February 1, 2015
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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.

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