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  • Genuitec announces Webclipse, an Eclipse IDE add-on for building modern apps using JavaScript and Java EE.

  • A new survey from industry research firm Strategy Analytics shows that HTML5 has the strongest predicted growth among developer platforms.

  • Embarcadero Technologies announced BeaconFence, a new beacon-based solution for developers, along with new tools with Windows 10 support.

  • IBM remains active in its quest for developer support for the IBM Cloud by launching a cloud-based Internet of things (IoT) developer community.

  • RebelLabs announced the results of its annual Java performance survey, which polled 1,500 developers and IT pros.

  • Salesforce has opened an AppExchange for its Lightning Components to enable developers to meet the immense demand for mobile business applications running on smartphones and tablets.

  • Capital One's engineering team developed a DevOps dashboard called Hygieia that the company has open-sourced.

  • Microsoft on July 20 shipped Visual Studio 2015, the latest version of its flagship developer toolset. Visual Studio 2015 delivers new capabilities to help developers achieve more and extends that productivity and power across multiple platforms—from Windows to Linux to iOS and Android. It also enables developers to select a variety of third-party extensions to include with their installation. The Visual Studio family includes Visual Studio 2015, Visual Studio Online and Visual Studio Code. "The company keeps iterating rapidly on this important technology, which brings a few important things to the table like the code analysis functionality in the Roslyn compiler platform and a new lightweight and portable code editor [VS Code]. I think the most important new thing is the enablement for Windows universal apps," IDC analyst Al Hilwa told eWEEK. Indeed, the new release includes a series of productivity enhancements, and support for cross-platform mobile and server development. And shipping just over a week before the shipment of Windows 10 on July 29, Visual Studio 2015 supports Windows 10 development. Visual Studio 2015 also delivers updates to its most popular programming languages, including C#, Visual Basic, C++ and TypeScript, along with extensions for Python and Node.js.

  • JRuby 9000, the ninth major release of the JRuby programming language, is now available.

  • IBM announced a set of new initiatives aimed at bringing more developers to the IBM cloud, including open-sourcing tools and launching new curricula.

  • Enterprise mobility platform provider Kony delivers Kony MobileFabric 6.5, with enhanced developer freedom, security and agility.

  • The rate at which new companies have started up in the last five years is significantly lower in North America than it was in the past, according to Evans Data.

  • NodeSource, which focuses on Node.js development, has announced N|Support, a three-tiered support offering for Node.js in the enterprise.

  • Microsoft shipped the commercial releases of Visual Studio 2015 and .NET 4.6 and is hosting a Visual Studio 2015 release event today.

  • Appery announced that it has integrated the Ionic SDK with its low-code mobile application development platform.

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