APP DEVELOPMENT: Once-Declining Java Cements Its Lead In Language Popularity Index. Once-faltering Java is beginning to run away with the Tiobe language popularity index, with the language getting a shot in the arm from last year’s Java 8 release. Previously mired in second place behind the C language for more than a year, Java resumed the top spot in the Tiobe index in April and continues to put distance between itself and C. Read more

SOFTWARE: The 2015 Top Ten Programming Languages. What are the most popular programming languages? The only honest answer: It depends. Are you trying to land a job at a hot mobile app startup, model electricity flows across a continent, or create an electronic art project? Languages are tools, and what’s a “must have” in one domain can be a “whatever” in another. Read more

REPORT FINDINGS: Coverity Claims Open-Source Is “Significantly” More Vulnerable. The latest Coverity scan open-source report (PDF) claims that static analysis defect density scans reveal how open-source software has outpaced proprietary software in terms of quality through 2013 and 2014. In addition, the 2014 report also did a comparison of security compliance standards like the Open Web Application Security Project (Owasp) top 10 and the Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) 25 most dangerous errors, finding that proprietary code is more compliant with such standards than open-source. Read more

JAVASCRIPT AND AWS: Benefits Of Developing With Node.js. JavaScript’s Node.js has become popular with cloud-based programmers because it allows them to write one language for both server-side and client-side applications. JavaScript’s asynchronous nature and different patterns for handling event-driven and responsive programs makes it easy to get hooked into this new language. Read more


A NEW PLATFORM: YouTube CEO Says The Future Is Mobile. A redesign of YouTube’s mobile platform was one of a number of key announcements made by Susan Wojcicki, the company’s CEO, recently. Wojcicki gave the keynote address at VidCon in Anaheim, Calif., for the second straight year. She was greeted as a hero at the annual online video conference, receiving numerous rounds of applause during her talk. Read more

NO ORDINARY DISRUPTION: 12 Disruptive Tech Trends You Need To Know. People pay plenty of money for consulting giants to help them figure out which technology trends are fads and which will stick. You could go that route, or get the same thing from the McKinsey Global Institute’s in-house think-tank for the cost of a new book. Read more

RESHAPING CONNECTIVITY: The Need For IoT And Social Media Mix. People and smart sensors or the Internet of Everything. The world has changed in the last decade more than it has changed in the last century. Nowadays connectivity is ubiquitous, reshaping verticals, horizontals, industries, landscapes and roles. Once again. Read more

GREEN TECHNOLOGY: Car Manufacturers Make Their Own Choices Regardless Of Policy. Over the last few decades the automotive industry has experienced a number of challenges including fluctuating oil prices, air quality issues and the effects of vehicle emissions on global warming. Previous studies have emphasised the strong role that global policy plays in influencing manufacturers to develop low emission technologies such as vehicles powered by batteries and fuel cells. Read more


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