Research: IoT developer survey reveals most popular technologies
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The renowned Eclipse Foundation has released its annual survey of IoT developers which reveals the most popular technologies being used today. A total of 528 individuals participated in the survey from various-sized organisations around the world (although 59% were from...
Opinion: Why upgraded Xbox One and PS4 consoles are inevitable
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To improve the future, you must look at the past. In this case, multiple sources confirming the existence of an upgraded PS4 codenamed "NEO" proves the console market is looking at the PC's legacy of upgradeable hardware and recognising that it can offer a faster upgrade cycle for dedicated gamers.
It's widely-acknowledged that if...
Microsoft and Samsung offer platform support for React Native
Research: Progress releases 2016 .NET developer insights
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Progress has released some insightful research into the state of .NET development in 2016, based on the responses of more than 100,000 respondents. With major advancements being made by Microsoft - particularly in cross-platform development - the framework is ready to achieve new...
Google reportedly preparing Swift escape from Java
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Google has been caught-up in fierce court battles with Oracle over the company’s use of Java for their Android operating system, and could be looking to Apple’s new programming language, Swift, as the replacement if litigation matters continue.
Switching from Java to Swift as the platform’s first-class language will require a complete re-build of Android, so...
Microsoft breaks down the IoT language barrier with Open Translators to Things
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Microsoft knows of the compatibility issues between connected devices, and wants to help break down the language barrier between them with the launch of their 'Open Translators to Things' (OpenT2T) initiative. Developers are being invited to collaborate on the project and build 'translators' which should make it easier to build...
Opinion: Tricks for crafting killer apps for your clients
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Creating an app for a client is a very different story from creating one for yourself. In order to have a quality end result, you need to be in tune with not only your clients’ needs, but also with the needs of your clients’ potential audiences — all while coordinating between client requests and your team’s own creativity and skill.
It can be a tricky balance to get...
BUILD 2016: The big developer round-up
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Microsoft opened its annual developer conference, BUILD, with a range of important announcements for the company's future vision. In this article we'll round-up some of the highlights, but Microsoft's event itself was designed to round-up all developers, of any platform, and ensure Windows and Microsoft's services are the "home" for their development. Hence, the...