The W3C is developing a standards-based platform that will enable developers to handle payments on the open web, without getting locked into proprietary wallets and app-stores
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Having written IE11 to support web standards, Microsoft is shimming it to handle mobile websites that are not following standards but catering for webkit quirks and/or non-standard features in Apple's Safari on iOS.
Spanish developers Droiders have created an app for surgeons in training that helps simulate medical procedures.
Under the Freescale and Oracle pact, the two companies will work together on engineering, marketing and standards where Java and Freescale processors are combined.
OpenJDK build for Windows Server in Azure is coming next year.
Third facility for software developers and training has opened its doors in Johannesburg, aiming to forge contacts with local startups and nearby universities.
Center aims to reorganize the country's data storage system to meet international standards, provide training in IT areas such as cloud computing and mobile development, and help startups and small companies find partners.
Rackspace is best known for co-founding OpenStack with NASA. As the open source cloud stack moves under the control of an independent foundation, and the OpenStack Summit gets underway, the public/private cloud provider has released two new PHP and Java SDKs targeting developers
Modern web development based on HTML5 and CSS etc struggles with confusing standards. Now the W3C and browser companies such as Google, Microsoft and Mozilla have dumped their docs in a combined wiki at WebPlatform.org so developers can sort it out.
Adobe has packaged up a suite of tools and services — some existing, some new — aimed at helping web designers and developers create rich standards-based content for multiple platforms.
Arguing that "Android is not a clean room implementation," Oracle said that Google copied Java code.
Developers from Microsoft, Google and Netflix have proposed a standards change that would enable streaming video to be encrypted, but it has run into challenges in a W3C forum
Demand is hottest this year for Java developers, new survey of 1,200 hiring managers shows.
The Google Android team responds to developer needs with new training courses for solving common app development quirks.
Games-based learning makes headway among organizations as platform to support corporate training and education, but monetization remains challenging for game developers, note market watchers.
Java Standard Edition 7 is the first full release since Oracle completed its purchase of Sun in 2010, but developers have reported bugs that can crash virtual machines, corrupt data and cause errors in applications
Free and open source software company Red Hat has launched JBoss Application Server 7, which touts Java Enterprise Edition 6 Web Profile certification, easier deployment and a smaller memory footprint among its key developments.JBoss Application Server 7 can be issued as an on-site, virtualised or cloud-based deployment, which the company said provides developers with more freedom to create enterprise Java apps as well as mobile applications.
With release of basic standards for near-field communications and more NFC-enabled handsets, onus now on developers to create attractive services to foster consumer demand, industry watchers say.
Microsoft's .Net and Java are still winning the software development bake-off, but enterprises and SMBs are increasingly eyeing rich browser interfaces and open source frameworks.
Google has updated its App Engine platform, adding extra Python and Java development tools.The platform — which allows developers to build web apps that can be deployed across Google's infrastructure — first launched in 2008, but did not include support for the Java runtime until 2009.
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