February 1, 2013

Twitter Open Sources Flight JavaScript Framework

Twitter has announced that it has released the code for Flight under an open source license. Flight is a JavaScript framework that the company developed internally. It allows Web developers to create and test decoupled components without having to rely on other components. The Flight site on GitHub describes the

FTC Releases Recommendations for Mobile Development Industry

On Friday, the Federal Trade Commission released a report on consumer app privacy that includes a number of best practices for developers. “The mobile world is expanding and innovating at breathtaking speed, allowing consumers to do things that would have been hard to imagine only a few years ago,” said

BlackBerry Launches BB10

January 30 was a big day for the company formerly known as RIM. It changed its name to BlackBerry, and then it unveiled its long-anticipated new operating system, BlackBerry 10 (BB10), and new smartphones based on the OS. “Today represents a new day in the history of BlackBerry,” BlackBerry CEO

Top Programming Skills for 2013

ReadWrite recently put out its list of the top 7 IT skills for 2013. Interestingly, 6 of the 7 were application development skills, and the seventh, project management, was closely related. The list includes the following: HTML5/CSS iOS development PHP/MySQL Java/J2EE JavaScript Project management Cloud computing View article

Microsoft Embraces Git

At its ALM Summit, Microsoft made a somewhat surprising announcement: the company’s key development tools, including Visual Studio 2012, Team Foundation Server and Team Foundation Service, will now support Git. The move was surprising because Git is an open source code management system created by Linus Torvalds, the founder of

DreamObjects Cloud Storage Enters Production

DreamHost has announced that its DreamObjects cloud storage service is now available to anyone who wants to use it. The solution is built on top of the Ceph open source object and file storage system, which boasts excellent reliability and scalability. It also includes APIs that simplify data migrations to

ActiveState PaaS Wins HP Deal

Cloud development platform vendor ActiveState recently scored a big win. Its Stackato platform as a service (PaaS) will be the official PaaS for HP’s cloud computing business. Stackato is based on the open source Cloud Foundry platform, with additional security features for enterprises. Stackato works with multiple programming languages and

RIM Introduces Lower App Price Tiers for BB10

As it continues the preparation for this week’s launch of BlackBerry 10, RIM has announced that it is rolling out lower pricing tiers for apps in the newly renamed BlackBerry World. The company said it is making the changes in order to account for fluctuations in global currency exchange rates

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