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Heroku Now Supports New PHP, Draws On Innovation From Facebook Heroku Now Supports New PHP, Draws On Innovation From Facebook

Heroku recently announced full support for the new PHP. It did so during Facebook’s f8 conference, drawing on Facebook’s PHP innovation. As Heroku notes, the new PHP is built on new runtimes and frameworks, while utilizing familiar aspects of the …

Percona  XtraDB Cluster, Toolkit For MySQL and XtraBackup Included In Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Percona XtraDB Cluster, Toolkit For MySQL and XtraBackup Included In Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Percona recently announced that Percona XtraDB Cluster, Percona Toolkit for MySQL, and Percona XtraBackup are now included in the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Long Term Support) release of Linux. Percona XtraDB Cluster is also now certified for the Red Hat Enterprise …

Here’s What’s In ASP.NET vNext, The Next ASP.NET Here’s What’s In ASP.NET vNext, The Next ASP.NET

At the TechEd event in Houston earlier this week, Microsoft unveiled ASP.NET vNext, once known as Project K. It’s the next version of ASP.NET, which has been redesigned from the ground up. Microsoft says the goal is to create a …

Feabhas Offers New Embedded Software Testing Course Feabhas Offers New Embedded Software Testing Course

Feabhas has a new C++ course for embedded software testing. It’s a four-day course covering software verification and validation in an embedded environment. It’s a mixture of lectures and practical exercises. Here’s the main description: Verification and validation are vital …

Oracle Linux And Oracle VM Get OpenStack Support Oracle Linux And Oracle VM Get OpenStack Support

Oracle announced OpenStack support for Oracle Linux and Oracle VM. The company introduced a preview of an OpenStack distribution that allows users of either to work with the open source cloud software. Oracle says it provides customers with more choices …

Facebook Opens FbStart Startup Help Program To Everyone Facebook Opens FbStart Startup Help Program To Everyone

At f8 a couple weeks ago, Facebook announced FbStart, a new program to help mobile startups grow. Upon announcement, only f8-attending developers were able to apply, but the company announced on Wednesday that registration is now open to all. “Any …

Here’s What’s In ColdFusion 11 & ColdFusion Builder 3 Here’s What’s In ColdFusion 11 & ColdFusion Builder 3

Adobe recently announced new versions of ColdFusion Server and ColdFusion builder – ColdFusion 11 and ColdFusion Builder 3. “ColdFusion 11 along with ColdFusion Builder 3 gives you a unique end-to-end workflow for mobile application development addressing the challenges associated with …

Twitter’s Crashlytics Hits Mac OS X Twitter’s Crashlytics Hits Mac OS X

Last year, Twitter acquired Crashlytics, a reporting tool for mobile app crashes. The company has kept the service alive as promised. The co-founders said at the time that development would continue, and it has. Today, Crashlytics announced that it is …

Will Facebook’s New Logins Be A Headache For Developers? Will Facebook’s New Logins Be A Headache For Developers?

If you have an app that relies heavily on certain types of data obtained from Facebook users, you may have your work cut out for you. Facebook held its f8 developers conference this week, and among other things, announced an …

Is Facebook Breaking The Web With App Links? Is Facebook Breaking The Web With App Links?

Facebook finally held its f8 developers conference this week after a multi-year hiatus. Unlike previous events, the focus wasn’t on any major product announcements, but more on developers and the mobile Facebook ecosystem. One of the most talked about announcements …

Facebook Reveals FbStart Program To Help Startups Take Off Facebook Reveals FbStart Program To Help Startups Take Off

Facebook product partnerships director Ime Archibong revealed FbStart at the company’s f8 conference. This is a program, which gives developers tools (for free) and services from Facebook itself as well as 11 other companies to “help startups take off”. These …

Facebook Reveals App Links (Which Is Exactly What It Sounds Like) Facebook Reveals App Links (Which Is Exactly What It Sounds Like)

At Facebook’s f8 conference today, product manager Ilya Sukhar unveiled App Links, a new open, cross-platform standard for app-to-app linking. It enables developers to expose deep links in their own apps, and link to other apps. “App Links lets you …

Facebook Open Sources Engine Behind Paper App (Pop) Facebook Open Sources Engine Behind Paper App (Pop)

Facebook announced that it is open sourcing Pop, the animation engine behind its recently launched Paper app. Facebook released Paper in January. It’s a social news reader app for iOS. If you’re unfamiliar with it, watch this: Pop is responsible …

Apple’s WWDC Dates Announced: June 2-6 Apple’s WWDC Dates Announced: June 2-6

Apple has just announced the dates for its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, and the long-running event will take place this year from June 2nd to the 6th. It’ll take place in San Francisco’s Moscone West, per usual. “We have the …

Here’s What Adobe Is Doing With Flash Runtime Here’s What Adobe Is Doing With Flash Runtime

Adobe recently posted an update on the Flash Runtime on its official blog in hopes of addressing questions people have been asking on various forums. Product manager and customer advocate for the Flash Runtime product team, Chris Campbell, who has …

Google Launches Cloud DNS In Preview Google Launches Cloud DNS In Preview

Google made a bunch of announcements about its Cloud Platform earlier this week, including Cloud DNS, a Domain Name System services to give developers a “highly available, reliable, and inexpensive “way to publish DNS zones and records. Google previously blogged …

Facebook, Google, Twitter & LinkedIn Team Up On WebScaleSQL Facebook, Google, Twitter & LinkedIn Team Up On WebScaleSQL

Facebook, Google, Twitter and LinkedIn announced a new collaboration among their engineer teams called WebScaleSQL. A spokesperson for Facebook tells us that the companies are “working to share a common set of changes to the upstream MySQL branch that will …

Google Cloud Platform Gets Price Drop, New Features Google Cloud Platform Gets Price Drop, New Features

Google announced on Tuesday at its Cloud Platform Live event that it is lowering prices on Cloud Platform, and launching cloud-based DevOps tooling, Managed Virtual Machines (VM) for App Engine, real-time Big Data analytics with BigQuery. On the pricing, Google …

Here’s 8 Hours Of Google Developer Day At GDC. Go Wild. [Video] Here’s 8 Hours Of Google Developer Day At GDC. Go Wild. [Video]

Google held (and livestreamed) its Developer Day at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco yesterday. The recording, which is over 8 hours long, is now up for all to view. Dig in. Below is the full agenda via the …

Android Wear: Google Unveils Smartwatch Platform Android Wear: Google Unveils Smartwatch Platform

Google-based smartwatches have been rumored for quite some time, and today, the company finally revealed it its platform for such wearables: Android Wear. Android Wear is described as a project that extends Android to “wearables,” and they’re just starting with …

A Discussion About Chromebook Developer Mode A Discussion About Chromebook Developer Mode

Google has released a new video about Chromebook Developer Mode. It’s part of the Google Developers Live series, and features Google Chromium evangelist Francois Beaufort talking about Developer Mode for Chrome OS, which is different than for Chrome itself. Image …