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Facebook Launches 3 New Open-Source Tools For Android Developers — Most of Facebook's announcements at its F8 developer conference this week were iOS-centric, but today, the company also released three new open source tools for Android developers. The first is a performance segmentation library called Year Class that is meant to help developers quickly figure out what kind of device a user is running.

Google Cloud Launcher Lets Developers Quickly Deploy Over 120 Popular Open-Source Packages — Google and Bitnami are launching a new feature for Google's Cloud Platform today that makes it easier for developers to deploy over 120 popular open-source applications to its Cloud Platform. In total, Google and Bitnami have packed up over 120 applications, including the likes of WordPress, Drupal, Redis, MongoDB, Gitlab and Django, as well as infrastructure stacks for Ruby, LAMP apps, Puppet and others.

Facebook Open-Sources React Native — Facebook today announced that it is open sourcing its React native framework for building native apps at its F8 developer conference in San Francisco today. React Native is Facebook's version of its React JavaScript framework for building native mobile applications. Today's announcement doesn't come as a huge surprise to anybody who has followed along with the development of React.

Microsoft’s Azure Backup And Recovery Services Come Out Of Preview — Microsoft today announced that its Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery services are now generally available. The two services were previously in preview (Microsoft's terminology for its public beta programs). The company is clearly gearing both of these services toward enterprises and notes that they will be especially interesting to companies making the move to hybrid cloud deployments.

3D Robotics Launches DroneKit, Its API For Building Drone Apps — 3D Robotics, the largest U.S.-based drone manufacturer, today announced the launch of DroneKit, its open-source API for writing drone apps. Because 3D Robotics has always taken a platform approach, DroneKit will work with any drone that uses its APM autopilot (and while there are quite a few of those on the market, though this won't work with any of the popular DJI drones, for example).

Google Will Not Integrate Its Dart Programming Language Into Chrome — Dart is not coming to Chrome, Google announced today. The lingua franca of the web is JavaScript, but with Dart, Google launched a project that effectively..

Facebook Launches ComponentKit, A New Framework For Building iOS UIs — At its F8 developer conference, Facebook today announced the launch of ComponentKit, a new Objective-C library the company built to improve the performance of its iOS app. As Facebook notes, ComponentKit uses a functional and declarative approach to building user interfaces that focuses on one-way data flow from immutable models.

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Facebook’s Parse Launches New IoT Service, Debugging Tool And More — Parse, the platform-as-a-service company Facebook acquired in 2013, today revealed a couple of new features at Facebook's F8 developer conference in San..

Atlassian Updates JIRA Service Desk, Now The Fastest Growing Product In Its 13-Year History — Atlassian, the company behind popular products like JIRA, Confluence and HipChat, today launched a new version of JIRA Service Desk with a couple of interesting new features, as well as a new annual licence for companies with more than 100 agents on the system.
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Mar 27, 2015

so now people send out press releases for their upcoming April Fools' jokes? The one I just got wasn't even remotely funny.

Mar 27, 2015

And sometimes your @united flight is delayed because the co-pilot's seat is broken...

Mar 26, 2015

Facebook Launches 3 New Open-Source Tools For Android Developers

Mar 26, 2015

so somebody just went down a list of all the popular optical/auditory illusions on YouTube and decided to make that a Facebook keynote?

Mar 26, 2015

isn't there a documentary on Netflix that features all of these optical illusions that Facebook is showing us right now?

Mar 26, 2015

one nice thing about being an Android user: I have a good excuse for not using any of the new live streaming apps. #iosfirst

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