't hurt competition, it's expanded it."

IBM Project Intu Enables Embodied Cognition for AI

Watson artificial intelligence is coming to a robot near you.

Google to Release Assistant SDK Next Month

The tool will allow mobile development firms to connect Google Assistant to their apps.

Survey: APIs Increase Profits 13.5%

Research shows that enterprises creating APIs experience a number of benefits.

Java, C Still Most Popular Programming Languages

Haskell, Objective-C and Swift are all increasing in popularity.

Survey: Half of Developers Creating Mobile Apps

The mobile development industry now includes 12 million app builders.

Fake Apps Flood the App Store

Counterfeit retail apps are trying to attract holiday shoppers.

Microsoft Teams Offers Features for Developers

The Slack competitor supports DevOps and Agile software development.

98% of Developers Use Open Source Tools

Developers don't want to work for employers unless they use updated tools.

Survey: 1 in 5 Enterprises Release Software More than Once Per Day

DevOps and agile software development practices are speeding enterprise application development.

More Mobile Internet Users than Desktop Users, Report Says

Web developers have more reasons than ever to design their sites and Web apps for smartphone and tablet users.

Report: Only 20% of Enterprises Integrate Security Testing in App Development Processes

Firms hope that agile software development methodologies will improve security.

Tablet Shipments Drop Nearly 15%

The mobile development industry could see fewer app users with large screens.

Apple Adds Touch Bar Support to Xcode IDE

The company's development tools now support its new MacBook Pro hardware.

Google AIs Create Their Own Encryption

Neural nets were able to create novel encryption methods that other neural nets weren't able to crack.

Mozilla Is Working on a New Browser Engine Called Quantum

The open source project builds on Gecko, Servo and Rust.

HP, Dell, Lenovo, Acer, Asus Building Windows VR Headsets

The manufacturers are working on low-cost tethered headsets with advanced motion tracking abilities.

Microsoft Announces Surface Studio, Windows 10 Creators Update

The software giant is targeting creative professionals with a Windows update and new hardware.

Google Hosts Dart Developer Conference

The company uses the JavaScript variant for a lot of internal projects.

Apple Reports First Profit Decline in 15 Years

Sales of iPhones and other gear fell 8 percent.

Report Outlines Steps for Increasing the Number of Women Developers

Change needs to start in schools.

Microsoft Updates CNTK Artificial Intelligence Tools

The deep learning toolkit makes it easier for developers to harness the power of AI.

AI Correctly Predicts 79% of Human Rights Verdicts

The artificial intelligence technology is unlikely to replace human judges.

DoD Expands Hack the Pentagon Program

The pilot program identified more than a hundred serious bugs.

Microsoft's Cloud Reaches $13 Billion Annual Run Rate

The company's Q1 earnings beat expectations.

LeEco Launches in the U.S.

The Chinese company makes smartphones, smart TVs, VR headsets and even Android bikes.

Disney Launches an Open Source Program

Developers can now use and contribute to Disney's computer animation technology.

Microsoft Speech Recognition Achieves Human Parity

The AI technology is as good as humans at transcribing speech.

Microsoft Visual Studio to End Support for UML

The company says no one is using the legacy modeling language.

Microsoft's P Language Could Spur IoT Development

The company has released the programming language under an open source license.

Linux Foundation Launches JavaScript Foundation

The new organization will oversee jQuery, Appium, Node-RED and many other projects.

Report: Cloud Developer Population Tops 5.4 Million

Cloud development environments are particularly popular in the Asia-Pacific region.

Gitless Attempts to Make Git Easier to Use

A new open source project tries to address some common criticisms of the popular version control system.

Facebook Unveils Yarn JavaScript Package Manager

The open source tool is a replacement for npm.

Go Language Jumps in Popularity

The Google-backed language is on track to become Tiobe's Programming Language of the Year.

Huawei Invests $1 Million into AI Partnership with UC Berkeley

The two organizations will focus on deep learning, reinforcement learning, machine learning, natural language processing and computer vision.

IoT Standards Groups Merge

The AllSeen Alliance will become part of the Open Connectivity Foundation.

Report: 85% of Developers Have VR Projects or Will Soon

Those surveyed believe virtual reality will transform entertainment, education and media.

French Developer Sues Apple Over App Store Rules

Nexedi says that iOS needs better support for HTML5.

Gartner: Device Shipments Declining

Sales of PCs, smartphones and tablets are falling as markets mature.

The NBA Holds a Hackathon

Teams of developers were challenged to find new ways to crunch stats.

Samsung Buys AI Startup Viv

Viv was founded by the team behind Siri.

Google Releases a Flood of New Hardware

Smartphones, VR hardware, an IoT home automation hub and more.

Hackers Release Source Code for IoT Botnet

The Mirai botnet was recently used to launch an enormous DDoS attack on KrebsOnSecurity.

Report: Europe Set to Fine Google in Android Antitrust Case

Antitrust regulators say Google must stop requiring mobile manufacturers and carriers to pre-install the Play Store and Google Search.

Google Delays Android Wear 2.0 Until Next Year

In the meantime, it has released a third developer preview.

Facebook F8 Conference Scheduled for April 18-19

The annual development conference will be held in San Jose.

No New Trial in Oracle v. Google Java Copyright Case

The judge says the prior decision in Google's favor will stand.

The End of an Era for BlackBerry

The Canadian company will no longer make phones.

Microsoft Unveils Project Springfield Fuzz Testing Tool

The project incorporates artificial intelligence capabilities.

Google Using AI to Control Internet-Beaming Balloons

Machine learning is helping Project Loon succeed.

Snapchat Unveils Spectacles

The social media company is changing its name to Snap.

Microsoft Launches TypeScript 2.0

The JavaScript replacement is becoming more usable.

Google Releases Daydream VR SDK

Devices for the virtual reality platform will be available later this fall.

The Best Open Source Application Development Tools of 2016

JavaScript frameworks, machine learning tools and big data tools dominate the list.

IBM Opens Its 48th Cloud Computing Data Center

The new facility is located near Oslo, Norway.

Report: 85% of Users Annoyed by Third-Party App Features

Think twice before adding third-party ads, news, video or tracking software to your apps and websites.

Google Releases Android Studio 2.2

The IDE is getting faster and smarter.

Java 9 Delayed until July 2017

Java EE 8 will also likely ship next year.

Mobile Development Pros Detail Pros, Cons of iOS, Android

Developers say the mobile market is "very competitive."

Google Releases Angular 2.0

The popular JavaScript framework now offers faster performance.

Many iPhone 7 Models Sold Out

Supplies will be extremely limited when the device goes on sale Friday.

Android Marshmallow Now on 18.7% of Devices

Fragmentation continues to plague the Android mobile development platform.

Apple Releases iOS 10

At first the update was bricking some iPhones.

Developers Cite Lack of Communication, Clear Objectives as Top Wearable App Challenges

Developing for multiple platforms is also an obstacle.

Fitness Tracker Sales Rise as Smartwatches Decline

Fitbit remains the top wearables vendor.

Google DeepMind Improves AI Speech Capabilities

The Google AI has learned how to speak by mimicking human voices.

Julia, Go, Kotlin, Assembly Make Surprising Popularity Gains

Java still dominates the top of the Tiobe chart.

Raspberry Pi Launches Starter Kit

The low-cost development board just passed 10 million in sales.

Apple Unveils iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus

The App Store has served more than 140 billion app downloads.

Microsoft Open Sources Pieces of Bing

The newly released code includes a just-in-time compiler.

Intel Buys Movidius to Power VR, AI, IoT

Movidius's processors will be used to enhance Intel's RealSense computer vision technology.

OpenOffice Developers Consider Shuttering the Project

Too few developers are still working on the open source office productivity suite.

ComScore: Americans Spend Half Their Digital Media Time with Apps

Mobile devices account for 68 percent of online time.

Google Opens Early Access Program to All Developers

Mobile development firms can now submit their apps for consideration in the popular program.

Apple to Clean Out the App Store

Apps that don't meet current guidelines will have thirty days to clean up their act.

Baidu Open Sources PaddlePaddle Machine Learning Framework

The tool is said to be easy to train because of its reliance on Python libraries.

HPE Launches Haven OnDemand Combinations

The new cloud computing service makes it easy to add artificial intelligence to apps.

Mark Zuckerberg Plans to Unveil AI Soon

The Facebook CEO has been working on an artificial intelligence assistant designed to function like Jarvis from Iron Man.

Report: Chinese and Russian Devs Are the Most Talented

The U.S. and India have the most programmers.

Google Ignition Cuts JavaScript Code by 25-50%

The new JavaScript interpreter can reduce memory use and increase speed for the Chrome browser.

C# 7.0 Will Offer Tuples and Pattern Matching

The object-oriented language for the .NET framework is getting faster and simpler.

Survey: Mobile Development Pros Prefer Biometrics for Security

Encryption and NFC also ranked as important mobile security tools.

How Apple Quietly Embraced AI

Artificial intelligence is embedded in Apple's products, but the company hasn't been very vocal about the technology—until now.

iOS Mobile Web Debugging Comes to Visual Studio Code

Mobile development pros can now debug iOS mobile Web apps from PCs.

Report: Google to Release Daydream VR Service within Weeks

The company is said to be working on the project with Hulu and YouTube content creators.

Google Releases Android Nougat 7.0

The mobile development platform has more than 250 new features.

Qt Debuts Qt Lite

The cross-platform application development framework will support more devices, including wearables and the Internet of Things.

Google to Discontinue Chrome Apps for Windows, Mac, Linux

The company plans to continue supporting Chrome OS.

Survey: 59% of Mobile Developers Have Created Fewer Than 5 Apps

The majority of mobile development pros haven't yet created a wearable app.

Study: People Ignore Up to 90% of Software Security Warnings

Developers need to time warnings so that they don't interrupt people in the middle of doing something else.

Android Captures 86.2% of Smartphone Market, Gartner Says

Sales of high-end Android smartphones are climbing.

Google Releases Go 1.7

The new version of the programming language is much faster than before.

Intel Announces Project Alloy VR Plans

The chip maker is promoting virtual reality as the next big thing to happen to PCs.

Android Developers Get Improved Google Play Console

The updates should make it easier to read and respond to app reviews.

NSF Project Researches Computer-Aided Programming

In the not-too-distant future, computers will be helping write code.

Google Is Building a New OS Called Fuchsia

Little is known about the new GitHub project.

Google Play Store Now Uncoupled from Google+

Users no longer need a Google+ account to leave reviews for mobile development firms on Google Play.

Russia Fines Google $6.75 Million for Android App Bundling

The company is in trouble for requiring device makers to install Google apps as a pre-condition for installing the Android OS.

Google App Engine Improves Its Python Support

The Google App Engine Flexible Environment now supports Python 3.4 and 2.7.

Forecast: App Store to Include 5 Million Apps by 2020

The mobile development industry is putting out a lot more games than other types of apps.

Oracle Unveils New Goals for JVM

The Java Virtual Machine will continue to support many languages and will offer better support for microservices architecture.

C Language Drops to Lowest Popularity Rating

SQL developers are the biggest complainers, while Objective-C devs are the least likely to rant.

Pokémon Go Generates $200 Million in Its First Month

The hit game is setting records in the mobile development industry.

Android Widens Its Lead over iOS in Developer Mindshare, Report Says

More mobile development pros are targeting Google's platform.

Apple Launches Bug Bounty Program with Top Payouts of $200K

You'll need an invitation if you want to participate in the program.

MIT Researchers Unveil Interactive Dynamic Video

The new technology lets viewers "touch" objects in videos.

App Store Developers Earned $50 Billion in July

Pokémon Go sales helped set a record.

Kaspersky to Offer Bug Bounties through HackerOne

The company has set aside $50,000 for the program.

HoloLens Sales Now Open to General Public

If you live in the U.S. or Canada, you can buy five HoloLens devices from the Microsoft Store.

Computer Scientist Seymour Papert Dead at 88

Papert helped create the Logo programming language, One Laptop Per Child and Lego Mindstorms.

Study: Subscriptions Becoming Very Common for Mobile Apps

The mobile development industry also relies heavily on ads.

Report: Apple's App Store to Add Recommendations

The move could help mobile development firms increase their downloads.

Report: 29% of Americans to Own Wearables by 2021

Wearable sales are forecasted to climb to $9.8 billion.

Samsung Reports Highest Profits in 2 Years

The company sold a lot more smartphones than Apple did in the most recent quarter.

iPhone, iPad Sales Decline Sharply

Apple's revenue and profits dropped, but beat analyst expectations.

Cyanogen Lays Off Staff

Despite reports to the contrary, the mobile development company insists it isn't pivoting to apps.

Wire Open Sources Secure Messaging App

Having access to the code will make it easier for developers to add secure messaging to other apps.

Verizon to Buy Yahoo

The deal is worth about $4.83 billion.

Machine Learning Comes to Comic Books

Google is making it easier to read comics on smartphones.

RedMonk: JavaScript Remains Most Popular Programming Language

The top five on this list of programming languages have stayed the same since January 2015.

Windows 10 Update Will Include Developer Mode

Microsoft wants to make its operating system more developer-friendly.

Firefox to Begin Phasing Out Flash Support in August

Web developers should think about replacing Flash content on their websites with HTML5.

Google Launches AMP for Ads

The initiative aims to help the mobile development industry speed ad delivery.

Survey Finds Strong Support for Python

The programming language is used for many big data projects.

Facebook Offers Improved Ad Targeting

Mobile development firms can now target their ads at people who actually use mobile apps.

Splice Machine Releases Open Source Big Data Tool

The company's dual engine RDBMS leverages Hadoop and Spark.

Facebook Releases 54 Open Source Projects in 6 Months

Many of those projects are development tools.

Microsoft Launches Professional Degree Program

The first course of study available focuses on data science.

Google Hit with More EU Antitrust Charges

The latest accusations involve the company's search and advertising businesses.

Amazon Buys Cloud9

The cloud development startup will continue to offer its service for developers, while also working on tools for AWS.

Stack Overflow Releases 2016 Developer Survey Data

More than two-thirds of developers are at least partially self-taught.

IoT Leads to Increase in Assembly Language Development

Objective-C popularity is dropping sharply.

Developers Are Top Hiring Priority for 2016

The IT industry added 74,000 jobs in June.

Report: Bug Finders Spot Only 2% of Vulnerabilities

A new paper from university researchers says the tools are basically useless.

Microsoft's Project Malmo AI Now Available on GitHub

The project brings artificial intelligence algorithms to the world of Minecraft.

Samsung Reports Best Quarter in Two Years

Strong sales of the Galaxy S7 smartphone contributed to a $7 billion operating profit.

BlackBerry Halts Production of Classic Smartphone

Say goodbye to the physical keyboard.

Report: 85 Million Android Devices Infected with Malware

The group behind HummingBad makes $300,000 per month from their scheme.

iOS Users Spend More than Android Users on In-App Purchases

iOS users are also more likely to make in-app purchases.

Spotify Says Apple Is Being Anticompetitive

The streaming service says that Apple is trying to steer customers to Apple Music instead.

Dell Gives Up on Android Tablets

It won't be updating existing Venue devices.

Rogue Wave Updates Zend Framework

The open source development tool now supports PHP 7.

Microsoft to Update Windows 10 Aug. 2

Those who haven't installed the OS yet have one more month of free upgrades.

Google Wants to Teach Kids to Code with Project Bloks

The effort will allow children to create and program their own electronic toys.

Microsoft, Red Hat, Codenvy Collaborate on Language Server Protocol

The effort hopes to enable IDEs to support any programming language.

Report: Google to Release a New Smartphone

The Google-branded phone could be available for purchase by the end of next year.

Samsung Launches Creative Square Mobile Development Incubator

The smartphone maker will invest up to $85,000 in mobile startups.

Eclipse Ships Neon Train

The foundation's annual release train includes 84 projects and 69 million lines of code.

Apple Intentionally Unencrypts iOS 10 Kernel

It's an unusual moment of transparency for the iPhone maker.

Libarchive Flaw Puts Other Software at Risk

Lots of other applications rely on the popular libarchive code.

Report: Coding Boot Camps to Grow 74% This Year

The average camp costs $11,451.

Twitter Buys Magic Pony

The social networking firm is adding to its machine learning capabilities.

Android Bug Bounty Program Paid out $550,000 Last Year

Google is increasing payouts for Android security vulnerabilities.

Report: App-Install Ads to Generate $5.5 Billion in Revenue This Year

App-install ads are responsible for a quarter of mobile ad revenue in the U.S.

Beijing Orders Apple to Stop Selling Some iPhone Models

China is an important market for Apple and the mobile development industry.

GitHub Warns of Account Compromise

Someone has been trying to break into GitHub accounts.

Samsung Buys Joyent

The Korean smartphone maker plans to let the cloud computing provider continue operating independently.

German University Student Tricks Government Devs into Running Bad Code

More than 17,000 different domains ran the student's code.

Swift Playground Will Teach Coding to Kids

Apple wants to start recruiting the next generation of developers while they're young.

Developer News from WWDC 2016

Apple is opening up Siri to outside developers.

The FTC Weighs in on IoT

Several government agencies want to be involved in the IoT regulation conversation.

Cake Joins the .NET Foundation

The same developers will continue working on the open source project.

Microsoft Updates Xamarin Mobile Development Tools

The cross-platform development tools now feature a long list of improvements.

People Aren't Downloading Apps Like They Used To

New report holds bad news for the mobile development industry.

Apple Revamps App Store

The company is making changes to revenue sharing and adding search ads.

Google to Certify Mobile Development Agencies

Firms that create Android apps or Web apps can apply to the program.

Microsoft Offers Bug Bounties for .NET Core and ASP.NET Core RC2 Vulnerabilities

Both tools are currently beta releases.

Python, Perl, Scala Increase in Popularity

Ruby dropped back down to tenth place on the Tiobe Index.

OwnCloud Closes; Founder Launches Nextcloud

Frank Karlitschek has forked his own cloud computing project.

Tor Developer Resigns After Sex Abuse Allegations

Jacob Appelbaum has been accused of “serious, public allegations of sexual mistreatment.”

Windows 10 Usage Doubles in 6 Months

But more than half of all PCs are still running Windows 7.

App Store, iCloud Back Online After Hours-Long Outage

Downtime cuts into revenue for the mobile development industry.

What Mary Meeker's 2016 Internet Report Means for Developers

Messaging, Android, online advertising and voice recognition are on the rise.

Microsoft Touts Windows as Universal VR/AR Platform

Any manufacturer can now build Windows Holographic devices.

What Developers Should Know About Drones

All these new drones are going to need software.

Report: App Retention Drops Sharply After First Day

Only 25 percent of users will open an app the day after they download it.

Twitter Open Sources Heron Real-Time Processing Engine

Heron offers an alternative to Apache Storm.

Google Triumphs in Android Copyright Battle

Oracle may appeal.

Google Pressures Manufacturers, Carriers to Update Android

The move could address some of the fragmentation problems in the mobile development industry.

Report: 61% of Asia-Pacific Software Unlicensed

Developers lost $19.1 billion due to piracy in the region.

42 Is a Coding School with No Tuition and No Teachers

Only 1,000 out of the 80,000 who applied got in.

Bing Could Get a Bot

All the big technology companies are getting into the bot game.

Report: Android Apps Fail Nearly Twice as Often as iOS Apps

The mobile development industry is seeing a big discrepancy between the two major platforms when it comes to crashes.

Android N and More from Google I/O

The company announced several new tools for the mobile development industry.

Gradle Adds Kotlin Support

Mobile development firms have a new language option for Android build automation.

Firefox Beats Microsoft Browsers, But Chrome Dominates

This is the first time Firefox has had greater market share than Internet Explorer.

Play Store 6.7 Improves Beta Testing Features

Mobile development firms should find it easier to get users involved in testing.

Report: Google Faces €3 Billion Fine

Additional fines related to Android could still be forthcoming.

Report: Apple Is Speeding Up the App Review Process

Faster reviews generate more revenue for Apple.

Facebook Open Sources Capture the Flag Hacking Platform

The tool can help run security education games.

IPDF, W3C Mull Merger

The groups have been collaborating for three years already.

Report: App Store Search Glitch Caused 10% Drop in Downloads

Some apps lost more than half of their daily downloads.

Report Highlights Importance of In-App Video Ad Length

Younger people like shorter ads.

Siri Creators Demo New AI Platform

Viv can interact with a lot of different Web and mobile services.

Oracle and Google Head Back to Court

This time the trial will decide whether Android's use of Java APIs count as "fair use."

App Store Suffers Major Search Glitch

The problem could impact downloads and revenues for the mobile development industry.

SkinTrack Turns Your Skin into a Touchscreen

The technology could provide a new user interface for smartwatches.

Who Takes Free Online Coding Classes?

A lot of self-taught developers are young men who want to start their own businesses.

IBM Launches Quantum Computing Cloud Service

For now, the service is intended for research purposes only.

10-Year-Old Earns $10,000 Bug Bounty

A Finnish boy hacked Instagram, despite not being old enough for an account.

Qualcomm Unveils Deep Learning SDK

Mobile development firms will be able to use the Neural Processing Engine SDK to create applications with machine learning capabilities.

Report Finds High Revenue Potential for In-App Video Ads

Mobile gamers are very willing to watch video ads in exchange for in-game rewards.

Craig Wright Claims to be Bitcoin Inventor

Plenty of doubt remains.

FTC Extends Android Antitrust Probe

Google faces a similar investigation in Europe.

IEEE Computer Society Names Grady Booch as Computer Pioneer

The IBM researcher was one of the creators of the UML.

Apple Reports First Sales Decline in 13 Years

The slowdown in iPhone sales could be significant for the mobile development industry.

Microsoft Unveils More Azure IoT Tools

The company has released previews of its Azure IoT Hub and Azure IoT Gateway SDK.

U.S. Launches Cyberattacks on ISIS

“We are dropping cyberbombs,” said one official.

Rumor: Is Google Play Coming to Chromebooks?

The mobile development industry could soon have a larger market for Android apps.

U.S. Internet Ad Revenue Climbs 20%

The mobile development industry is responsible for an increasing share of those ad dollars.

What's on the Schedule for Google I/O 2016?

An early look at the agenda for the development conference reveals a lot of focus on VR.

Meteor Unveils Apollo GraphQL-Based Data Stack

The new tool is based on Facebook's GraphQL language.

Atom Text Editor Gets New Windows Features

GitHub's text editor also has better tab switching and crash recovery.

Europe Charges Google with Antitrust Violations

Regulators say Android unfairly favors Google services.

Apple WWDC 2016 to Take Place June 13-17

Siri was the first to break the news.

IBM to Offer IoT Development Class on Coursera

Students need to have a basic understanding of Python and JavaScript, and they need to have a Raspberry Pi.

Android N Could Support VR

The latest developer preview includes some references to virtual reality features.

Report: Apple Considering Paid Search for App Store

Paid search could have a huge impact on the mobile development industry.

What's New in Android N Developer Preview 2

The update includes the Vulkan API.

Study: 1.9% of Mobile Gamers Made a Purchase in February

The mobile development industry makes most of its money from a very small group of customers.

Highlights from F8 2016, Day One

Chatbots, a 360-degree VR camera, development tools and more.

Work Begins on HTML5.1

The new Web specifications are being developed on GitHub.

Facebook to Fund Dev Bootcamp Scholarships

The scholarships will be available to women and minorities.

Visual Basic Popularity Plummets

The Microsoft language could soon be out of the top ten.

Bing Gets Code Search, IDE Features

The new feature lets developers edit and run code without first opening an IDE.

Chatbot and Live Chat APIs Coming to Facebook

The social network will announce both development tools at its upcoming F8 conference.

Warning: Check Your RubyGems

RubyGems.org detected a security vulnerability that could have led to file tampering.

Windows 10 Preview with Bash Support Now Available

Developers can now use the Ubuntu Linux on Windows feature announced at the Build conference.

Report: Average iPhone User Spent $35 on Apps Last Year

They spent most of that money on games.

SAP Runs Hackathons for Soccer-Playing Refugees

Young participants had the opportunity to work alongside SAP developers.

The Taliban Made an Android App

The app was available on Google Play for two days.

DoD Invites Researchers to 'Hack the Pentagon'

The U.S. Dept. of Defense will now pay bug bounties.

Supermodel Karlie Kloss Starts a Coding Camp for Girls

The world-famous model has been learning Ruby on Rails.

Microsoft Shifts Focus Away from Windows Phone

The company insists that it isn't abandoning its mobile development platform.

Report: Ubuntu Coming to Windows

Microsoft is expected to announce the news during its Build development conference.

Git 2.8 Adds Security, Productivity Features

The update also fixes a number of bugs from the last version.

Oculus Rift VR Headsets Begin Shipping

So far, developers have released 30 pieces of software for the device.

U.S. Justice Dept. Breaks iPhone Encryption Without Apple's Help

The feds dropped their lawsuit against the smartphone maker.

What's Planned for Microsoft Build 2016

The annual development conference kicks off later this week.

Google Announces Android Experiments I/O Challenge

Winners of the coding contest will get a trip to the annual I/O conference.

Microsoft Shuts Down AI Chatbot After Offensive Tweets

The artificial intelligence experiment lasted less than 24 hours.

Node.js Comes to Google App Engine

Google has a new partnership with NodeSource.

Survey: JavaScript Named Most Popular Development Technology

The React framework made big gains in popularity as well.

Developers Create Algorithm to Identify Drunk Tweets

Machine learning is tackling the question of when and where people drink too much.

Report: Desktop Development Still More Popular Than Cloud, Mobile Development

Developers who target cloud computing environments make the most money.

App Annie Buys AppScotch

This is App Annie's third major acquisition in two years.

Google Offers $100,000 for Successful Chromebook Hack

The company has never paid a bug bounty for persistent compromise of a Chromebook in guest mode.

Google Launches Mobile Development Design Portal

The company wants mobile development firms to create better user experiences for mobile.

Microsoft Testing Minecraft-Based AI Platform

The company plans to open source Project AIX this summer.

LinkedIn Recruits Developers with a Programming Puzzle

Solving the puzzle doesn't guarantee you a job.

Google Unexpectedly Releases Developer Preview of Android N

Multi-window support is one of the most anticipated features of the update.

Researchers: New Framework Reduces Page Load Times up to 34%

The framework tracks dependencies and schedules when objects load.

Cisco Invests $150 Million in App Development for Spark Communications Platform

The cloud-based tool delivers unified communications (UC) capabilities.

Mobile Development Firm Supercell Reports $2.326 Billion in Revenue

All that money came from just three games.

Ruby, Assembly, Groovy, Python Make Popularity Gains

Java and C are still at the top of the chart.

WSO2 Releases Microservices Framework for Java

The tool supports container-ready application deployments.

E-mail Inventor Ray Tomlinson Dies at 74

He also came up with the idea to use of the @ symbol in e-mail addresses.

Survey: Globally 55% of Developers Make $1,000 Per Month

On average, apps bring in less than $6,000 per month.

IDC Predicts Slower Growth for the Smartphone Market

2015 could be the last year of double-digit growth.

Turing Award Goes to Public-Key Cryptography Inventors

Whitfield Diffie and Martin E. Hellman have received the "Nobel Prize of Computing."

Google Play Refreshes Developer Program Policy Center

The Android app store has updated and expanded some rules.

Demand for Swift Developers Climbs 600%

Web development skills are also in high demand.

Remembering Development Pioneer Jerry Lawson

One of the earliest black computer engineers, Lawson invented a lot of video game features that are standard today.

Raspberry Pi 3 Offers 50% Faster Performance

The IoT development board has a better processor plus support for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Austin, San Francisco Top Developer Salary Survey

When you factor in the cost of living, software engineers earn the most in Austin, Texas.

Microsoft Cancels Project Astoria

It is no longer building a bridge to port Android apps to Windows.

Microsoft Buys Xamarin

Xamarin makes cross-platform mobile development tools.

App Users Who Make One In-App Purchase 6X More Likely to Make Another

Quick purchasers are nine times more likely to make another purchase.

JavaScript, Java Top RedMonk Ratings

The analyst firm's programming language list hasn't changed a lot since last time.

Linux Foundation Launches Zephyr IoT OS

The open source operating system could become standard for the Internet of Things.

Report: Mobile App Revenue to hit $51 Billion This Year

By 2020, the mobile development industry could be worth $101 billion.

W3C Launches Web Authentication Working Group

The standards group is tackling cybersecurity.

Survey: Android Is Most Popular Mobile Development Platform

Java and HTML5 top list of popular programming languages.

Palantir Buys, Shuts Down Kimono Labs

125,000 developers and data scientists used Kimono's cloud computing services.

Facebook Has Paid $4.3 Million in Bug Bounties

Researchers from India, Egypt, and Trinidad and Tobago find the most bugs with the social networking service.

Adobe Creative Cloud Bug Deletes Files

Only Mac users are affected by the problem with the cloud computing service.

Pwn2Own Hacking Contest to Be Held March 16-17

There was some concern that the annual event might be canceled.

Autodesk Moves to Subscription Pricing

Yet another software developer is embracing cloud computing.

Port iOS Apps to Windows in 5 Minutes

A Microsoft MVP shows how it's done.

Apple Releases Swift Benchmarking Tools Under an Open Source License

The Swift Benchmarking Suite includes 75 tools for testing the mobile development language.

Amazon Releases Lumberyard Gaming Engine

There's a hidden reference to zombies in the service terms.

Android Studio Gets New Features for 2.0 Release

The mobile development tool is getting Instant Run and a variety of other enhancements.

Windows 10 Boosts Windows Store Sales

This year's holiday transactions were double last year's.

MIT Processor Will Enable Local AI on Smartphones

Hardware is getting better at enabling machine learning.

Report: Google Working on a New VR Headset

Like Cardboard, the new device will require a smartphone to work.

Firefox OS Is Dead

Mozilla will stop supporting its smartphone operating system.

Python Shines in Popularity Indexes

Java's popularity has declined slightly.

GoodFirms Ranks Top Mobile Development Firms

Fueled is at the top of the list.

Machine Learning Comes to Debugging

MIT's Prophet can fix ten times as many bugs as earlier debuggers.

Citrine Language Combines Elements of PHP, Smalltalk, JavaScript, C

The easy-to-learn programming language aims to simplify object-oriented programming.

Obama Launches Computer Science for All Initiative

The president wants $4 billion for K-12 computer science education.

Facebook to Shut Down Parse

The mobile development service will cease operations Jan. 28, 2017.

IDC: Manufacturers Shipped 1.4 Billion Smartphones in 2015

Last year set a record for smartphone shipments.

Eclipse Che Achieves Beta Status

Che is an open source IDE for the cloud computing era.

Apple Reports Record Revenues, Stagnant iPhone Sales

The company now has 1 billion mobile devices in use.

Microsoft Open Sources CNTK Deep Learning Engine

CNTK powers Cortana and Skype Translate.

Is It Possible to Make a Living as a 'Pro' Hacker?

A few developers are living off their hackathon earnings.

Donald Rumsfeld Has Become an App Developer

The former secretary of defense has built an app based on Winston Churchill's favorite card game.

How Agile Methodologies Accelerated Bing Development

Agile software development helped Microsoft's search engine challenge Google.

Apple Announces European iOS App Development Center

The company wants to boost mobile development in Italy and the rest of Europe.

Google Play Had 100% More Downloads than the App Store in 2015

But App Store developers made 75 percent more money.

JFrog Raises $50 Million in Funding

The company makes open source software distribution tools.

American Game Developer Among Hostages Released by Iran

Amir Mizra Hekmati had been imprisoned for four years.

Developers Sign Open Letter Expressing Frustration with GitHub

Prominent members of the open source community are unhappy with the way the service is handling requests.

Imba Language Claims to Be 10X Faster Than React

The creator of the new JavaScript-based language describes it as a lovechild born of Ruby and React.

Report: 57% of Mobile Developers Follow Mandated Security Protocols

In North America 67 percent of mobile development firms are complying with regulations.

Uber Asks Developers to Build 'Trip Experiences'

The new initiative could give Uber riders something to do while they're in the car.

Google Announces Date, Venue for I/O 2016

The development conference is moving outdoors.

Twitter Releases Playbook for Mobile Apps

The social media company is offering advice on prototyping and testing.

Google Solicits Ideas for Project Tango Apps

Winning ideas for the computer vision technology will get funding and development support.

Apple Buys AI Firm Emotient

Soon your iPhone could feel your pain.

Oculus Rift Begins Pre-Orders with a $599 Price Tag

The virtual reality headset will begin shipping in March.

Report: Facebook Secretly Gives Some Developers Access to New Chat SDK

Developers can use the tool to build chat bots for Messenger.

Apple Reports $1.1 Billion in Holiday App Store Sales

The mobile development industry saw $144 million in revenue on New Year's Day.

Ford, DJI Launch $100,000 Development Contest

The companies want tools that help trucks talk to drones.

Why Bad Reviews Could Be Good for Mobile Developers

People don't trust five-star ratings.

Well-Known Open Source Developer Ian Murdock Dies

The Debian founder died under mysterious circumstances at the age of 42.

Refugee Calls on Developers to Help Migrants

An African woman delivered a keynote address at one of Europe's largest technology conferences.

The Next Version of Android Will Use OpenJDK APIs

Google will no longer be using Oracle's proprietary Java APIs.

Report: Apple Accounted for 49% of Devices Sold at Christmas

Phablets, including the iPhone 6 Plus, are becoming increasingly popular.

How to Create a $350 Million Software Company

An entrepreneur tells his story.

Report: Manufacturers Shipped 72.5 Million Wearables in 2015

The market could climb to 228.3 million units by 2020.

Programming Error Leads to Early Release for Thousands of Prisoners

A developer's mistake is having big consequences in Washington state.

Independent Developers Collaborate on App Santa Promotion

Some popular paid apps are up to 80 percent off.

Report: Most Chinese Mobile Users Stop Using Apps after Less Than a Week

The app market in China poses some challenges for the mobile development industry.

Oculus Begins Shipping Rift VR Headsets to Developers

The 1.0 version of its SDK is also complete.

Report: Apple Watch Apps Top 15,000

Games aren't very popular on Apple's wearable device.

Facebook Abandons Flash in Favor of HTML5

All videos on the social networking site now run in HTML5 by default.

Apple's Phil Schiller Now in Charge of App Store

The company has revamped its executive team.

IBM Announces New Watson IoT APIs, Headquarters

Big Blue will employ 1,000 developers and scientists in Munich, Germany.

Wolfram Research Launches Free Cloud Development Tools

The company wants to make development accessible to more people.

Elon Musk, AWS, Others Back OpenAI Non-Profit

The organization hopes to benefit humanity through artificial intelligence research.

IDC: IoT Spending Will Reach $1.3 Trillion in 2019

The research firm says the Internet of Things market will double over the next four years.

Apple TV Now Has More than 2500 Apps

Appfigures predicts that the platform will have more than 10,000 apps early in 2016.

Periscope Named iPhone App of the Year

Lara Croft GO, Prune, Workflow, Robot Factory and LiquidText were also winners.

Mozilla Kills Firefox OS for Smartphones

The open source company is shifting its focus to the Internet of Things.

Python Climbs to 4th in Tiobe Popularity Rankings

Objective-C is becoming much less popular as the mobile development industry switches to Swift.

Report: Holiday Sales Will Lead to Temporary Growth in Tablet Sales

ABI Research says tablet shipments will continue to decline after the holiday season.

Microsoft to Open Source Chakra JavaScript Engine

The code will be available on GitHub next month.

Google Adds App Streaming to Mobile Ads

Android users will be able to try out apps before they download them.

Apple Makes Good on Promise to Open Source Swift

The language can run on OS X and Linux as well as iOS.

Google Unveils Cloud Vision API

The tool allows developers to create apps that can classify the content of photos.

Steve Ballmer Criticizes Microsoft's App Plans

The former CEO also called out the company for the way it reports cloud computing numbers.

Autodesk Launches Forge PaaS

The company is also investing $100 million in development firms.

Microsoft Solicits App Ideas for HoloLens

Microsoft will build and open source the winning ideas.

Report: Global Mobile App Sessions Climb 64%

App session growth in the U.S. was a little slower.

Adobe Drops Flash Name from Creative Cloud

Flash Professional CC is now called Adobe Animate CC

Perk.com Buys Mobile Development Platform Vendor Corona Labs

The company plans to integrate the mobile development platform with its rewards platform.

The 10 'Unicorn' Companies that Pay Developers the Most

All of these startups pay software engineers more than $125,000 per year on average.

Tor Project Seeks Donations to Fund Development

In the past, the U.S. government has funded the open source project.

Google Releases Android Studio 2.0 Preview

The updated IDE offers an Instant Run feature.

Forrester: 'Great' Apps Earn Five Times More than Others

Apps that almost never crash generate a lot more revenue for mobile development firms.

Report: Google Play Coming to China in 2016

Google pulled out of the market in 2010.

Chinese Developer Apologizes for Copyright Violations

ZWSoft says a rogue engineer stole code from AutoCAD.

Google Releases Android Studio 1.5

The update features an improved memory profiler.

Google Updates Android Development Guide

A video series on mobile development topics goes along with the new guide.

Google Lowers Minimum Prices for Google Play Apps in Some Countries

Mobile development firms can now charge less for their Android apps in emerging markets.

Report: Apple Boosting Its Own Apps in App Store Charts

Something fishy appears to be going on with the App Store.

Code.org Event Will Use Minecraft to Teach Kids Coding Skills

Past event participants had requested the Minecraft tie-in.

Microsoft Backpedals on Plan to Bring Android Apps to Windows

Project Astoria is "not ready yet."

More than 2,000 Websites Infected with Linux Ransomware

Experts say Web developers do not need to pay the ransom in order to regain control of their websites.

Expired Apple Security Certificate Leads to Headaches for Mac App Devs

The certificate has been updated, but users are still reporting issues.

Strategy Analytics: Android Studio Isn't as Good as Xcode, Visual Studio

Apple received the best score, but Microsoft wasn't far behind.

Koding Hackathon Expected to Attract 100,000 Developers

The cloud development firm hopes the hackathon will set a new Guinness World Record.

Microsoft's Project Oxford Adds More AI Services

The artificial intelligence tool is getting emotion detection, motion detection, image stabilization and voice recognition.

Java Surges in Tiobe Popularity Index

The programming language is at its highest rating since July 2009.

Report: 1,887 Mobile Developers Make More Than $1 Million Per Year

The best-earning apps are mostly games.

Google Open Sources TensorFlow AI Engine

TensorFlow is the technology behind Google Photos search.

Students Will Be Allowed to Use Federal Loans for Coding Bootcamps

The EQUIP program could help fill the need for more developers.

Toyota to Invest $1 Billion in Artificial Intelligence Research

The Toyota Research Institute will be headquartered in Silicon Valley and will have another facility near MIT.

Codeanywhere Increases Speed by 4x

The cloud development platform is now a lot faster.

Zuckerberg Predicts Slow Ramp for Virtual Reality

Facebook will be going after gamers with its Oculus Rift devices.

Intel Expands IoT Platform

The company is adding new hardware and software to support Internet of Things development.

Node.js Foundation Releases Node.js 5

It's only been a month since version 4 came out.

Windows 10 Growth Slows

More than half of PC owners still run Windows 7.

Google Play Gets a 'Go Live' Button

Mobile development firms can now control when users receive updates to Android apps.

Is Google Merging Chrome OS and Android?

The Wall Street Journal says Chrome OS is going away, but a Google exec says it isn't.

Verizon Unveils ThingSpace IoT Platform

The company wants to make it easier to get Internet of Things projects working.

Facebook Institutes 2G Tuesdays for Its Developers

The practice is meant to make the mobile development team more sensitive to users in the developing world.

Developers Can Now Charge $400 for Android Apps

The change could be good for mobile development firms with enterprise-focused apps.

Mozilla to Give Away $1 Million to Open Source Projects

Up to ten projects could share funding from the Mozilla Open Source Support program.

Are Developers Losing Interest in Wearables?

The number of developers with immediate wearables plans has declined.

BlackBerry Priv Android Smartphone Goes on Sale

The device costs $699.

Samsung, Oracle Partner on Mobile, Wearables

The partnership mirrors a similar arrangement between IBM and Apple.

Magic Leap Shows Off Its Augmented Reality OS

Google and other tech firms have invested $542 million in the startup.

Facebook TechPrep Initiative Aims to Improve Developer Diversity

The social network wants to help parents encourage their kids to pursue careers in computer programming.

Zend Updates Tools for PHP 7

The latest update to PHP is said to improve performance by up to 70 percent.

MIT Claims Its AI Data Scientist Outperforms Most Humans

The AI was nearly as accurate as humans and a whole lot faster.

Apple Removes 256 iOS Apps from App Store for Privacy Violations

The apps, most of which were made by Chinese developers, used a third-party advertising SDK.

Thousands of Magento Websites Infected by Malware

Web developers who use the Magento CMS should check their sites for malicious code.

Report: App Store Revenue Now 80% Higher than Google Play Revenue

The Android store still has 90 percent more downloads.

Developer Trends to Watch in 2016

Containerization and real-time big data analytics will likely be significant.

Google's Universal App Campaigns Goes Live

The tool makes it easier for Android developers to advertise their apps.

Mobile Development Firms Join Games for Change Movement

The movement encourages developers to create products that accomplish social good.

Samsung Launches Second Tizen-Based Phone

The smartphone manufacturer isn't giving up on its homegrown operating system despite lack of developer interest.

Hiroshi Lockheimer Named SVP for Android

Sundar Pichai is reshaping Google's executive team.

Report: Mobile App Advertising Costs Hit All-Time High

According to Fiksu, it now costs more than $4 to attract a loyal app user.

AWS Launches Mobile Hub

The new back-end as a service aims to streamline mobile development and monitoring.

Mark Zuckerberg Discusses Facebook's VR, AR Plans

The social networking company continues to develop Oculus Rift technology.

Report: Average Mobile App Ships with 1 to 10 Bugs

Most developers find a few bugs after their apps ship.

110 Million Installs for Windows 10

The new OS obtained 35 million new users in September.

Apple Buys AI Startup Perceptio

Perceptio makes technology that brings artificial intelligence to smartphones.

Russia Orders Google to Stop Bundling Apps with Android

A Russian search engine called Yandex was successful in its suit against Google.

Docker Founders Help Establish Holberton School for Coding Education

The new school is modeled on the European Institute of Technology.

Report: Millennials Spend 90 Hours Per Month on Smartphone Apps

27 percent of apps have reached 20 million people or more.

Linux.Wifatch IoT Malware Puzzles Researchers

The malware appears to infect Internet of Things devices and then harden their security.

Microsoft, Google End Patent War

The two companies have settled their disputes related to Android and other technologies.

Google Android Marshmallow to Begin Rollouts Next Week

Nexus devices will be the first to get the update.

Google Play Doubles File Size Warning Limits

However, Google cautions mobile development firms against making their apps too big.

Apple Sold 13 Million New iPhones During Opening Weekend

That's 3,000 phones every minute.

Microsoft Partners with Adafruit on IoT Starter Kit

The new internet of things (IoT) product bundle is based on Windows and Raspberry Pi 2.

Report: 75% of New App Users Become Inactive Within 3 Months

Mobile development firms should aim for getting new users to use their apps three times in the first three days.

Apple Disables iOS 9 App Slicing Feature

The company plans to restore the capability in a future update.

Report: Google Faces U.S. Antitrust Investigation Over Android

The FTC is said to be looking into complaints that the company's Android platform unfairly favors its services over others.

Nginx Launches NginScript Configuration Language

The new tool is based on JavaScript.

WakaTime Aims to Track Developer Productivity

The service has been likened to a Fitbit for developers.

Apple (Finally) Releases WatchOS 2

The update was delayed five days while developers fixed bugs.

The Software Behind the VW Scandal

The automaker is in trouble for cheating on emissions tests.

Malware Infects App Store

Microsoft to Invest $75 Million in Computer Science Education

The company will donate cash and goods to TEALS and other non-profits.

Ad Blockers Top App Store Best-Seller List

iOS 9 is the first version of Apple's mobile operating system to support ad blocking.

Report: Google Resurrecting Glass with Project Aura

The company is said to be hiring engineers from Amazon.

41% of Adults Express Interest in Virtual Reality, Survey Says

Only 11 percent have already tried VR.

Facebook Launches React Native for Android

The JavaScript framework allows developers to create native mobile apps with Web technologies.

Russia Says Google Is Abusing Android's Dominant Market Position

Officials say the company should not be bundling Google apps with the Android operating system.

Revenue, Hiring Soar at Software Firms

Job prospects continue to look good for developers.

Report: App Use Sessions Climb 51%

However, apps have a very short life span.

App Tracked Developer Heart Rates at Apple Event

Tim Cook's appearance and the Apple Pencil got their hearts racing.

Report: Average Smartphone Owner Upgrades after 22 Months

People keep BlackBerry devices the longest; Microsoft Lumias have the shortest life span.

How the iPhone 6s and iPad Pro Will Affect Developers

Apple unveiled tons of new hardware this week.

Antivirus Software Mogul John McAfee Is Running for President

Really, this doesn't appear to be a joke.

Go, Clojure, Scala Rise in Popularity

Java remains at the top of the Tiobe rankings.

Report: Apple to Hire 86 AI Experts

The company is said to be increasing its machine learning expertise in order to challenge Google.

Netflix Open Sources Sleepy Puppy

The framework helps developers deal with cross-site scripting problems.

Windows 10 Captures 5% Market Share

It took the new operating system only a month to surpass OS X.

Report: 88% of Developers Are Multilingual

The number of female developers is increasing.

The Top iOS Apps of All Time

Facebook has the most downloads; Pandora the most money.

Microsoft, Netflix, Mozilla, Amazon, Others Partner on Open Source Video Format

The Alliance for Open Media plans to make a royalty-free video format that could encourage more websites to drop Adobe Flash.

Google to Start Downranking Mobile Web Sites with Large Pop-Ups

Web developers should start modifying their sites.

Android Wear Devices Can Now Be Paired with iPhones

Analysts say the move could give the Apple Watch some competition.

Hack: an Open Source Typeface Designed for Coding

The typeface makes it easier to see the differences between commonly confused characters.

The Downside of Selling Your Software for $2.5 Billion

Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson tweeted about his loneliness.

Could Your Next Search Land You a Job at Google?

The company may be secretly recruiting developers who search for certain terms.

FitBit, Apple Top Wearables Market

Thanks to the Apple Watch, Apple debuts at number two on IDC's list.

Yahoo Expands Mobile Developer Suite

The company says developers should focus on apps, not mobile websites.

Amazon Underground Pays Developers by the Minute

The new app store promises apps that are "actually free."

GitHub Fights Off Another DDoS Attack

Some believe the Chinese government may have been behind the attack.

Report: 57% of Developers Have Never Built a Mobile App

Many programmers say they don't have enough time to build mobile apps.

Alibaba Launches Cloud-Based Big Data Service

It is said to be China's first artificial intelligence platform.

Survey Highlights Reasons for Lack of Computer Science Education in U.S.

An emphasis on testing and a lack of communication seem to be part of the problem.

Intel to Invest $100 Million in OpenStack, Mirantis

The chip maker is pouring money into cloud computing initiatives.

Lightning Strikes Cloud, Zaps Data

A very small amount of data stored in Google's cloud computing service was lost after a thunderstorm.

JavaScript Is the Most Popular Language on GitHub

Java, which is the second most popular, has made big gains in the last few years.

Gartner: Android, iOS Dominate Smartphone Sales

Chinese smartphone sales declined for the first time ever.

Google Releases Go 1.5

The programming language has become popular for cloud computing projects.

Eve Project Wants to Bring Development to the Masses

The project's founders want to change the way we think about coding.

Intel Developer Forum Showcases IoT Technology

Dancing robot spiders took the stage.

Study: Slow Load Times Cause Users to Abandon Mobile Transactions

More than a third of people who abandon a transaction won't try again.

Android 6.0: M Is for Marshmallow

Google has released the last developer preview of its updated mobile development platform.

Oracle Claims Google Has 'Destroyed' the Java Market

The company wants to expand its copyright lawsuit.

Parse Open Sources Its SDKs

Mobile development firms can now see the code for Facebook's backend-as-a-service.

Android Faces More Security Woes

The Stagefright patch doesn't work the way it is supposed to.

Android Experiments Website Highlights Unusual Apps

Google's new site showcases mobile development with "new or unique uses of technology, aesthetics and interface."

Salesforce Partners Unveil Apple Watch Apps

The twenty apps were built on the Salesforce Wear developer platform.

Google Now Part of Alphabet; Android Still Part of Google

Google has a new parent company.

Report: People Aren't Buying Regular Watches Anymore

Smartwatches and fitness wearables are eroding the watch market.

Cyanogen Claims 'More Users Than Windows Mobile and BlackBerry Combined'

The Android alternative has 50 million active users.

Google, Samsung, LG Plan Monthly Android Updates

The move comes in the wake of several zero-day security bug announcements.

Project Islandwood Bridges iOS and Windows 10 App Development

Microsoft has released the tool under an open source license.

Study Finds 24,093 Different Android Devices in Use

Android fragmentation continues to be a problem for the mobile development industry.

Female Developers Tweet #ilooklikeanengineer

The hashtag is raising awareness about women and minorities working in IT.

One Developer's Toughest Bugs

One error miscalculated oil trading figures by $800 million.

Smartphone Shipments Climb 16%

Apple and Microsoft shipments rose; Samsung shipments fell.

Hitchhiking Robot Decapitated in Philly

The Canadians and Europeans were much friendlier than the Americans.

Google Releases Android Studio 1.3

The updated version of the IDE offers better support for C++.

Buzz Language Controls Swarms of Robots

The programming language is designed to be used with self-organizing robots.

14 Million Devices Download Windows 10 in 24 Hours

Microsoft hopes to see its new operating system on a billion devices someday.

Security Tops List of IoT Developer Concerns

Internet of things developers are concentrating on business apps, not consumer apps, for now.

The Most Popular Programming Languages at Hackathons

Web technologies top the list.

Tech Luminaries Call for Ban on AI Weapons

AI developers don't want to create Skynet.

Researchers Warn of Vulnerabilities in iOS, Android

The Apple bug generates fake invoices; the Android bug spreads via text.

Report Ties Lack of Female Developers to Middle School Class Choices

The researchers say girls are avoiding difficult math classes, which prevents them from obtaining STEM jobs.

Number of 'Mobile Addicts' Has Risen 59% This Year, Says Flurry

If mobile addicts had their own country, it would be the fourth most populous in the world.

Report Reveals Ad Fraud on Nearly 15% of Apps

The fraudulent apps also eat up smartphone battery life and network data.

Twitter Schedules Flight Developer Conference for October

The event will take place in San Francisco.

iPhone, App Store Revenues Climb But Fail to Meet Expectations

Apple isn't saying how many watches it has sold.

Where Have All the Software Startups Gone?

There are fewer developers working at startups than there were in 2009.

Is the Apple Watch a Flop?

Sales of the wearable device are lackluster, but customer satisfaction is high.

Report: Dozens of Very Popular Mobile Apps Vulnerable to Password Cracking

CNN, ESPN, Expedia and Walmart apps are among those that don't limit password attempts.

SourceForge Experiences Lengthy Outage

The open source code repository still isn't completely functional.

Who Is Making the Biggest IoT Investments?

IBM leads the way.

App Annie: Android Still Has More Downloads; iOS Still Has More Revenue

The second quarter stats show more of the same for the mobile development industry.

C++ Makes Big Gains in Popularity

Java is still at the top of the programming language popularity indexes.

The Fallout from 'Mobilegeddon'

Traffic to websites that aren't mobile friendly has fallen 12 percent.

MasterCard Global Hackathon to Award $100,000 Prize

The Masters of Code series will hold events in eleven different countries.

Firefox, Chrome Disable Support for Flash

Many in the tech industry are saying it is time for Flash to die.

Report: Apple Earns 92% of Smartphone Profits

A year ago, Apple had 65 percent of industry profits.

60% of App Developers Make Less than $500 Per Month, Says Vision Mobile

Only one in nine mobile development pros make more than $10,000 per month.

Researchers Receive $7 Million in Grants to Protect Humanity from Artificial Intelligence

Elon Musk provided the funds for the awards from the Future of Life Institute.

Will Rust Make Mozilla Cool Again?

The open source programming language is attractive to many different kinds of developers.

Wearables Patents Growing 40% Per Year

Samsung holds more wearables patents than anyone else.

Casio to Build a Smartwatch

The company says it will create "a watch that tries to be smart."

Report: BlackBerry Venice Phone May Run Android

Will the struggling smartphone maker abandon BB10?

Chicago Begins Taxing Cloud Computing

The 9 percent tax applies to IaaS and PaaS, as well as Netflix and Amazon Prime.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Sales Boost Android's U.S. Market Share

Fifty-five percent of U.S. Android buyers purchased Samsung devices.

MIT's CodePhage Fixes Bugs with Donor Code

The tool can correct programming errors in less than ten minutes.

Supreme Court Won't Hear Oracle v. Google Case

The lower court's ruling in favor of Oracle will stand.

What Is Mob Programming?

It's like pair programming but with more people.

Google Phasing Out Support for Android Developer Tools in Eclipse

Mobile development firms should transition to Android Studio.

Amazon Launches Alexa Skills Kit

The company is opening up the Echo speaker to third-party developers and is even providing $100 million in development funds.

New Deal Connects Yahoo Search to Java Updates

End users may be surprised to find that updating Java makes Yahoo their search engine.

Facebook Open Sources Nuclide IDE

The integrated development environment is based on GitHub's Atom.

Mobile Apps: U.S. User Retention Rises, Global Retention Falls

Forty-two percent of mobile users in the U.S. come back to an app eleven or more times.

Google AI Creates Art, Dreams

Just like humans, neural networks can see shapes in clouds.

Research: Devs Use Updates to Boost iOS App Downloads

Android developers release a lot more updates than iOS developers do.

Google Confirms Purchase of Agawi

The startup made technology for streaming apps over the Web.

Introducing WebAssembly, a New Binary Format for the Web

The tool will allow developers to write Web apps in languages other than JavaScript.

Report: 65% of IoT Apps Are Generating Revenue

Wearables, fitness and smart homes currently dominate the Internet of Things.

Node.js, Io.js Officially Reunite

The open source projects are one big happy family again.

Google Paying Bounties for Android Bugs

Last year the company paid more than $1.5 million to those who found vulnerabilities in its other products.

Study Finds Rise in Mobile Web Development

More than a quarter of organizations surveyed were shifting away from native mobile development.

Report: 32% of Top iPhone Developers Are Newcomers

It may seem like the top app charts never change, but a new report says that's not actually the case.

Oculus Rift Debuts VR Headset and Touch Controllers

The headset will go on sale early next year.

Report: BlackBerry May Build an Android Phone

If the rumors prove true, mobile development firms could find a new market for their Android apps.

iOS 9 Improves HomeKit Capabilities

Developers will have more ways to interact with the Internet of Things from Apple devices.

All San Francisco Students to Study Computer Science

Even preschoolers and kindergarteners will be learning programming skills.

Facebook to Build Apps with React Native

The social network says the development framework is a good compromise between mobile Web and native mobile development.

Apple Updates Developer Program

The company has paid $30 billion to mobile development firms.

Report: Apple Watch Apps Have Very Low Crash Rate

Crash rates for iOS and Android remain stable.

Amazon Is Hiring Game Developers

The company is working on its first PC game.

Airbnb Open Sources Airflow and Aerosolve

The tools relate to data management and machine learning.

IDC: Wearables Market Tripled in One Year

Manufacturers shipped 11.4 million wearable devices in the first quarter.

SourceForge Loses Credibility After GIMP Scandal

The open source hosting service stands accused of injecting malware and adware into projects.

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.

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